Job Description:

About OPB

OPB is a leader in public media, serving diverse communities of the Northwest with fact-based, in-depth news and information about politics, the environment, science, arts, history, and cultures; business, education and more. Powered by the generous support of members, OPB seeks out a variety of voices in our communities and lifts up authentic stories of the people, places, events and issues of the region, providing context and a deeper understanding. OPB’s independent journalism and programs are available at, on OPB Radio and OPB TV. Follow us on Instagram, YouTube and Facebook.


OPB’s Summer 2024 Internships

We’re seeking 3 students/recent graduates who have an interest in journalism. OPB is committed to creating career pathways for traditionally underrepresented individuals in public media organizations and these internship opportunities are in support of this. These are paid internships, you will earn $19.23 hourly and spend 10 weeks from 06/24/2024-09/06/2024 in a full-time learning, hands-on environment based at our OPB office in Portland, Oregon.


Internship Details

Jon R. Tuttle Internship

In memory of Jon R. Tuttle, a respected Oregon broadcast journalist, OPB created the Jon R. Tuttle Diversity Internship in 1994. Its aim is to inspire broadcasters and journalists who can enhance diversity in public media.  This is a producer-focused internship in which you’ll gain hands-on experience in video journalism with the Science & Environment team. We’re seeking someone with basic experience producing and writing for video. Responsibilities include research, writing, and office tasks as well as field production work. The internship involves outdoor work, including hiking and carrying up to 30 pounds of gear in various weather conditions.



  • The applicant must have racial and/or ethnic origins as defined by the EEOC (American Indian or Alaskan Native, Asian, Black or African American, Hispanic or Latino, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, or two or more races.
  • Must be enrolled at a college, university or community college while participating in this internship.

Emerging Journalist Internship

The OPB Emerging Journalist internship offers underrepresented individuals in public media a hands-on learning experience in a collaborative newsroom. Interns work on the daily radio show "Think Out Loud®." Responsibilities include research, guest coordination, and social media, as well as web and social media writing. The selected intern will also receive membership in professional organizations for mentorship and learning. The internship offers a valuable opportunity to build a portfolio, network, and learn in a fast-paced newsroom environment.



  • Open to anyone with a strong interest in public media and journalism. Enrollment in college or university is not required.

Maynard E. Orme Internship:

The OPB Maynard E. Orme Internship focuses on news and public affairs, offering Production Assistants (PAs) a chance to customize their internship role with senior editors. PAs work on audio journalism and digital content, completing a major project involving radio production and reporting.



  • This internship is only open to University of Oregon, School of Journalism and Communication students or recent graduates (Fall 2022 or later)

Required Application Materials

  • Resume
  • Cover letter that includes sharing your professional goals and how this internship can support you advancing them.
  • Copy of unofficial transcript


How to Apply

Click on the apply button below. You will be asked to create an account, upload the required application materials listed above and answer a few position-related questions. Once you click “submit” you cannot make changes to your application.


Your application materials are due by 8:59 PM Pacific Time on January 7, 2024

Job Location: 
Portland, OR
United States
Job Category: 
Sunday, January 7, 2024
Job Type: 
Full time
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How to Apply

For application instructions, please visit You will be asked to create an account, upload your cover letter and resume and answer a few position related questions. Once you click “submit” you cannot make changes to your application.


Your application materials are due by 8:59 PM Pacific Time on January 7, 2024


OPB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Salary Per Hour: 
(503) 293-1925
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