Summer marketing intern (Greater Des Moines Convention and Visitors Bureau)

Catch experience. Catch fun. Catch Des Moines from the inside.

The Greater Des Moines Convention and Visitors Bureau is looking for a Marketing Intern. This individual will be part of a dynamic marketing team and have the opportunity to be involved with virtually all aspects of our marketing efforts.

Opportunities are available for the Summer 2015 semester.


  • Undergraduate student working toward a degree in communications, marketing, public relations or related field
  • Creativity, originality and the desire to work as part of a fast-paced Marketing Team
  • Possess excellent research, verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to assume a variety of responsibilities and projects and follow them through to completion with little supervision
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite and social media are a bonus
  • Passion to learn about, explore and experience Greater Des Moines

Internship benefits:

  • Develop an understanding of the tourism industry and how it relates to the components of Marketing, Communications, Sales and Servicing  and Sports events
  • Gain a greater understanding of the responsibility and impact of social media, especially within non-profit organizations
  • Gain a better knowledge of databases and how to best utilize them
  • Exposure to developing, researching and implementing Marketing and Promotional Plans
  • Receive college credit (when applicable, as determined by your school)
  • Develop strong contacts in the Greater Des Moines market
  • Be part of some of Greater Des Moines’ biggest, most successful events
  • Obtain recommendations and references
  • Receive a monthly stipend payment

Duties and tasks: (list is not inclusive)

  • Write weekly and monthly television and radio scripts to promote Greater Des Moines events
  • Assist with design projects (banners, postcards, flyers, web graphics, etc)
  • Make updates to Restaurant Guide, Private Dining Guide, Wedding Guide and other Marketing Partner documents
  • Take photos at events and attractions around Greater Des Moines to boost our photo database
  • Assist with social media posts
  • Update and proof publications (dependent on semester), including the Catch Des Moines Visitor Guide and Planner’s Guide
  • Assist with promotional giveaway fulfillment, monthly report and filing
  • Attend Greater Des Moines Convention and Visitors Bureau events
  • Other duties as assigned

If you are interested in helping the Marketing Department and being a part of the Greater Des Moines Convention and Visitors Bureau team, please send your resume to:

Nancy Goode
Greater Des Moines Convention & Visitors Bureau
400 Locust, Suite 265
Des Moines, IA 50309