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Fall 2017 Internship, Iowa Clean Cities Coalition

Fall 2017 internship at Iowa Clean Cities Coalition

Location: Des Moines or Ames

Applications Due: August 8, 2017

Approximate Dates: September 5, 2017 to December 18, 2017 (14 weeks, 20 hours/ week with one week off unpaid time) Stipends range from $3,360 – $4,200 depending on academic level

This internship is provided through the Clean Cities University Workforce Development Program, managed by the Argonne National Laboratory for the US Department of Energy, with 38 positions across the nation this fall.

The Iowa Clean Cities Coalition (ICCC) is a program housed in state government at the Iowa Economic Development Authority, and works closely with the Iowa Department of Transportation. The internship is listed in Ames, Iowa on the application due to one location option in that system. However, it’s possible to have an internship based in Des Moines. Due to school being in session, having both locations as options is a recruitment strategy to find the best possible candidate. The office addresses are as follows:

Iowa Economic Development Authority
200 East Grand Ave
Des Moines, IA 50309

Iowa Department of Transportation
800 Lincoln Way
Ames, Iowa 50010

The Clean Cities program focuses on alternative fuels, advanced vehicle technologies and energy efficient transportation. Stakeholders include fuel providers, fleets, local governments, businesses, associations and utilities. The 2017 fall intern housed will conduct outreach, technical assistance and marketing surrounding petroleum reduction initiatives. These include:

  • Conduct market research and stakeholder outreach on alternative fuel vehicles and idle reduction.
  • Create training materials and website content.
  • Conduct research on incentive programs and provide recommendations for Iowa.

The intern will be provided with office space, desk phone and computer, have an opportunity to work within state government, in cooperation with stakeholders across Iowa, and amidst the national network for Clean Cities University Workforce Development Program. Apply by August 8, 2017 at Questions, contact

More information about the national Clean Cities program can be found at:

Fall Communications Internship, American Red Cross, Central Iowa

The American Red Cross Central Iowa Chapter is looking for a fall intern to work 15-20 hours per week.

Duties will be as assigned due to the rapidly changing nature of our workday. The successful applicant will be organized and have strong writing, social media and communications skills. Duties could include clerical work, gathering data from Red Cross workers in the field, updating the Red Cross website and social media outlets, and taking pictures and video at events and disaster responses.

This position is unpaid.

Apply to:

Mark Tauscheck
Regional Communications Officer
American Red Cross Serving Greater Iowa

Fall Internships, Iowa Democratic Party

The Iowa Democratic Party is seeking dedicated interns to work out of our party headquarters in Des Moines. The internships are designed to provide experience with a wide range of political duties, including communications, data, field, and finance, as well as staffing the reception desk when working.

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.


  • 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

Interested applicants should email a resume to

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.



PR/Event planning Internship to start immediately, The Avenues, DM

The Avenues of Ingersoll & Grand is looking for an intern to start immediately and work through August 26 to assist in the final stages of planning and communications for Ingersoll LIVE. This is a great opportunity for experience in event planning and PR for a large-scale event. There is potential for the internship to continue into fall for the right person.  If you are interested contact ASAP!

Graphic Design Intern for July/August

Housing provided if needed for hire.

Cottingham & Butler, an insurance firm in Dubuque, Iowa, is looking for student intern/employee who can use and excel in graphic design using Adobe, InDesign, and other design applications as necessary. They will consider full time or part time employment.

If interested please respond ASAP to the emails below. Interviews will be conducted as soon as possible and housing provided for summer if needed.

Candidates can contact the HR team via Jonathan Gill or Paige Kohlhof referenced below.

Marketing Intern, West Bank, West Des Moines

Marketing Intern

Department:           Marketing

Reports To:            Marketing Director

The Marketing Intern will assist the Marketing Director with internal and external communications, public relations events, retail sales support, and marketing projects as assigned.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities: 

Communications:  Write and proofread copy for internal training, website development, press releases, and other projects within the marketing and communications areas at West Bank. Proof and approve onboarding communications in CRM; respond to employee support questions; maintain custom reports. Develop and write copy for West Waves, the company intranet; update planned customer communications and sales support sections of West Waves. Update website with copy and news as needed.

Public Relations: With direction of the Marketing Director, respond to PR advertising requests, sponsorship ad requests, and assist with event planning. This includes creating communication materials for events such as Grand Openings, West Bank hosted (Shred Day) and West Bank sponsored events.

Branch Merchandising and Signage: Assist with branch merchandising, including keeping posters, brochures and teller displays, and digital signs current. Coordinate requests for signs and banners for bank events.

Reporting/Compliance: Develop and maintain Channel Usage report and Website Analytics reports; maintain compliance binder and respond to audit requests; assist with copywriting for compliance-required customer communications, including pricing changes and other notifications.

Technical Qualifications/Experience:

  • MS Office Suite, including Word, Excel, Outlook
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Some website development – HTML and an understanding of usability design

Critical Success Factors:

  • Ability to mange time and assist others in managing priorities and deadlines.
  • Must have exceptional communication skills with an ability to collaborate across organizational boundaries.
  • Must be a self-starter capable of working independently and an excellent problem-solver.

For more information and to apply contact:

Peggy J. Fleming
Director of Communications
1601 22nd Street, West Des Moines, IA 50266
ph: 515-222-2393  |  Fax:  515-226-7045