Public Relations Intern

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

24/7 Musical discovery. A unique mix of emerging and heritage blues, rock, world, folk, and alt-country artists.
12-15 hours / week (UNPAID)

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.

  • Write public relations materials, including calendar listings, media alerts, marketing copy, etc.
  • Write other materials as needed (fact sheets, bios)
  • Perform social media research (i.e. blogs, forums, Twitter, Facebook etc.)
  • Perform other research as needed (media outlets and coverage areas, specific music genres or subject areas, etc.)
  • Make follow-up phone calls
  • Database management
  • Attend meetings
  • Other marketing & PR tasks and projects as needed, including special events support (may require some evenings and weekends)

Students majoring in Public Relations, Communications, Marketing or Journalism may apply. Candidates must:
  • Possess strong written and oral communication skills
  • Be articulate; have proper phone etiquette
  • Be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Be familiar with new media i.e. blogs, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.
  • Be organized and able to multitask
  • Be a team player and self-starter
Application Requirements: Cover letter explaining your qualifications for the position including relevant experience, a resume, a completed Intern Application Form, and at least one PR related writing sample and/or examples of non-personal Social Media experience

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

Contact WXPN Intern/
Work Study Coordinator

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To Apply Please send a cover letter explaining your qualifications for the position including relevant experience, as well as a resume, a completed Intern Application Form, and one PR-related writing sample.

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