Economic Development Intern- Communications & Marketing in Vienna



The Town of Vienna Economic Development Division helps to enhance, shape, and cultivate a vibrant and business friendly environment for the community. We help to strengthen and diversify the business community and highlight the Town as a destination to visit and do business through strategic events and initiatives, attraction and retention programs and providing relevant information and business services.

Although the Town of Vienna is only 4.4 square miles, it’s full of charm and community pride! Vienna is an independent town in Fairfax County—the largest County in the Commonwealth of Virginia and often included at the top of “best places to live in Virginia” lists. The economic development division is new to the Town—beginning in November 2019. The internship will certainly have a direct impact on not only the business community but also helping to shape the foundations of this division.

About the Internship 

There are two tracks available for the economic development internship. Learn more about the research and analysis track here

Communications and Marketing Intern 

The communications and marketing track focuses on supporting communications through our various social media channels, our website, and e-newsletter. In addition, the communications and marketing intern would assist with business marketing events and initiatives.

Work Hours :
20 - 40 hours a week, Monday- Friday, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., with flexible work hours and telework options.
Although you may enjoy visiting our office in the heart of the Town of Vienna, you will be able to have a hybrid of remote and in-person work. In addition, start and end dates are flexible and will parallel a summer, spring, or fall college semester—with an expectation that at minimum you will work three days each week.
School Credit: Applicants can receive school credit for the internship program.
Special Requirements
Please attach a cover letter and resume with the subject line TOV Economic Development Internship (Communications). In your cover letter, in addition to briefly noting your relevant experience, please answer this question: why are you interested in working in this role or organization?

Any person offered an internship will be required to complete a background check.  Duties and Responsibilities:

Essential duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

  • Draft social media content for Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
  • Write and edit content for weekly e-newsletter.
  • Write and edit content for economic development website or webpages.
  • Manage communications with partners on marketing initiatives.
  • Communicate remotely or in-person with business owners about marketing events.
  • Create surveys or reports on social media advertising, posts and / or business event participation.
  • Support virtual communication events such as Facebook Live or webinars.
  • Occasional work outside of regular business hours or on weekends for special meetings or events, as needed.
  • Assist the economic development manager with special projects.
  • Administrative duties as needed (we assure you that it will only take up about 20% or less of your time).

  • Requirements

    Minimum Training and Experience:
  • You must be a student currently enrolled in an accredited public or other non-profit college or university:
  • Enrolled in an approved program.
  • Pursing a Baccalaureate Degree in marketing, economics, tourism, public administration, business or related field is required.
  • Enrollment must be in a full-time program.
  • Have a good academic standing (no less than 2.95 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 grading scale).
  • Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Experience managing social media accounts or virtual platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Zoom).
  • Great written and verbal communication skills.
  • Superb attention to detail.
  • Self-starter and independent worker.
  • Enjoy communicating with people face to face or on the phone.
  • Care about supporting business owners.
  • Extra Informationen

    Arbeitsstunden pro Woche
    4 - 40
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