Internships

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.

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World Cafe Archives

Join David Dye as he 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.
Listen Live

(Several positions available - 15-40 hours per week))

Duties:Programming Interns support WXPN's NPR syndicated radio show, World Cafe, through a broad range of tasks including:

  • Artist relations: Host recording artists on site, load-in and load-out, coordinate hospitality
  • Prepare and schedule World Cafe playlists using Microsoft Excel and GSelector music scheduling software
  • Write on-air promotional copy for World Cafe episodes
  • Format scripts for World Cafe host and episode rundowns for affiliate stations
  • Compile press and background info on artists through extensive online research
  • Ongoing research of forthcoming books and movies related to triple-A radio format
  • • Monitor World Cafe broadcast schedule updates and notify artist contacts of air dates
  • Other duties as needed, including general clerical tasks

Qualifications:Applicants must have a minimum of 15 weekday hours available, 9am to 5pm. Successful candidates will be self-starters with attention to detail, great interpersonal skills, and an ability to work independently. Applicants must be web savvy and proficient in Microsoft Excel. An interest in exploring a career in media/entertainment and a familiarity with the music of WXPN and World Cafe are desirable.

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

Contact WXPN Intern/
Work Study Coordinator

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