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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

Creative Services Internship

Availability: Fall 2022

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. Duties will include assisting with shoots and edits, research, transcribing, logging footage and other support of WPSU projects. Interns will experience all aspects of the production process including planning and pre-production, production and post-production; and will leave with a better understanding of what it means to be a professional content creator.

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

Marketing

Digital Marketing Internship

Summer 2022 Internship

WPSU is seeking a digital marketing intern for the summer 2022 semester. This position will create and deploy social media marketing campaigns for PBS and WPSU-TV on Twitter and LinkedIn; assist in a review of WPSU’s Twitter activity and, after researching and experimenting with best practices on the platform, facilitate the creation of a style guide; research best practices for the platform TikTok and possibly assist in the launch of a WPSU account.  This position is 10 hours per week, working remotely.  Responsibilities include:

  1. Marketing Planning
    Attend weekly marketing meetings and participate in planning WPSU’s social media marketing efforts and contribute to weekly analytics report with Adam Simpson and Laura Miller.
  1. Marketing Implementation
    Use Tweetdeck and Hootsuite and other tools to create posts for Twitter and LinkedIn accounts.
  1. Twitter Ads & LinkedIn Ads
    Assist with the design of audience groups and the execution of paid marketing campaigns on Twitter and LinkedIn.
  1. TikTok Research
    Research best practices for brands on TikTok and make recommendations for WPSU’s presence there including, posting frequency, thematic focus, audience makeup, and more. The intern may facilitate the launch of WPSU’s account on the platform.

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

Radio Production

Paid Radio News Internship

Available: Spring, Summer, Fall

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 8 hours/week for 14 weeks at $10.50/hour.

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

Contact WPSU News Director Emily Reddy at ereddy@psu.edu to apply.