Back to News

Summer 2018: Podium - Public Relations Intern (PAID)

May 9, 2018

Posted in: Internships & scholarships, Public Relations internships

Public Relations Intern
Work Schedule: flexible
Hours per Week: 10-15
Compensation: Paid (Work Study), otherwise unpaid (except for coffee, love, appreciation, lots of snacks)
Wage/​Salary: 10/hourly
Apply: Email resume to Kayleigh Crandell at
Starts May 21, ends end of month in August 2018
Candidates need to be detail oriented, organized, able to handle work loads and motivated to make a difference. This isn’t just an internship position, you become a team member during your time with us and your input and feedback is valued. The team is friendly and eager to teach our interns. 
Some of the internship responsibilities include: helping with the Podium's PR efforts (writing blogs, pitching stories, writing press releases), assisting with event planning, making calls for  sponsorship, collecting and inputting data, monitoring for trends and local happenings, special campaign concepting,  researching, and help with copy editing / social media.
Minimum Experience Requirements: Demonstrates strong writing, editing and presentation skills. Possesses a key understanding of social media. Has an interest in education and youth development. Possesses strong time management skills and can manage multiple projects simultaneously. Pays attention to detail and has excellent organizational and computer skills. Expertise with Microsoft Office required; experience or familiarity Adobe Creative Suite a plus. Superior interpersonal skills, including the ability to work collaboratively. Capability to go on in-person or telecommunications meetings.
Minimum Education Requirement(s): Currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at an accredited college or university; preferred studies include journalism or public relations.
This is an excellent opportunity to learn how a nonprofit communications department operates. The skills learned will help launch your communications career!  The added benefit is the direct impact to promote the good that Podium is bringing to the lives of children and young adults locally in Richmond through the power of creative expression.