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Service-Learning Ambassador Positions, Drake

The Office of Community Engaged Learning is recruiting for a Food Security Coordinator SLA -applications are due Nov. 28; and a Global Service Learning Ambassador  – applications are due Nov. 20 by 9am. These are paid positions for spring 2018.

Contact for more information.


Breaking News and Public Safety Reporter; Iowa City Press Citizen

Immediate opening at the Iowa City Press-Citizen for the Breaking News and Public Safety Reporter position.

This is a great position for anyone who’s just starting out or early in their career. They’ll be working with an enthusiastic team of reporters, and have a direct line to the Des Moines Register and other newsrooms in the USA Today Network. The reporter position is open because the current reporter, Stephen Gruber-Miller, was hired as the courts reporter for the Register; he’d been here for almost two-and-a-half years – his first job out of college.

For more information and to apply:

Direct any questions to:

Katie Brumbeloe
News director
Iowa City Press-Citizen
office: 319-339-7354 | mobile: 256-223-1234
Twitter: @KatieBrumbeloe

Special Events, Fundraising, & Social Media Internship; Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation offers a limited number of internships to students interested in hands-on experience at a leading national nonprofit. The CF Foundation is currently interviewing candidates for an internship opportunity at its Iowa Chapter, in the following fields:
– Event Planning
– Social Media and Marketing
– Administrative support

The CF Foundation has recently been featured in USA Today, Forbes Magazine, US News & World Report for its innovative and entrepreneurial methods and success. The Wall St. Journal’s Smart Money has recognized the CF Foundation as a leader among U.S. health/research charities for keeping administrative costs to a minimum while maximizing funds for medical programs.

Students will work under the guidance of CF Foundation staff, acquiring skills and experience as they assist in the planning and implementation of event-based fundraising events (such as 65 Roses Gala, Great Strides Walk and Shoot for a Cure). The experience will include interaction with volunteers and vendors in addition to CFF staff. This is a non-paid internship, which may qualify for academic credit at your institution.

Internship Description:
Interns will receive hands-on experience in the areas of special events planning, fundraising, development and control of social media, or marketing opportunities with local businesses. Working directly with Foundation staff, students will help in planning every stage of major fundraising events from contacting businesses and collecting donations to set up and assisting at the event to post event wrap-up. Students will be a part of the event committee and receive recognition as such.

This is a great opportunity to build valuable career building experience and network with professionals across the state of Iowa. The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, a leader in the non-profit sector and developer of a new form of philanthropy, Venture Philanthropy, will assist in helping provide students with needed skills.

Prefer Junior or Senior level students. Event management, communications, business, health, and liberal arts majors are highly encouraged; all other majors will be considered. Interested students should be outgoing and friendly as well as comfortable communicating over the phone or via email.

Hours Per Week:
Minimum 8 hours per week– more as desired by student – hours are flexible to coincide with class and/or work schedule.

Internships are unpaid but students will be offered class credit for work as it applies to their major as well as recognition for their work at events and other opportunities as applicable.

Estimated Start Date:
Students are encouraged to start as soon as they are available. Internships will start at the beginning of each semester, respectively.

Applications are currently being accepted.

How to Apply:  Please send a resume and cover letter to:

Kelsey White at or
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation-Iowa Chapter
Attn: Kelsey White
4150 Westown Parkway, Suite 203
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266


Gala Event Intern, Blessman International; Des Moines

We are looking for one  Gala Intern to help transform lives in South Africa from Des Moines, Iowa. In exchange for sharing your time and talent with us, we offer a stipend and provide mileage reimbursement for work-related travel. We offer a unique, one-of-a-kind learning experience in the nonprofit sector focusing on event management. We offer incredible learning opportunities focusing on budgeting and fundraising.

The Gala Intern must begin in early January and stick with us through the Annual Gala event in late April. Our most successful interns will work with us 10-25 hours per week.

To apply, send your resume and cover letter to Sarah Hanson at  by December 1st, 2017.

Gala Intern Job Description


6th Annual Fundraising Gala Silent Auction Coordinator (3/4th of internship)

  • Solicit donations for silent auction
  • Create a minimum of 50 silent auction items
  • Communicate with item donors
  • Make all arrangements for silent auction at event
  • Serve as point of contact for mobile hand bidding system
  • Follow up with event attendees winning packages

 Assist the Gala Planning Committee with event execution (1/4th of internship)

  • Attend Gala Planning Committee meetings
  • Assist with event planning
  • Assist with event invitations
  • Attend and aid Director of Development with Gala Sponsors
  • Oversee Gala Sponsors marketing packages


  • Answer the phone and help with office responsibilities as needed.


  • Day time availability between 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Availability of 10-25 hours per week
  • Dates: Early January – Early May
  • Reliable transportation
  • A stipend is provided

Characteristics and Expectations:

  • Skills in organization and time management.
  • Passion and curiosity for the nonprofit sector.
  • Ability to create and implement a plan from start to finish.
  • Timliness
  • Task orientation.

Communications Internship, Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation

Test the waters in all aspects of communications — magazine writing, press releases, photography, content marketing, social media, websites, blogs and more. INHF communications interns gain valuable experience and professional clips in print and digital media platforms. Learn to represent the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation brand to familiar and new audiences.

Work examples

The communications intern writes press releases and magazine articles about INHF projects, coordinates and assists with special events, manages a robust blog, updates INHF websites and creates content for social media. Depending on organizational needs and intern skills, the communications intern may also assist with public events, photography and graphic design projects.


This position usually goes to journalism majors (News, Magazines, Marketing, PR, etc.). Strong writing and organizational skills are required. Applicants should also have taken some key writing classes (like news reporting and/or magazine feature writing) and have writing experience at a college publication and/or previous internship.

We’re looking for students who are:

  • Interested in the outdoors and Iowa’s wild spaces
  • Attentive to detail
  • Flexible, organized and capable of working on multiple projects with varying deadlines
  • Comfortable collaborating with a team
  • Creative and looking to bring ideas for stories and projects to the table
  • Excited to learn and write about topics with which they may not be familiar


Interns working during the school year typically work 12-15 hours/week. Summer interns must be able to work 35-40 hours/week. Preference is given to applicants who can stay more than one semester, but one-semester applicants are also considered. Pay is $10/hr.

Communications interns work in our downtown Des Moines office and must provide their own transportation to and from work. INHF encourages interns to discover active and mass transit options while in the Des Moines metro area (DART system, biking and carpooling).

Application information

To apply for the internship, please email Kerri Sorrell the following:

  • A one-page cover letter
  • Resume
  • 4-6 writing samples (published clips are ideal, but classroom work is also accepted)
  • A copy (official or unofficial) of your transcripts
  • One letter of recommendation from a professor or professional in your major/area of interest. The letter may be included in your application or sent separately by the writer. Include reference contact information.

Feel free to call or email in advance if you have any questions.

Kerri Sorrell, Communications Specialist
Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation
505 Fifth Avenue, Suite 444
Des Moines, IA 50309-2321

Phone: 515-288-1846, ext. 24
Fax: 515-288-0137

Communications Internship, Ramsey County, MN


Communications Division, located in the County Manager’s Office (250 Courthouse, 15 West Kellogg Blvd., Saint Paul, MN 55102).


Part-time (minimum 15 hours per week) from December through May. Possibility to extend to a summer internship with increased hours. Specific schedule to be determined upon hire.



Summary and responsibilities

Ramsey County seeks a motivated, energetic intern to assist with county communications projects. The internship will provide opportunities to gain work experience in the areas of strategic communications, visual design, social media, public relations and organizational/internal communications. The internship will also provide exposure to many aspects of public service.

Duties may include:

  • Updating and developing written and visual content including web copy, brochures, signage, newsletters, advertisements, presentations and other materials.
  • Producing social media content and helping maintain an editorial calendar.
  • News media monitoring.
  • Organizing and preparing content for internal newsletters and communications.
  • Reviewing communications materials for adherence to brand standards.
  • Assisting departments with various communications plans and campaigns.
  • Supporting communications staff at events.
  • Photography.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Specific duties may be tailored to the intern’s interests and field of study.


  • Open to juniors, seniors and graduate students pursuing a degree in communications, graphic/visual design, journalism, English or a related field. The selected candidate must supply a letter from their college or university that explains how this internship is beneficial to their academic program before hire.
  • Strong writing, editing, visual design and organizational skills.
  • Self-starter, detail-oriented, ability to manage multiple projects.
  • Knowledge of social media, CMS tools (Drupal), MS Office, Adobe Creative Suite, photography and AP style preferred.

To apply

Submit a cover letter, resume, transcript and two work samples in PDF format to Megan Fournier at by Friday, November 10.

Communications and Research Assistants, Harkin Institute

The Harkin Institute for Public Policy at Drake University is looking for student assistants for communications to assist in creating content and advertising.   This position can vary depending on personal skill sets but will primarily focus on social media, graphic design, video editing, and advertising/public relations. Students would start off as a general assistant and then specialize into an area of their choosing.

The Harkin Institute also seeks assistants for the research team.  Public Policy, Office, and Event Planning Student Assistants should have an interest in public policy research and/or data analytics. Students should have strong general research, writing, event planning, and analytics skills.

In return for high quality work from students, The Harkin Institute offers strong career development for its student workers. The Institute prides itself on a collaborative work environment and offering student employees real world experiences as well as weekly professional development and a wide-reaching network. There is also a opportunity for growth into management positions.

For more information and to apply go to: