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Spring 2020: Westhampton RVA Merchants Association - Social Media Marketing/Public Relations Intern

Oct 29, 2019

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

Description of Organization: The Westhampton RVA Merchants Association represents businesses in Richmond’s Near West End “Westhampton RVA” neighborhood—Patterson, Libbie, and Grove Avenues—Richmond’s most charming square mile filled with history, art, food, and shopping. The Association strives to support this vibrant and unique destination and make it the best neighborhood in which to live, work, and play. The Association works with their 50+ member businesses by engaging and connecting association members, consumers, and the community; collaborating to attract different businesses to make Westhampton RVA a unique shopping experience; and working together to support member businesses in developing their highest potential.

General job duties of the Social Media Intern:


  • Manage The Association’s Facebook page and Instagram account by scheduling daily social media posts that promote member businesses and Association events
  • Interact and engage with members (in person and via e-mail): take photos of products in member businesses for social media posts, distribute event flyers, attend Association meetings and events and collaborate with The Association’s board
  • Manage a website that represents The Association and its members 


Qualifications applicants should possess: 

Should be a current Junior or Senior enrolled in the Robertson School of Media and culture (Public Relations sequence preferred) and should also have:


  • Experience creating and scheduling social media content using Facebook and Instagram
  • Strong written and oral communication skills 
  • Experience using Squarespace preferred, but can train the right candidate


This internship is offered as soon as possible or spring 2020 semester. Hours are flexible. This is an unpaid internship. Applicants should email resume to: Lisa Patten, Secretary of the Westhampton Retail Merchant Association, 804-314-1579, Applicants can contact Lisa via email and/or phone. Resume and references should be provided and sent via email to Lisa’s attention.