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Summer 2018: Metropolitan Business League - NonProfit Program/PR Intern

Apr 4, 2018

Posted in: 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.


Administrative: • 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

Grants: ¥ 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. 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