Social media intern (Drake University Communications)

The Office of University Communications is seeking a social media intern to assist the Digital Media Specialist during the spring semester in 2015 (with training hours occurring in fall semester, 2014).
Candidate will assist specialist on implementing social media strategy across platforms where the Drake University brand is represented. This position will assist in daily social media coverage, and implementing strategy to promote Drake Relays the All In 24-hour giving campaign.
Tasks will include:
  • Social media monitoring
  • Social media strategy (content planning)
  • Implementation of social strategy (Scheduling tweets and Facebook posts).
  • Other tasks as assigned
The ideal candidate would demonstrate a passion for social media and a general understanding of the Drake University brand. Knowledge in PR writing is beneficial.
Please submit your resume and cover letter to by Friday, Nov. 7. All candidates will be notified of the decision by December 2. This is a paid position.

Iowa Legal Aid looking for video volunteer

Iowa Legal Aid, which offers free legal advice for low-income Iowans, is looking for a videographer to help produce videos to enhance online training for its volunteers. Legal Aid staff will provide the scripts and actors. If you are interested in this volunteer opportunity, contact Jasmina Popaja, volunteer service project manager, at 243-1198 or

Drake Athletics seeks communications interns

Drake Athletics is looking for students to help with communications. The position includes work of 20 hours/week at $9/hour. Students would help with game day operations (pre-game and post-game press conference obligations), file stories and stats, and may have an opportunity to travel with the teams on away games. Students could start immediately.

Interested students should submit a resume and cover letter to and cc:

Public affairs internship at Strategic Elements (West Des Moines, IA)

Strategic Elements is a multi-client public affairs firm based in West Des Moines with an immediate opening for part-time intern in the field of public affairs, communication or marketing to assist with a variety of client-related support services. Scope of work includes: tracking media results; webpage content management and updates; social media; client reports; and market, public policy research.

Applicants should possess solid oral and written communication skills, data management skills, strong work ethic, ability to work independently and collaborate with others. Background in politics or government affairs a plus. In addition, the intern will assist with all business activities, including legislative and regulatory research. Candidates with strong attention to detail and organizational skills desired.

This position begins immediately and hours are negotiable, with a minimum 15 hours weekly; it is a paid position (previous experience a consideration).

Qualifications: Applicants should have strong interest in public policy and issue advocacy campaigns. Marketing, journalism or political science majors a plus.

Cover letter and resume may be submitted to:

Videographer needed for short term project

Local community education instructor seeks a videographer to document a class in West Des Moines each Tuesday in October from 1-3 p.m. Compensation is $100 for a total of 8 hours videotaping.

If interested contact ASAP:

Craig Cronbaugh
Director, Legislative Information Office
Iowa State Capitol
Des Moines, IA  50319 or 515.281.8817


Photojournalism awards for students

The James Alan Fox Foundation invites students to apply for its annual photojournalism awards given to students in honor of Mr. James Alan Cox.

There are five undergraduate photojournalism awards, payable to the student’s university, in the amount of $2,500 each: four for video and one for still photography.

In addition, there is one photojournalism award for a graduate student, payable to the graduate student’s university in the amount of $2,500 for video work. Five high-end digital cameras will be awarded to high school students for still photographs.

The deadline for application is November 15, 2014.

Everything can be done online. Please see this link for the application and for more information.