Desperately seeking intern

Ok, not desperately. Let’s say enthusiastically.

Ok, not desperately. Let’s say enthusiastically.

RVANews is currently looking for an editorial intern for the spring 2011 semester. This is an unpaid position, but you will be rewarded with writing opportunities, fun times, and the chance to learn tons about our awesome city. You also MUST receive academic credit for the internship.

See below for the internship description — and feel free to pass it along should you know any students in the market for an internship next semester.


The editorial intern will become an integral part of the RVANews staff, working with our team a minimum of 10 hours per week to brainstorm and develop content for our website. He/she is expected to submit 1-2 feature stories (600 to 800 words) per week, in addition to assisting with the daily and weekly development and implementation of our regular content.

The intern will be held to the standards of style, accuracy, fairness, and deadlines maintained by RVANews. He/she will be responsible for completing necessary research, making contacts, and establishing sources during the internship period, and will be expected to develop stories that are of interest to the community.

As this position includes regular updates to the RVANews website, an understanding of WordPress is preferred.

This position will be based out of our office located on the 1500 block of W. Main Street. Some local travel may be required for the completion of research and interviews. The intern must be able to provide his/her own transportation.

The position is unpaid. However, it is eligible for class credit. Hours are flexible, but a minimum of 10 hours per week is required.

To apply, please email a cover letter, two writing samples, and a list of 3 potential stories pertaining to the Richmond-area that you’d be interested in covering to with “Editorial Intern” in the subject line.


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Valerie Catrow

Valerie Catrow is editor of RVAFamily, mother to a mop-topped first grader, and always really excited to go to bed.

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