Category Archives: Internships

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: tshaw@strategicelements.com

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.