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Summer 2018: Metropolitan Business League - Nonprofit Program Intern

May 1, 2018

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

For over 40 years, the Metropolitan Business League (MBL) has been the backbone for the development, support, and advancement of small, minority, and women-owned businesses in the Richmond and tri-cities area.  The Metropolitan Business League, a non-profit business member organization, is seeking a few Program Interns/Volunteers 10-20 hr/wk. Please visit for more information about our organization.





    • Assist with special event planning
    • Provide support to program staff on special projects and initiatives
    • Enter and edit data in Access database


  • Assist with general office tasks (filing, copying, organizing digital photos, etc.) as needed


  • Contact members via phone calls and emails regarding membership and special events


Public Relations:

  • Assisting in the preparation and execution of special events designed for public outreach and media relations
  • Conducting market research to assess the efficacy of our brand
  • Expanding business contacts via personal networking or attendance and sponsoring at events
  • Writing and blogging for the web (internal or external sites)
  • Copy editing  of marketing material
  • Writing newsletters and other material to foster organizational engagement
  • Communication tools- emails, letters, community presentations
  • Assisting with general public relations and community outreach
  • Maintain and update website with content
  • Maintain social media accounts using Hootsuite



  • Assisting with development of program specific grant proposals
  • Performing grant writing, grant management, funding opportunity research, resource research.


Skills Gained Include:

  • Learning successful grant-writing techniques and gaining development cooperation.
  • Learning about how a non-profit secures funding
  • Provide an inside look at the day to day operations of a non-profit as well as the strategic decision making inherent in the responsibilities of an Executive Director.
  • Increasing communication skills- written and oral.

Skills Needed:

  • Technical Skills- Word, Excel, etc
  • Good organization skills
  • Commitment to Non-Profits and purpose of organization
  • Ability to work independently
  • Good written and verbal communication
  • Positive attitude.  Dependable and punctual team player
  • Ability to work with the public in a professional manner




Duration: Available now, summer. Internships will be available also during the fall and spring semesters.


Compensation: This is an unpaid internship; however, students may receive course credit.


To Apply:   Email your resume with cover letter to