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Summer 2017: Madison+Main - Public Relations / Copywriting Intern

Mar 20, 2017

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

Madison+Main is a branding, marketing, and PR agency in Richmond, Virginia that gets results for emerging companies and challenger brands. There’s a lot to get involved with during your internship at Madison+Main and we’ll provide you with a great opportunity to gain real world experience with real responsibility.


What will you be doing?

Public Relations/Copywriting interns will have the opportunity to be exposed to every facet of our company. As a PR/Copywriting intern for Madison+Main, you will:

  • Assist in PR initiatives, including the development of press kits, writing and distributing press releases, news and social media monitoring, researching media outlets, updating and maintaining media contact lists, and performing media relations
  • Write, edit, and proof email newsletters and blog posts
  • Write content calendars for social media
  • Write short and long-form copy for a variety of platforms, including websites, print ads, radio ads, and more
  • Transcribe meeting notes and interviews
  • Take part in internal meetings and creative concept sessions
  • Assist in day-to-day administrative tasks


What we are looking for:

We are looking for candidates that have passion and skills to excel in a fast-paced environment.

A candidate should possess the traits below:

  • Must be a rising junior or senior, or a recent graduate
  • Possess excellent writing, communication, and research skills
  • Attention to detail (copy editing and proofing)
  • Must be able to multi-task and prioritize projects as well as manage their time to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to collaborate with other team members
  • Self-motivated with a proven ability to get things done with minimal supervision
  • Ability to think of bold, creative, outside-the-box solutions to existing or potential business problems
  • A sense of humor and an unexplainable, perhaps disturbing affinity for the Oxford comma



  • Available to work 12-20 hours per week
  • Available from May 22 to August 11, 2017


What about college credits or compensation?

While this is an unpaid internship opportunity, you will gain a wealth of knowledge about the marketing world. We are willing to work with you and your college to determine the appropriate amount of college credit you can receive for participation in our internship program.


Will you have fun?

Well, that’s entirely up to you (but we’re placing our bets on “Yes.”) Just check this out:


How do you apply?

Please submit a sample of your work with your resume to Kent Brockwell at (include “I like bold words and I cannot lie” as the subject line — seriously) by March 31, 2017 for consideration. Writing samples can either be a link to your portfolio website or a PDF with a minimum of three examples.