WXPN Radio

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

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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.


(15-20 hours a week)

If you are an aspiring music critic, and spend your nights attending shows at venues such First Unitarian Church, Johnny Brenda’s, and The Ox, and want to gain valuable writing experience (as well as a few free tickets), then apply for a music-journalism intern for The Key, WXPN’s local-music website.

Duties: Assist The Key Editor in producing content for, including tour announcements, show previews, concert reviews, record reviews, interviews, link roundups, news updates, and more.

Qualifications: We’re looking for someone with a passion for and extensive knowledge of Philadelphia’s local music scene. A background in journalism—including writing and/or editing experience with a student newspaper or blog—is preferred; photography experience is also a plus. A keen eye for detail, dedication to fact-checking, and willingness to work under deadline are all essential. This is an unpaid intern position.

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

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Work Study Coordinator

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