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:


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.  Spring semester – 10 hours/week for 12 weeks at $9/hour.

Deadline to apply:  January 22, 2021

To apply, submit a cover letter and resume.

Contact Internship Coordinator Toni Irvin [] to apply.

Radio Production

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 [] to apply.

Project Development

Project Management Internship

Availability:  Fall 2020

WPSU is looking for an intern for Fall 2020 to work with the Project Development and Management team to engage the public with WPSU-produced media. The intern will prepare information for WPSU’s Speaking Grief project and assist in developing new partners for the Geospatial Revolution. Other project duties may be assigned. The internship can be for credit or non-credit. Remote work is likely and non-traditional hours are possible. Qualifications include: self-starter, reliable, strong organizational skills, Microsoft Office Suite. To apply, please provide one paper or project that demonstrates clear writing and attention to detail.  Application review begins July 16.

Contact Internship Coordinator Toni Irvin [] to apply.