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Spring 2018: Podium RVA - PR Intern

Dec 13, 2017

Posted in: Internships & scholarships, Public Relations internships

Organization: Podium RVA

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



Some of the internship responsibilities include: helping with the Podium's PR efforts (writing blogs, pitching stories, writing press releases), assisting with event planning, making calls for sponsorship, collecting and inputting data, monitoring for trends and local happenings, special campaign concepting, researching, and help with copy editing / social media. Candidates need to be detail oriented, organized, able to handle work loads and motivated to make a difference. This isn’t just an internship position, you become a team member during your time with us and your input and feedback is valued. The team is friendly and eager to teach our interns. 



  • Demonstrates strong writing, editing, and presentation skills
  • Possesses a key understanding of social media
  • Possesses strong time management skills and can manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to work collaboratively
  • Expertise with Microsoft Office required; familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite a plus
  • Capability to go to in-person or telecommunication meetings

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

Lindy Bumgarner

Executive Director