Current Internships and Opportunities
Shaffer Coaching + Consulting, LLC is looking for a Social Media and Digital Marketing Intern. The social media & digital marketing intern will provide a range of services for the organization and has the opportunity to directly impact the company and its brand. The position will be given real-world projects that will assist a growing company. Remote work. Part-time position (up to 20 hours a month). Paid position. $15/hour up to 5 hours of work per week. Any remaining working hours are unpaid. Reports to Principal of Shaffer Coaching + Consulting, LLC. Please email your resume to email@example.com.
Local filmmaker James Sanford is looking for a cinematographer/DP; sound recorders/mixers; maybe a stills photographer to help with his project, "Tom Sawyer's Black Friday," from May 13 through May 20. $40 per shooting day, with meals included. They are looking for people who can supply their own equipment. The idea is to create a movie with something of an old-style cinematic look, or as close as to that as can be achieved in the digital age. Every effort is made to limit shooting to six hours or less per day, especially with outdoor locations. If interested contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or text (269) 599-4009.
The Teaching & Research Sub-Committee of the University Sustainability Committee, with support from the Environmental Resilience Institute (ERI), is pleased to announce the launch of the inaugural: Summer Decarbonization Academy: June 13 – August 5, 2022. This will be a paid, hands-on learning experience drawing together students, faculty, and staff to work towards UVA’s goals of being carbon-neutral by 2030 and fossil fuel-free by 2050.
Eligible to rising 3rd-years, 4th-years, and graduate students currently enrolled in any UVA program. Visit our website to learn more and apply: https://eri.virginia.edu/decarb-academy. Applications will be due no later than April 29, 2022 (5 PM). For questions, please contact the program director, Professor Lisa Colosi Peterson.
Professor Aynne Kokas seeks a student intern to serve as a Program Assistant for conferences and programming to be run through the Miller Center. Click here for more information.
The Virginia Association of Broadcasters offers paid summer internships to rising juniors and seniors who are interested in radio or television. They place qualified students at a member radio or television station for eight weeks in the summer wherever they are located throughout the Commonwealth. Attached is the internship brochure as well as the application. While the deadline for this summer has passed, they are still hoping for more applicants, especially in the Charlottesville area. Contact Christina Sandridge with any questions.
The Economist is seeking interns to write about foreign affairs. The internships will be London-based and paid. Anyone is welcome to apply, regardless of citizenship or any characteristic unrelated to the job. Applicants should send an original unpublished article of up to 600 words suitable for publication in The Economist’s foreign pages, a CV and a cover letter to email@example.com. The deadline for applications is April 30th, 2022. The dates and duration of the internships are flexible. Click here for more information.
Virginia Polo, a UVA club sport, seeks a student magazine designer to help create an annual 30 page magazine to send supporters for their annual fundraiser. The content will be ready to send to the designer the 2nd week of April and final files will need to go to the printer by the 1st of June. They have a small budget for this, but a wide reach. Please contact Kate Melton at the UVA Career Center if interested at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Arts Center in Orange, VA, is looking to hire intern in social media and audio visual work:
Social Media/Marketing Intern (16 hours per week): responsible for assisting in a range of marketing initiatives within The Arts Center in Orange. As an intern, they will be working closely with the Executive Director, Administrative Assistant, and Programs Coordinator. Working in a team setting will provide them with real hands-on projects and daily tasks that use social media platforms to promote and manage The Arts Centers online presence. Interns will be able to apply classroom based knowledge to projects and gain essential skills needed to be career ready. The Arts Center in Orange is dedicated to developing successful leaders, and we strive to make this internship as realistic and informative as possible.
Audio/Visual intern (16 hours per week): assist with the photo and video needs of The Arts Center in Orange through planning, executing, and collaborating with the Executive Director. The Audio Visual (AV) Intern will be responsible for capturing, editing, and delivering photos and videos to support The Arts Center in Orange print and digital marketing materials. This position will work with our Social Media Marketing Intern, Administrative Assistant, and Programs Coordinator. The Arts Center in Orange is dedicated to developing successful leaders, and we strive to make this internship as realistic and informative as possible.
More information and applications available on website.
The Fairfax Collegiate Summer Program in Northern Virginia seeks instructors to teach film, photo, and design courses in its multi-location enrichment program. This is an ideal summer job for college students looking to share their love for film, photo, and design with elementary and middle school students. Click here to learn more about their employment opportunities and apply.
Calling at Media Studies students! UVA’s Undergraduate Research Journal, Movable Type, is publishing an issue this spring! If you have an essay, podcast, or video in the field of Media Studies that you’re proud of, please consider submitting! Previous issues of Movable Type can be viewed here. To submit, please send an anonymized Word document (all submissions will be peer-reviewed blind) to email@example.com.
There are various positions open at Publicis Groupe for individuals interested in marketing/advertising. These roles are at multiple locations (mostly remote or hybrid). Interested candidates can reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions/help with the application process.
The Young Women Leaders Program (YWLP) and Men’s Leadership Project (MLP) are community-based mentoring programs which pair UVA undergraduate students with middle school girls and boys from the Charlottesville/Albemarle area. They are currently accepting applications for the 2022-2023 academic year. By combining one-on-one mentoring with group activities that address students’ sense of self, scholastic achievement, peer relationships, and healthy decision-making, YWLP & MLP help empower middle schoolers as leaders in their schools and communities. Apply now for the 2022-2023 academic year! The deadline is Tuesday, March 1st. Visit their website for access to the online applications and more information about YWLP and MLP.
UVA is looking for an On-Grounds Recruiting Intern for the football team to help assist with event setup for recruiting events on the weekends, assist the Director of On-Grounds Recruiting with recruit mail, assist with transcript requests from high schools and assist the Director of On-Grounds Recruiting and others in recruiting with any and all needs. Help with registration for recruiting events and set up for day of events. Will take place during office hours during the week in the football office and some weekend obligations for recruiting events during the semester. Also looking for help in the summer if you are available. Will not exceed 10 hours a week. Contact the Director of On-Grounds Recruiting, Katie Giusto, at email@example.com if you are interested. Please send your resume and a brief cover letter of why you are interested. Also include if you are or are not available to work over the summer as well.
Schechter Reed is looking for a Communications/Social Media Intern (virtual, $15-$20/hour). This is a woman-owned recruiting firm in D.C. area with solid reputation is seeking a smart, creative, and savvy writer/marketer to develop fresh content. Create compelling and original social media content for the company website, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter pages. Must be able to work independently and bring exceptional writing/proofreading skills and creativity. Synthesize information to summarize candidate profiles, job opportunities and client descriptions. Must also remain focused on key business initiatives and track activity to understand impact and pivot accordingly. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to apply. Ideal candidate will be in pursuit of a bachelor’s degree in marketing, media studies or a related field.
All sections of The Cavalier Daily are currently accepting applications! These applications are all due Sunday, February 13 at 11:59 p.m. The Cavalier Daily is open to students from all majors and all schools, including graduate and professional schools. To learn more about the different sections you can join and The Cavalier Daily recruitment, please click here. If you have any questions, please contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
WABI TV5 in Bangor, Maine, has multiple openings right now for any students who might be interested in starting out in the industry. The current openings are for a Multimedia Journalist (MMJ) and a Weekend Anchor/MMJ. Feel free to reach out to MDST graduate Allegra Zamore with questions at email@example.com.
The Collegiate SeriesFest Season 8 Festival is now open for submissions. They are accepting episodic pilot work as well as unpublished pilot scripts until March 3rd - winners will be showcased at the in-person festival May 5th-11th in Denver, CO. The entry fee is $25, any students who need financial assistance can receive a personalized waiver code.The Series would love to have an East Coast presence at the collegiate level this year and want to highly encourage students to submit their work. For questions about submissions and help with waiver assistance, contact Education Manager Sarah Jylkka (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Life After Sport; There’s More To It is a podcast started by Media Studies graduates and UVA student athletes to help normalize the mental health challenges and identity crises student athletes face upon graduating and leaving their sport for good. Each week, they talk with different retired student athletes about their stories, experiences, and advice. They’ve had Olympic athletes come on, professional athletes scheduled to come on, and athletes of all sports and colleges/universities…including a handful that are UVA grads. The podcast is small but growing and needs some production help—someone who is willing to edit raw audio, post on their socials, and come up with episode descriptions and Instagram captions. This is an unpaid position for someone interested in gaining experience in this industry. If interested, please contact Olivia Gott at email@example.com.
The Serpentine Society (UVA's LGBTQ+ alumni society) has launched three new grants described below:
- Unpaid internship and study abroad grant: (For highly-motivated LGBTQ+ students with financial need who have been offered an unpaid internship or study abroad program)
- Speaker series grant (for bringing LGBTQ+ speakers to Grounds)
- Professional development grant for conference attendance (e.g. Out for Undergrad, Out in STEM
Applications are open and are accepted on a rolling basis. Contact Ethan McCue (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions!
Forge is offering Spring Skills Courses: Learn something new in just 6-9 weeks this spring without the added stress of tests or grades! Forge Skills Courses are the perfect way to explore new topics, level up your resume, create an awesome portfolio, and expand your network. Check out courses like On-Brand (entrepreneurship & brand development), Convert (digital marketing), or Wireframe (web & app design). Apply by February 6th!
Launch Internship Program: Learn digital marketing or user experience design this summer. Then put your new knowledge to work at a high-impact, paid internship that Forge will match you with. Apply by February 6th!
PeriOp Green, a small company recently founded by MDST Alum Nafisa Alamgir and other UVA affiliates, was created with the goal of reducing waste within the operating room, both to reduce environmental waste and to cut patient cost.They are looking for a student intern to create an informative video for the company, someone who has video making abilities, with perhaps experience with animated videos as well. The video would be no longer than 2-3 minutes. You can email Nafisa at email@example.com for more details.
Foxfield Racing LLC is looking to welcome two self-motivated and hardworking interns for the Spring 2022 term. The first internship opportunity is focused on event management and marketing; the second is focused on marketing, sales, and customer service. See attached for details.
The C-VILLE Weekly is a Charlottesville-based alternative newspaper with a 32-year history of reporting on the community and region, doing breaking news, longer features, arts writing, and more. They are currently looking for a spring news intern. See attached job listing.
Heinz Field Scoreboard & Video Production Internship - Summer 2022 - PSSI Stadium LLC (Pittsburgh · PA) – click here for details.
The Bowdoin Journal of Cinema is looking for work that offers deep insights, unique perspectives, and fresh takes on any topic in film/cinema studies. To submit, please email a .pdf or .docx file to firstname.lastname@example.org, including your first and last name, college or university, and class year. Include an abstract of 100-150 words, a complete bibliography, and any relevant photographic stills with your submission. There is no ideal word count; every essay, regardless of length, will be considered equally. The deadline for May publication is February 10, 2022.
Reclaimed Hope Initiative is actively looking for a Social Media Intern. If interested, please take a look at their Facebook and Instagram accounts and contact Taylor Rolt (email@example.com).
The Barrier Islands Center is accepting applications for a summer intern who will focus on capturing history via film and oral histories. Please find the internship overview doc as well as the 2022 application. The Center will be prepared to schedule follow-up interviews and make a selection by mid-February. Please direct any questions to Megan Ames, Director of Planning and Development, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Application deadline extended to February 15th.
This spring, Movable Type, a Media Studies journal that displays outstanding work by UVA undergrads, is relaunching. They are accepting applications until Wednesday, December 1st: https://forms.gle/TNHtm6dm6R3W2N9FA. See previous issues of Movable Type here. Direct any questions to Katie Kenny at email@example.com.
The Africans United Communities of Charlottesville is looking for someone to help with social media. Contact Christian Ignoumba (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
The Outlaw Report, a regional publication that covers cannabis news with a lens on policy, social equity and businessis is looking for freelance writers. If interested in contributing, check out their website and send a resume, three clips, and two to three story ideas by email to email@example.com.
The 2022 Maccabi Games, an international Jewish and Israeli multi-sport event held every four years in Israel, is looking for media interns to cover the event.
The UVA Career Center invites you to engage in a new immersive program where you will gain mentorship and learning in AdobeXD and learn more about careers in user experience (UX) design. Click here to learn more about this completely free program!
Microsoft Research has 12-week internships in Redmond, NYC, or New England for undergrads in computer science, computer/software engineering, information science, social sciences, or related majors. Juniors & seniors w/ demonstrated leadership in diversity should apply here.
Bloomberg Industry Group is accepting applications for summer interns. Students can apply here.
Ovaterra is looking for a Founder Associate Intern.
Applications are open for spring and summer internships at The Fund for American Studies.
The Artifice, an online magazine that covers a wide spectrum of art forms, is looking for students to join their writing team.
The Media Studies Department is looking for a Communications Intern. Find the position in Handshake at https://virginia.joinhandshake.com/jobs/5426601.
Join the UVA Career Center and Wix staff to learn more about creating your online portfolio website via Zoom on Occtober 5 from 5:30pm - 6:30pm.
Email Professor Judith Shatin, William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor Emerita in the McIntire Department of Music, if interested in working part-time with her music publishing business and related research.
The Repair Lab seeks undergraduate students interested in environmental justice. If interested , please take this brief survey: https://forms.gle/8GKP2w1y3Z7zdAbe7
The Office of Special Events at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History is accepting applications for student interns.
The Virginian-Pilot is accepting applications for summer 2022 internships in reporting, photography/videography, audience, and data.
Applications are open through September 15 to become a Festival Ambassador at the 2021 Virginia Film Festival.
BreakBread Literacy Project seeks a Social Media Manager to work 6-8 hours/week.
National Institute of Aerospace in Hampton, VA, is currently accepting applications for Student Intern – Educational Outreach.
V Magazine, UVa’s student-run arts fashion and culture magazine, is looking for editorial pieces on art, culture, film, music, fashion, and the like to be published in our Fall 2021 issue. To apply, please submit your pitch HERE by Sept 15 at 11:59 PM.
The Arts & Entertainment section of The Cavalier Daily is seeking new writers who are passionate music, art and culture to increase the paper’s coverage of local Charlottesville artists and musicians as well as national music, television and film releases. Applications close on September 12th at 11:59PM.
Wyndly is hiring a part-time social media marketing role. To apply, email Aakash Shah with a short blurb on why you're a good fit for the position, your resume, and two examples of a health or wellness post on Instagram that you like, and why you like it.
The Health & Science section of The Cavalier Daily is looking for new writers who are enthusiastic about the sciences. Applications close September 12 at 11:59PM.
Sign up here for a tree virtual training event focused on responsible writing practices and destigmatization for sensitive topics, such as suicide, mental health, and substance misuse.
The Adrenaline Film Project (Nov. 3rd - 6th) is back. Look for updates on their Facebook page.
Volunteers with International Students,Scholars, and Staff (VISAS) is accepting applications. If you are an English language learner, apply HERE. If you are a UVa student with high-level English proficiency who would like to become a volunteer, apply HERE. If you are a RETURNING volunteer with VISAS, register HERE
NextDay has several fall 2021 internships. See attached for more information.
St. John’s Church in Washington, DC, the historical yellow church across from the White House, is looking for a Communications Manager.
Contact Cat Cornicelli in the Public Affairs Office for Navy ROTC at UVA if interested at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Warner Brothers U is looking for college ambassadors. More information here.
In the first quarter of 2022, CNN anticipates hiring hundreds of journalists for its new streaming service. Find more information at this link.
UVA's Department of Student Health and Wellness is looking for a Teaching Kitchen Media Assistant.
The Internet Society seeks a Program Support Intern with their Fellowship Team.
Registration is now open for an Arts Journalism Institute to occur June 21 – 25.
The National Museum of American History is looking for a fall Special Events intern.
Registration is now open for a National Arts Journalism Institute to occur June 21 – 25.
UVA Women's Soccer seeks volunteer students managers and others to help with social media creation. Anyone interested should contact Maggie McMullan(email@example.com) and provide your schedule for the 2021 fall semester.
NFL Film has paid internship opportunites...deadline to apply is May 28.
The Vox Media Writers Workshop is a no-cost, hands-on training and mentorship program that pairs Vox Media editors and writers with talented people curious about a career in journalism.
CONEX is hiring a part-time videographer to aid in the creation and production of communication videos.
rppl (Ripple), an educational platform to bridge the gap between prospective pre-med students and specific medicine tracks, seeks a Media Lead. If interested, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Internship opportunities are currently available at Slate in Washington DC.
The Better Angels Society is hiring two summer interns in the areas of communications outreach and development . See the job listings here.
The Virginia Film Festival is accepting applications for the 2021 Internship Program and Fall 2021 seasonal staff positions.
The Virginia Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists offers financial assistance for Virginia college students who will be interning this summer with news organizations. Fellowship application deadline is April 15.
NextDay, a DC-based start-up in the functional beverage space, is accepting applications for summer and school-credit internships.
Shelton Award Media Studies scholarship applications close April 2, 2021.
The Shenandoah Film Collaborative, based in Strasburg, VA, is looking film submissions for its first ever Shenandoah Youth Festival being held online from June 19th to July 3rd. Click here for details.
The Virginia Football Program is looking for creative interns (graphic design, photography, video, etc.) to help in their recruiting department and with social media for the football program (see attached graphic). Email Alex Keller at (firstname.lastname@example.org) if interested.
The UVA Women's Center is looking for Women of Color to be a part of the Speaking in Hues podcast internship for the 2021-2022 academic year. Students can apply here.
Throughout the 2020-2021 academic year internships will be updated on this page.
UVA Global Internships/Education Abroad and Global Studies are excited to be welcoming applications for two virtual academic internship programs in SUMMER 2021.
The Virginia Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists offers financial assistance for Virginia college students who will be interning this summer with news organizations. More information here.
WTJU seeks 3-5 paid student interns to lead summer youth ratio camps and produce lots of good radio and podcast segments.
Serpentine Society Scholarships are due Sunday, March 14. This webpage provides an overview of all three open scholarships.
FUTURE NOW Media Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, announces its upcoming annual Media & Entertainment Conference to give students the opportunity to learn from, be mentored by, and network with top executives, thought leaders, and professionals in the industry. Deadline for applications is March 1.
Southern Exposure is accepting applications for its summer fellowship program in Alabama.
Registration is now open for the 2021 Virtual Undergraduate Research Symposium.
DART will hold an online info session on Wednesday, March 10th at 6pm to discuss careers in community organizing. Sign up at www.thedartcenter.org/rsvp.
UNCUT, is coming to UVA and looking for dedicated UVA students who are passionate about journalism, marketing, sports media, graphic design, videography, photography, and more to help us elevate the voices of student-athletes across grounds. Email Becca Jarrett if interested in learning more.
Be a Big Sister. Make a Big Difference. The Young Women Leaders Program is accepting applications for mentors in the 2021-2022 academic year.
Writing Wrongs — a nonprofit offering an expense-free advocacy journalism program for college students — announces its first remote program—Writing Wrongs: Nationwide.
Apply to be an intern at The Nation.
Promotions, a year-long 9-credit advertising course open to students of all majors, is accepting appliations through February 16th. Contact email@example.com for more information.
The Cavalier Daily is recruiting new members to help expand its story-telling capacity amid the unique political, medical, and social realities of our current moment.
The Office of Special Events at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History is accepting applications for its Summer 2021 internship. Step by step instructions on how to apply can be found here.
The Women’s Center is hosting (Re)present, a juried arts and writing competition. Please visit their website for full details.
UVA's Undergraduate Research Network (URN) is recruiting for new members. Visit their website for more information.
The Jefferson Society, the oldest institution on Grounds, announces spring interviews.
Stauer is recruiting for part-time positions and student internships. Click here to see their flyer.
Click here to apply for a WTJU Spring 2021 internship.
Check out Forge's internship program, called Launch. Applications due Thursday, January 28th, by midnight.
The Gotham Film and Media Institute is accepting internship applications for the Spring of 2021 in their Business Development, Marketing, and Membership departments and in their quarterly FILMMAKER Magazine.
UVA’s Institute for Public History offers paid summer internships for UVA undergrads, May grads, and grad students at public history sites. See the IPH website for internship descriptions and application.
Call for submissions from the Bowdoin Journal of Cinema, one of the only undergraduate publications to feature work in cinema studies.
Report for America announced a list of open newsroom jobs around the country. Click on the link for more information.
Aesthetica Film Festival, the leading film event in the UK for new talent, is open for entries. Entries are open for Shorts, Features and VR & 360 Films. Entries can be submitted to 12 genres, including Comedy, Drama, Thriller, Experimental and more. Prizes include: £5,000 in cash prizes, Best of Festival winner, prestigious awards from HIJACK, post-production packages, BAFTA-eligibility and more.
Gotoco, set up by Oxford University students, provides English-speaking students with funded opportunities to participate in summer camps in China, where they can work towards a TEFL certificate, learn Mandarin, make new friends, explore the country, and have a unique summer experience.
The New Republic is looking for an Editorial Intern in New York or DC.
United Wealth Management seeks to hire a student to assist with audio and video editing for their new podcast. If interested, please send a letter of interest to Alan Bewley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Multicultural Arts Fund is providing funding for students creating projects or doing work centered around multiculturalism, advocating for social and/or racial change. Apply here. Contact Alex Pirouz email@example.com with any questions.
The application process is open for spring 2021 internships at Big Island Farms on the Big Island of Hawaii.
Americans Who Tell the Truth seeks a self-starter who is able to design, develop, and implement digital advertising and marketing strategies to drive traffic to their web site. Contact Scott Gardiner if interested.
The Black Play-by-Play Broadcaster Grant & Scholarship Fund, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is looking to award (3) $1,000 scholarships in time for the Spring 2021 semester. Find more information at www.blackpxpfund.com/scholarships.
The Virginia Journal of Gender Studies (VJGS) is looking for submissions for its Fall/Winter 2020 edition. All works must be submitted using this form by Sunday, October 25th, 2020, at 11:59 pm EST. Contact Sasha Duckworth at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or if you need additional information. VJGS is also accepting limited applications for editor positions. Learn more here.
Equal Justice America seeks a Journalism and Social Media Fellow to launch a quarterly email newsletter.
Graduate and undergraduate students studying at American colleges and universities who aspire to become foreign correspondents are invited to apply for Overseas Press Club Foundation scholarship/fellowship awards.
V Magazine is looking for students to join their editorial team and general membership.
The Virginian-Pilot is accepting applications for summer 2021 internships.
The Virginia Women's Chorus seeks assistance with their music video project for the UVA Alumni Association's RETOLD event. Contact Concert Manager Carter Echols for more information.
Applications are open through October 2 for 2021 paid student fellowships with the Texas Tribune.
The National Association of Latino Independent Producers encourages you to look at their internships. Positions and applications can be found here.
Rise Together, a non-profit committed to providing mentors for first-generation, low-income students in elementary, middle and high school, is looking for interns. Interested students can reach out to Kathryn Gayhart at email@example.com.
Flaire seeks fellows and interns to assist with their UVA launch this fall.
New America in Washington, DC, offers a number of interships to students and recent graduates.
The Charlottesville Albemarle Convention & Visitors Bureau seeks Marketing and public Relations Intern to assist with copy for their web site, social media sites, and publications. Click here for more information.
Reflections: Oral Histories at UVA seeks student interns to contribution to their oral history archive by writing articles about interviewees and to create a podcast exploring race, equality, and equity at the University. For more details, contact Logan Botts and Marisa Dinko at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vuetech Health Innovations is a local startup looking for a marketing intern. Apply here. Application deadline is August 14th.
THE STUDIO & TRIBL has employment opportunities for current students in the arena of content creation.
The Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Museum seeks undergraduates to fill internships for the 2020-2021 academic year in museum education, collections management, and the curatorial department. Applicaton deadline is August 1, 2020.
Remote internships are available with Fan Media for students interested in a career in journalism.
Virginia Film Festival paid internships for Fall 2020 - open to full-time UVA Students - deadline April 29 at noon.
Virginia Department of Health Professions (DHP) seeks 2020 Summer Communications Intern -- if interested, contact Diane Powers, Director of Communications at Diane.Powers@DHP.Virginia.Gov - deadline March 30, 2020
WPLN Newsroom Podcast Internship, Nashville, TN - deadline December 08, 2019