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  • Intern at VICA

  • Looking for opportunities to learn, engage and optimize your business experience. Look no further… The Valley Industry & Commerce Association (VICA) is looking for Legislative, Membership and Communications interns to help with research, outreach, prospecting, public policy engagement and moreWe look forward to working with you. 


  • VICA Internship - Legislative, Membership & Communications 

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    Description of Role

    VICA’s internships are guaranteed to provide students and those searching to explore other career opportunities with communication and policy experience opportunities. Interns can attend special events featuring top policymakers, business leaders from across the region, learn about public policy issues, harness advocacy skills and build communications for outreach and business engagement.

    VICA internships are unpaid and part-time. VICA is happy to work around school schedules and may be eligible for college and/or university course credits.


    • Assist with drafting language to support VICA’s legislative advocacy
    • Support creation for online resources, including the organization’s website
    • Attend and assist with event coverage and media relations, as needed
    • Aid in posting and development for social media campaigns
    • Research local businesses/leaders for prospective member data and cultivation
    • Gather and draft information language for collateral and communications development
    • Outreach to members and prospects for engagement and invitation

    Applicant Requirements & Skills

    • Pursuing an associate's, undergraduate or graduate degree in communications, public relations, or related field (or has achieved a degree)
    • Writing and press release development with enhanced communication skills
    • Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
    • Public & Media relations and social media experience
    • Additional experiences and expertise are a plus

    About Valley Industry and Commerce Association (VICA)

    VICA is a business advocacy organization based in Van Nuys that represents employers throughout the Los Angeles County region at the local, state and federal levels of government. VICA is widely considered one of the most influential business advocacy organizations in Southern California. With input and guidance from its members, VICA maintains a regular presence at all levels of government to effectively represent Valley businesses.

    What to Expect Following Application

    VICA will review applicant submissions and a staff member will be in touch to schedule an interview and next steps, as applicable.

    If interested, please send a copy of your resume to Legislative Affairs Manager Victor Reyes at victor@vica.com.


  • Administrative/Volunteer Coordinator Internship

    Designed for high school students who want to gain general office and event support experience in a dynamic and fast-paced team! Administrative interns report to the Office Manager and assist with a variety of tasks including assisting with events, keeping the membership database current, which includes following up on returned mail and email, updating member information as changes come in, and utilizing Chambermaster functions to increase member visibility. Other responsibilities may include calling members to invite them to attend committee meetings and events, sending out VICA mailers, and assisting other VICA staff members as needed. 

    APPLY: Send your resume and cover letter to VICA's Office Manager Cathy Mendoza (Cathy@vica.com). Please indicate which internship you are applying for and your availability in your cover letter.

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