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Fall 2020: Familiar Creatures - Social Media Intern (Deadline Aug. 17)

Aug 13, 2020

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

Familiar Creatures is a full-service advertising agency located in Richmond, Virginia. Operating since 2018, the agency specializes in strategy, design, creative, social media, and production oversight. Founded by industry veterans, Familiar Creatures focuses on taking challenger brands to the next level. Their client roster includes both regional and national brands.

This summer, Familiar Creatures worked with Camp ADventure and the VCU Brandcenter to develop campaigns for their client James Madison’s Montpelier.

General job duties of Social Media Intern:
● Researching/tracking social media trends
● Building content calendars
● Scheduling social posts
● Tracking social media metrics
● Photography/asset collection
● Graphic design
● General office and project support

Qualifications applicants should possess:
● Strong writing skills (knowledge of Copywriting and PR are helpful)
● Photography
● Basic proficiency with graphic design: Canva, Photoshop, Illustrator
● Strong knowledge of social channels: Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, and TikTok
● Ability to work remotely while communicating effectively
● Ability to follow brand guidelines
● Ability to work on a deadline
● Ability to work alone as well as part of a team
● Ability to take and apply feedback

Internship training includes:
● Conversational copywriting
● Art direction
● Graphic design
● Photography
● Social media strategy
● Social media coordination

This internship is offered for the fall semester, estimated at 10-12 hours a week. This is an unpaid internship for credit but provides a stipend upon completion. The ideal applicant would be a junior or senior mass communications student studying advertising or public relations, with a keen interest in photography and social media coordination.

Applicants should email resumes, portfolio links, and additional photography samples to Co-founder Justin Bajan at

Virtual interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis
Application closes August 17th
Decision by August 19th