Christopher Miller, ‘17, of Oley, Pa., is working as a production intern at Voice of America through the University of Richmond’s Summer Fellowship (URSF) program.

This summer, hundreds of UR students are completing summer fellowships through The Richmond Guarantee, a University promise to provide a fellowship for at least one summer research or internship experience for all traditional undergraduate students.

Voice of America is a multimedia broadcaster funded by the U.S. Government that delivers news to a broad domestic and international audience. Miller, a double major in philosophy, politics, economics and law (PPEL) and film studies, works on the show HashtagVOA by helping with concept development, research, digital short editing, show transcription, promotional photography and social media strategy.

“It seemed like a good way to blend my two majors,” Miller said. “A lot of the content that we cover here relates to the subject matter and issues studied in PPEL, whereas film studies has prepared me for the technical side.”

Voice of America delivers news in more than forty languages, and Miller says one of his favorite parts of his internship is interacting with people from different cultures and backgrounds.

“Thanks to the URSF program I’m able to work here in D.C. and gain professional and personal experience,” said Miller. Miller detailed his summer experience in a YouTube video.

To learn more about The Richmond Guarantee and other UR students benefitting from this program, visit

# # #