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.

World Cafe Programming

Hours: 15 - 20 /week
Available hybrid

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 copy to promote upcoming World Cafe guests
  • Create and distribute World Cafe episode rundowns (timings and cues) for affiliate stations
  • Compile press and background info on artists through extensive online research
  • Monitor World Cafe broadcast schedule and inform guests 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 exceptional attention to detail, strong interpersonal skills, and an ability to work independently. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office 365 applications preferred. An interest in exploring a career in media/entertainment and a familiarity with the music of WXPN and World Cafe are desirable.

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Work Study Coordinator

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