Hoos Internship Accelerator (HIA) Marketing, Communications, & Business Internship Opportunities

Hoos Internship Accelerator (HIA) Opportunities - Marketing, Communications, & Business

Enhance your resume and expand your professional network this summer with the new Hoos Internship Accelerator (HIA) internship program supported by the UVA Career Center and UVA Alumni Association!

Opportunities are now live in Handshake and second-round applications are due on Sunday, May 16th. 

Second-Round Key Dates & Deadlines*

  • May 2, 2021: Second-round deadline for employers to post internships.
  • May 16, 2021: Deadline for students to apply to internships.
  • May 18 – May 28, 2021: Employers offer virtual or phone interviews.
  • June 1 – June 4, 2021: Students receive internship offers.
  • June 9, 2021: Deadline for students to respond to internship offers.
  • June 21, 2021: Internships begin. Start dates may vary depending on the employer.

View just some of the great opportunities listed below. Each student can apply to a maximum of 10 postings. 

*Please Note: If you have already applied to the first round of HIA internships don’t forget that the process is ongoing and you are still eligible to apply for 10 additional HIA internships in the second round. If you have any questions about this process please reach out to us at UVAInternAccelerator@virginia.edu


Hoos Internship Accelerator (HIA) Opportunities - Marketing, Communications, & Business

Development, Marketing, and Public Relations Intern, World AIDS Museum and Educational Center

The World AIDS Museum and Educational Center is seeking a volunteer or intern who wants experience in non-profit development, marketing, and public relations. The volunteer or intern will assist museum staff with managing fundraising campaigns for the Museum, as well as marketing Museum programs and exhibits, and promoting public interest through various media outlets. The position will include research on potential donors for the Museum and creating content for social media to raise awareness of the Museum and its programs.

Patron Engagement Project, Virginia Film Festival

The Virginia Film Festival’s Patron Engagement Project Intern will create digital marketing strategies and content aimed at engaging current VA Film Festival donors, sponsors, patrons as well as attracting new prospects. This position will work with the VAFF’s Development Officer and Outreach Coordinator over the summer months to develop strategies and plans for engaging and attracting new donors, sponsors, and patrons around this upcoming Virginia Film Festival, to be held October 27-31, 2021. This is a dual research and implementation position, where the incumbent will both develop the plans for a digital marketing campaign to be implemented August through October leading up to the Film Festival as well as create and implement pre-season content during the internship across digital channels.

Commonwealth Outreach Communications Intern, University of Virginia - Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost

The Office of the Vice Provost for Academic Outreach is seeking a clear communicator, creative mind, and civically engaged student intern to help us create presentations, pamphlets, and other communications materials showcasing the public-impact work that UVA carries out in localities around the Commonwealth. This intern may also be responsible for helping to maintain databases in which this public-impact source information is housed. Experience creating engaging PowerPoint presentations, graphic design, programs like InDesign or Photoshop are a plus, as is the ability to process written information into compelling, concise talking points.

Business Strategist, Seed Consulting Group

We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that provides pro-bono consulting to influential organizations pioneering a healthier and more environmentally sustainable California. Our consultants are high-achieving outliers from a broad range of industries and academic disciplines with an insatiable desire to serve. We have thriving chapters across the state in Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Francisco. As Seed Consulting Group grows as an organization we need a team of interns to develop a business strategy, market analysis, and roadmap to assist SeedCG with hitting their target of 30 new chapters by 2030.

Marketing Intern, Marathon Marketing & Branding, LLC

Marathon Marketing & Branding, LLC is a woman-owned, small business located in Charlottesville, VA offering social media management and education services to small business owners. We are looking to add a Summer Marketing Intern to our team with the potential for the internship to extend into the fall. This is a paid, remote work position with an estimated 25 – 30 of work per week. The Summer Marketing Intern will be an invaluable member of the team assisting with the management of social media for clients, internal marketing efforts, and other regular marketing activities as needed. 

Junior Content Marketing Specialist, eighty2i

We are a consulting firm that provides strategic and financial advice to early-stage startups. We like to say that "we speak investor" and aim to support our client entrepreneurs with the advice they need to fundraise & reach their business objectives. The Junior Content Marketing Specialist will support management with building out its digital marketing presence. This will include building a website, developing a social media presence, writing content pieces, and more. The internship is meant to be fully creative and enable a highly committed intern to make a major impact on a new company.

Content Writing and Membership Community Engagement, Beyond the Tenure Track

Beyond the Tenure Track is an online platform and learning community for high-achieving professionals looking to advance their careers and leadership opportunities. Founded in 2015 by Fatimah Williams, Ph.D. (UVA CLAS '02), BTTT offers online courses, books, in- person training, and an annual conference, serving thousands of global members each month. The startup’s team members all work remotely and our headquarters are located in New Jersey. BTTT supports mid career professionals in career transitions and goal-setting and productivity skills development. During the pandemic, BTTT launched two signature programs. One program is a new annual retreat goal-setting retreat called The Genius Retreat. BTTT wants to build from the retreat success by nurturing existing retreat customers and attracting new leads for future retreats. The intern will develop an e-newsletter and social media content for past attendees and prospects.

Digital Marketing Intern, G+T Creative

Love social media? Love graphic design? Our two-person marketing agency is seeking a social media-savvy designer to be part of an art director/copywriter team to support our clients in the food & beverage and related technology spaces across social media platforms (Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, LinkedIn). Duties will include brainstorming new social media campaigns and posts, creating and refining social media graphics, and other digital design work based on client needs (email, web, etc.). We’re looking for an enthusiastic self-starter who is excited to come up with new ideas every day and is able to quickly master new topics and platforms. In return, you’ll get real work for your portfolio plus mentorship on succeeding in a creative field. Must be proficient in Adobe Creative Suite.

Digital Marketing Intern: Copywriter, G+T Creative

Love social media? Love writing words? Our two-person marketing agency is seeking a social media-savvy writer to be part of an art director/copywriter team to support our clients in the food & beverage and related technology spaces across social media platforms (Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, LinkedIn). Duties will include brainstorming new social media campaigns and posts, writing captions, researching influencers and hashtags, and occasionally writing longer-form articles.

Marketing Assistant, Nunamaisha

Nunamaisha is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the conservation of the Amazon Rainforest through the empowerment of indigenous and rural communities. Nunamaisha’s mission is to lead strategic partnerships between local & global entities and the communities we serve in Ecuador, to support them by raising funds for them and advising them on crucial issues, and to help them build economic resilience. Our goal for this year is to solidify our online presence and collect funds to allow one of our communities to keep preserving their ancestral land in the Ecuadorian Amazon.

Intern, External Affairs/Brand Marketing, Phoenix International School of the Arts

REVOLUTIONIZE the brand strategy, marketing, communications, and thought leadership of Phoenix International School of the Arts to ignite deeper engagements with communities, donors, and supporters. Phoenix International School of the Arts (PISOTA) is a new public charter school for international studies, social innovation, and the arts located in Southern Maryland (45 minutes south of Washington, DC) serving students in grades 6 - 12. Enriched by and through the arts, informed through inquiry, and global in reach, students investigate the arts, humanities, sciences, and technology through a rigorous, visionary, research-based curriculum inspired by academic innovators, practitioners in the creative workforce, and researchers worldwide.

Hamilton Undergrad Analyst, Hamilton Real Estate Tech Investors

Hamilton Real Est Tech Investors (HRETI) is an angel group that invests in scalable companies that provide proven and profitable solutions to challenges facing the real estate industry.

Learn more about HIA: https://career.virginia.edu/HoosInternshipAccelerator/Students