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Communications Intern, Waukee School District, Fall and Spring

Waukee Community School District is taking applications for a Communications Intern for the 2017-18 School Year (August 2017-May 2018)

Hours:  15-20 hours/week

Compensation: $10 per hour

Waukee Community School District (WCSD) seeks a dynamic, self-starter to assist communication efforts. This internship is an excellent opportunity to experience various aspects of public relations while working for one of the largest school districts in Iowa.

Assist in planning and writing content for the district website and newsletters.
Assist in maintaining district websites and providing blog support to staff.
Assist in writing content for the district’s social media sites.

Firm grasp of available tools and platforms in the social media space (e.g.,  YouTube, Facebook, Flickr, Twitter, WordPress and Pinterest)
Working toward a college degree, preferably in a related field (e.g., Journalism, Mass Communications or Public Relations)
Proficient computer skills to include: Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Adobe
Experience with InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop highly desired
Experience with content management systems desired
Effective communication skills, written and oral
Self-motivated, organized, detail-oriented
Ability to prioritize, multi-task and meet deadlines
Enthusiasm for the mission of  WCSD and the community we serve

Application, Cover Letter, and Resume required.  Apply online here:

Nicole Lawrence
Communications Coordinator
Waukee Community School District
Office: (515) 987-5161 x4545
Cell: (515) 681-0031
Twitter @NLawrencePR

Camera Operators Needed for Meredith Corp. Conference

The weekend of May 19, 20, and 21, WOOD magazine will be hosting the 5th annual Weekend With WOOD, an educational conference for woodworkers. Video camera operators are needed to run video cameras in 10 classrooms running simultaneously. The operator will use a camera to project close-ups onto a big-screen monitor in the classroom. No audio capture or recording is required.

Time commitment is 20.5 hours total; $210 for the weekend; lunch provided Friday and Saturday.

More details about times and responsibilities are attached here WeekendwithWood 2017

Learn more about the conference at

Questions? Call Craig Ruegsegger at 515-284-2347

To apply send a cover letter and resume to

Craig Ruegsegger
Deputy Editor, WOOD magazine

Sport and Event Public Relations Intern for National PBR Tour, Des Moines, April 22

IMG, a global leader in sports and events marketing, is looking for a student to work with its Marketing, PR and Social Media departments to help generate exposure for the PBR Real Time Pain Relief Velocity Tour event coming to Des Moines on April 22.

If you are interested in events and/or sports marketing this is a tremendous opportunity for a valuable real-world experience with one of America’s ten most popular sports in a fast-paced professional environment. This position is a short-term, paid position with most work to be conducted Thursday, April 20-Saturday, April 22. The following outline provides an idea of responsibilities and opportunities.

PRE-EVENT – In the week or two leading up to the PBR event, student will interact with PBR executives in marketing, public relations and social media to develop story lines and content hooks to advance the event.  PBR will provide guidance for coverage hooks and access to its executives and athletes for interviews.

The student will also assist the team in the pre-event PR tour conducted in market.

AT EVENTThe student will be credentialed (just like professional media) to cover the PBR Real Time Pain Relief Velocity Tour event.

Work with PBR social media team to develop and curate content (photos and video) for PBR’s social media channels throughout the event weekend.

POST EVENT – Report on the event results with a story for local media – summarize the competition, highlight winner, with post-event interview.

Interested students should submit their materials to Carlyn Crowe, or Meredith 120 by Wednesday, March 29. She will review and submit your materials to IMG upon their request. Address your cover letter to Kacie Albert at IMG.

IMG is requesting that students submit a cover letter, their resume, two writing samples and a short, condensed PR plan for their ideal structure for media opportunities for the week leading up to the event (a plan that you would implement if hired).

Pay is $10/hour.

Please direct your questions to Carlyn Crowe.

Special Internship, Des Moines Radio Group

Do you love listening to the radio and finding a new favorite song? Is learning quickly one of your best skills? Do you have a passion for communication? Do you want to have some fun this summer, AND get paid? Then this is likely the internship for you! The Special Internship with the Des Moines Radio Group offers you a chance to learn the ins and outs of the radio business from the

The Special Internship with the Des Moines Radio Group offers you a chance to learn the ins and outs of the radio business from the studio to the business office, to the marketing and events department. After 12 weeks, you will not only have a working knowledge of radio but also a few fun stories to share when you hit the books this fall.

The position is up to 26 hours a week, including some weekends. You will be working with managers and leaders in radio programming, sales, promotions and marketing, digital marketing and design, music, and engineering.

Details: The DMRG Special Internship is awarded to a graduating high school senior or current college student with an interest in, and aptitude for, the business of Radio Broadcasting.

Applicants must:

  1. Demonstrate their ambition to pursue a career in radio broadcasting.
  2. Be in possession of a good academic record. (Please enclose unofficial transcript.)
  3. Attach an essay of 300-350 words that continues the statement: This is why I want to work in the radio business…
  4. Be willing to commit to a 12-week, first-hand, summer internship at the Des Moines Radio Group in Des Moines, Iowa from May 29-August 18, 2017.

The DMRG Scholarship is $5,000 (gross) to be paid as taxable wages bi-weekly during the internship.
The student is responsible for any housing costs during the internship. (Employees and family members of Saga Communications, its subsidiaries or competing
companies within a 100-mile radius are not eligible.)

To apply, send requested information, and attached application to:
Des Moines Radio Group, c/o Kate Garner, 1416 Locust St., Des Moines, IA 50309 or
Deadline: Friday, April 14, 2017

Communications Intern, Iowa Coalition Against Sexual Assault

Iowa Coalition Against Sexual Assault seeks a Communications Intern for summer.

Qualifications include:

    • Excellent writing and communications skills.
    • Knowledge and interest in communications, social media, online engagement and reporting, 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. Deadline for application is Friday, April 14, 2017.

Additional Information:  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.

Iowa Coalition Against Sexual Assault (IowaCASA)
3030 Merle Hay Rd. Des Moines, IA 50310
(515) 244-7424 ext. 1907

AmeriCorps VISTA positions in Iowa

Iowa Campus Compact (IACC) is seeking dynamic, hard-working, civic-minded professionals for 12 AmeriCorps VISTA positions at 11 colleges, universities, nonprofit, and governmental organizations across the state as part of the Iowa Campus Compact AmeriCorps VISTA project. Members will work full-time for a year and provide support for capacity building service projects that work toward alleviating poverty through education and economic opportunity.

Great for new grads or if you’re interested in a gap year!



Sales and Marketing Summer Internships

We want to teach you the skills to be successful in any field after college.
We invest in you and your success!

Have you ever convinced your professor you deserved an “A”?
Have you ever convinced your parents to put money in your bank account?
Then you could have what it takes to be an AroundCampus All Star.

AroundCampus Group is the leading campus media and marketing company in the United States. Over the past 43 years, AroundCampus Group’s media portfolio has been a valuable advertising vehicle for local, regional, and national businesses to engage the campus community.

AroundCampus Group is seeking Outside Sales Summer Interns to help connect local businesses with your college campus by selling advertisements that will appear in the Student Planner, on,, and our UConnection mobile app.

As an Outside Sales Summer Intern, you will:
Learn the fundamentals of the sales process through our proven 7 step model
Step outside your comfort zone and learn about your local community
Receive extensive hands on sales training to prepare you for the internship
Develop pertinent interpersonal communication skills
Become skilled at building professional sales relationships with local businesses
Learn how to prospect new and renewal clients
Become an expert in time and account management
Gain professional sales knowledge
Connect with our Career Partner Network
Grow resume building skills, that will help you stand out in a competitive market
Work Monday-Friday 8:30 AM -5:30 PM during the summer
Need reliable transportation and housing near your local college campus

Qualified candidates will be:
Confident, driven, competitive, and focused on building their career
Great listeners who love to work with people
Goal-oriented who like working independently, as well as, working with a team
Willing to constantly learn, improve, and who are able to adapt quickly
Excited about discovering and exploring your college town

Benefits of working for AroundCampus Group:
Opportunity to get to know your college town better
Chance to network with local business leaders
You will be trained by some of the nations most talented sales people
Check out our Career Partner Network who look eagerly to hire AroundCampus Alumni: Memory Blue, ADP, Bloomberg BNA, Echo Global Logistics, TEKSystems, Gartner, Ferguson, Enterprise, Edwards Jones, Netsuite, Federated Insurance, CED Tom James, Reynolds and Reynolds, CEB, Stephen Gould, Tom James, Altitude Business Group, Townsquare Interactive, Apex Systems

Think you have what it takes to be an AroundCampus All Star? APPLY NOW!