Intern, Iowa Coalition Against Sexual Assault (IowaCASA)

IowaCASA is looking for a communications and fundraising intern for the spring semester. The position is unpaid.

The intern will assist the Communications Specialist on a number of initiatives, including but not limited to:

  • Provide social media support on Facebook and Twitter as needed, including gathering news articles, reports, and information that would be relevant for IowaCASA’s social media platforms.
  • Research targeted media areas throughout the state, collect data, and build a media database for communications purposes.
  • Assist with development plan to ensure that IowaCASA is on track to meet its fundraising goals. This involves establishing host event committees, event planning, and mobilization around Sexual Assault Awareness Month (April 2016).
  • Research potential donors and work with staff, board of directors, and volunteer fundraising committee to develop a functioning prospect list for IowaCASA leadership to solicit donations from.
  • Assist with regular website audits to ensure website content is accurate and up-to-date.
  • Other responsibilities as needed.


  • Excellent writing and communications skills.
  • Knowledge and interest in communications, fundraising, social media, website design, and social justice work.
  • A willingness to learn and be creative.
  • Have an understanding of issues surrounding social justice and sexual violence work.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team to achieve short-term and long-term goals.
  • Ability to multi-task, take direction, follow through on projects, meet deadlines, and provide inspired input.

To apply, send letter of interest, resume, and writing sample to Matty Smith at Internship position will be open until filled by qualified applicant. Email inquiries only please. Writing sample can be anything that showcases your talents as a writer and a communicator. Applications will be accepted until Dec. 14.

The Iowa Coalition Against Sexual Assault (IowaCASA) works to unite people and organizations to promote a society free from sexual violence and to meet the diverse needs of survivors. IowaCASA is a progressive organization, and works towards goals that will improve the well-being of survivors in many aspects of their lives. We support disenfranchised groups and actively work on anti-racist initiatives. IowaCASA is a small, statewide non-profit organization that provides a friendly, fast-paced work environment.

IowaCASA’s continuing success depends upon the qualifications of the individuals the agency employs. IowaCASA is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with state and federal law or local ordinance, the agency will ensure that the following personnel matters will be administered without regard to age, race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, or disability.