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Summer 2017: Big Score Auction - Communications Intern (Pay Negotiable)

Apr 26, 2017

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


Big Score Auction is a new RVA-based online bidding auction site for all things vintage. Great stuff like vintage home décor, furniture, vinyl and audio equipment, old tools, DIY project pieces, and retro clothing will all be presented through our online auction platform and sold to the highest bidder. Anticipated launch date of first auction is late May/early June 2017.

Internship Description

The intern will have the opportunity to be an important part of the ground floor launch of this local business. The intern’s major responsibility will be to craft social media campaigns across various platforms to entice bidder registration, and to promote items to be sold in each bi-weekly sale to drive auction bidding. The intern will also have the opportunity to interact with bidders during auction previews and pickups, as well as assist in the physical set-up of each auction. Available for 1, 2 or 3 credits with flexible beginning and end dates. Pay rate negotiable. 

Work Location and Schedule

The intern’s schedule can be 10 hours or more per week, as determined by mutual agreement, and some hours can be done working from home. The auction location is very convenient to the VCU campus, at 427 West Broad Street. The internship can begin immediately, or as soon as intern is available to begin work, and last through the summer term.

Desired Qualifications

• A love of vintage things, and a curious nature • Excellent written skills, experience with writing a blog • Excellent social media skills – Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, YouTube • Photography skills as applicable to creating social media postings • Experience with website content decisions • Strong attention to detail • Ability to meet time-sensitive deadlines • Good skills dealing with the public is a plus.

How to Apply

If interested, please send a cover letter to tell us about yourself, along with your resume to Please place INTERN in the subject line.