About VPM Internships
VPM is the largest locally owned and operated public media company in the region, each week reaching more than 300,000 people throughout central Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley. In addition, we serve as the local PBS & NPR station for communities across Virginia such as Harrisonburg, Charlottesville, and Richmond. Thanks to donor support, including a generous grant from the family of Sarah Portlock Fellman, VPM is pleased to offer an internship program to students enrolled in graduate or undergraduate studies (or) students who have graduated twelve months prior to the time of application. High School students may also be considered. We currently offer internships in the areas of: News, Radio/Music, Production, Digital, and Community Engagement. Internships are available for Fall, Winter/Spring, and Summer semesters.
Applicants must be eligible to work in the US. Work schedules are typically weekday daytime hours, 12 - 20 hours per week. Internships may be paid or completed in exchange for college credit. Interns are embedded with a specific department and perform meaningful work designed to help the station achieve goals, and to help the intern receive a real world experience.
Ideal Majors/Concentrations: Journalism, Broadcast Journalism, Mass Communications, Public Relations, Marketing, Computer Science, Television Production, Production, Video/Film, Communications, Media Arts & Design, Media Studies, Music Education, Music Performance.
Visit www.vpm.org/intern to apply.
VPM News Intern (Richmond): All semesters apply. Intern tasks include: Covering news events, write/record stories for newscasts and web, record/edit community events, speeches, roundtables, etc for broadcast. Some may work on a semester long feature storytelling project.
Requirements: Some experience is required. Resume, writing samples, audio samples, and a cover letter must be submitted for consideration.
VPM Music Intern (Richmond): All semesters apply. Intern tasks vary depending on the qualifications of the individual. Some tasks include: assisting with interviews and live performances, helping create online playlists, and maintaining a calendar of local events.
Requirements: Open to all levels of experience. Must submit anything that shows involvement and interest in music and/or cover letter detailing why an internship here would be beneficial to both VPM and the potential intern.
VPM Production Intern (Richmond): Summer, Winter/Spring only. Intern tasks include: Camera operations, audio, set building, lighting, general production assistance.
Requirements: Some experience required, experience preferred. Must submit a resume and video reel or portfolio for consideration.
VPM Production Intern (Charlottesville): Fall, Winter/Spring only. Intern tasks include: Production Assistant while shooting and editing local productions. Some research and scheduling. Other tasks as assigned by producers.
Requirements: Open to all levels of experience. Must submit a resume and video reel or portfolio for consideration.
VPM Digital Intern (Richmond): All semesters apply. Intern tasks include: Helping to develop graphics for social media and web, assisting team members in developing social media campaigns, project research, production assistant for video content, photography, helping to capture and edit audio, accompanying staff offsite to NPR, PBS, and interview/film venues.
Requirements: Some experience required. Must submit a resume, cover letter, and link to portfolio/video reel for consideration.
VPM Digital Intern (Charlottesville): All semesters apply. Intern tasks include: Creating social media posts, writing articles, producing videos.
Requirements: Some experience required. Must submit a resume along with any writing or video samples for consideration.
Digital News Intern (Richmond): Fall, Winter/Spring only. This intern would work directly with the VPM Digital News department, a liaison between VPM News and VPM Digital. Intern tasks include: Video/Audio Production Assistant, drafting social media posts, creating visualizations to accompany reporting, producing digital videos and/or photography, shadowing reporters and conducting interviews for audio or video stories.
Requirements: Open to all levels of experience. Must submit a resume and samples of any media work: audio, video or writing for consideration.