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Fall 2020: Metropolitan Business League - Program Intern / Marketing Assistant

Aug 13, 2020

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

The Metropolitan Business League (MBL) is a non-profit, membership-based business association that creates business connections in Central Virginia. For over 50 years we have fostered business development and expansion for small, women- and minority-owned businesses.


  • Provide support to Marketing and Membership Coordinator
  • 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
  • Attend and collaborate in monthly board, executive and youth board meetings


  • 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 websites)
  • Create marketing content for monthly events
  • Writing newsletters and other materials 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


  • On-site lead and incentive negotiations with local businesses and large corporations
  • Provide an inside look at the day to day operations of a non-profit as well the strategic decision making inherent in the responsibilities of a Marketing Director.
  • Increasing communication skills- written and oral.


  • Technical Skills- Word, Excel, etc
  • Social Media
  • Creativity
  • 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


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