Internships at OPB
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.
OPB offers a mix of paid and unpaid internship and volunteer experiences. These opportunities vary greatly from term to term depending on organizational need and the strengths and skills interns and volunteers offer. We partner with interns and volunteers to develop a learning experience that is engaging and 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.
- Internship Opportunities and examples of Internship Descriptions
- Internship Guidelines
- Feel free to contact us with any questions.
Introducing 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.
Jon R. Tuttle Journalism and Production Diversity Internship
OPB offers this internship to increase participation of people with diverse ethnic backgrounds who are traditionally underrepresented 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.
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 October. Internship begins in late March/early April and lasts for 10 weeks.
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.