Community Conversations/Public Programs Internship

This semester-long internship will be assisting with the planning, organization and development of the Valentine’s Community Conversations program. Candidates should have a basic familiarity with Richmond history and be able to commit 10-15 hours per week.

This seventh iteration of the “Community Conversations” series will begin in October 2016 and will explore topics related to community indicators with a focus on what Richmonder’s value. The purpose of this program is to engage the community in a dialogue about the region’s past and how that past can positively shape our collected future.

The Community Conversations intern will work closely with the Director of Public Programs, the Director of Public Relations and the museum Director to prepare and execute 2016-2017 Community Conversation presentations.

Other duties may include:

  • Collections research for images or objects related to conversations
  • Development of PowerPoint presentations
  • Attending and participating in planning meetings for the 2016-2017 series
  • Attending monthly Tuesday evening Community Conversations events
  • Creation of promotional material
  • Assist with administrative tasks as needed

Qualifications include: excellent written and verbal communications skills, ability to research and work independently; knowledge Adobe Suite and Microsoft Office, Excel and PowerPoint; comfort with social media and learning new programs.

Candidates should be currently pursuing a BA or MA in Marketing, Public Relations, Education, Nonprofit Management, Graphic Design, Museum Studies/Education, History, Art History, Historic Preservation or a related field. Consideration will be given to candidates with a demonstrated interest in pursuing a career in public programs or public relations.

Application Deadline:  November 20, 2016
Apply online
Questions: mday@thevalentine.org