The Virginia Festival of the Book works with select interns each year to involve university students in the behind-the-scenes and hands-on aspects of planning and coordinating the annual Festival.
Virginia Festival of the Book interns will assist the Festival director and support staff in program development, outreach planning, marketing and promotion, and large-scale event implementation. Interns will perform target market research, assist in community grassroots promotional efforts, develop innovative publicity ideas, brainstorm and design marketing materials and social media content, and research both authors and the media. They will work on the back-end of the Festival’s WordPress website, help build out the program site and individual featured pages, update numerous Festival contact lists, attend meetings, and perform general office tasks. Each intern will be integral to the programming and development of the entire Festival, from the broad plans to specific details.
Students with an interest in books, publishing, marketing and communications, media, event planning, and authors especially enjoy working in the Festival offices.
Applications are now open for 2019-2020 internships to support the 2020 Virginia Festival of the Book. Please CLICK HERE for more details.