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Spring 2017: OccasionGenius - Communications Interns

Feb 1, 2017

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

OccasionGenius is taking interns for its Spring Semester. If you're looking to be involved in a fast-growing startup, let us know! This will be the 6th semester taking interns from VCU. is the one-stop site that matches people planing events with local, hidden gems in Richmond. Founded in Richmond in January 2015 as PartyRVA, the startup's award-winning platform has been named "Best Regional Startup 2015" in the i.e. Competition as well as "Best Startup" in START!Peninsula 4.0 and by Capital One Labs. The startup was accelerated by Lighthouse Labs RVA Accelerator Program and by the DC I-Corps Regional Training Program. In 2016, the startup changed the name to OccasionGenius for a national launch. It opened in Charlotte, NC in 2016 and plans to expand to several more markets in 2017.
Interns are asked to assist with multiple aspects of the site's marketing, depending on their area of interest and/or expertise, including:
Social Media
Blog Creation
Website and Product Testing
Marketing Data Analysis
Listing Editing
The internship requires commitment and flexibility, as things are constantly pivoting in a fast-moving startup! Interns typically get to come to try out interesting events as well with the rest of the team. 
The office is in Boulders Parkway in Midlothian but most work can be done remotely.
While this is an unpaid startup, three past interns have come on board as paid employees after their internship. Please contact Nate Marcus at