Lynchburg Internships

Downtown Lynchburg


AllPoints EAP & Organizational Services

Marketing/Communication Internship

Non-paid internship: 5-10 hours per week

Duties to include:

  • Assistance in developing and maintaining social media pages as appropriate for not for profit business model (example: LinkedIn) to include monthly discussions
  • Assistance with reviewing website materials for completion of revised website
  • Assistance with developing ways to push clients toward website
  • Assistance with reviewing current marketing materials and updating as appropriate
  • Assistance with possible webinairs for website
  • Assistance with promotional quarterly newsletter and e-flyers
  • Assistance with ideas for marketing to new companies and maintain/improve relationships with current companies
  • Other marketing/communication duties as assigned

Description of AEAP

An employee assistance program (EAP) is a service designed to help resolve personal concerns which may negatively interfere with work or home life. The EAP provides confidential assessment, short-term consultation, referral, and follow-up by certified and licensed counseling and social work professionals. Problems may include: work-related stress, emotional issues (anxiety, depression, grief), family and marital difficulties, drug and alcohol problems, work-life balance struggles, financial and legal troubles, and coworker conflicts. The EAP is available to eligible employees and their immediate family members at no cost as provided by their employer.

All Points EAP was established in 1977 by a core group of Central Virginia employers for local organizations. All Points EAP  has grown from serving one organization at the time of its inception in 1977 to providing consultation services to approximately 140 companies in 2014. All Points EAP provides face-to-face employee assistance services for work site based employees nationally for our customers with divisonal ocations outside of the Region 2000 area.

More information can be found on the All Points EAP website at

For more information about this internship, contact Pam Smith, consultant 434.845.1246.

Scott Insurance Creative Support Summer Internship

Scott Insurance, a regional, employee-owned agency, has been serving the risk management needs of mid-market clients since 1864. With eight offices throughout Virginia, North Carolina and Tennessee, Scott is one of the largest agencies in the Southeast.

Scott has an opportunity in its Creative Support Team as an intern in Lynchburg, Virginia. The Creative Support intern is responsible for providing support in the development of ongoing marketing and communication strategies.

Paid, full-time internship lasting approximately 10-12 weeks during summer 2015.

Duties to include (list is representative and responsibilities could be expanded)

  • Provide administrative and graphic design support for sales collateral and marketing literature
  • Work closely with team on internal communication channels
  • Help create content for various activities including seminar material, blogs, social media posts, sell sheets and press releases
  • Work with team on social media strategy
  • Participate in ideation and development sessions

Learning objectives

  • Collaborate with a variety of departments and job functions to create on-brand marketing materials
  • Apply course work to real-world applications including advertising, website content, social media strategy and event management
  • Develop experience with execution of B2B marketing strategies


  • Entering senior year at a 4-year college or university
  • Pursuing a degree in marketing, communications or PR/advertising
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Adobe Suite including InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop
  • Excellent writing and communication skills; strong graphic design skills and video capabilities a plus

To apply for this internship, please email your contact information, resume and portfolio (if available) to .

City of Lynchburg Office of Economic Development and Economic Development Authority

Economic Development Intern

Job Description:

The Lynchburg Office of Economic Development and the Lynchburg Economic Development Authority provide the resources to recruit, expand, and retain businesses in the City of Lynchburg. The office actively pursues investment and development opportunities, and elevates the economic development profile of the City.


  • Assist with email, website, and social media promotion for events and activities 
  • Conduct research for the office on business trends, statistics and incentive programs
  • Assist with event planning, marketing, and logistics 
  • Research and update press contacts; draft press releases 
  • Create and develop a visual portfolio 
  • Conduct interviews and develop a video library 
  • Use social media, YouTube and blogging platforms to share videos, photos and information 

Students majoring in business, journalism, communications, public relations, design, marketing, English, history, public relations, political science or other relevant majors are encouraged to apply. Students are encouraged to use this internship to fulfill course requirements. This is an unpaid internship. Course credit will be given.

Please submit a letter/resume (no more than 1 page) describing why you are suited for this position and how it would contribute to your studies. You may also submit a letter of endorsement from a professor or staff member. 

Contact Information:
For more information, please contact Anna Bentson, Assistant Director of the Lynchburg Office of Economic Development
Phone: 434.455.4493

National Addiction Solutions, Inc.

Nonprofit Grant Development Intern Opportunity

Job Description:

The Non-Profit Grant Development Intern has the opportunity to participate in and learn about all aspects of treatment program development, evidence based research and curriculum design, grant & foundation research, grant writing and submission. Reporting to the Executive Development Team, the intern will be responsible for assisting in gathering appropriate evidence based research for inclusion in curriculum development, transposition of research and treatment goals into appropriate grant applications and proposals under the guidance of the Executive Development Team.


  • Phone conference regularly with Executive Development Team on grant development and editing
  • Directed project research to support curriculum development and grant application
  • Submission of grant applications
  • Grant development, writing, and editing

Required Qualifications:

  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Attention to detail and high level of discretion 
  • Abilitiy to attend to multiple priorities simultaneously and execute detailed follow-through
  • Ability to work as a team member and to work independently with initiative
  • Professional telephone manner and willingness to communicate
  • Energetic, self-motivated, and flexible 
  • Adept at using Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word and PowerPoint

Contact Information:
Submit a cover letter and one-page resume to Christopher B. von Elten, MD


Sports Reporter/Producer (3 positions – 2 would be paid a $250 stipend at the end of the semester)

Job Description:

Work with The Sportsline radio show in the afternoon and evening. Help to book national, regional and local guests for the show. Research and develop topics for discussion on the show as well as helping to create and implement listener contests and screen listener calls. Assist with production elements of the show as well. Cover live sporting events in the area and the region and report back on the show. There also could be some opportunities to work with High School Football broadcasts on the technical, stats and possibly even as a sideline reporter.

News Reporter (2 positions – morning and afternoon/evening)

Job Description:

Work closely with News Director and Lynchburg’s Morning Show to report, write and read newscasts on the radio. Cover meetings and events in the community, interview newsmakers, pull sound bites from those interviews and incorporate them into news stories which the intern will write and produce for broadcast. These people will also work closely with the morning show to develop ideas and segments for the morning show, and help produce these ideas and segments.

Sales/Marketing & Business Operations

Job Description:

Assist the sales manager and sales staff in developing strategies and presentations for client meetings. Help research trends in the industry and use reports to create pieces that can be used in sales kits and client meetings. Work with business manager on various projects for radio business as well as other businesses in the portfolio. Help with branding of the radio stations utilizing the web and social media, as well as other more traditional means of marketing.


Job Description:

Job Description – Work closely with production staff to write, create and schedule promos and commercials to be used on the air. Learn to edit audio quickly and professionally. Creativity and thinking outside the box is helpful in keeping the station sounding fresh.

Contact Information:
Rich Roth
Phone: 434.534.6100

Bedford Animal Shelter

Public Relations Internship

To accomplish the following goals:

  • Raise public awareness about the existence of the shelter as a great source of pets. Currently many county residents either automatically think of the humane societies in Lynchburg or Roanoke when they are looking to adopt dogs and cats.
  • Recruit volunteers to help at the shelter
  • Educate the public about the need to sterilize their dogs and cats


  • Graphic and text logo
  • Flyers that could be easily reproduced for distribution at businesses or mailings (as in being included in the weekly packets sent home to schoolkids, or annual tax mailings)
  • Web features, such as Vine or slightly longer videos of happy adopters
  • Anything else that a creative, bright young person could think of appropriate for a county animal shelter with limited resources.

The audience for these materials would be both adults and youngsters. The latter is important as part of the educational campaign on spay/neuter as well as general responsible pet ownership.

Karin Sherbin


Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce


The Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce intern will complete tasks and projects aimed at growing BACC’s marketing efforts while providing the intern with valuable marketing experience for a non-profit organization. These tasks include but are not limited to:


  • Assist the Director of Special Events & Communications in event planning responsibilities including communication with participants, data management, and organization.
  • Create Social Media Posts and Member Email Communications.
  • Create and/or update promotional materials for the BACC.
  • Interact with Special Events and Marketing Committees when applicable.
  • May undertake individual projects relating to Special Events and Marketing.
  • Work will be focused in the Forest Satellite office but will also extend to the main Bedford office. Some after-work and weekend hours required.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Currently enrolled in college
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Good organizational skills
  • Self-motivated individual
  • Creativity and innovative approach to problem solving
  • Ability to work effectively with others

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience working with media outlets such as newspaper, radio, etc.
  • Familiarity with design programs
  • Familiarity with social networking

Contact Information:
Susan Brown, Director of Special Events and Communications
Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce
305 East Main Street
Bedford, VA 24523
Phone: 540.586.9401, ext. 201
Fax: 434.525.7862


Lynchburg Daily Bread

Nonprofit Marketing/Development Intern

For 30 years, Lynchburg Daily Bread has provided a hot meal to the needy of the Lynchburg area. They are the only soup kitchen in the area and serve a free, nutritious lunch 365 days a year.  In 2012, we served 53,313 meals to the homeless and hungry.

Position: The Non-Profit Marketing/Development Intern has the opportunity to participate in and learn about all aspects of running a non-profit social service agency, including donor development, fundraising, grant & foundation research, and vendor & volunteer management as well as responding to the day-to-day opportunities and needs. Reporting to the Executive Director, the intern will be responsible for developing the donor database, providing customer service to clients, supporting the volunteer coordinator, and working with all levels of staff to provide meals.

Open to all majors, but applicants should have an interest in human services, nonprofit management, marketing, fundraising and/or event planning with a special interest in the issues of homelessness, hunger/food security, and economic development.

This is an unpaid position.


  • Update/Expand  donor database by researching potential donors, address changes and donor information
  • Creating and maintaining archive of client testimonials for inclusion in thank-you packets, including soliciting and writing stories
  • Develop new and creative ways to market the Daily Bread
  • Spring semester interns: assist in the publicity and coordination of a 4 mile race (fundraiser)
  • Process returned mail, email bounces, address change requests
  • Handle sensitive and/or confidential documents and information
  • Answer phones and route incoming calls to appropriate parties
  • Provide support to the kitchen staff and volunteers as needed
  • As able, intern may have an opportunity to assist in grant research and writing, website/social media, volunteer management, and administrative tasks essential to non-profit management

Required Qualifications:

  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills, with attention to detail and a high level of discretion
  • Ability to attend to multiple priorities simultaneously and to execute detailed follow-through
  • Ability to work as a team member and to work independently with initiative
  • Professional telephone manner and willingness to communicate comfortably with a diverse populations, from donors to clients
  • Energetic, self-motivated, and flexible
  • Adept at using Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word and PowerPoint

Preferred: Candidates who have previously volunteered with the Daily Bread will be given preference.

Location of Assignment:  Majority of tasks can be done in dorm, at home, in computer lab or wherever personal computer access is available. Intern will be expected to work on-site once every 2 weeks, during which time they will meet with Supervisor and provide on-site support.

Application Process: Submit a cover letter and one-page resume to Lara Jesser, Volunteer Coordinator, via email at:   Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.


93.7 KHF Radio

Ongoing unpaid internship opportunities

The advertising and marketing sales assistant intern will:

  • Assist in the preparation of sales support materials and proposals/presentations
  • Research consumer and advertiser trends
  • Update and maintain social media and station websites

Contact Mike McKendree
434.455.4321 Opt 5


AREVA is seeking an Intern for Executive Assistants at our Old Forest Road location in Lynchburg, Va.

Responsibilities and duties include:

  • Providing assistance to the Executive Assistants to the President and CEO and the Executive Staff
  • Interacting positively with managers, customers, other administrators and corporate counterparts
  • Providing basic administrative support, including general administrative tasks such as answering phones, typing letters, scanning and copying documents, mail distribution, and typing letters and various documents
  • Learning the AREVA systems and processes for Ulysse expense report data entry, OneTime data entry, Outlook contact database entries, Webcap, and SAP for purchase requisitions
  • Assisting with meeting set-up and arrangements
  • Gaining experience in preparing presentations, documents, spreadsheets, reports, meeting minutes, and action item logs

All candidates must meet the following minimum requirements in order to be considered for this opportunity. Candidates who exceed minimum qualifications may be considered for a higher level position.

  • High school diploma
  • Currently enrolled in college
  • A high degree of initiative to begin action and the ability to work well independently
  • Well organized with attention to detail
  • Ability to handle multiple simultaneous projects
  • Ability to collaborate with others and contribute in a team-based environment
  • Able to work in highly dynamic environment due to internal/external customer-driven/busy demands and multiple changing priorities
  • Confidentiality is essential and the ability to work with highly sensitive, confidential information
  • Flexible in the face of changing priorities
  • Punctual, dependable
  • Good communication and internal/external customer service skills and the ability to interact positively with managers, customers, other administrators and corporate counterparts
  • Advanced PC-based application skills with Microsoft Office tools (PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Outlook)
  • Excellent verbal and communication skills
  • Exercises discretion with confidential matters
  • Good analytical ability and problem identification-problem resolution skills
  • Experience in preparing presentations, documents, spread-sheets, reports, meeting minutes, and action item logs

The following requirements are desired and will be used to differentiate all candidates who apply for this position:

  • College internship
  • Quick learner
  • Independent worker
  • Interested in office environment and serious about learning from experienced executive assistants
  • Trustworthy with company confidential information

Directions for applying:

  • Go to or
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  • Enter the job ADM00507, then scroll to the bottom of the page and click “Search for Jobs”
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CASA of Central Virginia Internship Program

Job Description

The CASA of Central Virginia intern will complete tasks and projects aimed at developing and growing CASA’s marketing efforts. These tasks include but are not limited to:

  • Assist in planning and advertising for annual fundraising events
  • Find and pursue new companies and obtain product donations
  • Develop outlets to market and sell products on-line or through social media outlet
  • Create and/or update promotional materials for CASA

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Junior or Senior marketing student
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Good organizational skills
  • Self-motivated individual
  • Intermediate academic knowledge of marketing concepts and strategies
  • Creativity and innovative approach to problem solving
  • Ability to work effectively with others

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience working with media outlets such as newspaper, radio, etc.
  • Familiarity with Adobe InDesign
  • Familiarity with social networking and on-line sales

CASA of Central Virginia is seeking to create an internship program which is mutually beneficial to the student and to the organization. We believe that an intern will benefit in the following ways:

  • Gain valuable marketing and development experience for a non-profit organization
  • Establish a professional network
  • Put academic studies to practical use
  • Develop marketing skills through various semester long projects

Contact information:
Allison Stronza, Executive Director
CASA of Central VA
11 Oakridge Blvd., Suite 200
Lynchburg, VA 24501
P.O. Box 11373
Lynchburg, VA 24506
Phone: 434.485.7261
FAX: 434.528.2551


Clear Channel Communications

Clear Channel Communications

Duties include:

  • Assisting in the research of event opportunities in local communities
  • Assisting in the research of area companies for potential financial cooperation
  • Assisting in the creation and execution of events

Contact: Tammy Cazad

Cotton Connection

Cotton Connection

Ongoing opportunity – usually spring semester

Duties include:

  • Illustrating
  • Computer designing and production

Must be:

  • Fluent with Macintosh Adobe Illustrator
  • Friendly
  • Motivated to learn and to complete assignments while gaining real world experience

Interview required – possible paid internship

Contact: H.B. Atkinson

The Family Alliance

The Family Alliance formerly The Alliance for Families and Children)

Ongoing opportunity

Duties include assisting in the production of:

  • newsletters
  • press releases
  • mailings
  • print ads
  • billboards
  • promotion of agency programs

Only one intern per semester.

Contact: Tracey Dixon
434.845.5944 ext. 223


Customer Service Rep Intern
Location: Lynchburg, VA
Internship Start:
May 2013

The Genworth Financial Customer Service Center is looking to onboard current college students into the role of Intern – Customer Service Rep (CSR). CSR Interns will have 10-12 weeks training, after which they will transition into a Part Time Intern (20 hours +) role during the spring/fall semesters.

CSR Interns are expected to:

  • Take customer calls for our Life Insurance department.
  • Demonostrate a proven ability to diffuse escalated situations through ownership of customer calls and by partnering with subject matter experts on complex customer related issues
  • Demonstrate a proven ability to rely on pre-established guidelines to perform the primary functions of the job
  • Provide outstanding customer service through effective communication with our customers on the telephone and via written correspondence.
  • Demonstrate ownership and initiative in call follow-up, documentation, & work item management.
  • Maintain accurate product & process knowledge as well as stay abreast of regulatory updates.
  • Review, analyze and process written requests and documents as required
  • Update and ensure integrity of customer accounts including history
  • Educate customers about their product features as well as self-service functionality via the IVR and web.
  • Perform at or above individual quality, productivity and timeliness standards set by the business.
  • Achieve positive team goals and results by adapting to varying work schedules, improving through feedback, participation in team meetings and and maintaining strong/ongoing relationships with customers and teammates


  • High School Diploma / Current college student
  • Solid PC and typing skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, listening and written communication skills
  • Adaptable to a constantly changing environment
  • Above average Math and English skills
  • Ability to work well within a team structure to accomplish goals
  • Willingness to develop and maintain professional growth
  • Ability to work in a high volume/fast paced environment

To Apply:
You must apply to both the Genworth website as well as your university’s career center. To locate this posting, go to Genworth’s website at, click apply online, and enter RP14851 into the “Requisition” field. (Be sure to choose your university as the source.)


Harris Corporation

Paid internship in the Product Documentation Product Group, every fall and spring semester

Responsibilities: Write, edit, and format technical documents that describe the operation, maintenance, and installation of critical communication radios and networks. Harris supplies radio systems and networks worldwide to first responders – police and fire departments, military installations, and local and state governments. The Product Documentation Management group works with engineers to document these products. The intern selected will work with a professional, experienced group of writers, learning the craft of writing for a technical audience. In addition, the intern will work with engineers to collect input and review comments prior to publication.

Skills Required: Self-starter, strong verbal, written communication, and organizational skills, Microsoft Word and Office Suite, self-confidence. Experience with graphics software preferred but not required. Complete one year of college English and/or technical writing courses.

Pay: Competitive. Based on the number of college credits earned and the major.

If interested, send resume to Robin Hancock

Phone interview will precede on-site interviews.

Historic Sandusky

Internships available in summer, fall, or spring semesters for 3-6 hours of credit.

A good internship for students studying marketing, history, public relations, graphic design, or business/non-profits.

Contact Barbara Rothermel, assistant professor of museum studies, at or ext. 8343. (Posted April 9, 2012)

Students at the Lynchburg Community MarketLynchburg Community Market

Lynchburg Community Market

Type: Ongoing
Duties include:

  • developing and organizing promotional and marketing strategies
  • assembling and distributing information for newspaper advertising
  • coordinating and meeting with both public and private committees with similar promotional goals
  • composing special event information submitted for various reports

Contact: Jennifer Kennedy

Lynchburg Hillcats

For more information regarding a possible internship, please contact Mr. Ronnie Roberts at 434.528.1144.

Lynchburg Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau

Digital Marketing/Public Relations Intern

Activities will include:

  • Maintaining website calendar and social media sites
  • Drafting press releases
  • Research, database, and planning projects
  • Assistance with mailings
  • Other related assignments

There may be additional opportunities to gain experience by attending meetings and by participating in other activities.

Students majoring in Communications, Marketing, Electronic Media, Public Relations, or other relevant majors are encouraged to apply.

This is an unpaid internship.

Please submit a letter/resume (no more than 1 page) describing why you are suited for this position and how it would contribute to your studies. You may also submit a letter of endorsement from a professor or staff member.

For more information, please contact:

Krista Boothby at
Marketing & Public Relations Coordinator
Lynchburg Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau
900 Church Street, 3rd Floor
Lynchburg, VA 24504

Visit to learn more about the Lynchburg Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau!

Lynch’s Landing – Communications and Events

Communications and Events intern

Activities will include:

  • Assistance with email, website, and social media promotion for events and activities
  • Assistance with event planning, marketing, and logistics
  • Researching and updating press contacts, drafting press releases
  • Assistance with mailings and office management

There may be additional opportunities to gain experience in negotiating advertising buys, sponsorship agreements, volunteer coordination, and other activities.

Students majoring in Business, Journalism/Communications, English, History, Marketing, Public Relations, Political Science, or other relevant majors are encouraged to apply.

This is an unpaid internship. Course credit will be given.

Please submit a letter/resume (no more than 1 page) describing why you are suited for this position and how it would contribute to your studies. You may also submit a letter of endorsement from a professor or staff member.

For more information, please contact:

Stephanie Keener
Communications & Events Manager
Lynch’s Landing
901 Church Street
Lynchburg, VA 24504
434.221.7052 (cell)
434.528.3169 (fax)

Visit to learn more about the Main Street Program and revitalization efforts in downtown Lynchburg.

Lynch’s Landing – Media and Photography

Media and photography intern

Activities will include:

  • Creating and developing a visual portfolio for Downtown Lynchburg
  • Conducting interviews and developing a video library for Downtown Lynchburg
  • Coordinating with LTV to produce short downtown informational segments
  • Using social media, YouTube and blogging platforms to share videos, photos and information
  • Assistance with email, website and social media promotion for events and activities

Students majoring in Business, Journalism/Communications, Design, Marketing, Public Relations or other relevant majors are encouraged to apply. Students are encouraged to use this internship to fulfill course requirements.

This is an unpaid internship. Course credit will be given.

Please submit a letter/resume (no more than 1 page) describing why you are suited for this position and how it would contribute to your studies. You may also submit a letter of endorsement from a professor or staff member.

For more information, please contact:

Heather Kennedy, Executive Director

Office 434.485.7251

Visit to learn more about the Main Street Program and revitalization efforts in downtown Lynchburg.

Out:think Group

Marketing Intern


The intern will assist in research and outreach campaigns for the company and its clients. Real-world work that will provide experience and resume-building opportunities.

One intern needed for each of the following time periods:

  • Fall (Aug. to early Dec.)
  • Winter (Mid-Dec. to mid-Jan.)
  • Spring (Mid-Jan. to early May)
  • Summer (Late-May to mid-Aug.)


  • Business Administration
  • Communication Studies
  • Economics

Hourly rate/stipend: $8


Tim Grahl
President, Out:think Group
114 Tradewynd Dr.
Lynchburg, VA 24502

Rebuilding Together – Lynchburg


  • developing monthly newsletter
  • filming and making a DVD for PR writing grants overseeing work projects (have a “handy man background”)
  • working on Public Relations projects

Up to four interns each season, for fall (Aug. – early Dec.), winter (mid-Dec. – mid-Jan.), spring (mid-Jan. – early May), summer (late May – mid-Aug.)

Preferred majors:
Art-Graphic Design
Business Administration
Computer Science
Environmental Science
Business Management

Region 2000 Economic Development

Ongoing, paid internship opportunity

Duties include:

  • building marketing databases
  • producing website
  • assisting with research and compilation of economic data
  • assisting comprehensive strategy document
  • creating distribution lists for local media, national business titles, and individuals

Region 2000 Economic Development
Lynchburg, VA
Contact: Emmie Boley

Spirit FM Radio

Spirit FM invites you to be an intern this fall!

As a media ministry, Spirit FM is committed to helping you gain more knowledge and professionalism in the field, while boosting your creative energy. Spirit FM allows its interns to become familiar in every department.

Duties include: promotional management (assisting in promotions/events), on-air opportunities, writing, editing, voicing, producing, board operating, administration, graphic design, and more!

If you want to experience a taste of the radio ministry world, sign up now with Spirit FM! Contact Michael Brown at or 434.237.9798 ext. 110.

Steve Coates Photography

Opportunity for summer 2012 and/or fall 2012

Duties may include website development, web-based gallery, public relations, graphic design, and photography.

Contact Steve Coates at 434.851.2854.

Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest

Marketing & Development Intern

Activities will include:

  • Conducting and evaluating visitor surveys and data input
  • Calendar promotion
  • Researching and updating press contacts
  • Travel brochure fulfillment
  • Assistance with event planning, marketing and logistics
  • Assistance with brand management and implementation
  • Assistance with mailings
  • Performing foundation and donor research

Students majoring in Communications, Art-Graphic Design, Arts Management, English, History, Journalism, Marketing, Political Science or other relevant majors are encouraged to apply.

This is an unpaid internship.

For more information, please contact:

Wayne Gannaway


United Way of Central Virginia

The United Way of Central Virginia is seeking an intern to assist the Special Events Coordinator in planning and facilitating over 12 annual events; including golf tournaments, volunteer initiatives, festivals and holiday parties. This internship will provide a thorough understanding of the event planning process through a large non-profit organization.

Interns will also achieve an overall understanding of how various United Way agencies meet the needs of Central Virginia by being an active participant in meetings and everyday office operations.

Special events include:

  • Lynchburg Cooks for Hunger Relief
  • Annual Harris Corporation Golf Tournament
  • Annual Day of Caring
  • Annual Williams Company Golf Tournament
  • Feenominal Follies
  • October Food Drive for Hunger Relief
  • Zombie Run
  • Babcock & Wilcox Poker Run
  • Festival of Trees
  • Holiday Open House

Specific duties for scheduled events will include development of promotional material, logistical support, data entry, tracking outcomes, running event-related errands, etc.

Additional organizational duties may include attending meetings, answering phones, reception, collating data, distributing materials, and other duties as assigned.

For more information on the events listed visit

Tabitha Abbott
Special Events Coordinator
Direct line: 434.455.6909
Main line: 434.846.8467
Fax: 434.847.8753

WLNI-FM Programming


Duties include:

  • Researching topics during live shows
  • screening listener calls
  • producing commercials
  • assisting in booking and calling guests before interviews
  • participating on the air occasionally

Experience with Adobe and basic Windows, training is offered.

Possible part-time work.

WLNI-FM Programming
Contact: Bob Abbott

WSET News Internships

Internships are available in a variety of divisions: news, sports, sales and marketing, production, commercial production, and meteorology.

For more information and applications, visit

Lynchburg, Va.
Contact: Jenny Marshall

YWCA of Central Virginia

Internship for summer/fall 2012

The ideal candidate is interested in advancing women’s rights in our community, specifically working on initiatives to prevent/decrease domestic violence, dating violence, and bullying.

Community outreach and public relations are a significant part of the internship. Must be willing and eager to learn more about human services and have the ability to work autonomously on projects. Creativity, innovative thinking, and a positive attitude is required! An interest in national and international women’s rights issues is desired.

Email a cover letter and resume to Jenna Lodge at . (Posted April 17, 2012)