Spring 2024: VCU Dept of Psychology, Humphrey Fellowship - Communications Intern
The Humphrey Fellowship Program is a Fulbright exchange initiative that brings experienced professionals from selected countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean, the Middle East, Europe, and Eurasia to the United States for ten months of study and practical, professional experiences. VCU is one of 13 universities in the country serving as a Humphrey Campus, with a program that focuses on understanding and addressing a range of health issues. The program emphasizes the use of culturally appropriate, science-based prevention, treatment, and policy interventions. Core components of the program include leadership development, discipline-specific knowledge building, and knowledge of U.S. systems to foster collaboration and problem-solving.
Name of Business:
VCU Department of Psychology, Humphrey Fellowship Program
Type of internship
English, journalism, international affairs or public relations
Communications Intern Position Description
The VCU Department of Psychology's Humphrey Fellowship Program is seeking a talented and motivated Communications Intern to join our team. The Humphrey Fellowship Program is a 10-month leadership program for mid-career international scholars working in the field of public health. As a Communications Intern, you will work with the assistant coordinator to create compelling content for digital and print materials, social media, and the web. You will have the opportunity to tell the stories of mid-career international scholars working in public health and demonstrate the impact of this Fulbright sponsored program on individuals and communities domestically and around the world.
Working for the Humphrey Fellowship Program, as a Communications Intern offers a variety of unique opportunities and benefits including:
- Exposure to international communications: As a Communications Intern, you will have the opportunity to work with mid-career international scholars and gain experience in communicating with diverse people from around the world. This will provide valuable experience in cross-cultural communication and the opportunity to hone your communication skills.
- Professional development: The Humphrey Fellowship Program is a prestigious program with a strong reputation in the field of public health. As an intern, you will have the opportunity to work with experienced professionals and gain valuable skills and experience that will be transferable to future career opportunities.
- Networking: As an intern, you will have the opportunity to interact with scholars, faculty, and staff from the Humphrey Fellowship Program as well as members of the Richmond community. This will provide opportunities for networking and building relationships that can be beneficial for future career opportunities.
- Impact: As a Communications Intern, your work will have a direct impact on the program and its participants. By telling the stories of the Humphrey Fellowship Program and associated stakeholders, you will help to raise awareness of the program and its impact both domestically and internationally.
- Research and write news stories, profiles, features, and social media content • Conduct interviews with faculty, staff, Humphrey Fellows, Richmond community members and alumni as needed for stories
- Work with the assistant coordinator and the social media team with any communications needs
- Utilize a content management system to assist with digital newsletter and web content
- Current junior, senior, or graduate student with a 3.0 GPA or higher
- Strong writing, interviewing, and communication skills
- Ability to deliver creative content (text, image, and video)
- Proficient in MS Office (Excel and PowerPoint, in particular)
- Familiarity with content scheduling tools, like Hootsuite
- Ability to meet deadlines and work in a fast-paced environment
- Organized, detail-oriented, and able to manage multiple projects simultaneously • Self-starter with a desire to learn and grow in the field of communications • Familiarity with content management systems, social media platforms, and digital marketing is a plus
Year-round, hours are flexible; ideally 10 hours per week
Unpaid; college credit
Grace Street Center – 912 West Grace St., Monroe Park Campus
Who to contact
Heather Ashton, assistant coordinator
How to contact
Please email a cover letter/resume and writing samples to Heather Ashton, assistant coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org).