Newsroom Intern
Job Details
HQ - Philadelphia, PA
$15.00 - $15.00 Hourly

About WHYY


WHYY serves the Philadelphia region with trusted journalism, eye-opening storytelling and intimate local arts programming. Our curiosity and commitment to this community is what drives our programming. It’s also what drives our hiring.


Below you’ll find an employment opportunity in the fast-paced setting of the Philadelphia region’s leading public media provider. The award-winning professional staff of WHYY sets the bar high in television, radio and online. Whether it’s preparing a program to air or a behind-the-scenes role in support, all positions are vital to continuing—and growing—our impact in our community.


WHYY offers a voice to those not heard, a platform to share everyone’s stories, a foundation to empower early and lifelong learners and a trusted space for unbiased news. Learn more about our Social Responsibility Program. It’s how we live.




  • Learn how to assign, produce, write and edit multimedia news stories 
  • Have the opportunity to create original content
  • Learn to pitch ideas and communicate why a piece will work
  • Hone news judgment
  • Work in a deadline-driven environment and learn to operate under pressure
  • Have an experience that will foster interpersonal skills, quick and creative writing and exacting copy skills.
  • Learn how to report and produce stories for radio and digital audiences, including acquiring audio editing skills with potential for voicing experience.
  • Work will include collaborating with and shadowing reporters and editors. 

Intern candidates should have demonstrated experience in journalism, radio/multi-media preferred. They should also be assertive and comfortable calling people on the phone to help secure people for show interviews. They must be a fast learner on the technical side. Strong writing skills required. Web design skills and some basic understanding of video production and editing processes a plus.


In order for an application to be considered all of the below materials must be submitted.


  • Resume
  • Cover letter discussing career goals, computer and language skills and any specific, relevant broadcasting or media experience
  • A two- or three-page writing sample
  • A Link, if appropriate, to media or digital work
  • A letter of recommendation from an individual who can speak to your relevant experience, background, skills and/or work ethic.


*Individual must be a current junior or senior undergraduate student, graduate student or recent grad (2-3) years from graduation date.


*All WHYY employees are required to receive the COVID-19 vaccination. Proof will be required upon hiring.