Internships for women in sports media

The Association for Women in Sports Media is accepting applications for its 2018 scholarship/internship program. AWSM wants to find the nation’s most promising young women who are pursuing sports media careers.

AWSM is a non-profit organization founded as a support network and advocacy group for women in sports. It works to promote and increase diversity in sports media — and one of its hallmark programs is this summer program, which has placed more than 150 women in paid internships since 1990.

AWSM has up to 10 paid internships (all of which are supplemented by $1,000 scholarships) available to female college students who are sophomores and older. The internships fall into three categories: print/digital (reporting at a newspaper/magazine/website), broadcast journalism (production and occasionally on-air work) and media relations (PR, etc. for a team or league).

Last summer, winners spent their summers working at Sports Illustrated, ESPN, the Golf Channel,, USA Today and CNN.

In addition to the paid internship and scholarship, recipients will receive complimentary registration and lodging for the 2018 convention.

For more information and to apply see:

The deadline for applications is Oct. 31.


NPR affiliate seeks “Morning Edition” producer

WVIK, Quad Cities’ NPR affiliate based at Augustana College, is seeking a “Morning Edition” producer and digital curator. As producer of WVIK’s daily broadcast of “Morning Edition” from 5-9 a.m., responsibilities include maintenance of online presence during this flagship program, as well as support for the WVIK newsroom, marketing and membership departments in their efforts to enhance the radio broadcast with additional content for online reading. Applications are due Nov. 1.

To learn more about the position and how to apply, see:

Media Intern, Lessing-Flynn, Des Moines

Lessing-Flynn is looking for a Media Intern to join our team and assist with all things paid media. We are looking for a student to fill a part-time role during the spring.

This position is a great opportunity for someone who is looking to gain agency experience and learn about different forms of advertising. The Media Intern will assist the Media Manager and Digital Project Manager in day-to-day planning, organization and reporting. Ideal candidates will enjoy working in a fast-paced environment, are deadline driven and pay strong attention to detail.

For more information and to apply:


Communications Intern, Iowa Automobile Dealers Association

Looking for an internship where you’ll get hands-on experience and have the opportunity to become an essential member of the team? Come work for the Iowa Automobile Dealers Association! IADA is looking for an enthusiastic communications intern to assist our small staff with a variety of projects. As IADA’s paid intern, you’ll get to help with the launch of a redesigned website, develop posts and strategies for our social media accounts, and write for our bi-weekly e-newsletter and award-winning magazine. Because we’re a small staff organization, opportunities won’t be limited just to writing and editing. If you’re interested in graphic design, government relations, meeting planning, or marketing, we can tailor the internship to fit your areas of interest.

Applicants should have strong writing and editing skills and be proficient in Microsoft Office and Adobe InDesign.

The communications intern will work 10-20 hours per week.

To Apply
Send your resume, cover letter, and three to five writing samples to

Brittany Bungert
Director of Communications
Iowa Automobile Dealers Association
515.440.7620 |
Facebook | Twitter: @IowaADA

Analyst, Marketing Intelligence; Iowa Wild; full time

Are in you experienced in statistics and have strong organizational skills?  Would you like to be part of one of the top teams in the sports industry?  Join the Iowa Wild and help create our brand new Analytics Department.  The Iowa Wild are a progressive and innovative team that uses data driven insights to provide information for organization to remain leaders in the industry.

The ideal candidate we be someone with a deep understating of data and the integration of data between different business systems. He or she will be supporting various stakeholders of the organization and will need to clearly and effectively communicate in a group while leading the organization in the areas of data management and software systems and integrations.

The Analyst will contribute to the strategic development and execution of CRM campaign management, oversee the data strategy and the mapping of data integrations, with the goal of ensuring the reliability, integrity, and quality of data for the Iowa Wild. The person in this role will manage the existing data environment, which includes guiding data strategy, expanding the data warehouse to include new sources, and managing data vendors. They will also deep-dive into data quality issues that arise and will work to consistently provide clean and de-duplicated customer records for use in multiple systems and departments throughout the organization

This position reports to the Sr. VP, Sales & Business Operations, and will work closely with other team members in various multiple departments.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Serve as administrator for SalesForce CRM environment and work with end users to answer workflow and system-related questions regarding customers, prospects, and best practices.
  • Work directly with CRM Vendor to coordinate the implementation of new CRM functionality, reports and dashboards for the sales and service teams.
  • Provide day-to-day support for CRM users across the organization.
  • Develop campaigns using historical customer data from prior sales, marketing data and other data sources provided.
  • Manage data environment in support of a wide range of business initiatives: fan engagement, fan experience, marketing, sales, stadium operations, etc.
  • Review existing data streams to identify inefficiencies and enact solutions that automate and improve
  • Develop audits that monitor data feeds, with the goal of detecting, repairing, and preventing duplicates, and other inconsistencies.


Position Requirements

Formal Education & Certification

  • Bachelor’s degree, with a focus in Mathematics, Statistics preferred

Knowledge & Experience

  • Demonstrated technical aptitude, with basic knowledge in Microsoft SQL Server and experience with relational databases
  • A minimum of 1-2 years of relevant work in a quantitative role
  • Experience working with sales based CRM such as SalesForce, a plus
  • Experience creating and maintaining specific reporting using Tableau Desktop, a plus
  • Experience with Adobe SiteCatalyst and Google Analytics, a plus
  • Experience within the sports/entertainment industry, a plus
  • Good project management skills with a strong grasp of both technical and business perspectives

Personal Attributes

  • Excellent organizational and communications skills, with strong strategic thinking, attention to detail
  • The ability to self-teach software skills  and the ability to implement software processes for end users
  • Strong analytical, interpersonal, and project management skills
  • Ability to think intuitively and resourcefully about how data is managed and how it applies to solving business problems
  • Ability to effectively communicate technical aspects to employees who possess less technical knowledge
  • Comfortable adapting within a fast-paced small-company environment and comfortable with ambiguity when encountering new problems and “unknowable” topics
  • Ability to work both independently and in teams. Ability to build consensus across multiple departments.

Work Conditions

  • Ability to occasionally work evenings and weekends.
  • Work is primarily sedentary in nature.  Some physical requirements include sitting, walking, standing, bending, squatting, twisting, lifting, grasping, typing, etc.

For more information or to apply contact:

Brian Mather
Sr. VP, Sales & Business Operations
Iowa Wild
O: 515.564.8720 |C: 631.671.1257 |


Media Scholars and Media Fellows Applications

Applications are now open for the Washington Media Scholars Foundation scholarships and fellowships.

The Foundation engages with undergraduate students, connecting deserving young people with senior-level executives from major media companies and providing academic scholarships to students pursuing degrees in a variety of disciplines.

The Foundation coordinates two initiatives: Media Scholars and Media Fellows. These signature platforms fulfill the mission of creating scholarship, educational and career advancement opportunities for college students interested in strategic media. Previous scholarship recipients pursued an array of academic disciplines including Advertising, Business, Communications, and Political Science.

Apply here:


Communications Internship, Drake University Law School

Drake Law School is seeking a communications intern to write feature stories, news releases, web content, and more.


  • Write feature stories on Drake Law students, alumni, or faculty identified by the Communications Coordinator.
  • Write news releases on Drake Law events and news.
  • Write content for various Drake Law web projects, such as a student spotlight webpage.
  • Proofread communications such as emails, programs, and invitations for various Drake Law departments, including Admissions, Development, and the Dean’s Office.


  • Strong writing skills
  • Strong journalistic interviewing skills
  • Knowledge of AP Style
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work independently while following directions
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Photography or videography experience a plus

This internship will start immediately and run through December. Continuing work may be possible for spring semester. The time commitment is about 10 hours per week. Compensation is $10 per hour.

To apply, send your resume, cover letter, and 2-3 writing samples to:

Kayla Choate, Communications Coordinator

Drake University Law School