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 paid internship opportunities. These opportunities vary greatly from term to term depending on organizational need and the strengths and skills candidates offer. We partner with students and early-career professionals 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.
AAJA-SPJ Emerging Northwest Journalists Internship
The Asian American Journalists Association’s Emerging Northwest Journalist Internship, sponsored in partnership with the Society of Professional Journalists Greater Oregon Pro Chapter, is intended to provide opportunities for members of racial and ethnic minority groups that are underrepresented in Pacific Northwest newsrooms. The summer program is open to college students with ties to Oregon or southwest Washington who aspire to a career in journalism.
OPB has been selected to host the summer 2022 intern.
For more information and to apply to this internship, please visit https://www.aaja-pdx.org/internship
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 internship serves with our award-winning, live, daily news show, “Think Out Loud®”. Applications are accepted in the fall. The internship begins in the summer (May or June) 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 full-time internship serves in a journalism or production role here at OPB. Applications are accepted in the fall. The internship begins in the summer (May or 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 internship serves in a production, news, or other production assistant role. Applications are accepted during the spring. The internship begins in the fall.
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.