Internships at OPB
OPB’s college internship program provides students with the opportunity to observe and participate in daily activities and long-term projects throughout all areas of OPB’s work.
At OPB, we develop new ways to engage people through media. We create award winning content, report on news that matters, and aggregate the best national and international stories and programs. We distribute it all on multiple platforms - with a robust technical backbone that allows viewers and listeners to find us anywhere, at any time. And, we do it all with a singular Northwest style and perspective.
Internship opportunities vary greatly from term to term depending on organizational need and the strengths and skills interns offer. Interns are engaged in robust learning experiences and we work with interns that are selected to develop a path that is beneficial.
OPB receives far more internship applications than we could ever place in internship positions. Submitting an application does not guarantee selection for an internship. Except where noted, internships are unpaid.
See the links below for more applications and deadline information.
Oregon Public Broadcasting presents the Maynard E. Orme Internship
For 19 years, Maynard Orme served as the president and CEO of Oregon Public Broadcasting. Maynard believes strongly in lifelong learning, and his vision helped shape OPB’s local and national productions, groundbreaking Web sites, adult learning projects, educational materials and community outreach campaigns. In honor of his considerable contributions to OPB, the Maynard E. Orme Internship has been established to encourage students to cultivate skills in the development and production of high-quality news and public affairs programming.
Jon R. Tuttle Journalism and Production Minority Internship
Oregon Public Broadcasting offers the Jon R. Tuttle Journalism and Production Minority Internship to increase participation of racial and/or ethnic minorities, as defined by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), who are traditionally underrepresented within public broadcasting. The internship will enable an outstanding student to spend the summer studying the field, full-time, in a hands-on environment. To encourage future generations of compassionate broadcasters and journalists, Oregon Public Broadcasting established the Jon R. Tuttle Journalism and Production Minority Internship in 1994. The internship is in memory of Jon Tuttle, one of Oregon's most respected broadcast journalists who passed away in 1991. To guarantee this special program, and to attract the finest journalism and production students to our region, OPB endowed the internship.
The Charles Snowden Program for Excellence in Journalism
Oregon Public Broadcasting participates in The Charles Snowden Program. For more information about how you can be placed as an intern at OPB as part of this program please visit snowden.uoregon.edu.