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Paid Internship Opportunities

St. Louis Public Radio | 90.7 KWMU is the St. Louis, MO, region’s National Public Radio (NPR) member station and is a service of the University of Missouri - St. Louis.

STLPR’s internship program boasts vibrant, immersive learning opportunities for current college students and graduates. Interns work alongside and receive instruction and mentorship from staff members throughout the organization, including deeply experienced departmental leaders.

Due to financial and operational challenges associated with the pandemic, STLPR is only able to offer the Marketing & Communications internship for the fall 2020 semester. The station will evaluate capacity for spring 2021 internships in all departments later this year.

St. Louis Public Radio internships pay an hourly wage of $11, along with the opportunity for college credit depending on the requirements of interns’ respective degree programs. Each internship averages a time commitment of 25 hours per week with opportunities for additional hours depending upon departmental and intern availability and need.

The internship program is open to anyone with college experience. The application deadline for fall 2020 internships is Monday, July 13, 2020.

To apply, please download and complete this application form.
Email your application along with a resume (and cover letter, if desired) to Jess Luther


Marketing & Communications

The intern will assist in copywriting for marketing materials, such as digital and print ads, brochures, fliers, presentations, signs, and on-air announcements; write blog posts about station activities; maintain a press contact list and write press releases; coordinate fulfillment and evaluation of media sponsorships; produce marketing-related social media content; and assist with corporate sponsorship proposals.

Minimum Requirements: Excellent writing, communication, and organizational skills required. Qualified candidates will have knowledge of marketing principles and research, with experience implementing a variety of tactics to meet planned objectives. Familiarity with and enthusiasm for public radio programming preferred. Approval from the St. Louis Public Radio Director of Marketing.

Evaluation: Evaluation of the intern will occur in accordance with the guidelines of their school. Considerations will include ability to work independently, follow instructions, use time efficiently, attend to details, and produce quality writing.