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Summer-Fall 2018: IABC Heritage Region Conference - Social Media Intern

May 24, 2018

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

The International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Heritage Region is hosting a professional development conference for communicators Sunday, Nov. 11 to Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018 at the Omni Richmond Hotel in Richmond, VA. The conference is expected to bring 150-200 communicators from the East Coast, Mid-Atlantic, Midwest, and Canada for the program's networking and professional development sessions: 


Help promote the 2018 Heritage Region Conference and local IABC Richmond chapter to area colleges and universities. Solid writing skills and experience with social media planning and execution desired; ability to capture conference programming opportunities and attendees through photography and video is welcome.

Juniors, seniors and graduate students are encouraged to apply.

Commitment timeline:
Introduction to conference managers and availability to attend periodic video conference meetings is set to begin this summer. Regular,ongoing promotion to schools will begin mid-August.

• Research and chart social media contacts for Virginia Commonwealth University, the University of Richmond and Virginia State University.

• Develop editorial calendar in conjunction with conference committee liaisons and the conference team's social media manager.

• Reach out on a consistent basis via Facebook and Twitter, and as applicable, LinkedIn, to communication and journalism department chairs, career services directors, and on-campus communication club advisers and club presidents (i.e. PRSSA, communication and ad clubs.)

• During 2018 IABC Heritage Region Conference, provide periodic conference updates, live tweeting of conference sessions and assist on-site communication lead as schedule permits.

Will have opportunity to attend program sessions.

To apply, email resume and cover letter to Ms. Forrest Hughes with the subject line title "IABC Social Media Intern" at