Communications/PR internship at World Food Prize

The World Food Prize Foundation George Washington Carver Internship Program provides an unparalleled opportunity for students to develop their professional skills while learning firsthand the operations of an internationally renowned non-profit organization.

Under the supervision of Ambassador Kenneth Quinn and The World Food Prize staff, Carver Interns become an integral part of the World Food Prize team and interact with government officials, international experts, business leaders, Nobel and World Food Prize Laureates, and members of local and national media.

Each academic semester and summer, a select group of highly qualified undergraduate and graduate students is chosen for this unique program, which provides interns with the opportunity to take significant responsibility and initiative in planning and carrying out a wide range of the Foundation’s projects.

For the Spring 2014 semester, the World Food Prize Foundation will select one intern to assist specifically in the areas of communications and public relations. The intern will support the efforts of the Director of Communications, and duties may include:

  • Writing and editing press releases, articles, newsletters and other information
  • Researching and creating target media lists
  • Outreach to local, national, and international media
  • Marketing and promoting World Food Prize events
  • Website content and design
  • Updating and maximizing social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc.)

The ideal candidate will have excellent written and oral communication skills, the ability to multi-task and meet deadlines, an eye for design, and a willingness to express new ideas and work as part of a team. Working knowledge of InDesign, Photoshop, social media platforms and web content programs, and a willingness to learn and ask questions when appropriate, is extremely beneficial.

To apply for the Communications/Public Relations Internshipplease e-mail a resume and cover letter to Crystal Harris at 

Submission of a reference letter is suggested but not required.  Inquiry calls (515-245-3794) and emails are accepted and encouraged.  Interns are unpaid but may be eligible for course credit.  While a minimum commitment of 12 hours per week is required, the program provides flexibility for each intern’s schedule.  Applications for Spring 2014 will be considered until mid-December; after that, applications will be considered for Summer/Fall 2014.