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OrganizationMonticello Area Community Action Agency (MACAA)
TypePart Time
Application DeadlineApril 30, 2019
College Degree Required?No
Salary RangeUnpaid Internship
Phone(434) 295-3171 ext. 3066


Project Discovery seeks a dynamic, self-starter to assist in marketing and communications efforts. This internship is an excellent opportunity to experience various aspects of marketing while working for a community based nonprofit organization.

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to Taneia Dowell, Project Discovery Director, at

About Project Discovery:

Project Discovery is a college access program for low-income and first-generation students, grades 9-12, at Charlottesville, Albemarle, Fluvanna, Louisa and Nelson County high schools. Project Discovery promotes academic achievement as a means of propelling families out of poverty by helping students prepare for and pursue a college education.

Job Duties

  • Update and maintain Project Discovery’s social media presence, including scheduling Facebook updates
  • Assist in planning, writing, and managing monthly communications
  • Update and maintain Project Discovery Alumni database
  • Draft news releases, media alerts, and other stories
  • Designing flyers, graphics, e-vites, and other marketing material for events hosted by Project Discovery
  • Organize and attend Project Discovery Advisory Board meetings; including preparing agendas and taking minutes

Skills Required

  • Firm grasp of available tools and platforms in the social media space.
  • Completed or working toward a college degree, preferably in a related field (e.g., English, Marketing/Communications, or Public Relations).
  • Previous internship or related experience in marketing or communications is a plus.
  • Must be computer literate (working knowledge of word processing, PowerPoint, Excel).
  • An effective communicator, both written and oral.
  • Ability to communicate in a professional manner with Project Discovery participants, Alumni and current, and community contacts.
  • Self-motivated, good organizational skills, detail-oriented, ability to prioritize, and multi-task.
  • Enthusiasm for the mission of Project Discovery and the families we serve.

Work Schedule

8 – 12 hours/week, preferably twice a week in the office.

This position requires a 3-6 month commitment.