Category Archives: Events

Science Center of Iowa positions

Communications Coordinator — The SCI Communications Coordinator is responsible for supporting management, execution, implementation and maintenance of the Science Center of Iowa & Blank IMAX Dome Theater’s marketing, advertising, communications, events and public/media relations efforts. View full job description at Application deadline: Friday, June 9

Membership Manager — The SCI Membership Manager develops the strategies and implements the overall plan for renewal and acquisition, member relations and membership communications. Position is responsible for achieving annual revenue and sales goals. View full job description Application deadline: Friday, June 9

LGBTQ Journalists offer academic, convention scholarships

CONNECT: Student Journalism Projects

NLGJA’s, the Association of LGBTQ Journalists’, CONNECT: Student Journalism Project provides real-world experience and professional connections at NLGJA’s National Convention for 12 students across the country who are considering a career in journalism.

 This year’s National Convention is at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel, Sept. 7-10, 2017.

NLGJA covers student expenses including airfare, food and accommodations.

Applicants do not need to be a member of NLGJA or a member of the LGBTQ community to apply. NLGJA accepts applicants from all disciplines, departments and majors.

Aarons and Longcope Scholarships 

NLGJA offers annual scholarships to students hoping to pursue a journalism career.

The Kay Longcope Scholarship Award

For 2017-2018 academic year will provide up to $3,000 tuition assistance to an LGBTQ student of color who plans a career in journalism and is committed to furthering NLGJA’s mission of fair and accurate coverage of the LGBTQ community.

The Leroy F. Aarons Scholarship Award

For the 2017-2018 academic year will provide up to $5,000 in tuition funding to an LGBTQ student who plans a career in journalism and is committed to furthering NLGJA’s mission of fair and accurate coverage of the LGBTQ community.

Applications for CONNECT and Scholarships are due May 31, 2017. 

Apply at

 For more information on NLGJA and our student opportunities please visit Please contact Sachelle Brooks ( with any questions or concerns.

PR/marketing internship with On With Life (Des Moines)

On With Life, a non-profit brain injury rehabilitation organization, is looking for a PR/Marketing intern this summer/fall. This individual will assist with special events planning and execution, including the fall conference and fundraising events; draft content for the website and social media; update the On With Life external website with an emphasis on fresh content and photo galleries; and take and update photographs of building, persons served and staff.

This internship is available to individuals currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree with a major in public relations, journalism, communications, marketing, English or other related field. This internship will be unpaid, but will work to provide college credit, if needed. The internship will be 12-20 hours per week, to be completed between the hours of 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday.

Here is a link to the description and application: Please contact Abby Bogaards ( or 515-289-9612) with any questions.

Student worker for Beautiful Bulldog Contest (Drake)

The Beautiful Bulldog Contest committee is seeking a student worker who will serve as a student representative on the official committee. This student will assist the committee in putting on the contest that receives international attention. Tasks will involve attending meetings and helping to make decisions as the student representative, distributing posters around campus and area businesses, and assisting at both the lottery and contest. Perks include personally meeting each Bulldog worthy of royalty status. This is a paid position that won’t require more than 15 hours total work. This is a unique experience that will give insight into what it takes to put on an event and behind-the-scenes look at a world-renowned contest that was mentioned in over 500 media outlets across the globe last year. If you’re interested, please send a cover letter and resume to Niki Smith at

Earned media coordinator (Kansas City area)

Muller Bressler Brown, a full-service  agency outside of Kansas City, is hiring an Earned Media Coordinator with public relations experience.

This role collaborates directly with the Consumer Engagement team, executing client engagement strategies that include public relations, community events, social media and other opportunities. The Earned Media Coordinator role will assist the department with reporting on outputs and results, and will also work with account service to ensure all executions are on time, on budget and on target for clients.

For more information, see:



Summer intern, AARP Iowa

AARP Iowa seeks interns for the summer who can also continue into the Fall semester (yes, you can take a vacation break). Office staff are tech savvy, professional, and pleasant, and expect the same of interns. The paid internships offers students variety in the assigned duties: social media content management, writing, simple design work, some database updating, and some event coordination.

The AARP Iowa office (near Court Ave district) has parking on site.

 Send your cover letter and resume to the attention of Julie Betts, AARP Iowa Senior Operations Associate,  at

Communications intern, Planned Parenthood of the Heartland

JOB TITLE: Communications Intern

REPORTS TO: Communications Manager

The Communications Internship offers a great opportunity for an enthusiastic student to learn more about nonprofit communications, project management, event marketing, branding and digital content strategy.


  1. Support Communications Manager in planning and executing monthly social media campaigns, including curating relevant online content and graphic design assets.
  2. Draft email copy and help develop overall email communications plan.
  3. Draft content for internal and external publications, including print and digital.
  4. Assist with tracking metrics on email and social media performance, advertising and web traffic.
  5. Assist with recording and tracking invoices for department expenses.
  6. Provide support to the Marketing Communications department for fundraising, educational and advocacy events, including execution of print and digital collateral.
  7. Complete other duties as assigned.


Applicant must be currently enrolled in an accredited post-secondary institution, working on a bachelor’s or graduate degree in marketing, media, journalism or a related field. Must display a commitment to reproductive justice, women’s health and/or gender equity. Applicant must have excellent writing and communication skills.


The length and weekly time commitment of your internship is variable depending on availability, but candidates must be able commit to a minimum of 8 hours per week for 12 weeks in order to get the most out of the internship experience. The successful applicant will receive a stipend of $1000 upon completion of the internship.


  • STRATEGIC THINKING: Thinks strategically, drives innovations and is adaptive
  • RESULTS FOCUS: Drives organizational results; demonstrates accountability & service mentality.
  • PEOPLE LEADERSHIP: Builds and manages workforce based on organizational goals, budget considerations and staffing needs. Provides an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.
  • RELATIONSHIP LEADERSHIP: Build relationships internally and externally to achieve common goals. Models and encourages cooperation within the organization/with stakeholders by fostering commitment, pride and trust with self/staff.
  • SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Ability to maintain confidentiality about all Planned Parenthood business and activities on and off the job.

APPLICATIONS DUE: Winter/Spring Internship – December 9, 2016

To apply, please submit resume and cover letter to