Marketing/Communications Intern, Special Olympics Iowa

Special Olympics Iowa is looking for a fall semester Marketing/Communications Intern.
We’re specifically looking for someone who likes to write AND design. Duties will include helping with social media, writing for the website, taking photos, and designing posters/brochures/signage/and social posts. There are several big projects coming up that will need a lot of design work, so someone who knows their Adobe inside and out is preferred.
The position is, unfortunately, unpaid, but the intern will get plenty of stuff for their portfolio, lots of free food and swag, the chance to go to some SOIA events, and they’d report directly to the Marketing & Communications Manager (A Drake Grad!), and she comes with the promise of lunch and coffee buys, playing loud rock music in the office, and early morning TV recaps. The intern would also be able to set their own hours depending on their schedule and are able to get college credit for the internship.
If interested, email a resume and three work samples to Any questions can be directed her way, too.

Wildlife and Environmental Journalism Internship Programs in Africa

Oceans Campus is offering an opportunity for undergraduate students of all levels to become a member of the Africa Media programs in Mossel Bay, South Africa.
Africa Media is an environmental based media company specialising in the production of photographic, video and editorial media from the African continent. Four programs are offered specialising in Wildlife Film-making, wildlife and adventure photography, underwater photography and environmental journalism

·         The Wildlife Film-making Program offers practical introduction into the world of wildlife film-making

·         In Wildlife and Adventure Photography Program learn how to capture the iconic wildlife of Africa on camera and also how to interact with wild animals.

·         The Underwater Photography program equips participants with the knowledge and practical skills to produce world class underwater photographs.

·         The Environmental Journalism and Travel Writing Internship offers interns real world journalism experience.


Account Coordinator, TRIO Agency; Grimes, Iowa

TRIO Marketing|Branding|Advertising is seeking an entry-level Account Coordinator to join our Account Management team! The right candidate will have skills in a variety of areas including, but not limited to graphic design, social media, content marketing, website development, sales, event planning, customer service, public relations and more! It is imperative that qualified candidate is able to work calmly under pressure and deadlines, and have fun doing it!

At TRIO, we pride ourselves on giving our customers a superior experience and great marketing results. We have a lot of fun at TRIO, so it is important that our new team member be willing to work hard, and play hard. Having a great work culture is key and our next team member needs to fit in with our creative atmosphere.

It is the objective of the Account Coordinator to secure and maintain their Client’s confidence as an advertising professional who can support marketing and advertising strategies and initiatives on a daily basis.

The Account Coordinator will be responsible for:

  • Development of marketing/advertising strategies, incl. gathering and analyzing complex, detailed information.
  • Planning, organizing and controlling day-to-day process and duties
  • Execution of creative and media plans on behalf of the Client, including:
  • Social Media Management
  • Graphic Design
  • E-mail Marketing
  • Industry Research
  • Assistance with Website Development and Maintenance

• Event Planning, Set-up and Tear-Down • Direct Mail and print production
• Media negotiating and buying
• Traffic management

  • Work with team on the planning and implementation of advertising and marketing initiatives to best serve the Client’s business. This includes the development of media plans, public relations and ground research
  • Provides ongoing reporting of results, implications and recommended action steps
  • Provides accurate direction to team regarding changes in plans per Client direction and approval of Agency


  • Ensures all creative has passed through proper approval channels, and retains accurate records for billing and

    legal purposes

  • Provides monthly media updates including media budgets and media calendars
  • Monitors and reports competitive actions and/or initiatives
  • Documents Client meetings/conference calls in writing, outlining direction and agreements made
  • Manages estimates/billing to ensure agency profitability as well as accuracy and timely invoicing
  • Any other responsibilities as defined


  • Bachelor’s degree in Advertising, Marketing, Communications, or equivalent, relevant experience
  • 1+ years experience as an Account Executive or related role in an advertising or marketing agency.
  • Proficient with Adobe Creative Suite software and Microsoft Office products
  • Sales experience is preferred
  • Pro-active, forward-thinking mindset with a willingness to learn and improve in all areas
  • Client focused with a strong sense of detail and urgency
  • Proven ability to communicate professionally, both verbally and written, with people at all levels of an organization,

    with an upbeat, positive attitude at all times

  • Reliable transportation is required, not only to get to and from TRIO but to meet with clients, pick up client

    projects, and complete other duties as assigned by TRIO

  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs unassisted

    Competitive salary based upon experience. Benefits including PTO, health insurance, chiropractic care and company cell phone are offered.

    TO APPLY: Email your cover letter and resume to:

    Renee Schneider, President | | 515-259-0577

Marketing Intern, DM European Heritage Assn.


Mission: Educate, entertain & delight the Midwest by producing Iowa’s premiere German-inspired Christmas market.  As a grassroots non-profit, we serve as a platform to carry on European traditions, to support language education and to create cultural awareness. We are a resource for Iowans, immigrants, travel enthusiasts and international business professionals to connect with European cultural heritage and for cultural organizations who want to engage with their members in a cohesive and centralized manner.

Intern Responsibilities

Digital Marketing for Christkindlmarket Des Moines (CDM)

  • Draft blog posts in WordPress each Friday and share on Christkindlmarket Des Moines Facebook Fan Page (content will be provided the Monday prior)
  • Be a contributor on Christkindlmarket Des Moines Facebook Fan Page by sharing 4 status updates/day (as we get started, I’ll have you schedule these a few days ahead of time so I can take a look)
  • Draft e-newsletter sends in MailChimp on the 9th of each month

Digital Marketing for Des Moines European Heritage Association (DMEHA)

  • Draft blog posts in WordPress on an as-needed basis and share on DMEHA Facebook Fan Page
  • Be a contributor on DMEHA’s Facebook Fan Page by sharing 4 status updates/day (as we get started, I’ll have you schedule these a few days ahead of time so I can take a look)
  • Draft monthly e-newsletter sends in MailChimp on the 23rd of each month

Event Planning/Marketing

  • Help plan, prepare for and market fundraising events (four – five scheduled for 2016)
  • Develop post-event surveys in SurveyMonkey

Public Relations

  • Execute portions of our PR and marketing plan for Christkindlmarket Des Moines
  • Write and distribute press releases on an as-needed basis
  • Maintain press release contact spreadsheet for distribution of press releases statewide

Availability: Fall 2016 @ 5-10 hours per week approximately.

Apply to: Suzanne Hull


Marketing Associate, Des Moines Social Club

The Des Moines Social Club, a non­profit organization that uses art and culture as a catalyst to create unprecedented community engagement, is looking for a Marketing Associate to join our team.

Responsibilities include:

  • Manage DMSC’s email schedule, writing and testing emails for various audiences.
  • Write and format emails for large, community­wide audiences; test messaging, subject lines, and other email features using Mail Chimp.
  • Create, post, and monitor social media content and manage communities on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.
  • Write and edit for the soon­to­be improved DMSC blog; collaborate with staff, artists, and other creatives on editing work to ensure stories are rich, engaging, and drive attendance to our diverse events.
  • Direct creation of print and digital signage for DMSC events.
  • Manage audience member information, including regular reports on network growth and constituent engagement.
  • Organize timelines, communicate with stakeholders, collaborate with partners, and ensure project deliverables are completed to a high standard of excellence.
  • Research and test new opportunities and tools for digital marketing and communications; brainstorm new creative opportunities and work with teammates to improve the creative direction of DMSC’s work.
  • Assist Executive Director in gathering analytics data.
  • Assist colleagues in other aspects of marketing and communications as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Occasional travel will be required as well as evening and weekend work.

Full position posting can be found here

Resumes and cover letters are due by July 18, 2016 at midnight. Email materials to Pete De Kock at Only applicants selected for first round interviews will be contacted.