Downtown Vision, Inc. (DVI) is the Business Improvement District (BID) for Downtown Jacksonville, Florida. A not-for-profit organization, Downtown Vision’s mission is to create and support a vibrant Downtown and to promote Downtown as an exciting place to live, work, visit and invest. 

Our vision is for a dynamic, 24-hour pedestrian Downtown Jacksonville that serves as the premier center for the arts, dining, retail, entertainment, business and urban living in Northeast Florida. 

Formed in 2000 at the request of Downtown commercial property owners, Downtown Vision is mainly funded by commercial property owners through a self-assessment and governed by a large board representing property owners and Downtown stakeholders. 

We administer a 90-block BID to provide a multitude of services with a focus on clean & safe, experience creation, marketing and information management.


The Marketing and Events Intern is an important member of Downtown Vision's Marketing Team. You can't put "designated coffee fetcher" on your resume, so you won't be making any Starbucks runs here. Instead, you'll be helping us with real-deal work, projects and events. 

Internships are for learning new things and honing the skills you've learned in class. If you want more writing experience, we'll hand you a blog project. Want to add "Photoshop pro" to your resume? We'll let you help with some design. Here, you can participate in meetings and make real connections with lots of organizations. Whatever your interests are, we want to help you grow.  Responsibilities include:  

Marketing support:

  • Write blog posts and social media content  
  • Update websites and track analytics  
  • Shoot photos and video, as needed  
  • Prepare new retailer packages 
  • Manage promotional collateral  

PR support:

  • Write press releases  
  • Conduct media scans and maintain media clips  

Event support:

  • Assist with the marketing and logistics of the First Wednesday Art Walk, the #DTJax Gala (spring) and other merchant promotions throughout the year 

Research support: 

  • Track stats and conduct surveys for events 
  • Data collection, analysis and entry  

Plus, some administrative duties.

Extra perks include free Downtown parking, break room stocked with coffee and tea, and awesome co-workers (if we do say so ourselves). 

A limited number of positions are available for spring, summer and fall semesters, with priority given to upperclassman taking the internship for class credit. THIS IS AN UNPAID INTERNSHIP.

Candidates working toward marketing, communications, public relations or journalism degrees are encouraged to submit a resume and cover letter to Alexandra Abreu-Figueroa at alexandra@dtjax.org.


Contact Us

  • Downtown Vision, Inc
  • 214 N. Hogan St.
  • Suite 120
  • Jacksonville, FL 32202