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

WPSU Sports Production Internship

Availability:  Summer 2017 / Fall 2017 / Spring 2018

Our production team produces a variety of projects in partnership with Penn State Intercollegiate Athletics. We are looking for interns who have a passion for production, sports, and want to work in a competitive industry. All interns will have the opportunity to handle initial logging of clips as well as work live at the stadium or arena. Some interns shoot and edit. Interns in the fall typically work on our football show “Unrivaled: The Penn State Football Story.” Interns in the spring focus primarily on men’s and women’s basketball and spring football. Men’s basketball produces “In The Paint” and an online series “Unlocked.” Women’s basketball produces innovative online social media content. Interns are required a minimum 10-15 hours/ week- hours vary between day, evening, and weekend shifts.

Contact Internship Coordinator Toni Irvin [] to apply.

Creative Services Intern

Availability:   Fall 2017 / Spring 2018

Interns will transcribe interviews, log footage, search for imagery, scan photos, conduct research, make phone calls, edit (basic), and assist on shoots, all in support of projects for the University and other clients. Interns would be expected to work independently with some guidance. Great interpersonal skills and a positive attitude are essential to this position.

Contact Internship Coordinator Toni Irvin [] to apply.

Comm 400:  In The Game

Availability Spring 2017 / Fall 2017

This is a partnership between the College of Communications and WPSU, where students produce two half-hour episodes of In the Game per semester. This is a 3-credit, advanced production course that dives deep into sports stories with local and national impact to create a magazine-style show. The class meets once per week, and instructors strive to provide students with a professional real-world atmosphere that allows students to gain experience in the field, in the edit room, and on both sides of the camera.

••note:  this is a College of Communications course, not an internship with WPSU.••

Contact Internship Coordinator Toni Irvin [] to apply.


Marketing/Research Internship – Vietnam Project

Availability:   Summer 2017

WPSU’s A Time to Heal project focuses on the impact of the Vietnam War in Pennsylvania, weaving together the themes of memory, history, and healing through the telling of stories of war and protest. Project components include; an hour- long TV documentary program, TV and radio productions, a website, and Outreach events. The intern will be responsible for providing research, marketing and social media support and for managing and archiving memorabilia. The TV program will air in fall 2017 in conjunction with Ken Burns’ upcoming ten-part, eighteen and half hour series The Vietnam War.  The ideal candidate will be hired for the Summer session with potential for extending into the Fall semester.

Expectations: The ideal candidate has strong writing and research skills, is highly organized, punctual, motivated, able to work independently, and passionate about history. Interest in public media projects and the Vietnam War is a plus.

Responsibilities include:

 Assist with marketing efforts, RSVP management, and event staffing

  • Photographing memorabilia and uploading to WPSU website, Veterans Online Collection, American Folklife Center
  • Track user generated content on WPSU website
  • Research Vietnam Veteran records and communicate with the community
  • Comfortable reaching out to Veterans and families via the telephone
  • Work with marketing and Community Engagement Manager to coordinate events and activities with the community and schools

Hours:   20 hours per week

 Application: To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to Toni Irvin at

Deadline to Apply: April 30th, 2017


Contact Internship Coordinator Toni Irvin [] to apply.

Radio Production

Radio News Internship

Availability:  Summer 2017 / Fall 2017 / Spring 2018

The radio news intern will contribute to our local radio news programming by writing compelling and engaging 45-second news wraps and/or long-format (3 to 4 minute) feature stories. The intern will come up with story ideas, set up and conduct interviews, and write 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. To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and a few news writing samples (radio/TV clips preferred if you have them).

Contact Internship Coordinator Toni Irvin [] to apply.