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Student Involvement at WXPN

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.

To learn more about becoming involved with WXPN as a student, please select from the following opportunities:

WXPN Internships

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.

Summer 2011 Internships/Work Study

Applications for summer 2011 are currently being accepted.

How to Apply:

Internship Application Form (PDF)
To apply for an internship, please download, fill out and return the above internship application form, or send it as an attachment to Volunteer Coordinator. It will take approximately four weeks for your application to be processed.

Summer 2011 Internships
Marketing, Business & Finance Interns
Festival Production Intern
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 22 – 24, 2011 at Wiggins Park on the Camden Waterfront. More...
Viral Marketing Intern
Support our expanding online marketing initiatives. Interns will assist the Director of Marketing, Marketing Manager, and Online Producer in mining compatible online media outlets, creating and disseminating compelling copy messages, and reporting results More...
Programming Interns
Kids Corner Intern
The Kids Corner intern will work alongside the Kids Corner Producer, and assist him with various duties that involve the programming content, marketing, outreach and awareness of Kids Corner. 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
News, Cultural and Public Affairs
Assistant Intern

**Must be a Penn Student to apply!
Work as WXPN news stringer, attend city and suburban press conferences, and write news stories. More...
Sports On-Air and Production
Assistant Intern

**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...

WXPN Work Study Jobs

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.

High School Senior Projects

On occasion, XPN is able to work with High School Seniors who need to complete an internship as a part of their graduation requirements. Because most seniors have a limited timeframe (usually 3-4 weeks during the month of May) within which to complete their Senior Project, the number of positions that are available for you to apply are limited, as are the number of students hired. It will take us 2-4 weeks to process your application.

Contact WXPN Intern/Work Study Coordinator

For more information you can email our Intern/Work Study Coordinator

The University of Pennsylvania is an EEO/Affirmative Action employer.