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NPR Distribution, which manages the PRSS, offers an internship program to provide students with unique opportunities to test and enhance their skills, and play a vital role in our daily operations.

NPR Distribution also includes NPR Labs, the nation’s only not-for-profit broadcast technology research and development center.

Internships are offered during the summer, fall, and winter/spring semesters in the following departments:

  • Business/Fiscal Affairs
  • Customer Development
  • Communications & Marketing
  • Project Management
  • Product Development
  • Software Development
  • Operations & Engineering
  • Research & Development

Internship Semester Dates: 

  • Winter/Spring: early January - late April

  • Summer: early June - mid August

  • Fall: early September - late December 


A candidate must be a graduate student, an undergraduate student, or have graduated from college within 12 months of beginning the internship. Internship applicants must be authorized to work in the United States.

Application Procedures: 

Please click here to search for internship opportunities within NPR Distribution. Candidates must submit an online application to include a cover letter and resume. After applying, you may also log back in, click "Update your profile," scroll to the bottom of the page where you are able to upload additional documents. 

Application Deadlines:

  • For the winter/spring program, applications must be submitted by November 15
  • For the summer program, applications must be submitted by March 29
  • For the fall program, applications must be submitted by June 21

Questions? Please contact our internship program staff at


NPR is firmly committed to seeking qualified candidates for all job openings, to offer equal employment opportunity to all persons, and to take affirmative action to ensure that such opportunities are provided. 

It is the policy of NPR to be fair and impartial in all of its relations with its employees and applicants for employment, and to make all employment-related decisions without regard to race, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, sexual orientation, or disability.