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GayRVA/RVAMag now accepting applications for Summer 2017 internship session

GayRVA Staff | April 3, 2017

It’s that time of year again – RVAMag and GayRVA are opening their doors for the next round of interns and we want you to help make us better.

We’re looking to fill about eight slots for people who are passionate, creative, hard-working, and willing to learn and better themselves under the guidance of two professional media outlets here in Richmond.

Ideal candidates will:

Attend college and be in need of 2-3 credits through their scholastic program
Have 2-3 days availability during the week, with the freedom to attend events in the evening
Have a laptop, digital camera, digital voice recorder, and/or smart phone
Be willing to work hard
Understand the responsibilities involved when committing to a project
Have experience writing non-fiction
Have an open mind, with the willingness to cover issues and topics that might be all together new to you

Attending a college program is not required, but those not in a program should be able to show a history of successful writing or commitment to a long-term project.

What you will be doing:

1. Writing – a lot of writing. You will be responsible for some of the more regular weekly content (event previews, album reviews, business listing updates, etc)

2. Interviewing – you will be speaking to LOTS of different people. The voices of the community help define a publication, and you will be seeking out those voices.

3. Pitching and developing long-form stories – we want to help you get published, we want to see you succeed. We’ll help you get there.

What you will get out of it:

An understanding of the daily operations of an independent publication in a medium market town
The independence to cover stories and issues which interest you
Lots and lots of clips
Long form and short form writing experience
Multi-media web-based project experience
Access to shows, parties, and events

What we need from you:
Availability from May 15 – August 11th
Cover letter detailing why we should bring you on board
One short writing sample

Please send an email to editor@gayrva.com and put “Internship Submission” as the subject line. Deadline for submission is April 14 at Midnight. Interviews will take place the following week – succesful applicants will not be contacted until AFTER the 14th so please be patient.

WE ARE ALWAYS SEEKING TO DIVERSIFY OUR NEWS ROOM! LGBTQ and minority students are very much encouraged to apply. Help us better resemble the city we work in!