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Ankeny Community School District Communications Department Internship

This internship is primarily focused on Public Relations for the school district, but would also be beneficial to Journalism, Marketing or other Communications majors.

Contact: Samantha Kampman, Manager of Communications and Marketing, 515-289-3950.

To Apply: E-mail resume, writing samples, & cover letter to samantha.kampman@ankenyschools.org by the date listed below.

Selection Process: Interview with Manager of Communications. Send resume and a minimum of three applicable writing samples to the contact above.

Time Period:

Spring Semester Internship. Apply by November 6.

Hours: Can be flexibly scheduled Monday-Friday between 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. to accommodate the student’s class schedule. 400-hour goal will accommodate most university internship requirements.

Location: Ankeny Community Schools District Office, 306 SW School Street, Ankeny, IA 50023

Compensation: Unpaid, but will structure internship to meet course credit requirements.

Responsibilities: Under supervision of the Manager of Communications and Marketing, and dependent upon demonstrated skill in various areas, the intern will:

  • Develop communications timelines, strategies, and creative briefs for projects
  • Create drafts of communications identified by the Communications Coordinator. This may include interviewing staff members to gain information. Editing of subsequent drafts supervised by the Communications Coordinator. Communications may include:
    • Internal staff e-mails
    • Press releases & district web site “news” stories
    • Communications to parents and the public
    • New web pages (and editing of existing pages)
    • Fliers
    • Weekly staff e-newsletters, using information sent by various district departments
    • Stories for the Ankeny Advance newsletter
    • Other non-recurring communication
  • Proofreading for grammar and punctuation
  • Upon final draft approval by the Communications Coordinator, assist in execution of:
    • Posting Web pages and news stories
    • Monitoring Web site for functionality
    • Formatting and distributing e-mails in templates
    • Formatting print materials in InDesign and Word templates
    • Collaboration with the print shop to print materials
  • Research of new Web tools and development of social media to integrate with the district Web site
  • Other duties as assigned (may include filing, researching, and clerical tasks)

RequirementsStrong writing skills. Preferably a student with a major or minor in public relations, journalism, marketing, or some other form of communications. Strong grammar and proofreading skills. Strong research skills.

Preferred Skills: Strong journalistic interviewing skills. Experience with Adobe Creative Suite. Experience with web site navigation/design or theory. Experience with social media such as Facebook, Twitter, HootSuite, and other programs. Photography or videography experience.

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Executive Assistant Internship at Winefest (Des Moines, IA)

The Des Moines Wine Festival Foundation is seeking an intern for the Spring 2018 semester through June 15, 2018. The event assistant will work with the entire event team to execute the eight-day festival June 2 – June 9, as well as smaller events throughout the spring.

Duties will include, but are not limited to:

  • Recruit, organize and communicate with over 100 volunteers
  • Recruit and communicate with prospective wineries, breweries and food vendors
  • Manage licensing for participating vendors
  • Update website and other digital communications
  • Design collateral pieces for festival attendees, vendors, sponsors & patrons
  • Serve as a liaison for sponsors and patrons regarding their benefits

The qualified applicant will be detail-oriented, quick-thinking and able to retain a positive attitude under stressful situations. Strong writing skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office are required. Experience in inDesign and Photoshop are a plus.

10 – 15 hours a week during the school year
Full time May 22 – June 15

Interested individuals should send resume and cover letter to:

Natasha Sayles
Executive Director
Des Moines Wine Festival Foundation
natasha@winefestdesmoines.com
1011 Locust Street, Suite 301
Des Moines, IA 50309

Ankeny Community School District Communications Department Internship

This internship is primarily focused on Public Relations for the school district, but would also be beneficial to Journalism, Marketing or other Communications majors.

Contact: Samantha Kampman, Manager of Communications and Marketing, 515-289-3950.

To Apply: E-mail resume, writing samples, & cover letter to samantha.kampman@ankenyschools.org by the date listed below.

Selection Process: Interview with Manager of Communications. Send resume and a minimum of three applicable writing samples to the contact above.

Time Period: Spring Semester Internship. Apply by November 1.

Hours: Can be flexibly scheduled Monday-Friday between 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. to accommodate the student’s class schedule. 400-hour goal will accommodate most university internship requirements.

Location: Ankeny Community Schools District Office, 306 SW School Street, Ankeny, IA 50023

Compensation: Unpaid, but will structure internship to meet course credit requirements.

Responsibilities: Under supervision of the Manager of Communications and Marketing, and dependent upon demonstrated skill in various areas, the intern will:

  • Develop communications timelines, strategies, and creative briefs for projects
  • Create drafts of communications identified by the Communications Coordinator. This may include interviewing staff members to gain information. Editing of subsequent drafts supervised by the Communications Coordinator. Communications may include:
    • Internal staff e-mails
    • Press releases & district web site “news” stories
    • Communications to parents and the public
    • New web pages (and editing of existing pages)
    • Fliers
    • Weekly staff e-newsletters, using information sent by various district departments
    • Stories for the Ankeny Advance newsletter
    • Other non-recurring communications
  • Proofreading for grammar and punctuation
  • Upon final draft approval by the Communications Coordinator, assist in execution of:
    • Posting Web pages and news stories
    • Monitoring Web site for functionality
    • Formatting and distributing e-mails in templates
    • Formatting print materials in InDesign and Word templates
    • Collaboration with the print shop to print materials
  • Research of new Web tools and development of social media to integrate with the district Web site
  • Other duties as assigned (may include filing, researching, and clerical tasks)

RequirementsStrong writing skills. Preferably a student with a major or minor in public relations, journalism, marketing, or some other form of communications. Strong grammar and proofreading skills. Strong research skills.

Preferred Skills: Strong journalistic interviewing skills. Experience with Adobe Creative Suite. Experience with web site navigation/design or theory. Experience with social media such as Facebook, Twitter, HootSuite, and other programs. Photography or videography experience.

Media internships at Cocoa Creative (Des Moines, IA)

Cocoa Creative, a visual creative agency based in Des Moines, is seeking creative individuals for media internships during the 2017–18 school year. The internships will start September 25.

We are looking for a candidates to help in one of the following areas:

  • Graphic design for print and digital campaigns,
  • Video camera operation and/or video editing (knowledge of Adobe Premiere and Photoshop are required),
  • Account management and business operations to assist with client management, business development organization and strategy with existing clients, community partnerships, and new business opportunities/partnerships.

Ideal candidates would have some of the following experience:

  • Background in marketing, advertising, or video production
  • An interest in entrepreneurship
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Organizational and project management experience
  • Willingness to learn and to adapt quickly to creative changes

To apply, please send resume to Info@CocoaCreates.com

For more, see:

Cocoa Creative Agency – 2017-18 Internship Program

Ankeny Community School District Communications Department Internship

This internship is primarily focused on Public Relations for the school district, but would also be beneficial to Journalism, Marketing or other Communications majors.

Contact: Samantha Kampman, Manager of Communications and Marketing, 515-289-3950.

To Apply: E-mail resume, writing samples, & cover letter to samantha.kampman@ankenyschools.org by the date listed below.

Selection Process: Interview with Manager of Communications. Send resume and a minimum of three applicable writing samples to the contact above.

Time Period:

Fall Semester Internship. Apply by September 1.

Hours: Can be flexibly scheduled Monday-Friday between 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. to accommodate the student’s class schedule. 400-hour goal will accommodate most university internship requirements.

Location: Ankeny Community Schools District Office, 306 SW School Street, Ankeny, IA 50023

Compensation: Unpaid, but will structure internship to meet course credit requirements.

Responsibilities: Under supervision of the Manager of Communications and Marketing, and dependent upon demonstrated skill in various areas, the intern will:

  • Develop communications timelines, strategies, and creative briefs for projects
  • Create drafts of communications identified by the Communications Coordinator. This may include interviewing staff members to gain information. Editing of subsequent drafts supervised by the Communications Coordinator. Communications may include:
    • Internal staff e-mails
    • Press releases & district web site “news” stories
    • Communications to parents and the public
    • New web pages (and editing of existing pages)
    • Fliers
    • Weekly staff e-newsletters, using information sent by various district departments
    • Stories for the Ankeny Advance newsletter
    • Other non-recurring communications
  • Proofreading for grammar and punctuation
  • Upon final draft approval by the Communications Coordinator, assist in execution of:
    • Posting Web pages and news stories
    • Monitoring Web site for functionality
    • Formatting and distributing e-mails in templates
    • Formatting print materials in InDesign and Word templates
    • Collaboration with the print shop to print materials
  • Research of new Web tools and development of social media to integrate with the district Web site
  • Other duties as assigned (may include filing, researching, and clerical tasks)

RequirementsStrong writing skills. Preferably a student with a major or minor in public relations, journalism, marketing, or some other form of communications. Strong grammar and proofreading skills. Strong research skills.

Preferred Skills: Strong journalistic interviewing skills. Experience with Adobe Creative Suite. Experience with web site navigation/design or theory. Experience with social media such as Facebook, Twitter, HootSuite, and other programs. Photography or videography experience.

Graphic Designer at UW-Madison

The College of Agricultural & Life Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is looking to hire a graphic designer. We’re looking for someone with advanced print and digital design skills and an extensive portfolio of creative work on a range of periodical, marketing/advertising, and development design projects. Magazine experience is a big plus, as is experience with content in the natural sciences.

Located in the Office of External Relations and Advancement, the person in this position will coordinate the design of each issue of Grow (http://grow.cals.wisc.edu/about) — the college’s tri-annual magazine devoted to the life sciences — as well as a variety of other publications. More details about qualifications and responsibilities can be found here: http://jobs.hr.wisc.edu/cw/en-us/job/495105/graphic-designer

This is a full-time position. Application deadline is June 4.