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GO ANDES in January Term

Universidad de los Andes in Santiago, Chile, is offering short-term classes during January Term, which is summer in South America. Two-, three- and four-week sessions, worth 3-5 credits, are available Jan. 3-26, 2018. GO ANDES attracts students from throughout the world and provides an overview of contemporary Chile and insight into its culture, history, politics and economics. The program is conducted entirely in English, with Spanish as a Foreign Language class. Because UAndes is a partner university, Drake students do not pay tuition, but a $550 program fee that includes Spanish lessons, field trips, some meals and off-campus activities. Students would have to arrange their own airfare.

For more information about GO ANDES see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZPEeof0yng

For applications see https://goo.gl/forms/D8TEi94gST9SswQq2

Rafaela de Grazia at UAndes is head of International Programs: rdegrazia@uandes.cl

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Internships, Iowa International Center

International Language Programs Intern:

This position supports the work of the Iowa International Center’s interpretation and translation services. We have 120 interpreters and translators fluent in over 60 languages and dialects. Our oral interpreters attend appointments at medical clinics, government agencies, schools, non-profit organizations, businesses to help overcome language barriers so that limited English proficient (LEP) individuals can receive essential care, training and services. Our translation services help those in need of having printed documents (transcripts, licenses, corporate documentation, etc.) translated into English or from English into other languages.

This is a unique opportunity for a student interested to gain “first-hand” knowledge of how this type of business is run and how an internationally/inter-culturally focused non-profit organization operates in a city like Des Moines. This is an especially good fit for students who have an interest in business, marketing, management, information technology, international relations, political science, foreign language and/or finance. It is also a good fit for students interested in refugee and immigrant support, in that our services are used largely for these populations.

Administration Intern:

This position supports all functions of the Iowa International Center! Duties include assisting with publicizing special projects and events as well as with general marketing and content development for our newsletters, website and blog, researching local professional hosts for proposals and cultural activities, assist with agenda development and data tracking, helping with event planning for special events, and providing basic office assistance, including database management.

International Visitor Programs Intern:

The Iowa International Center is a partner in international visitor programs sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development. These programs bring mid-career professionals and future leaders from around the world to central Iowa to meet with their professional peers and learn about U.S. and Iowa culture. This intern assists in researching organizations related to the visitors’ fields and contacting these organizations to set up meetings and activities. Visitor programs also require coordination of additional activities such as dinners with local volunteers and optional activities for the groups to pursue during their free time, and this intern is involved in all of these tasks. This intern also assists in follow-up correspondence and data tracking for grant-related reporting purposes.

Marketing and Communications Intern:

The Iowa International Center is working to increase name recognition and overall community presence to both make our services and resources more well-known in the community, as well as lift our profile in front of potential funders and grantmakers. This intern will gain critical business, marketing and administrative experience through assisting IIC in creating and updating marketing materials, strategic content development for web and print communications and much more.

Our interns are integral parts of our team! IIC staff works hard to introduce our interns to the inner workings of our organization so that they can contribute in many ways. 

Inquiries and applications can be directed to:

Janet Norton
International Programs, Intern and Volunteer Manager
Iowa International Center
3839 Merle Hay Road, Suite #259
Des Moines, IA 50310
515-282-8269, ext. 12
jnorton@iowainternationalcenter.org

Marketing and game operations coordinator, Iowa Wild hockey

JOB SUMMARY:  The Marketing & Game Operations Coordinator for the Iowa Wild Hockey Club, AHL Affiliate of the NHL’s Minnesota Wild will assist the Director of Marketing with any brand development and focused efforts to drive revenue growth through Marketing and Game Operations strategies.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Assist Director of Marketing in developing strategic marketing plans as well as planning and facilitating media buying and creative development for print, radio, out of home, digital advertising and other new media placements
  • Assist Director of Marketing in hiring, training and managing staff and payroll for part-time staff
  • Assist Director of Marketing in all aspects of the in-game presentation
  • Devise new and creative in-game and in-arena entertainment, including on-ice promotions, fan interactive elements, etc
  • Manage the development and execution of special events to achieve key short and long term brand goals (cause marketing events such as Pink in the Rink night, VIP events, etc…)
  • Conduct market research and generate reports based off of current marketing trends in the local and expanded markets to assist in development of annual marketing plan
  • Create and manage email marketing calendar. Collaborate with Marketing Intelligence for email marketing campaign creation, execution, and reporting analysis.
  • Serves as liaison between the company and advertising agencies, freelance talent, print suppliers, and other marketing services
  • Assist Director of Marketing with team promotional schedule
  • Manage and track the expenses for each assigned project. Ensure budget is managed properly

 REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • College degree
  • One to three years of experience in Marketing or Public Relations, sports or live events.
  • Must be able to work all Iowa Wild home games and special events.
  • Ability to multi-task, handle multiple projects simultaneously, and work under tight deadlines a must.
  • Efficiently and effectively communicate in high pressure environment with other departments, vendors and guests.
  • Computer and program skills include, Microsoft Office, PowerPoint and analytics.
  • Extended working hours periodically required as directed by business needs.
  • Candidates must be innovative, self-starters, highly creative workers with good follow-up skills, energetic, organized and excellent interpersonal skills.

PREFERRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • College degree in Marketing, Business, Journalism, Event Management or Public Relations.
  • Knowledge of market research, special event planning and marketing strategies, e-marketing strategies and media planning/buying.
  • Preferred Skills include, Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Dynamics CRM or database management software.

Physical Demands and Working Environment

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand, walk, sit, use hands and fingers, handle objects and office tools, reach, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, talk, and hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. The employee is exposed to an office environment, with noise levels usually moderate.

* This job description does not contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities. Other tasks and duties may be assigned as needed.

 

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Investigative reporting workshop

Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) is hosting a workshop in Des Moines on Saturday, Sept. 30 and Sunday, Oct. 1. Sessions cover such topics as computer-assisted reporting, social media and using public records. For more information and to register, see https://ire.org/events-and-training/event/3444/.

Communications positions open at ITA Group

ITA Group in West Des Moines is hiring for three communications-related positions:

  • Internal Communications Specialist
  • Communications Campaign Manager
  • Event Strategy Director

For details on how to apply, see LinkedIn:

https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/search/?f_C=18088&locationId=OTHERS.worldwide

Social media, PR fellowships with Mother Jones magazine

Mother Jones is currently hiring for two fellowship positions based in San Francisco. Please see below for more information and links to the full job descriptions and application requirements.

 Social Media Fellowship (San Francisco)

Do you find all your news on Twitter? Get a rush from breaking news? Miss GawkerMother Jones is looking for an all-star social media fellow to help keep us current on social platforms, blog for our award-winning website, and enhance our coverage of breaking news. This fellow will work closely with Mother Jones’s digital news team and collaborate alongside seasoned editors and reporters. Aside from helping promote Mother Jones stories, you’ll write your own stories for our website. You’ll also help with web fact-checking and attend regular skill-building sessions covering topics that span the operations of a media organization.

 Full description HERE

Strategic Communications Fellowship (San Francisco)

 You love news, politics, and investigative reporting. You can’t tear yourself away from a great long-form story or a powerful tweetstorm. You know a killer interview when you see one. You’re a smart, hungry emerging professional determined to use your communication talent and skill to make a difference.

 If this sounds right, you might be Mother Jones’ next strategic communications fellow. This fellow will work with Mother Jones’ communications strategist—in collaboration with staff across the organization—to build buzz for Mother Jones investigations and breaking news, increase our impact, and engage with our audience.

The communications fellow will assist in pitching television and radio appearances, building communication with key organizations and influencers, and identifying events and speaking opportunities for MoJo staff. He or she will help plan and promote Mother Jones events and test out new ways to engage with its readers, while also tracking Mother Jones’ impact and helping submit its journalism for prestigious awards.

This is a unique opportunity to learn and practice strategic communications, project management, and audience engagement skills while helping a major investigative reporting organization tell important stories and increase its impact.

Full description HERE

Iowa International Center internship

Administration Intern (15-20 hours, unpaid)

Iowa International Center is a non-profit organization that exists to build cultural respect at home and around the world, one person at a time. Each year the Iowa International Center works with over 150 international visitors from more than 60 countries. Other programs include interpretation and translation services, international events and dialogues. More information is available at www.iowainternationalcenter.org.

 Benefits:

  • Gain real-world work experience and develop/enhance skills in the areas of program management, marketing, project management, research, problem solving and interpersonal communication
  • Increase knowledge and appreciation of other countries and cultures
  • Receive academic credit (pending your advisor’s approval)

Position Description/Responsibilities:

  • Assist with publicizing special projects and events
  • Assist with general marketing and content development for our newsletters, website and blog
  • Research local professional hosts for proposals and cultural activities, assist with agenda development and data tracking
  • Help with event planning for special events
  • Assist with scheduling and managing interpreter/client relations for translation/interpretation services
  • Offer basic office assistance, including database management

Qualifications:

  • College student seeking professional experience and/or academic internship credit
  • Background in any of the following (but not limited to): international relations, international business, marketing, non-profit management, journalism/mass communications, information technology, political science, foreign language, finance
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to be self-directed and work independently while also working as part of a team
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks, set priorities and deadlines, and maintain accurate records
  • Problem solving skills, including the ability to resolve conflicts and recommend an appropriate course of action
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office software; knowledge of databases (Salesforce specifically) a plus
  • Cross-cultural living experience and/or knowledge of a foreign language preferred, but not required

Work Schedule:

  • Internships occur during fall, spring, and summer semesters
  • Must commit 15 hours per week; weekly schedule is negotiable and flexible

For more information and an application, please visit http://iowainternationalcenter.org/get-involved/college-internship-program/

Please direct application and inquiries to:

Janet Norton, Intern Manager
Iowa International Center
Merle Hay Rd., Suite 259, Des Moines, IA 50310
Phone: 515-282-8269, ext. 12 | Fax: 515-282-0454

E-mail: jnorton@iowainternationalcenter.org