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Spring 2019: Richmond VA Medical Center - Public Relations Intern

Jan 23, 2019

Posted in: Internships & scholarships, Journalism internships

Richmond VA Medical Center

Public Relations Internship Opportunity

Richmond VA Medical Center is seeking an intern to work with the Public Affairs Office.


About Richmond VA Medical Center

Richmond VAMC is one of the largest, most complex VA medical centers in the U.S. It serves more than 60,000 Veterans per year in the Central Virginia region with more than 2,100 daily outpatient visits on average. Richmond VAMC serves as a flagship for VA in areas such as cardiac surgery, spinal cord injury research, Parkinson’s disease research and polytrauma rehabilitation. The mission of the VA is to fulfill President Lincoln's promise “To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan” by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans.


About the internship

We’re seeking a public relations student who can work 100 hours over a ten-week period. The schedule is somewhat flexible within the normal workweek (Mon-Fri, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.). The intern will be expected to produce media advisories for events occurring at the facility and assist in planning and carrying out said events. The intern will also work with the Public Affairs team to craft internal and external communications.


Applicants should be able to:

  • Adhere to AP Style
  • Write media advisories in a timely manner
  • Work independently in a fast-paced environment
  • Assist with event planning
  • Assist with copy editing


How to apply

To apply for this internship, please send your resume, a portfolio (if applicable) and a short writing sample (max. 350 words) to