Intern for Iowa Senate Democratic Research Staff

The Senate Democratic Research Staff is composed of state employees who work for the Democratic Leader of the Iowa Senate and the other Democratic Senators. Our office is located in the Iowa Statehouse, just down the hall from the Governor’s office.

Interns help with public communication using email lists, press releases, press conferences, social media, and the production of photographs and audio and video clips.

Past interns have become legislators, state employees, journalists, and professional communicators. Interested students can find out more and apply at our web site at:

Internship Application:

Applications can be submitted any time. Minimum commitment: 14 hours a week. Applications are accepted year-round. Learn more and find application materials at
You can also copy and paste the application below into an e-mail message to:

Call if you have any questions.

Rusty Martin
Communications Director
Iowa Senate Democratic Staff
Iowa Statehouse
Des Moines, IA 50319
Cell: 515-418-8709

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What dates and times are you available to intern? (Internships are available throughout the year although interns are especially needed during the Legislative session, which runs from January through May. Interns must be at the Statehouse a minimum of 14 hours each week between Monday and Thursday. Please call if you have questions.)

Why do you want to intern with the Senate Democratic Caucus?

Describe your experiences or interests that make you a good choice for an internship.

Please describe your computer experience, both programs you are familiar with and projects you have completed using a computer. Please include photography, audio, and video experience.