Category Archives: Internships

Public relations internship at Hanser & Associates (Des Moines, IA)

This paid career-track, part-time opportunity is for one semester — or more.

Strong candidates will be juniors or seniors in a public relations program and have excellent writing, communication, organizational and problem-solving skills, plus a professional demeanor, previous PR experience and a passion for client service. Assigned activities – writing, research and more – will continue to build your PR skills.

The intangibles – proactive team player, creativity, confidence, tenacity, and passion to do great work for our clients – also represent important attributes. In return, you will work with quality clients who understand and appreciate great PR. Our international, national and local clients treat the firm – and you – as a business partner. We have a fun, fast-paced work environment at Des Moines’ “Best PR Firm”, an equal opportunity employer.

Send your cover letter and resume, and to Bonnie Hanser via email.

Email: bhanser@hanser.com

About Hanser & Associates

National award-winning Hanser & Associates is Central Iowa’s public relations specialist. The firm has offices in West Des Moines and Omaha. Hanser & Associates is a partner in IPREX, one of the world’s major corporations of public relations and communication agencies with 75 partners have 111 offices in North and South America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific. Visit http://www.hanser.com for information.

 

Communications and social media internship at Ten 25 Designs (Des Moines, IA)

The candidate will be given a desk to work from in our office space. The position will require up to 25 hours per week, including meeting times. Intern will occasionally be required to attend client meetings and/or optional events in and around the Des Moines area.

Candidates are preferred to be enrolled or recently graduated from an academic institution to be considered.

As a Ten 25 Designs Marketing Social Media Specialist Intern, you will:

  • Be responsible for planning, measuring and managing all social media efforts on a day-to-day basis.
  • Build engagement with Ten 25’s target market by identifying and cultivating prospective clients/followers as well as working with Ten 25’s existing client base.
  • Create reports to demonstrate measurable results
  • Identify, select and monitor the most relevant social media channels.
  • Create and maintain an up-to-date social media calendar.
  • Raise brand awareness and protect brand equity.
  • Encourage the generation of user-created content via active community participation & conversation.
  • Identify and document social media best practices.
  • Conduct online reputation management.
  • Communicate regularly with your followers in a timely manner; actively answering questions, thanking new followers/fans, etc.
  • When appropriate, seek out partnerships with complementary businesses in your industry and work with those companies to expand and strengthen your referral base.
  • Communicate with previous followers to ensure satisfaction has been achieved and to utilize as a referral source for future business development.

Qualifications:

  • Proven track record for engaging audience, increasing connectivity, reporting results & using web analytics
  • Must possess excellent written communication skills.
  • Must have a deep understanding of the internet, including but not limited to: Social Media sites, blogging, discussion boards, SEO, search engine marketing, online marketing, video sharing, podcasting and widgets.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple sites simultaneously
  • Strong self-starter with good analytical, organizational and time-management skills.
  • Ability to work within a team environment.

Email cooper@ten25designs.com to apply.

Marketing and Communications Internship at Wright Outdoor Solutions (West Des Moines, IA)

(Note: The deadline for this internship has been extended to April 15.)

Title: Marketing and Communications Intern
Type: Part Time
Schedule: Negotiable, 15-25 hours/week
Reports To: Marketing and Communications Supervisor

Responsibilities:

  • Develop content, including copy, functionality, photo and video, for website, newsletter, direct mail, social media, and other marketing and communications deliverables.
  • Coordinate graphic design of ads, newsletters, websites, displays, direct mail, and other marketing and communications deliverables to ensure consistent brand and messaging.
  • Plan local promotional and client appreciation events and employee functions.
  • Research and distribute relevant public information about Wright Outdoor Solutions, The Growing Concern, competitors, and markets.
  • Coordinate donations and sponsorships, leveraging opportunities for greatest impact. Maintain related records, and process payment and other transactions.
  • Serve as a resource and editor for employees’ and departments’ communications.
  • Create and maintain internal documents, including marketing calendar, social media editorial calendar, lead and website analytics, customer lists, media contacts, etc.

Qualifications:

  • Pursuing bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Public Relations, Communications, Journalism, or other related field.
  • Solid written and oral communication skills; creativity and attention to detail.
  • Strong organizational and project management skills; the ability to work on multiple tasks and projects concurrently.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office products; willingness and ability to learn other programs as necessary; familiarity with video editing, WordPress, photography and Adobe design software a plus.
  • Ability to work independently and on a team.
  • Strong references.

Compensation:

Hourly rate will be commensurate with education level, relative experience, and other attributes.

To Apply:

Please email cover letter, resume and three writing samples to Marketing and Communications Supervisor Sara Harpenau at sharpenau@wrightservicecorp.com. Please note pre-employment drug screening is required and background checks may be conducted.

Marketing Communications Intern at Iowa Bankers Association (Johnston, IA)

Job Duties:

The Marketing Communications Intern is a part-time internship position that supports the Marketing and Communications Department operations by providing database management and project coordination support.

The essential duties and responsibilities for this position include:

  • Manages database and list updates for key association contacts, including updating and maintaining member, vendor, media and other databases and lists used for marketing and communications. Develops and distributes materials using database and list data, including membership dues mailings, directories, proceedings documents, etc.
  • Assists with marketing events and programs; including scheduling events and assembling and preparing materials for events and programs, including but not limited to bank marketing committee meetings, bank marketing awards program, Bank Club program, member golf outing event and silent auction for annual convention.
  • Assists with communications programs by fulfilling requests for website login access and newsletter subscriptions, and proofreading marketing communications materials.
  • Prepares and distributes business cards, stationery and logoed and promotional items.
  • Other duties as assigned.

This position will work internally with Iowa Bankers Association staff in marketing and communications, print and email, and IT teams. Externally this position will work with promotional items and other material suppliers, as well as various sponsor partners for marketing events.

The ideal candidate would be able to work full-time during the summer and part-time during the 2014-2015 school year.

Requirements:

  • HS Diploma (GED); currently enrolled in a college degree program in the areas of communications or marketing.
  • Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook required; Also prefer experience working with databases, survey programs and Adobe InDesign.
  • Strong organizational skills, as well as verbal and written communication skills, general math skills, data entry skills and proofreading skills.

Apply herehttp://careercenter.iowabankers.com/jobs/#/detail/6027772/1,false

Marketing communications intern (Principal Financial Group)

The Principal Financial Group is seeking a Marketing intern to join to join our Retirement & Investors Services Annuities Team.

As a Valued Intern at The Principal (VIP), we have a focus on both professional and personal development including hands on training from a leader and a mentor. During your experience we encourage you to reach out to varying levels of employees from peers to senior management to learn about a number of departments and our overall business. While a part of the VIP program you’ll also have the chance to take part in personal development sessions, and to connect with your peers in a social environment!

This is an outstanding opportunity for students majoring in Marketing, Communications, Advertising, Public Relations, Business, or Journalism, to join a Fortune 500 company this fall. As an intern, you would be involved in assisting with the launching of initiatives in the Retirement Income marketplace. Students must be entering their junior or senior year to be considered for this opportunity, and preference is given to applicants with at least a 3.0 GPA. Previous experience in a Marketing environment/internship and involvement with related student organizations is preferred. Candidates must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, organization, creativity, and ability to work well in a team. Preference given to those that have social media expertise and the ability to apply that knowledge in a business setting. During this internship you will have the opportunity to do meaningful work that impacts our bottom line.

This internship requires 40 hours per week from Mid-May/Mid-August 2014.

For a link to the position, click here.

Marketing and Communications Internship at Wright Outdoor Solutions (West Des Moines, IA)

(Note: The deadline for this internship has been extended to April 15.)

Title: Marketing and Communications Intern
Type: Part Time
Schedule: Negotiable, 15-25 hours/week
Reports To: Marketing and Communications Supervisor

Responsibilities:

  • Develop content, including copy, functionality, photo and video, for website, newsletter, direct mail, social media, and other marketing and communications deliverables.
  • Coordinate graphic design of ads, newsletters, websites, displays, direct mail, and other marketing and communications deliverables to ensure consistent brand and messaging.
  • Plan local promotional and client appreciation events and employee functions.
  • Research and distribute relevant public information about Wright Outdoor Solutions, The Growing Concern, competitors, and markets.
  • Coordinate donations and sponsorships, leveraging opportunities for greatest impact. Maintain related records, and process payment and other transactions.
  • Serve as a resource and editor for employees’ and departments’ communications.
  • Create and maintain internal documents, including marketing calendar, social media editorial calendar, lead and website analytics, customer lists, media contacts, etc.

Qualifications:

  • Pursuing bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Public Relations, Communications, Journalism, or other related field.
  • Solid written and oral communication skills; creativity and attention to detail.
  • Strong organizational and project management skills; the ability to work on multiple tasks and projects concurrently.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office products; willingness and ability to learn other programs as necessary; familiarity with video editing, WordPress, photography and Adobe design software a plus.
  • Ability to work independently and on a team.
  • Strong references.

Compensation:

Hourly rate will be commensurate with education level, relative experience, and other attributes.

To Apply:

Please email cover letter, resume and three writing samples to Marketing and Communications Supervisor Sara Harpenau at sharpenau@wrightservicecorp.com. Please note pre-employment drug screening is required and background checks may be conducted.

Development and Communications Intern at Oakridge Neighborhood Services (Des Moines, IA)

Position Description

Oakridge Neighborhood Services (ONS) is seeking a current college or graduate student who is interested in serving as an intern and providing a wide range of database, research, administrative, and general support to ONS’s Chief Development Officer (CDO). In return, ONS will provide an opportunity for the intern to gain experience in and familiarity with areas such as fundraising, grant writing and research, development, programming, marketing, and the day-to-day operations of a nonprofit organization. The Development and Communications Intern will report to the CDO and support that department’s work.

Specific Responsibilities

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Assist in the maintenance of the ONS web site
  • Assist the development staff in entering data into ONS’s donor database.
  • Assist the development staff in planning donor events and other activities.
  • Assist with mailings, filing, and special projects as needed
  • Attend department and staff meetings.
  • Conduct research on potential donors, strategic partners, markets, and industries.
  • Prepare reports and presentations for internal and external use.
  • Maintain donor files and other development materials.
  • Draft correspondence, reports, proposals and donor appeals.

Qualifications

  • Interested in the issues in improving access to quality education, decreasing poverty, and working with diverse populations and generally socially conscious individual.
  • Organized, with an ability to prioritize time-sensitive assignments.
  • Good interpersonal skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Strong writing and research abilities.
  • Creative and Flexible.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite applications.
  • Experience with databases is a plus.
  • Familiarity with social networking sites desired.
  • Desire to learn more about fundraising and philanthropy and marketing and communications, and a demonstrated interest in nonprofit management and community development.
  • Unimpeachable ethical standards and personal integrity.

Hours, Start Date and Duration

Flexible within business hours (8:00 am to 5:00 pm). A firm commitment of 20 to 30 hours per week is required. The internship will start at a mutually agreed upon date and will continue through the end of the 2013-2014 academic year depending on mutual interest and satisfactory performance with the potential to extend through the summer academic semester. This is an unpaid internship; however, seeking experiential credit for this internship is encouraged and ONS’s CDO will provide the utmost support for Interns to receive credit.

How to Apply

We value all of our interns and go the extra mile to make sure you receive a learning experience that fits your career goals. You will become extremely knowledgeable and gain understanding of achieving goals in a professional setting. You will also learn how to work in a professional environment and have ample opportunity to network with department leaders and other professionals. To apply for the position, please submit a cover letter, resume, and one-page writing sample (persuasive writing, descriptive writing, or formal correspondence preferred) by email to afehring@oakridgeneighborhood.org (please put “Development and Communication Intern” in the subject line), or by fax the information to 515.244.2604. The position is available for immediate hire, with applications considered on a rolling basis. Candidates are encouraged to submit applications as early as possible. No phone calls, please. For questions, please email.

While the above is a description of the essential functions of the position, other duties may be assigned. This job description is subject to change at the discretion of the CDO. The position is based in Des Moines, IA.

Oakridge Neighborhood Services is an equal opportunity employer.

Newsletter Editor for Iowa BMW Club

The Iowa BMW Club is seeking an editor for Newswerks, their bi-monthly newsletter. The intern would not need to design the newsletter, nor write the articles or take photos. They would edit and compile the articles submitted by members every other month for publication in the newsletter. A printer then finalizes the piece and sends out to the club’s 500 members.

This internship would last a year and would be trained by the current editor. This replacement is needed by March 2014. This unpaid position is not time consuming and will show a versatile background. This position is part-time and would give the student experience in being strategic with a marketing material such as a newsletter. This is an easy project for a full-time student with an internship to complete on the side as an extra piece in their portfolio. No experience necessary, just an interest in communications.

If you’re interested, or have any questions about the internship, email Nicole Smith at nicolejobst@gmail.com. To apply, submit your cover letter and resume to Nicole by February 1, 2014.

Summer 2014 Internship at The Denver Post

The No. 1 newspaper in the Rocky Mountain region, The Denver Post, is helping shape the futures of the next generation of journalists by offering a 10-week paid internship for the summer of 2014. To do so, we are looking for talented young people who want to make a difference.

Interns work in several parts of the newsroom — as news or features reporters, online producers, photographers or graphic artists or designers. Denver Post interns are paid about $517 per week (housing and transportation to Denver are not included).

We work with Dow Jones Newspaper Fund to identify candidates for copy editing, online and business reporting positions. Please apply directly to Dow Jones Newspaper Fund for these positions. For more information about the online, copy editing or business reporting internships, visit newsfund.org. We also work with The Sports Journalism Institute to select a sports reporter intern. For more information on the sports reporter internship, visit sportsjournalisminstitute.org.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Applicants should have completed junior year in college before Summer 2014
  • A demonstrated interest in print or online journalism (clips or portfolio)
  • Reporting applicants should include no more than 5 clips
  • Please include cover letter outlining which position most interests you
  • List of three references

If you are a motivated college student looking to thrive in a newsroom atmosphere, please send your letter, clips or portfolio, resume and references to:

Internship recruiter
Francie Swidler
The Denver Post
101 W. Colfax Ave. Suite 600
Denver, CO 80202

For PHOTOGRAPHY applications, send a portfolio on a CD encased in a CD envelope.

For GRAPHICS or DESIGN, applicants may send portfolios of 8 1/2 x 11 photocopied designs, non-returnable tearsheets or CDs.

DEADLINE for RECEIVING applications is October 31, 2013. Applications received after that date will not be considered.

Bicycle Event Communications Intern (Des Moines, IA)

Do you want hands-on experience with event coordinating? Are you looking to boost your resume and support an incredible cause at the same time? The Move Project is looking for someone willing to spend 5-10 hours a week to help with a fundraising event. This year’s event will be a bicycle ride in the Greater Des Moines area to raise money for clean water in Africa. The perfect candidate would be able to help us with the following:

  • Find sponsors for food/beverages
  • Coordinate and recruit volunteers
  • Social media management
  • Registration details (shirt sizes, jersey orders, etc.)
  • Flyer distribution
  • Press release creation

We had our first event last year and it was a success! The date of this year’s ride is May 17, 2014. Join our crew to see an event happen from start to finish. Rest assured, you’ll get your hands wet in a bunch of different areas. Please provide a resume and cover letter if you’re interested in being The Water Ride intern to thewaterride@gmail.com by December 2013.