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

The great programming of music, news and sports that you hear on WXPN is only possible with the help of a large team of student interns and work study students. 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 Internshipss

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.

2009-2010 School Year

Applications for the 2009-10 school year are currently being accepted.

How to Apply:

Internship Application Form (PDF)
To apply for an internship, please download, fill out and return the above internship application form, or send it as an attachment to our Volunteer Coordinator. It will take approximately four weeks for your application to be processed.

Accepting Applications (X):
Fall Spring
Marketing & Web/Internet Interns
Visual Arts Intern
Do you create displays that command attention and make people respond? Does working with "found" materials and a shoestring budget fuel your creativity? Can you go from concept to finished work lightning fast? More...
Viral Marketing Intern
Support our expanding online marketing initiatives. Interns will assist the Director of Marketing and Marketing Manager in mining compatible online media outlets, creating and disseminating compelling copy messages, and reporting results More...
Volunteer Coordinator Intern
Assist WXPN's Volunteer and Student Coordinator in all aspects of scheduling volunteers for events and the planning and implementation of our student intern and work study program. More...
Web Team Intern
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
Kids Corner Intern
The Kids Corner intern will work alongside the Kids Corner Producer, and assist him with various duties that involve the programming content, marketing, outreach and awareness of Kids Corner. More...
World Cafe Productions Intern
Understand the production process for a nationally syndicated public radio show, and learn the basic principals of recording and editing interviews and music. More...
WXPN & World Cafe Programming Assistant
Programming Assistant interns work with National Public Radio's World Cafe and XPN programming staff on a broad range of tasks including...
XPN Local/Midday Intern
Become part of a team creating feature content for the XPN Local and Midday shows. Keep XPN Local web page current and growing. More...
Sports & News Interns
Morning Show News Intern/News Writer
***Must be a Penn Student to apply during school year!
Work as WXPN news stringer, attend city and suburban press conferences, and write news stories. More...
Sports On-Air and Production Assistant Intern
**Must be a Penn Student to apply!
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.

High School Senior Projects

On occasion, XPN is able to work with High School Seniors who need to complete an internship as a part of their graduation requirements. Because most seniors have a limited timeframe (usually 3-4 weeks during the month of May) within which to complete their Senior Project, the number of positions that are available for you to apply to are limited as are the number of students hired. It will take us 2-4 weeks to process your application.

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.