Careers And Internships At VPR

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Current Openings

President & Chief Executive Officer

VPR is seeking a President & Chief Executive Officer to lead it through this period of tremendous change and opportunity. Reporting to the Board of Directors and working closely with a four-member senior leadership team, the CEO sets the standard for engaging a 60-member staff in executing a strategic vision of public media in the 21st century. The CEO will direct the dynamic and innovative implementation of VPR’s strategic plan, fostering the collaborative development of integrated programmatic and business initiatives that expand listenership and financial support.

For a full position description, list of candidate requirements or questions about this opportunity, click here to contact our recruitment partner DRi Consulting. Please apply via DRi, do not send applications directly to VPR.

VPR is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Internships are at the heart of how many VPR and NPR staffers discovered a love for public media. As part of our public service to the people of Vermont, we have a responsibility to provide an opportunity for early career/pre-career Vermonters to experience the media work first hand.

Vermont Edition Internship
Vermont Edition interns are responsible for learning about what goes into producing a daily talk show and developing the skills required for high-quality reporting and storytelling. In the service of this, they will assist the Vermont Edition team in multiple aspects of their work on the program. Candidates are expected to submit a show pitch using these directions as part of their application.

Read the full job description.

Newsroom Internship

The newsroom intern will rotate through three newsroom teams (Digital, All Things Considered, Investigative Reporting/New England News Collaborative, depending on interest and scheduling,) learning and assisting with entry-level tasks and apprenticing on larger assignments. This may include reporting stories, publishing web pieces, and producing audio features, as well as executing a project. Candidates are expected to submit a project proposal using these directions as part of their application.

Read the full job description.

Candidates must be authorized to work in the U.S.

— FAQ —

Who Should Apply:
Any student (undergrad or graduate) studying journalism, media, communication or with an interest in public media journalism. You must be able to physically be at our Colchester studios for the 14-week session.

How To Apply:
Applicants must submit:

  • the completed the VPR Job Application
  • a cover letter
  • their resume
  • the proposal for their chosen internship

by email to on or before the deadline listed below. Only email applications will be accepted. No phone calls please.

PLEASE include your selected semester and which of the internships you’re applying for.

What You’ll Leave With:
Each intern will complete the program with a portfolio of work to carry with them into the professional world.

Vermont Edition interns will be qualified to apply for early career production assistant/assistant producer positions, while newsroom interns will be on their way to qualify for early career positions in a local newsroom.

Deadlines and Details:
We have an opening with each team during the Spring 2018, Summer 2018 and Fall 2018 semesters.

Spring 2018 (12 hr/week)
    Deadline: Jan. 14 11:59 p.m. ET
    Notification: Jan. 20
    Internship: Feb. 2018 - May 2018

Summer 2018 (20 hr/week)
    Deadline: March 25* 11:59 p.m. ET
    Notification: Apr. 3
    Internship: June - August 2018

Fall 2018 (12 hr/week)
    Deadline June 2 11:59 p.m. ET
    Notification June 23
    Internship: Sept - November 2018

Spring and Fall interns will be compensated an hourly rate of $11. Summer interns will be compensated an hourly rate of $12.

*Deadlines have been updated to allow for ample time for the selection committee to review applications.

While students from anywhere are welcome to apply, VPR does not offer transportation or housing assistance. If you are coming from outside Vermont to intern, you will need to secure local housing for the duration of your internship.

VPR is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


VPR Job Application

Applicants must submit a completed VPR Job Application.

Tips for downloading and completing the Application:

  1. Right-mouse-click on the VPR Job Application link above and select "Save As..." from the menu (Mac users try Command/Apple-click). Save the Application into a folder you can easily find later and include your first and last names in the filename, e.g vpr-application-susan-stamberg.pdf.
  2. Find and open this file you just saved, vpr-application-susan-stamberg.pdf file. Most computers can open PDFs. If yours doesn't, you can download Adobe Reader for free.
  3. Complete the form electronically, do not print it out. All the fields are editable.
  4. Save your work often, as you fill it out (that's just good advice).
  5. Close the PDF when you're done.
  6. Open the PDF again and review it to make sure it looks correct (this is just more good advice).
  7. Attach your completed VPR Job Application - your file vpr-application-susan-stamberg.pdf - to your email when you apply, along with your resume and cover letter and any other materials required.

Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO)

Vermont Public Radio is an Equal Opportunity Employer. VPR provides employment opportunities to qualified individuals without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability or any other characteristic protected by law.

We are dedicated to providing broad outreach regarding career opportunities at VPR and we seek the help of local organizations in referring qualified applicants to our station. If your organization distributes information about employment opportunities to job seekers, or refers job seekers to employers and would like to receive job vacancy notices from VPR, please contact us.

View VPR's EEO Reports here.

The newsroom at VPR's Colchester studio.
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