STUDENTS: Apply now for WTJU summer 2024 internships!

Each summer, WTJU hires 4-5 paid student interns to produce lots of radio / podcast segments, run tech for live music performances, and lead our summer youth radio camps.

WTJU summer internships are full-time (35 hours/week) positions for 9 – 11 weeks, and interns are paid $15/hour. Interns will be assigned to a WTJU staff member who will serve as their Mentor and Direct Supervisor.

To ensure consideration, apply by our Early Decision deadline of 11:59pm Sunday, February 11.

No previous experience is required, though it doesn’t hurt. But if you’ve never done media production before, we’ll teach you. The key requirements for this internship are that you are dependable, genuinely curious, and communicate well.

WTJU internships are open to all current undergraduates.


Polish your resume and prepare answers to our application questions. Optional: you can also submit writing and/or audio production samples for our consideration.

Complete your application using THIS FORM.

FAQ below. If you still have questions, don’t hesitate to email us at

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What do WTJU Interns do?

What’s the time period?
Total of 9 – 11 weeks. Interns start on Tuesday, May 27 and must be present the first week for training. Interns must stay through at least July 26 and are welcome to continue working as late as August 9.

You said paid?
Yep. It’s a job. 35 hours expected each week. Any current undergraduate student is welcome to apply (even those graduating in May).

What happens after I submit my application?
WTJU staff will review all applications starting the week of ​February 12. To ensure consideration, please apply by Sunday, February, 11.

Is there anything that will help my application?
As noted above, the key criteria are that you are dependable, genuinely curious, and communicate well. Experience with media production helps. Experience teaching and/or working with kids helps. Understanding WTJU’s programming and values helps.

What have past interns taken away from the experience?
Here are a few select testimonials from recent WTJU summer interns:

What kind of future jobs do WTJU interns get?
All sorts of things, of course. Some recent WTJU interns now work at PBS NewsHour, NPR’s Morning Edition, VPM, audio/video production companies, and more.

Is there a remote option for internships?
WTJU internships are primarily in-person. That said, a bit of work-from-home audio production work may be doable.

I really like kids and want to help with camps, but I’m tied up part of the summer. Can I work on just the camps?
Email us at and let’s talk.

I still have questions!
No problem. Email us at

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