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.

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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