WXPN Radio

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

XPN2 - XPoNential Radio

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

World Cafe Archives

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



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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 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.

Business & Finance Interns
Media Sales Intern (Now Accepting Applications for Fall 2019)
Do you have an interest in learning about corporate underwriting? If so, this may be the internship for you. .. More...
Membership Interns
Fundraising Intern (Now Accepting Applications for Spring 2019)
WXPN’s Membership Department is looking for a Fundraising Intern to assist with projects that elevate our nonprofit public service, engage the next generation of listeners, and promote widespread participation in philanthropy More...
Marketing & Web/Internet Interns
Public Relations Intern (Full for Summer. Please check back for Fall 2019.)
This is an opportunity to gain valuable experience working for a leading public radio station. It's essential that applicants to this position have excellent communication skills, demonstrate creativity, and understand the importance of attending to even the smallest details.More...
Street Team Coordinator Intern (Now Accepting Applications for Fall 2019)
WXPN’s Marketing team works with concert venues and promoters to establish promotional partnerships for shows and events in XPN’s listening area. These partnerships allow XPN to connect with new audiences and attach our name to the shows of artists that we support. We call these concerts and events ‘XPN Welcomes’ and we are looking for an eager, organized and relational Marketer-in-training and Music Lover who wants real marketing experience at a nationally recognized leader in Triple A, public radio. More...
Editorial Content Writer, Music Intern (Now Accepting Applications for Spring 2020)
Are you interested in writing 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 for Spring 2020)
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 for Spring 2020)
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 for Spring 2020)
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 for Spring 2019)
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...
Programming Interns
WXPN Programming and Production Intern (Full for Fall. Please check back for Spring 2020.)
This Intern supports WXPN programming, through a broad range of tasks. More...
World Cafe Production Intern (Full for Fall, please check back for Spring 2020)
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 (Now Accepting Applications for Spring 2020)
Interns support the NPR-syndicated radio show, World Cafe through a broad range of tasks. More...
Sports & News Interns
Morning Show News Intern (Now Accepting Applications for Fall 2019)
**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 for Fall 2019)
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.