Communications Internship, Iowa House of Rep. Democratic Caucus


Description: Interns will work directly with 43 Democratic members of the Iowa House of Representatives at the State Capitol in Des Moines during the legislative session. They will assist the communications director and deputy communications director with a variety of responsibilities including:

Press release production and distribution

Official photography for representatives and constituents

Newsletter production and distribution

Website publishing

Social media management
Video production and editing

Skills Preferred (not required):

Solid writing skills

Knowledge of Microsoft Office software

Experience with sound/video editing software

Experience with web page production/design software

Minimum Time Requirement: 10 hours per week

Internship Dates: January through May, 2016 (flexible start and end dates)

Salary: Unpaid

Application Deadline: Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Send resume, cover letter and hours available to the address or email below. Please contact Rachelle Thomas at or 515-725-2061 if you have any questions. To find out more information about the internship go to:

Social Media Intern for Art Gallery

Artisan Gallery 218, a new art gallery in Valley Junction, West Des Moines, is looking for an intern to develop a social media strategy and plan for promotion. This would be 10 to 20 hours a week at $10/hour for approximately 2 months to launch the plan. The intern may also receive training to take money and assist customers. This would be at a separately scheduled time if it works in their schedule. It could be a four hour time period once or twice a week.

Start immediately after hire. Please apply by Friday, October 16 to

Annie Temple
Artisans Gallery 218

Campaign manager for American Heart Association (Des Moines)

The American Heart Association (AHA) has an excellent opportunity for a Campaign Manager in our Midwest Affiliate office located in Des Moines, IA. This position is a temporary grant funded.   The Campaign Manager will be working collaboratively with guidance from the Iowa Government Relations Director, the position will lead the creation and development of a statewide coalition focused on the advancement of obesity prevention policies in Iowa in particular shared use of public schools for community members to increase their physical activity and securing state funding for the safe routes to school program. The position will be primarily responsible for strategic planning and implementation around the recruitment, mobilization and retention of individuals and organizations as well as the engagement of key contacts and decision makers that will lead to the adoption of obesity prevention policies. The Coalition is working to educate the communities, local decision makers and state-level decision makers on the benefits of encouraging the shared use of schools as an effective tool in combatting the alarming trends associated with obesity. The one-year grant funded position includes a competitive salary. Continuation of this contract position is contingent on funding.

See here for more information and how to apply.

Scripps Howard Foundation internships (Washington, D.C.)

The Scripps Howard Foundation is looking for curious, energetic college juniors and seniors studying print, broadcast and multimedia journalism to report from Washington during the spring and summer terms. Interns are paid a stipend and provided free housing in furnished apartments.

 Interns find, report and write stories for the web-based Scripps Howard Foundation Wire, take photos, create slide shows and shoot and edit video. Semester in Washington takes six interns in the 14-week spring term and six in the 10-week summer term.

2016 program and application deadline dates:

  • Spring 2016 (Jan. 7 to April 13). Stipend: $3,346 and free housing. Deadline: Nov. 1, 2015
  • Summer 2016 (June 6 to Aug. 12) Stipend $2,390 and free  housing. Deadline: Nov. 1, 2015
  • Short Course 2016 (May 2 to June 2) Stipend $2,295 and free housing. This program is open only to students from Hampton University and Florida International University. Deadline: Nov. 1, 2015

Information for the fall 2016 term and the 2016-2017 post-graduate, multimedia fellowship will be available in January.

 The program includes international interns in the spring and fall. They are chosen by the International Center for Journalists.

 For more details and to download an application form, go to the Scripps Howard Foundation Wire website.

Digital media specialist at Meyocks (Des Moines)


In this position, you would primarily support the Meyocks media team’s work in paid digital campaigns. You would help develop and implement paid digital media via site-direct, programmatic, paid search and social platforms, including monitoring, reporting and analysis to optimize campaign performance. Knowledge and skills for planning and buying traditional paid media also needed (e.g., television, radio, print, OOH). Agency experience preferred.


  • Minimum of three years of experience in paid digital and traditional media
  • Experience planning and buying Google AdWords required
  • Capability to perform reporting on digital campaigns required
  • Experience implementing Facebook ads and promotions/contests needed (additional social channel experience beneficial)
  • Strong understanding of planning and buying for traditional mediums
  • Knowledge of Strata software an advantage
  • Passion for aligning available resources, budget constraints and quality requirements to exceed client expectations
  • Self-motivation, enthusiasm, engagement, strong work ethic and attention to detail a must
  • Desire to learn clients’ businesses and contribute ideas that shape marketplace meaning for our clients.


Scholarships, Iowa Newspaper Foundation

The Iowa Newspaper Foundation offers scholarships for Iowa college students preparing for a career in the newspaper industry. Students at any class level (college freshman through senior in the fall of 2016) are encouraged to apply. Scholarship awards typically range between $500 and $1,000.

Scholarship applications will be submitted online, saving applicants time and mailing costs.

Complete the online scholarship application at

The application deadline is February 12, 2016.

Naples (yes Florida!) Daily News Internships, Summer 2016

NOTE:  We received this posting from a Drake alum who works at the Naples Daily News–if you want more info see Prof. Jill VanWyke.

The Naples Daily News is looking for college interns for News, Metro Desk, Computer Assisted Reporting, Photography/Videography, and Marketing/ Advertising.

One of the best – and craziest – news markets in Florida. We want interns who are creative, critical thinkers, adventurous, with a sense of purpose and mission.

Few news markets are as fun and diverse. One day, you are covering a Fortune 500 CEO, the next day, you’re reporting on sex trafficking. The past year interns have worked on major crime stories, a school district meltdown, even mapped how many bears have been hit by cars – yes we have a lot of bears, along with Florida panthers and other wildlife.

That doesn’t include a local congressman popped for buying cocaine and a burglar who got stuck in chimney (yes, chimneys also exist in Florida and the burglar needed beer money.)

Other perks: our newsroom is stocked with award- winning editors, including Pulitzer Prize winners. They are mentors, terrific coaches and believe in developing the next generation of stars in journalism. We are also located five minutes from the beach; and it never snows.

You’ll leave with great clips, videos, story packages and a real newsroom experience. Our internship pays $400 a week for 10 weeks and is not limited to the summer.

To apply:

You must be a current college student driven to succeed, with a car and a driver’s license in good standing. Fluency in Spanish is a plus. Send cover letter, resume and at least five writing/video samples to assignment Editor Kate Douglas and associate Editor penny Fisher at katherine.douglas@ or Send your visual portfolio to Visuals Director Harry Walker   at harry.walker@naplesnews. com. Marketers: send resume to Marketing Director Robin lankton at

Deadline is November 1, 2015.