ProActive Communications is looking for smart, creative, ambitious and detail-oriented students or recent graduates interested in a challenging and rewarding internship experience.

ProActive interns join a dynamic team of communications professionals and gain real-world, hands-on experience in a fast-paced enterprise. The selected candidate or candidates will work in close collaboration with the ProActive team to support client accounts and initiatives, providing them excellent training in productivity, creativity, and leadership to prepare them for the challenges of the job market. Based on performance, ProActive Communications’ interns do have the potential to transition to full-time, entry-level positions.

ProActive currently has internship opportunities for college students majoring in journalism, government, communications, computer science, new media, or related fields. Responsibilities may include but not be limited to research, writing, graphic design, web development, social media communications, and general administrative support for ProActive’s strategic communications accounts and for VOPED, our online video platform company, www.voped.com.

The details are as follows:
• Location: Lansdowne, Virginia (Loudoun County)
• Hours: Interns are expected to give a minimum commitment of 10 hours per week with possible full-time internships available.
• Credit: ProActive will coordinate with academic advisors to ensure that college credit hours are earned where applicable.
• Compensation: Interns working full time will be paid a starting weekly rate of $400, with potential for increase based on performance.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, projected availability, and a writing sample to the attention of: Matt Bennett, Bennett@proactivecommunications[dot]com. No calls please.

Testimonials: Interning at ProActive…

“Interning at ProActive Communications has been one of the highlights of my college experience. The opportunity to work alongside professionals who take the time to work with you to hone your skills, surpasses most other internships. The experience gained from interning at ProActive will help you navigate and excel in today’s fast-paced, professional workplace.”
Daniel Broaddus, Patrick Henry College – ProActive Intern, Spring 2012

“Even if your major is not in public relations, you will reap huge benefits from an internship at this fast-paced workplace. You will learn how to work in a highly collaborative environment, and how to think strategically and solve problems quickly. My internship at ProActive has been invaluable in giving me substantive, real-world experience. I highly recommend working here.”
Amanda Rizun, UMASS Amherst – ProActive Intern, Summer/Fall 2011 & Summer 2012