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Fall 2018 (or Spring 2019): Virginia Department of Health Professions - Communications Intern

Oct 1, 2018

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

The Communications Unit of the Virginia Department of Health Professions (DHP) is interviewing candidates from the VCU Richard T. Robertson School of Media and Culture for an eight to ten-hour a week internship to total 100 hours this fall or January through May 2019.  There is an option to renew following completion of this engagement. Interns will receive academic credit hours to be arranged through the School. Applicants must secure an academic advisor.


Candidates will have strong writing skills, an interest in healthcare related communications and a demonstrated appreciation for the dissemination of information to the public and other stakeholder groups, including the news media.  Additionally, candidates must have experience with social media and various software including Microsoft Office.  Internet access, a telephone and computer are provided.


Two three-paragraph writing samples, a resume and an in-person interview are requested.


The successful candidate will work under the direction of communications staff located in DHP’s Office of the Director at the Perimeter Center Building, Suite 300, 9960 Mayland Drive, Henrico. This is approximately 15 miles or a 20 minute car ride from campus. Meetings with the DHP Director of Communication will be convened to provide guidance and feedback on projects.


This opportunity is a portfolio builder for a future communications executive. Work includes: standing up a social media platform; drafting online copy; conducting research such as media list development and story placement ideas; and drafting outreach correspondence. Select projects may include implementation of media and other special events that take place on site at DHP.


Applicants may now make their interest known by email to:

Diane Powers

Director of Communications

Virginia Department of Health Professions

9960 Mayland Drive

Suite 300

Henrico, Virginia  23233