Internship Opportunities

WPSU Penn State offers student internships year-round in various departments within the organization. We currently are seeking interns in the following positions:

Television Production

Paid TV/Digital Video Production Internship

WPSU Penn State, a PBS member station, offers a unique opportunity to gain career experience for Penn State students who aspire to work in television and digital video production.

The production intern will work closely with the WPSU producer/director staff on a variety of projects. This will include assisting with various studio and field productions, participating in creative meetings, and creating content for WPSU’s Digital Initiative.

The successful applicant will have some production and post-production experience,  be a creative individual who can contribute to the production process, and be a motivated self-starter who takes on the initiative to develop their own ideas. Familiarity with field production cameras and Adobe Premiere are a plus.

Interns will work for 10 hour/week for 14 weeks at $8.25/hour. (Pay is contingent on the success of a funding campaign.) For Spring 2021 this will likely be a remote internship because the WPSU staff is working remotely, so the ability to work independently will be especially important.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and any video work samples you have.

Apply online »

Marketing

Zimmerman Sales Internship

Spring 2021

Are you interested in a career in sales?  WPSU Penn State offers a unique opportunity to advance the career development of an aspiring sales professional through a paid internship.  The Zimmerman Internship at WPSU-FM allows you to learn about media sales by working with our director of business support, who raises annual funds from local businesses for WPSU.  In addition, the Zimmerman Intern has the opportunity to interact with staff in other areas of station operations and experience the breadth of work involved in running a radio station.  Strong priority for the Zimmerman Internship is given to students active with student radio station WKPS, The Lion 90.7FM.  This position will likely be remote for the spring 2021 semester.  Typically 10 hours/week.

Deadline to apply:  December 4, 2020

Please submit a resume and cover letter with your application.

Apply online »

Radio Production

Paid Radio News Internship

WPSU-FM, an NPR affiliate station, offers a unique opportunity to advance the career development of Penn State students who aspire to be news reporters through a paid internship.

Our interns have won Hearst Awards for their work with WPSU, and recent graduates of our internship program include a TV anchor in Bangor, Maine, a podcast producer for HuffPost in New York City, a politics reporter for FoxNews.com in Washington D.C. and a radio reporter right here at WPSU.

The radio news intern will work closely with the WPSU-FM news team to create local news stories that will air on WPSU and publish across the station’s digital platforms. The intern will come up with story ideas, research news topics, set up and conduct interviews, and produce air-ready final products. They will receive guidance and editing throughout the semester to improve their reporting, writing and voicing.

The successful applicant will have some reporting experience, an understanding of news value,  and be an energetic self-starter who takes initiative. Familiarity with the NPR style of news reporting is a plus.

Interns will work for 10 hours/week for 14 weeks at $8.25/hour. (Pay is contingent on the success of a funding campaign.) For Spring 2021 this will likely be a remote internship because the WPSU staff is working remotely, so the ability to work independently will be especially important.

Please submit a cover letter and resume, and two to three reporting samples (audio/video samples are preferred, if you have them).

Apply online »

Radio News Internship

Availability:    Spring 2021

The radio news intern will contribute to our local radio news coverage by producing compelling and engaging news stories. The intern will come up with story ideas, set up and conduct interviews, and write, record and put together air-ready final products. Successful applicants will have taken at least one newswriting class and be an energetic self-starter who takes initiative. Familiarity with the NPR style of news reporting a plus.

For Spring 2021 this will likely be a remote internship because the WPSU staff is working remotely, so the ability to work independently will be especially important.

This position qualifies for work-study funding.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and 2-3 reporting samples (audio/video samples are preferred, if you have them).

Contact Internship Coordinator Toni Irvin [ami107@psu.edu] to apply.