Honors Community Health Experience (Affiliated with VCU Health)

Virginia Coordinated Care

Community Outreach Workers (ORW’s) serve as the link between the patients, healthcare providers and community.  ORW’s provide assistance with arranging and/or attending medical appointments, acquiring access to community resources and helping patients better manage medical conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, etc.

Interns would have the experience of working alongside our ORW’s and assist with the identification of community resources, provide patient education and assistance with medical appointments.

The internship would include time in the community, VCUHS Emergency Department and the Complex Care Clinic.  

Social Determinants of Health

Social Determinants of Health are conditions in the environment in which people are born, live, learn, work and play and age that can impact their ability to achieve and maintain health. Screening individuals for needs and providing access to community services, is the best way to get them on track to improve their situation.  Students working in this area have the opportunity to serve as the linkage to services that many individuals may not otherwise have access to.

Interns would have the experience of working alongside our ORW’s and staff to screen patients and assist with the identification of and connection to, community resources.  The internship would include screening opportunities in both the In-patient, outpatient and Emergency Department environments.

Richmond Accountable Health Community Screener

The Accountable Health Communities Model is a five-year initiative that seeks to address a critical gap between clinical care and community services in the current health care delivery system. This federally-funded research study will test whether identifying and addressing patients’ health-related social needs can reduce their total health care costs and improve their health outcomes. AHC Screeners will be an essential component of this program. AHC Screeners will administer a thirteen-question screening tool and will connect patients to resources that address their social needs.

Institute for Contemporary Art

Graphic Design Internship

The ICA is seeking a Graphic Design Intern for academic year 2019-20. The intern will work closely with ICA's Senior Graphic Designer, Marketing and Production Assistant, and Communications Manager to creat digital and press-ready design assets, publication layout and design, and environmental graphics for upcoming exhibitions, public programming and general marketing for the ICA.

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Art Education

Attention Art Education Students - Did you know that the VMFA offers art classes for children in grades Pre-K-12? An internship in Youth and Teen Studio Programs will provid you with hands-on experience, exceptional resources, and insight into curriculum and program development. Students applying for Youth & Teen Studio Programs should have a background in studio art or some experience teaching children, or currently seeking a degree in education or studio arts.  This internship offers hands-on teaching experience to children between the ages of 0 and 18.  All studio lessons and activities utilize VMFA’s world-renowned collection and correlate with the Virginia Standards of Learning.

Early Childhood Education

Did you know that the VMFA holds classes for children ages 3 months to 5 years of age? Our programs consist of movement activities, singing, rhyming and storytelling, as well as experiential art projects. Early Childhood Education classes utilize the VMFA campus and are designed with an awareness of child development, various teaching approaches, and different learning styles. Students applying for ECE Programs should have some experience teaching young children, or currently seeking a degree in early childhood education, art education, or studio arts.  This internship offers hands-on teaching experience to children between the ages of 0 and 5.  All studio lessons and activities utilize VMFA’s world-renowned collection and correlate with the Virginia’s Foundation Blocks for Early Learning.


Development interns help to contribute to the day-to-day success of Advancement Services and Development at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Foundation; as well as implement a series of special projects in collaboration with other interns and staff members.  VMFA will educate through hands on experience, tools, processes, and ongoing strategy how Development and Membership offices function.

Statewide Outreach

Statewide Outreach Interns assist with a wide variety of assignments ranging from scheduling presentations and travelling exhibitions with partners around Virginia to researching and writing educational materials to accompany travelling artwork.  With a new artmobile on the road, interns may be involved with scheduling and planning activities related to upcoming visits or spending time welcoming visitors on board when it is on the VMFA campus or in the Richmond vicinity.  Statewide Outreach Interns should enjoy working with a wide range of audiences, networking, and facilitating, and have solid interpersonal skills.


Evaluation Interns assist with data collection, research, and analysis leading to strategic program planning.  Data collection includes gallery observations, conducting one-on-one and small group surveys with visitors, and reviewing on-line visitor survey submissions.  These internships are placed with Interpretation Services within the Art and Education Division.


This is a résumé-building experience in marketing and communications, relationship management, and other aspects of community relations, marketing, art history, and the museum industry.  The position offers a great opportunity to learn about what happens behind the scenes of an established and accredited international art museum and a leading cultural institution in the Richmond community.

VCU School of Education

Student Engagement

Relationships are key to building a strong community of future students into different programs. These relationships are built from an understanding, research backed, engagement focused strategies that an intern would be working to continually review and improve with the Recruitment Specialist in the School of Education. Interns for this role should be excited about helping others find their passion, researching areas where the School of Education could improve outreach to potential students, and have strong communication and attention to detail skills when researching and learning about how to best support different partnerships in our community both internal and external to VCU.


Are you interested in getting some well-rounded communications experience for your resume? Then this internship is for you. This opportunity is a good fit for an advertising, PR or arts major interested in graphic design, social media and content writing/production. You would be working with the Director of Communications and Enrollment Management in the School of Education and supporting all communications facets of the school.