What is Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance?
Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance (HDR) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to downtown revitalization. Founded in 2003, HDR is conveniently located in the Ice House building in historic downtown Harrisonburg. At HDR, staff and interns work closely to promote the downtown district, create engaging events for the community, and provide support to downtown businesses.
Responsibilities May Include:
Producing regular social media “Takeovers” that showcase the wide variety of downtown businesses and points of interest.
Researching and writing regular blog posts including “round-up” style posts (i.e. Valentine’s Day date ideas) and “Friendly Faces of the Friendly City” features (interviewing and telling the stories of people in the downtown community)
Developing video content for our social media channels (Facebook, Instagram, TikTok), YouTube channel, website, etc.
Taking ownership of our online directory and events listings, including researching downtown businesses to write and update compelling directory entries and adding events to our Events Calendar on our website’s WordPress backend
Assisting with other content development and writing tasks as needed, which may include work on our website, email newsletter, social media, community events, and developing print materials
Other duties as assigned – we encourage interns to bring in their own passions and ideas to promote downtown Harrisonburg!
We want this internship to be a good learning opportunity for you. Do you have a project or a skill that you would like to work on, but is not listed? Contact Emily Winter at email@example.com, let’s have a conversation about it.
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Excellent project and time management skills with the ability to work independently and manage multiple projects and tasks at once
Familiarity with social media and other marketing channels
Ability to jump in and learn new processes and systems (such as WordPress and Mailchimp)
Skills that aren’t required but would be a plus:
Video production and/or photography
Familiarity with downtown Harrisonburg
Send resume, cover letter, and 3 work samples to:
Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance
Director of Marketing
Subject line: Content Development and Marketing Intern
Questions? Feel free to call Emily at 540-432-8936.