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.

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.

Photography Intern

Hours: 10-15/week
In Person only

In any given week, there are numerous events at WXPN that need to be photographed: studio sessions for World Cafe and The Key, Free at Noon concerts, special events and more. We are seeking a photography student to document these things, and assist with upkeep and maintenance of the station's Adobe Light Room archive.


  • Edit and import images
  • Select the best images and remove the unusable ones
  • Assist in the process of keyword and metadata tagging images for search functionality
  • Assist staff with learning and understanding how to utilize the library for their needs


  • Candidates should own a camera and have a strong working knowledge of shooting. (Experience shooting live music and shooting in a studio is a plus.)
  • At least one year (or equivalent) of college-level digital photography classes and/or experience.
  • Strong understanding and familiarity with all basic digital photography topics, including file types, resolutions, color management, etc.
  • Strong understanding and familiarity with the basic photo editing process (knowledge of Light Room preferable) to select the best images within a batch and remove out-of-focus, under-over exposed, and/or redundant images.
  • Basic understanding of Digital Asset Management software (experience with Adobe Lightroom 5 or previous versions is a big plus!) and the concepts behind non-destructive photo editing.
  • Student should have a flexible schedule as event times can vary.
  • To apply, candidates must include a link to online portfolio of photography work

Contact WXPN Intern/
Work Study Coordinator

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