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Public Media for Central Pennsylvania

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

Digital Production Internship

Availability: Summer 2024

WPSU is a public media station serving over 1.9 million households in Central Pennsylvania.

Interns will work closely with producers, videographers, and editors to assist in creating content for WPSU-TV, WPSU Digital Studios, and Penn State clients. Interns will work on studio and field productions.

Duties will include:

  • Assisting with shoots and edits
  • Research
  • Transcribing
  • Logging footage
  • Creating their own stories and pieces
  • Other support of WPSU projects as assigned

Interns will experience all aspects of the production process including project development, planning, pre-production, production, and post-production. Interns will leave with a better understanding of what it means to be a professional content creator.

This internship is for up to 60 hours from mid-May to mid-August 2024 (12 weeks) at $13.00 per hour.

The Pennsylvania State University is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusion that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusion as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission.


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Radio Production

Paid Radio News Internship

Available: Spring, Summer, Fall

WPSU-FM, central and northern Pennsylvania’s NPR station, is hiring radio news interns to work closely with the WPSU reporting team to create local news stories. Interns’ stories will go both on-air and across the station’s digital platforms. Interns will come up with story ideas, research news topics, set up and conduct interviews, write scripts, produce air-ready final products and create web versions of their stories. They will receive guidance and editing throughout the semester to improve their reporting, writing and voicing.

Our interns have won awards for their work with WPSU, and recent graduates of our internship program include a TV reporter/anchor in Providence, RI, a podcast producer for HuffPost in New York City and a politics reporter for FoxNews.com in Washington D.C.

We’re looking for an intern who has some reporting experience, understands the basics of journalism, has strong writing skills and takes initiative. Familiarity with the NPR style of news reporting and Adobe Audition are helpful, but not necessary.

Interns will work for 8 hours/week for 14 weeks at a pay rate of $13/hour.

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

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