Communications/Marketing Intern, Iowa Finance Authority

Full-time (40 hours a week) for summer. Flexible schedule. Paid position ($12.92/hour)
Summary: This position is with the Iowa Finance Authority (IFA) located at 2015 Grand Ave., in Des Moines, Iowa. This position would be responsible for entry level communications/marketing duties. The applicant must be currently enrolled in an accredited university. Knowledge in the following preferred:
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required
• Experience writing marketing materials such as news releases
• Social media management experience
• Web site experience preferred
General Duties
Communications Technology
• Assist in updating all IFA web sites using a content management system.
• As directed, work on all IFA Web sites, ensuring that information is accurate and accessible and that appropriate technology is used to effectively communicate online.
• As directed, write and distribute IFA newsletters using Constant Contact.
• Assist in maintaining IFA’s social media initiatives.
Media Relations
• Manage and continually update an inventory of all Iowa media and targeted regional and national media.
• Assist in writing news releases in cooperation with the communications staff.
• Manage the media center at, creating and posting news releases, story ideas, FAQs and other appropriate information.
• In cooperation with the Communications staff, pitch story ideas to targeted media and make appointments for the Executive Director or other IFA staff to be interviewed by targeted media.
Public Events
• Assist the Communications staff in coordinating several annual and special events.
• Assist with other projects as assigned
Closing Date: April 10, 2015, 4:30 p.m.
To Apply: Submit a cover letter and resume to Christine Wetzler, Human Resource Manager, Iowa Finance Authority,, by the closing date.
An EEO/AA Employer
2015 Grand Ave. – Des Moines, IA 50312
Phone (515)7252-4900 Fax (515)725-4901