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Internships available at newspapers across Iowa

The Iowa Newspaper Foundation is a strong proponent of recruiting younger people to the newspaper industry to ensure the health and vitality of the industry’s future. One of the many ways it does this is by assisting newspapers with finding and supporting interns and assisting students with finding internships.

Each year the INF publishes a listing of the internships available at Iowa newspapers.

Current 2017-2018 internships can be found here.


Internships, Iowa Democratic Party

The Iowa Democratic Party is looking for enthusiastic, hard-working future
We currently have internship positions available in the following departments:
An IDP internship is a unique opportunity for passionate, political-minded people
of all backgrounds to gain real life hands-on experience in Democratic politics
and organizing.
•Self-directed and proactive
•Good communication skills, both written and oral
•Good organizational and time management skills
•Strong people skills and ability to work in a team environment
IDP interns work out of our Des Moines Headquarters; one position can be based
anywhere in Iowa and will work remotely with our Organizing Director.
These are unpaid positions, but the IDP will work with students and their
university to apply internship toward college credit if possible.
IDP will to help students build the skills they seek in an internship and provide valuable feedback on their experience.
To apply, please email
The Iowa Democratic Party is an equal opportunity employer, and employs
without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sex (including pregnancy,
gender identity, and sexual orientation), parental status, family medical status
or genetic information, military service, age, national origin, ancestry,
marital status, height, weight, creed, economic status or disability.

Podcast Production Intern

Current-affairs podcast that debates topics of interest with personalities on all sides of the debate is looking for an intern who can work remotely and be taught to:

· Research, contact and book guests
· Edit & post-produce podcasts
· Generate show art
· Manage website & IT for podcast
· Manage social media interaction

Full training will be given in all of these areas, as would credit on the website and in the podcast. I would envisage the intern making a six- to 12-month commitment, at about six to eight hours per week.

Interested students should send a max 200-word proposal for shows to


Challenging Opinions

Boulton for Iowa Campaign Internships

Boulton for Iowa is now accepting applications from individuals who are passionate about electing Nate Boulton to be the next governor of Iowa, and are interested in joining the campaign immediately.

This is a unique opportunity for interns to work directly with senior campaign staff while gaining hands-on experience on a statewide campaign. Interns will not only gain institutional knowledge about campaigns, but will also benefit from the career development component of the internship. Interns will have a wide range of rolls on the campaign, but may apply specifically for any of the below internships:

Finance/Database Management:
● Fundraiser coordination and staffing
● Donor research
● Donor database management

● Direct voter contact
● Votebuilder management
● Event planning and staffing

Time Commitment:
● Scheduling is flexible, but 15-20 hours a week is desired.
● Work may be completed remotely or in the Des Moines office. There will be opportunities for travel around the state.
● Internships may be for the fall semester, but individuals who would like to stay on for the
duration of the campaign are welcomed!

● Applicants must have a computer and a cell phone.
● A car is not required, but independent transportation is appreciated. For additional travel
to events, carpooling may be available.

While internships are unpaid, they may include class credit if desired and a letter of
recommendation, if requested.

To Apply:
Please send your resume to Jordan at with the subject line of the internship in which you are interested (“Finance/Database Management” or “Field/Political”) before September 25, 2017.

Online sports writers and editors, The Sports Quotient

The Sports Quotient is a fast-growing digital-sports media startup (everything’s done online) that provides a massive platform for nearly 200 talented, young sports writers and staff from over 70 universities to deliver smart, in-depth sports analysis with hundreds of thousands of monthly readers, in order to raise their SQ.

Joining SQ requires only a handful of hours a week from your home/dorm
(we’ll work around your schedule), you’ll receive personalized feedback, and our best members have gone on to work for top sports (and non-sports) organizations, like ESPN, the Knicks, Jets, Clippers, Madison Square Garden, Google, Johnson & Johnson, and Facebook, to name a few.

We’ll also work to help get college internship credit for students who request it.

Columnists: Write one in-depth, analytical article a week within your favorite sport (topics up to you)
Reporters: Cover major headlines and breaking news across the sports world
Viral Media Writers: Cover must-see content with light, comical commentary
Editors: Review and edit weekly content for grammar and content quality
Other Available Positions: Statisticians, Marketing Associates, Graphic Designers, and Sports Trivia Quiz Writers

Interested in applying or learning more?
with the top 2-3 positions you’re most interested in, and we’ll get the ball rolling.



News Reporting Fellowship, Wisconsin Public Radio

Wisconsin Public Radio has an opening for an early career journalist in its News Department.

2nd Century News Reporting Fellowship

Location: Milwaukee

Wisconsin Public Radio Radio is accepting applications for a news reporting fellowship based in Milwaukee, designed to prepare journalists of color, and those from other groups underrepresented in the media industry, for successful news careers. The fellow will be responsible for start-to-finish preparation of assigned news segments/newscasts. Concentrated coaching and feedback on writing, editing, voicing and other aspects of radio news reporting are important elements of this fellowship.

This is a 12 month FT paid internship.
Requires: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience, Previous broadcast news internship or professional experience, Demonstrated ability to generate news story ideas, experience producing or re-purposing news material for the web.

Details here:


Communications Intern, Landus Cooperative

Landus Cooperative is seeking an intern to to aid the Marketing/Communications department in raising the profile of the company by showcasing the company’s products, services and people by implementing effective public relations and communication programs and events. In addition, this part-time internship will offer opportunities to enhance your portfolio, put classroom skills into action, and work with multiple business units in a quickly-paced environment.

*Write content and do research for regular internal and external publications including the member magazine distributed to nearly 7,000 people, digital mediums including the agronomy e-newsletter, and social media. g Annual Meeting for Dec. 2017 including assisting with the ballot process.
*Aid in planning and executing Annual Meeting for Dec. 2017 including assisting with the ballot process.
*Assist in organizing and digitizing photos and news clips for historical preservation.
*Aid in implementation of internal digital newsletter(s).
*Assist business units with customer-facing communications needs.
*Assist in the improvement as well as coordination of brochures, collateral, video, event, displays, etc.
*Utilize excel to accurately create mail merge documents.
*Assist with updating and organization contact or Excel files and databases for internal customers’ marketing/communications projects.
*Shoot and edit photos and videos at events and in day-to-day activities for use in future publications.
*Assist in radio and print advertising writing and publication.
*Work as a communications & marketing team member in meeting needs of internal customers.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:  Currently enrolled in a 2 or 4 year post-secondary program with an emphasis in communications, marketing, and/or journalism.


CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:  Valid state motor vehicle operator’s license.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled