Fellowships and Internships

90.5 WESA recognizes the need to continually expand our talent to meet the demand for quality news programming. That is why 90.5 WESA nurtures a comprehensive broadcast journalism and media management fellowship/internship program with colleges and universities. To date, the program has helped to develop the skills of many up-and-coming journalists, reporters, managers and media managers who are now working around the country.

Individuals with a strong interest in public media and a desire to help meet the information needs of our community are invited to apply for a fellowship/internship with 90.5 WESA. Opportunities are available in our award-winning news department; with the daily news magazine/talk show Essential Pittsburgh; in operations and production; in marketing; and, in developing web content.  Please contact our Director of Internships, Kevin Gavin, at kgavin@wesa.fm for application guidelines.

Note:  The application period for summer internships is now closed.


Through the generous contributions of 90.5 WESA and its benefactors, who believe in the mission to train and develop the next generation of public media journalists, a maximum of 10 Duquesne University students will be awarded paid fellowships for a minimum of one semester but possibly two, three or more semesters.  The successful applicants will be required to work up to 13 hours per week during the academic year. Based on the needs of 90.5 WESA, 4 to 7 students will be given the opportunity to continue their fellowships during a 15-week summer period with increased hours per week.

The applicant must be a full-time Duquesne University undergraduate or graduate student.

Transportation is not provided. 90.5 WESA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


90.5 WESA is looking for aspiring journalists, producers and content contributors who are willing to commit 10 to 15 hours per week in one of several departments at Pittsburgh's NPR news station.

Academic credit can be awarded based on the mutual agreement of the intern’s school and 90.5 WESA.

These internships are unpaid. Transportation is not provided. 

News Department Fellowship/Internship 

Essential Pittsburgh Fellowship/Internship

Operations/Production Fellowship/Internship

Marketing Fellowship/Internship

Development/Major Giving Internship

Digital/Multimedia Internship