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WUSF is seeking college student journalists from around the country who want to learn and work in a professional newsroom and participate in our Spring 2021 Internship Program.

In addition to radio news, digital news, and social media positions, we’re adding a new WUSF News / Health News Florida internship.

Applications for all Spring internships are open through midnight, Dec. 11.

Interns will work closely with our team of seasoned editors and reporters learning how to report, write, and produce stories for radio and online platforms. It’s a place where students are treated like a professional journalist from the start, assigned stories that matter to millions of Tampa Bay area residents.

It’s where you’ll discover how public media tries to serve its audience differently from commercial news organizations.

WUSF News is filling the following unpaid internships:

WUSF Radio News Internship – A multi-day paid internship where a student will learn how to research, write, produce and report for WUSF Radio and In addition to daily news assignments, the Noble intern will produce a pair of University Beat reports. Students from ANY university are welcome to apply for this job.

This is a 40-hour position, five days a week.

Apply online by visiting and clicking on “Access Careers@USF.”

Find the job under job #24515 Administrative Clerk (WUSF Radio News Internship).

WUSF/USF Zimmerman School Digital News Intern – Several students from the University of South Florida Zimmerman School of Advertising and Mass Communications will be chosen for this position. Designed as an entry-level internship, digital news interns work with WUSF News editors reporting, writing and producing stories for online platforms and radio broadcast. Applicants MUST be enrolled in the USF Zimmerman School in Tampa.

Please apply here: WUSF/USF Zimmerman School Digital News Internship

WUSF News / Health News Florida Intern – The WUSF/Health News Florida intern will join our statewide collaborative covering health care. They will work closely with Health News Florida’s editor to write and produce daily stories on deadline for online platforms and radio broadcast. Interns will learn the basics of beat reporting at a time when the coronavirus pandemic has placed a greater focus on health care. Students from ANY university are welcome to apply for this job.

Please apply here: WUSF News / Health News Florida Internship 

WUSF News Social Media Intern – The WUSF News Social Media intern will work closely with the WUSF Digital Editor, Intern Coordinator, video producer and multimedia journalist learning how to produce written and visual content for the station’s website and social media platforms. The intern will get a well-rounded dose of what it takes to succeed in leveraging our content across our social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) while helping devise strategies to extend our reach across the social media universe. Students from ANY university are welcome to apply for this job.

Please apply here: WUSF News Social Media Internship

All of the WUSF News internships require students to work a full eight-hour shift one or two days a week. Half day shifts are not available. College credit is available for interns as well.

NOTE: A multi-day paid WUSF News internship will open and be posted here as soon as approval from the university is received. Please check back for more information.

The internships will start in early to mid-January and last through the spring semester. After an approximately two-week instructional period that may include visits to the USF Tampa campus, all internships will be conducted remotely.

Students will work and receive editing and instruction directly from an editor throughout. Internships also are subject to change related to USF and WUSF protocols surrounding COVID-19.

If you have any questions about WUSF’s internship program, email


The following dates are approximate:

  • Spring 2021: January 11 – May 7
  • Summer 2021: May 26 – August 14
  • Fall 2021: August 24 – December 4


Read through the descriptions of WUSF’s various internship positions shown to the right.

When an Internship is available on the Careers page, You will be directed to the Internship Application Form. In addition to filling out the required fields, you will be required to send the following as attachments:

  • Current resume
  • Brief cover letter, describing the skills you believe you will contribute to the position in question and the experience you hope to gain.


If WUSF is interested in interviewing you for an internship, a staff member from the relevant program or department will contact you directly.

Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis until positions are filled.


Students interested in receiving course credit must provide documentation that their internship has been sanctioned by their respective educational institution prior to beginning the internship.


Questions related to specific positions should be directed via email to the relevant department/program.
Due to the number of applicants, WUSF will notify only those individuals selected for internships. Please check this page for internship updates as appropriate.

Applicants who are not initially selected for internships may apply the following semester.

Thank you for your interest! We look forward to hearing from you.