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Summer 2017: Unite Virginia - Various Internships

Apr 25, 2017

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

Unite Virginia is Virginia’s LGBTQ Media Company. We are the only statewide media platform for issues relating to Virginia’s LGBTQ and allied communities. Our mission is to promote equality through storytelling and encourage economic development through education and inclusion. We are a nonpartisan, non-activist and family-friendly company. Founded in 2015, Unite Virginia prints a quarterly magazine called Q Virginia, hosts community, educational and economic events, including Q Weddings—the statewide LGBTQ wedding show—produces the Q Guidebook—Virginia’s statewide LGBTQ guidebook and business directory—and maintains a robust website and growing social media presence. Moreover, the company will begin delving into the realm of digital media, including podcasts and video production.




Sales & Business Development Fellowship

  • Develop sales, content and partnership leads by establishing relationships with businesses and organizations across VA & DC
  • Following-up with each lead and documenting all communications and progress into a customer relationship management software and keeping senior staff apprised of progress
  • Maintain comprehensive database of targeted businesses and community organizations


Content Creation Fellowship

  • Draft compelling stories and blogs for Unite Virginia’s print and digital media platforms
    • very strong writing and grammar skills are essential
    • Conduct interviews with relevant people, businesses and organizations to generate content
    • Regularly seek out new stories (or create a new take on a story already published elsewhere) from sources across Virginia, DC and beyond


Digital Marketing and Communications Fellowship

  • Assist with managing all website content, updating it regularly
  • Assist with managing all listings within the Q Guidebook
  • Assist with developing and implementing social media marketing campaigns
  • Design regular e-newsletters with MailChimp
  • Craft and disseminate press releases, email blasts and information updates


Visual Arts and Media Fellowship

  • Design graphics for use in print and digital media
    • knowledge of graphic design software required
    • Attend and photograph and/or film Unite Virginia events and/or other events that Unite Virginia deems appropriate
    • Edit audio and video media for Unite Virginia’s digital content


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