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Spring 2020: Democracy onAir - Media Project - Richmond 2020

Jan 8, 2020

Posted in: Internships & scholarships, Journalism internships

Democracy onAir, a nonpartisan and nonprofit 501c3 social enterprise chartered in Virginia, is developing and hosting the Virginia Elections & Government Hub. This pilot state Hub is a model for our anticipated launch of other state Hubs by the end of 2020. The Hub is an online platform that provides a place where interested citizens can go for current information about Virginia city, county, state, and federal elections and government and have the opportunity to interact with candidates, elected officials and their staff, administrators of government agencies, and other engaged citizens. 

For this project, our team will be present at the Virginia General Assembly in Richmond from January 13-17 to interface with Virginia elected officials and their staff. We are looking for media students to help us conduct interviews with politicians. Tasks could include one or more of the following:

> Recording video interviews with politicians and other relevant events

> Editing all video content and posting to the YouTube channel and relevant posts on the hub.


The primary benefits of this project beyond helping to reinvigorate democracy are intended to be career-enhancing:


  • An opportunity to intern with Democracy OnAir through the Spring semester if applicant successfully completes the project


  • Visibility in your field; potential contact with thought leaders, organizations, and potential employers
  • Skill development in political communication, media, and other position-specific opportunities such as grant-writing, video editing, and team management
  • Interaction and networking with politicians and other nonprofit organizations

To learn more about the project, watch this video and go to Virginia onAir Hub at 

If you have any questions, please direct them to:

Tim O'Shea, Democracy onAir Executive Director -