Gain real world experience in music and radio

KEXP’s internship program seeks to provide interns from historically under-invited communities with hands-on experience in the nonprofit arts sector. Our program is designed to develop and equip emerging leaders interested in furthering their careers in a broad array of fields including music programming, production, development, business support and software development.

Our interns learn skills in business communication, project management, problem-solving, audio technology, database management and more. These skills and experiences offer our interns a unique ground-level glimpse of the day-to-day life of a community-supported arts organization, while offering relationship building and networking opportunities with individuals throughout the music industry. 

What to expect?

KEXP internships are 6-months long and interns must have availability of 15-20 hours per week (depending on the internship), during regular business hours (9am-6pm, Monday-Friday). All interns are paid a stipend equivalent to $15/hr.
KEXP interns are on-boarded as a cohort and required to engage in cohort activities throughout their six months with us, including but not limited to:

  • Orientation
  • Networking opportunities with industry notables
  • Attend a KEXP Community Advisory Board meeting
  • Monthly meetings/activities
  • End of internship capstone presentation to KEXP leadership

What are we looking for?

We look for diverse individuals who are motivated team players, excellent communicators, and most importantly are passionate about KEXP’s mission and have a fanatical love of music.
Past internship positions include:

  • Audio Post-production Internship
  • Broadcast Engineering Internship
  • Business Support Internship 
  • Creative Production Internship
  • Development Internship
  • Morning Show Producer Internship
  • Video Internship
  • Software Development Internship

KEXP’s internship program is committed to creating a diverse and welcoming workplace. We believe that having interns with diverse backgrounds enables KEXP to better meet our mission and serve music-loving communities around the world. People of color, women, and LGBTQIA+ individuals are strongly encouraged to apply.

How to Apply

2019 internship applications will be open for recruitment in December 2018. Please keep an eye on this webpage for more details.


  • Recruitment will begin mid to late December 2018
  • Interviews will take place in late January 2019 with offers made in February-March 2019
  • Internships will start in March and end in September 2019


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