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Spring 2018: Podium RVA - Advertising/Marketing/Social Media Intern

Dec 13, 2017

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

Description of Organization: The Podium Foundation (DBA Podium RVA) is a grassroots non-profit organization whose mission is to provide underserved youth ages 10-18 in the Greater Richmond Metropolitan Area the skills to become confident and capable readers, writers, and communicators to succeed in school, career, and life. Podium mentors provide after-school reading, writing, and communication workshops for youth, and include showcase and publishing opportunities through youth ‘zines, journals, and open mic events. Visit our website at



This position is responsible for increasing brand awareness, driving internet traffic and increasing engagement on assigned sites; building long-lasting relationships by providing content that is of value to stakeholders/audiences. Responsibilities include:
Monitor and post on blogs, forums, and social networks
Online outreach and promotion using Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and more
Website and social media optimization
Keyword analysis


  • Marketing/Business, Media, Arts, or Language majors with experience on the web and a solid understanding of social markets
    Knowledge of social media platforms
    Knowledge of digital media software
    Knowledge of photo/video editing software
    Energy and enthusiasm, with a desire to create fresh ideas on how to grow online presence


This is an unpaid position, but we offer academic credit. We are looking for someone who is social media savvy and interested in using your professional skills to make a difference in the lives of Richmond youth and community.

Lindy Bumgarner

Executive Director