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Fall 2017: Metropolitan Business League - Nonprofit Program Intern

Aug 23, 2017

Posted in: Advertising internships, Internships & scholarships, Journalism internships, Public Relations internships

For over 40 years, the Metropolitan Business League (MBL) has been the backbone for the development, support, and advancement of small, minority, and women-owned businesses in the Richmond and tri-cities area.  The Metropolitan Business League, a non-profit business member organization, is seeking a few Program Interns/Volunteers 10-20 hr/wk. Please visit for more information about our organization.



  •  Assist with special event planning
  •  Provide support to program staff on special projects and initiatives
  •  Enter and edit data in Access database
  •  Assist with general office tasks (filing, copying, organizing digital photos, etc.) as needed
  •  Contact members via phone calls and emails regarding membership and special events

Public Relations:
• Assisting in the preparation and execution of special events designed for public outreach and media relations
• Conducting market research to assess the efficacy of our brand
• Expanding business contacts via personal networking or attendance and sponsoring at events
• Writing and blogging for the web (internal or external sites)
• Copy editing of marketing material
• Writing newsletters and other material to foster organizational engagement
• Communication tools- emails, letters, community presentations
• Assisting with general public relations and community outreach
• Maintain and update website with content
• Maintain social media accounts using Hootsuite

• Assisting with development of program specific grant proposals
• Performing grant writing, grant management, funding opportunity research, resource research.

Skills Gained Include:
• Learning successful grant-writing techniques and gaining development cooperation.
• Learning about how a non-profit secures funding
• Provide an inside look at the day to day operations of a non-profit as well as the strategic decision making inherent in the responsibilities of an Executive Director.
• Increasing communication skills- written and oral.

Skills Needed:
• Technical Skills- Word, Excel, etc
• Good organization skills
• Commitment to Non-Profits and purpose of organization
• Ability to work independently
• Good written and verbal communication
• Positive attitude.  Dependable and punctual team player
• Ability to work with the public in a professional manner

Duration: Available now. Internships will be available also during the fall and spring semesters.
Compensation: This is an unpaid internship; however, students may receive course credit.
To Apply:   Email your resume with cover letter to