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Featured Internship Opportunities

OPB's Internship Roles are an excellent way to enhance your educational experience or post-graduation resume. 

Content Creation Internships (unpaid) - Ideal for recent grads or current students of Journalism, History, TV Production, Multimedia Production, Radio, Environmental Sciences, and many more.

Business & Operational Internships (unpaid) - Ideal for recent grads or students that want to learn more about Fundraising, Membership Organizations, IT, Network Administration, Broadcast Engineering, Human Resources, and many more.

Other Internships

Content Creation Internships (year-round, unpaid)
Business & Operational Internships (year-round, unpaid)
OPB's Internship for Emerging Journalists (Winter annually, paid)
Maynard E. Orme Internship (Spring annually, paid)
Jon R. Tuttle Journalism & Production Minority Internship (Summer annually, paid)
Charles Snowden Program for Excellence in Journalism (Summer annually, paid)

Content Creation Internships (year-round, unpaid):

OPB seeks intern candidates to participate in content creation at OPB. OPB relies on a multi-platform approach. Content creators in all departments are tasked with generating story elements that will be translatable to more than one medium. We seek students with experience and interest in all parts of the storytelling and production process.

Content Creation interns and volunteers may serve in positions such as

These are just examples of some of the opportunities available. Internship opportunities in these areas vary a great deal, depending on the time of year, current projects and the needs of the organization.  We strive to place students in internships that align with their skills and interest. We welcome you to complete our application so we may learn more about your skills and interests.

Application Deadline Information

Fall term runs approximately September through December. Application deadline is August 1.
Winter term runs approximately January through March. Application deadline is December 1.
Spring term runs approximately March through June. Application deadline is February 1.
Summer term runs approximately June through September. Application deadline is May 1.

Applications must be at OPB by 5pm on the day of the deadline listed above. Email, hand delivered, mail or fax are acceptable.

To Apply:

Submit Application Packets to:

OPB - Internships
7140 SW Macadam Ave.
Portland, OR 97219
Fax 503.293.4165
internships@opb.org

Application packets must include

  • Cover letter
  • OPB application - download below
  • Resume
  • Letters of recommendation (minimum of two). Letters of recommendation may arrive separately from the application packet via post or e-mail.
  • Recent academic transcript (official or unofficial)

Guidelines

  • Submitted materials become the property of OPB and will not be returned.
  • Email is preferred. Please keep email packages under 4mb.
  • Letters of recommendation may be submitted outside of the application packet, if necessary, but must be received by the application deadline.
  • Incomplete application packets will not be considered.

Download application here

Business & Operational Internships (year-round, unpaid)

OPB seeks intern candidates for departments throughout the organization. Our Internship programs provide students with the opportunity to observe and participate in the daily activities and long term projects involving all areas of OPB’s work.

Business & Operational Internships may provide students with experience in departments such as Development, Marketing, Engineering, Human & Volunteer Resources, Programming and more. Some examples of intern assignments are below.

Business & Operational interns and volunteers may serve in departments such as

These are just examples of some of the opportunities available. We welcome you to complete our application so we may learn more about your skills and interests.

Application Deadline Information

Fall term runs approximately September through December. Application deadline is August 1.
Winter term runs approximately January through March. Application deadline is December 1.
Spring term runs approximately March through June. Application deadline is February 1.
Summer term runs approximately June through September. Application deadline is May 1st Extended to May 13 for 2016.

Applications must be at OPB by 5pm on the day of the deadline listed above. Email, hand delivered, mail or fax are acceptable.

To Apply

Submit Application Packets to:

OPB - Internships
7140 SW Macadam Ave.
Portland, OR 97219
Fax 503.293.4165
internships@opb.org

Application packets must include

  • Cover letter
  • OPB application - email internships@opb.org for an application
  • Resume
  • Letters of recommendation (minimum of two). Letters of recommendation may arrive separately from the application packet via post or e-mail.
  • Recent academic transcript (official or unofficial)

Guidelines

  • Submitted materials become the property of OPB and will not be returned.
  • Email is preferred. Please keep email packages under 4mb.
  • Letters of recommendation may be submitted outside of the application packet, if necessary, but must be received by the application deadline.
  • Incomplete application packets will not be considered.

Download application here.

OPB's Internship for Emerging Journalists

OPB offers the Internship for Emerging Journalists. OPB is committed to creating public media career pathways for traditionally underrepresented individuals. This full-time paid internship serves with our award-winning, live, daily news show, Think Out Loud. Applications are accepted in early November. Internship begins January and lasts for 10 weeks.

More information about OPB's Internship for Emerging Journalists

Maynard E. Orme Internship

This internship, named in honor of OPB’s past president and CEO, provides an opportunity for student journalists at the University of Oregon to develop their skills and explore careers in public media. This full-time, paid internship serves in a production, news, or other production assistant role. Applications are accepted in February. Internship begins in late March and lasts for 10 weeks.

More information about the Maynard E. Orme Internship

Jon R. Tuttle Journalism and Production Minority Internship

OPB offers this internship to increase participation of racial and/or ethnic minorities as defined by the EEOC who are traditionally unrepresented within public broadcasting. This internship serves in journalism or production role here at OPB. It’s a full-time, paid internship. Applications are accepted in early March. Internship begins in June and lasts for 10 weeks.

More information on Jon R. Tuttle Minority 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.