WXPN Radio

The premier guide for new and significant artists in rock, blues, and folk - including NPR-syndicated World Cafe ®

For online support visit the Listen Live page.

XPN2 - XPoNential Radio

24/7 Musical discovery. A unique mix of emerging and heritage blues, rock, world, folk, and alt-country artists.

For online support visit the Listen Live page.

World Cafe Archives

Join Talia Schlanger as she navigates the World Cafe through performances and interviews with celebrated and emerging artists.

Folk Alley

Folk music radio streaming on the web; Americana, Roots Music, recordings, and stories from folk's best.

For online support visit the Listen Live page.
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Student Involvement at WXPN

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.

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.

Please note: Due to the large volume of applications, we are unable to notify applicants who are not selected for internships

How to Apply

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
Technical Operations Internship (Not Currently Accepting Applications)
Get a “behind the scenes look” at the Technical Operations of a world class radio station. Read on! More...
Business & Finance Interns
Media Sales Interns (Now Accepting Applications)
Do you have an interest in learning about corporate underwriting? If so, this may be the internship for you. .. More...
Marketing & Web/Internet Interns
Public Relations & Social Media Intern (Not Currently Accepting Applications)
Street Team Coordinator Internship (Full, Check Back for Summer)
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...
Video/Film Intern (Now Accepting Applications)
This is an opportunity for a Cinematography and Film/Video Production student to apply his or her skill set through real world situations and build a portfolio of published projects. More...
Photography Intern (Now Accepting Applications)
WXPN is seeking a photography intern 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 (Now Accepting Applications)
Are you interested in Radio? Music Journalism? Website Production? Assist the Web Producer in writing, editing and updating content on, one of America's Top 25 music websites. More...
Membership/Fundraising Interns
Digital Fundraising Internship (Currently Accepting Applications)
WXPN’s Membership Department is looking for a Digital Fundraising Intern to assist in the production of its Online Auction this Spring. Come learn about how nonprofit fundraising can support music in local communities and drive audience engagement. More...
Programming Interns
WXPN Programming and Production Intern (Now Accepting Applications)
This Intern supports WXPN programming, through a broad range of tasks. More...
World Cafe Production Intern (Now Accepting Applications)
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 (Full, Check Back for Summer)
Interns support the NPR-syndicated radio show, World Cafe through a broad range of tasks. More...
Sports & News Interns
Morning Show News Intern/News Writer (Now Accepting Applications.)
**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...

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.

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.