The great programming of music, news and sports that you hear on WXPN is only possible with the help of a large team of student interns and work study students. 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 select only one internship to apply to.
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 resume and a completed internship application form (cover letter optional but preferred) to our Volunteer Coordinator. It will take approximately four weeks for your application to be processed. You will be contacted if we require additional application items, such as a writing sample.
|Business & Finance Interns|
|Corporate Underwriting Interns
Do you have an interest in learning about corporate underwriting? If so, this may be the internship for you. .. More...
|Marketing & Web/Internet Interns|
|Street Team Coordinator Internship
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...
|Engineering & IT Assistant Intern
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...
|Music Blogger (Accepting applications for Fall 2013)
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
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...
Improve the member experience through events and our email newsletter. More...
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...
|Web Team Intern
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 (ON ROLLING BASIS)
Understand the production process for a nationally syndicated public radio show, and learn the basic principals of recording and editing interviews and music. More...
|World Cafe Programming Intern (ON ROLLING BASIS)
Interns support the NPR-syndicated radio show, World Cafe through a broad range of tasks. More...
|XPN Local/Midday Intern
Become part of a team creating feature content for the XPN Local and Midday shows. Keep XPN Local web page current and growing. More...
|Sports & News Interns|
Morning Show News Intern/News Writer
**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
**Must be a Penn Student to apply!
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.