WXPN offers the opportunity for local students to gain meaningful, hands-on experience at a nationally recognized leader in Triple-A radio. We hire students studying media, production, engineering, journalism, marketing, public relations, photography, design, business, non-profit management and related fields, and we provide a practical extension and enrichment of a student’s coursework. WXPN is a remarkable work environment for motivated and independent individuals. Many students who start working with us their freshman year continue at WXPN until their education is complete.
WXPN welcomes students, particularly from the University of Pennsylvania, to apply for these unpaid internships. Intern applicants need to be available Monday through Friday between the hours of 9am and 5pm. Most internship positions require a minimum commitment of 10 hours per week.
Please note: Due to the large volume of applications, we are unable to notify applicants who are not selected for internships
Internship Application Form (PDF)
To apply for an internship, please send a cover letter, resume and a completed internship application form to our Volunteer Coordinator. Some internships require supplemental materials, which may be outlined under “Application Requirements” in each job description. If you wish to apply for multiple internships, please submit an application packet for each position. It will take approximately four weeks for your application to be processed.
|Engineering & IT Internships|
|Engineering & IT Assistant Intern (Now accepting applications)
Ever wonder what it takes to keep a radio station up and running on a daily basis? Ever want to be a part of a team that implements, maintains, and repairs technological change? Read on! More...
|Business & Finance Interns|
|Corporate Underwriting Interns (Now Accepting Applications)
Do you have an interest in learning about corporate underwriting? If so, this may be the internship for you. .. More...
|Major Gifts Intern|
|Major Gifts Assistant Intern (Now accepting applications)
Do you have an interest in learning about major gift fundraising? If so, this may be the internship for you. .. More...
|Marketing & Web/Internet Interns|
|Public Relations Intern (Position Filled)
This is an opportunity to gain valuable experience working for a leading public radio station. It's essential that applicants to this position have excellent communication skills, demonstrate creativity, and understand the importance of attending to even the smallest details. More...
|Festival Production Intern (Summer only) (Position Filled)
WXPN (88.5 FM) is looking for a high-energy, detail-oriented intern to work directly with the Festival Producer in planning and executing the station’s signature event, the XPoNential Music Festival, which will take place from July 25-27, 2014 at Wiggins Park on the Camden Waterfront. More...
|Social Media Internship (no longer accepting applications)
WXPN is seeking a Social Media intern to assist with our social media marketing efforts. Interns are expected to have experience with most social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, etc.) on at least a personal level (use in a professional setting preferred). Then we want to hear from you. More...
|Street Team Coordinator Internship (Now Accepting Applications)
Do you have a passion for music? Especially music you hear on WXPN? Are you a social, outgoing, high-energy individual who is enthusiastic about promotions and marketing! Then we want to hear from you. More...
|Music Blogger (Now accepting applications)
Do you have your own music blog? Are you interested in blogging about music for The Key music blog (including tour announcements, show previews, concert reviews, record reviews, news updates, and more)? WXPN wants to hear from you. More...
|Graphic Design Intern (Now Accepting Applications)
WXPN is in need of a graphic design intern to create a wide range of visual art projects ranging from in-station lobby displays to event signage and from web banners to print brochures. More...
|Photojournalism Intern (Now Accepting Applications)
WXPN is seeking a photojournalism student to cover concerts and station events, and to assist with the completion of a digital library of images that will preserve and archive the station's history. More...
|Photo Archive Internship (Now accepting applications)
WXPN is seeking a photography student with excellent Adobe Lightroom 6 skills for organizing the station’s ten-year-plus photo archive of festivals, events, staff members and other assorted images. The goal is to complete a digital library of images that 1) WXPN’s staff can easily search to find the photograph they are looking for, and 2) will preserve and archive the station’s history.More...
|Web Team Intern (Now accepting applications)
Are you interested in Radio? Music Journalism? Website Production? Assist the Web Producer in writing, editing and updating content on xpn.org, one of America's Top 25 music websites. More...
|World Cafe Production Intern (Position filled)
Understand the production process for a nationally syndicated radio show, and learn the basic principals of recording and editing interviews and music. More...
|World Cafe Programming Intern (Now accepting applications)
Interns support the NPR-syndicated radio show, World Cafe through a broad range of tasks. More...
|XPN Local/Midday Intern (Now accepting applications)
Support WXPN's Midday host through a broad range of tasks. Keep XPN Local web page current and growing. More...
|Sports & News Interns|
Morning Show News Intern/News Writer (This position is currently filled)
**For position offered during the school year, must be a UPENN Student to apply. For summer internships, any college student may apply.
Work as WXPN news stringer, attend city and suburban press conferences, and write news stories. More...
|Sports On-Air and Production
Assistant Intern (Now accepting applications)
Write, produce, and edit voice-related production pieces for broadcast during University of Pennsylvania men and women's basketball games. More...
UPenn students with a Work Study grant can go to the Student Employment Office to search for available Work Study jobs at WXPN and type in the Keyword: WXPN. Because of WXPN's affiliation with the University of Pennsylvania, we only work with Penn Work Study Students. If you are a Work Study Student from another school, you are welcome to apply for our unpaid internships.
For more information you can email our Intern/Work Study Coordinator
The University of Pennsylvania is an EEO/Affirmative Action employer.