WXPN Radio

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

XPN2 - Jingle Jams

XPN's own Kris Kringle, (Robert Drake) is presenting a unique mix of seasonal songs celebrating both the holiday and winter seasons.

World Cafe Archives

Join the World Cafe through performances and interviews with celebrated and emerging artists.

XPoNential Radio


UPDATE: Special note about COVID

To be eligible for In-Person internships, students must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, complete daily symptom checks, and wear masks.
Select internships can be completed remotely or hybrid.

Photography Intern

Hours: 10-15/week
In Person only

In any given week, there are numerous events at WXPN that need to be photographed: studio sessions for World Cafe and The Key, Free at Noon concerts, special events and more. We are seeking a photography student to document these things, and assist with upkeep and maintenance of the station's Adobe Light Room archive.


  • Edit and import images
  • Select the best images and remove the unusable ones
  • Assist in the process of keyword and metadata tagging images for search functionality
  • Assist staff with learning and understanding how to utilize the library for their needs


  • Candidates should own a camera and have a strong working knowledge of shooting. (Experience shooting live music and shooting in a studio is a plus.)
  • At least one year (or equivalent) of college-level digital photography classes and/or experience.
  • Strong understanding and familiarity with all basic digital photography topics, including file types, resolutions, color management, etc.
  • Strong understanding and familiarity with the basic photo editing process (knowledge of Light Room preferable) to select the best images within a batch and remove out-of-focus, under-over exposed, and/or redundant images.
  • Basic understanding of Digital Asset Management software (experience with Adobe Lightroom 5 or previous versions is a big plus!) and the concepts behind non-destructive photo editing.
  • Student should have a flexible schedule as event times can vary.
  • To apply, candidates must include a link to online portfolio of photography work

Contact WXPN Intern/
Work Study Coordinator

For more information you can email our Community Outreach Coordinator.

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