Grant-writing workshop for Drake students

WHAT: Grant-writing workshop for Drake students

WHO: Taught by Lance Noe, Director of Center for Professional Studies at Drake

WHEN: Friday, September 23rd from 1-4 PM (Registration deadline is Monday, September 19th)

WHERE: Aliber Hall room #108

WHY: Valuable life skill for young artists, makers, and entrepreneurs & valuable professional skill for future job-seekers

Back by popular demand, Drake Writing Internships is offering a grant-writing workshop for students wishing to gain experience in this valuable skill for their own projects or for their professional development. Current or former Drake Writing Interns have first priority, but the workshop is open to all currently-enrolled students.

We are fortunate to have Lance Noe, Director of Drake’s Center for Professional Studies, lead this year’s workshop. Lance is a sought-after speaker and consulting professional who offers a longer version of this workshop in the community. Drake students can benefit from an afternoon version of his grant-writing workshop at no cost.

Participants will receive a certificate of completion. Refreshments provided.

Interested? Registration is required. Please email Lisa Boes at  by Monday, September 19th, if you would like a seat.

Questions? Contact the Writing Internships director, Prof. Carol Spaulding-Kruse at

Social Media and Extranet Development Intern, Iowa Association of Area Agencies on Aging

Are you interested in developing social media skills for a non-profit business setting?  Does building content for a year-long social media strategy sound interesting?  Would you like to learn how to design and create an extranet resource library that will be accessed by associates statewide?  If so, we have the perfect internship for you!

The Iowa Association of Area Agencies on Aging (i4a) is a non-profit trade association made up of six Area Agencies on Aging (AAA) in Iowa which serve six planning and service areas.  The Association assists members in achieving their goal of delivering a comprehensive, coordinated, and cost-effective system of long-term living and community support services that help individuals maintain health and independence in their homes and communities.  Additional information about i4a can be found on the website

Our ideal candidate is someone who possesses a strong working knowledge of social media and wants to put these skills to work in an environment which creates meaningful results for the Association’s members.

Skills You Will Use and Develop:

  1. How to research and create a social media plan and marketing calendar.
  2. Relationship building with online community and Association stakeholders.
  3. How to track social media analytics.
  4. Create compelling content that will be shared across Iowa.
  5. How to set up an extranet website resource library.
  6. Assist Executive Director with other projects related to organizational marketing and public relations.

What We Require:

  1. Background in and working toward degree in Marketing, Communications, English, or Business.
  2. Strong written and oral communication skills.
  3. Organized, with ability to prioritize time-sensitive assignments in a fast-paced environment.
  4. Proficient in Microsoft Office.
  5. Be creative and flexible.
  6. Knowledge and understanding of social media sites what would most commonly be used by our target audiences (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)
  7. Interested in human services and supporting the aging, those living with disabilities, and caregivers.
  8. Reliable – with a reliable car.
  9. Working in an office setting in Des Moines, IA.


The positions begins ASAP and ends mid-December.  10 hours per week.  $12 per hour.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and three samples of work or projects that align with the writing and social media skills outlined in the job description to Jim Cushing, Executive Director – Iowa Association of Area Agencies on Aging –

Intern, WHO-HD

WHO-HD Channel 13 is a TribuneMedia-owned, NBC affiliated commercial broadcast television station in the 72nd market – Des Moines – Ames, Iowa.

Responsibilities: WHO-HD Channel 13 offers paid, internship opportunities for college undergraduates. Students need to be minimum junior status at start of internship. WHO-HD Channel 13 offers hands-on training internships in:

NEWS – Assist the assignment desk, learn how to produce a show, put together a package and report stories for on-air, online, mobile and social-media platforms

Qualifications: WHO-HD Channel 13 is now accepting internship applications for fall 2016 .

Please apply online to:

Campaign Interns, Phillips for Iowa House

The Andrea Phillips for Iowa House team is seeking dedicated interns for our Democratic campaign for Iowa House District 37 (northern Ankeny, Alleman, and Douglas township). The internships are designed to provide training and leadership development of future political leaders, staff and candidates through an intensive campaign experience.

Andrea is committed to ensuring the people who work on her campaign develop experience and expertise in the areas of campaigning that interest them the most. All interns will be responsible for general campaign duties, as well as an area of specialization.

General Duties Include:
Working directly with the campaign manager and candidate in day-to-day operations
Assisting with general campaign tasks as needed
Attending the weekly staff meetings and staffing campaign events
Representing the campaign at community events
Door knocking and phone banking

Special Roles:
Scheduler: Help the candidate organize and prioritize daily schedule, keeping campaign goals in mind. Set appointments for the candidate, and handle inquiries to have a meeting with the candidate. Identify community events the candidate should attend.
Finance manager: Work with the steering committee on fundraising strategies and initiatives. Draft fundraising appeals. Follow up on pledged donations.
Volunteer coordinator: Responsible for managing campaign volunteers, appointing, training and managing door knock captains, phone bank captains, etc. Organize regular Days of Action and other volunteer opportunities.
Events manager: Serve as point person on all campaign events. Oversee event staffing, publicity, building attendance, media coverage, and operational tasks.
Other areas of specialization include digital marketing, graphic design, database management, media coordination, data analysis, and communications.

Self-directed and proactive
Good communication skills, both written and oral
Good organizational and time management skills
Strong people skills and ability to work in a team environment
Ability to commit to about 20 hours a week until election

Interested applicants should email a resume to Josh Hughes, campaign manager at

Multi-media Journalist, WHO-TV, Des Moines

PURPOSE/REASON FOR THE POSITION: Contribute in any way necessary to the content gathering of information for WHO-HD, , WHO-HD social-media feeds.


  • Engaging on air-personality.
  • Ability to enterprise news stories.
  • Ability to write and to interpret broadcast-news copy.
  • Ability to write web and social-media versions of news stories.
  • Ability to post news stories, video and photos to digital and social-media feeds
  • Ability to report live-breaking news.
  • Ability to produce credible reports.
  • Ability to handle deadline pressure.
  • Ability to drive news vehicles when needed.


Valid driver’s license

Computer literate

2 years television newsroom experience

2 years news reporting/writing experience preferred

4-year college degree preferred

Work under extreme pressure, deadlines and adverse weather conditions.

Desk work, walking and standing

To apply :



Intern, Style Doctors USA

Style Doctors Ltd. was recently launched in the United States by current Drake student and magazine journalism major Molly Lamoureux alongside with the original UK founder, Elin Mai. Style Doctors USA is looking for part time interns to be part of the UK’s number one personal styling service as it grows in the USA.

Duties include but are not limited to
– Writing informed, professional styling advice blog posts
– Connecting with affiliate programs, freelance journalists, and other bloggers in order to create a greater presence for Style Doctors in the United States
– Handling Style Doctors’ USA social media platforms, mainly Twitter and Pinterest

Clientele ranges from 11 – 80+ years old, men and women. You can find out more about the company at

Preferred experience
– 6+ months in fashion retail, fashion blogging, beauty or styling experience.
– Proficient in WordPress, Adobe Photoshop

This internship would be 20 hours per week. To apply send your resume and a brief cover letter to

Fellowship, Hillary for America

Become a fellow

This fall we are looking for individuals who want to be a part of a historic opportunity to help elect the first female President of the United States, Hillary Clinton.

We are an organization whose motto is “Engage, Organize, Win,” and Hillary for America deeply values the empowerment of others through training, skill building and fellowship opportunities. Fellows will be trained on the basics of organizing and campaign fundamentals and then placed in a community to carry out grassroots activities. This eight-week program is designed to test, train and develop a new class of organizers, and to help the campaign expand our outreach efforts in communities across the country.


  • Participate in training on field organizing, messaging, and other activities
  • Organize in a community, working in conjunction with grassroots leaders and campaign staff
  • Engage new potential volunteers through phone calls and canvassing
  • Empower new voters by collecting voter registration forms
  • Hold organizational meetings to recruit new volunteers and supporters in communities
  • Use social networks to help amplify our message and to talk about the work that we do
  • Continue to build the movement to help elect Democrats up and down the ticket this November

This is a highly competitive program. The deadline to apply for the Fall 2016 internship is August 31, and acceptances will occur on a rolling basis. All fellowships with Hillary for America are unpaid, volunteer positions.

Apply here: