VPM Internship Program

Thanks to donor support, including a generous grant from the family of Sarah Raybin Portlock,* VPM is pleased to offer an internship program to students enrolled in graduate or undergraduate studies or students who have graduated twelve months prior to the time of application. High School students may also be considered.

What We’re Looking For
Interns should be familiar with the stations and public media in general. Successful interns will be inquisitive self-starters who are able to manage time effectively and work as a contributing member of a diverse team. Candidates should be eligible to work in the United States.

How It Works
Interns may assist the Digital, Radio-Music, Radio-News, Community Engagement and Marketing departments. Work schedules are typically weekday daytime hours, 12 - 20 hours per week. Internships may be paid or completed in exchange for college credit. Interns are embedded with a specific department and perform meaningful work designed to help the station achieve its goals and to help the intern receive a real world experience.

When to Apply

  • Winter/Spring: January through May. Applications accepted October 1 – November 15.
  • Summer: May through August/September. Applications accepted March 1 – April 15.
  • Fall: September through December. Applications accepted July 1 – August 15.

How to Apply
Submit your resume and cover letter here.

For additional questions email [email protected].

Sarah Portlock FellmanSarah Raybin Portlock
The VPM Internship program was greatly expanded in June 2018 through the support of the family of Sarah Raybin Portlock and gifts they inspired among VPM Radio listeners. Sarah, a beloved colleague and digital media innovator at The Wall Street Journal, passed away on November 6, 2017. Her family feels she was inspired to a life of journalism, partly by listening to VPM Radio/NPR on daily drives from her home in Bowling Green to attend classes at Collegiate School in Richmond, VA.