Category Archives: Internships

IRIS coordinator for spring 2017

Drake University’s Office of Community Engagement and Service-Learning seeks to hire a student for the Spring 2017 semester to serve as the student coordinator for a daily reading program with IRIS (Iowa Radio Reading Information Service).

This Service-Learning Ambassador position is an excellent opportunity for anyone who is passionate about increasing access to information for Iowans who cannot read the printed word because of blindness, visual, or physical impairment or learning difference. Currently, Drake students volunteer to read The Daily Nonpareil, the Council Bluffs newspaper, which is broadcast as an hour in IRIS’s 24/7 programming, daily meditations, seasonal readings, and the potential for other opportunities for reading. The student would work 6-7 hours per week coordinating the schedule of student volunteers and deepening integration of the partnership between Drake University and IRIS.

If interested in applying, please send a cover letter of 500 words or less stating your interest in the position and resume to Amanda Martin at amanda.martin@drake.edu by December 9.

Each applicant must list on their resume one reference, either a faculty, staff, or community partner who can speak to your organization/management, teamwork and professional skills. Pay is $8.25/hr.

Qualifications

Necessary

  • Self-motivated, dedicated

Desired

  • Journalism major
  • Experience with recording a story for IRIS
  • Previous service opportunities and/or community engagement work
  • Current first-year, sophomore, or junior standing

Job Responsibilities

IRIS Programming

  • Coordinate the schedule of student recordings, working with faculty in the SJMC’s Beginning Reporting and Writing class
  • Train student volunteers and providing technical assistance assistance to students
  • Serve as a liaison between Drake University and IRIS
    • Design and connect Drake students to additional volunteer opportunities with IRIS
    • Organize events on-campus to increase awareness
  • Identify audio description projects
  • Participate in fundraising and event planning for IRIS
  • Coordinate publicity measures with SLA graphic design intern

Administrative

  • Hold 2 professional office hours a week in the Office of Community Engaged Learning (hours will be scheduled between 8am-4:30pm)
  • Attend bi-weekly staff meetings
  • Participate in professional development with the Office of Community Engagement and Service-Learning
  • Support other Service Learning Ambassador’s events and initiatives

 

 

 

Spring and summer communication internships, ACLU of Iowa

Interns will have the opportunity to work with the communications director on a range of significant issues and projects.  Ideally our internships would range from 8-13 weeks. This position is part-time with highly flexible weekly hours negotiable. Interns are encouraged to work with their schools for course credits, independent study credits, and/or funding for the internship, as it is unpaid. Interns will be provided with free parking.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Interns will have the opportunity to gain valuable experience by working on a variety of communications and outreach efforts.  They will potentially learn to assist on all aspects of communications, marketing, public and media relations, outreach, and public education, as well as other projects as assigned.

We do our best to tailor our communications internships to encompass the particular interest of each intern: marketing, design, public relations, social justice, law and government, photography, video, political science, and more.

EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS:

This internship welcomes applications from a variety of majors and areas of study. It is open to all current students who have completed at least one year of college and possess the following:

  • Excellent writing skills
  • Strong computer skills, strong social media abilities, and a skill for  web-based research
  • The ability to work with a wide range of people
  • The initiative to see projects through to completion
  • An interest in advocating for civil liberties

HOW TO APPLY:

Please send us a complete application that includes a cover letter, resume, and at least one writing sample. Also feel free to include samples of other work, such as information on a web site you might have designed or worked on, design work, etc.

The preferred method of submission is email with the subject line specifying “Communications Internship.”  If email is unavailable, submissions via postal mail are acceptable, but please do not send application material through both.

For more information, see http://www.aclu-ia.org/communicationsinternshipopportunity/

For questions, please contact Communications Director Veronica Fowler at editor@aclu-ia.org  515-243-3576. Contact information is:

Attn: Communications Director
ACLU of Iowa
505 5th Avenue, Suite 901
Des Moines, IA 50309

Feature writer, the Des Moines Urban Experience

The Des Moines Urban Experience Magazine (DMUE) seeks a journalism intern to help us publicize our work and write stories to highlight members of the community. This is an unpaid internship.

Start Date

Spring 2017

Job Description

The Des Moines Urban Experience seeks a highly motivated individual with an interest in writing human interest pieces for the magazine. The internship allows individuals to meet members of the community, and build long lasting relationships. Though the position emphasizes writing, there will be opportunities for research and editing as well.

Duties include:

  • Gather story ideas and write news stories.
  • Fact check, proofread, format, and edit as necessary.

Duties may include:

  • Providing customer service in person, and on the phone.
  • Attending staff meetings.

Qualifications:

  • Excellent writing and proofreading skills.
  • Ability to type 40+ wpm.
  • Strong interest with current events.
  • Ability to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work effectively on a team.
  • Familiarity with Macs and MS Word.
  • Self-starter who can take direction and contribute ideas.
  • The ability to work independently on projects while meeting deadlines.
  • Community development knowledge/experience a plus

Hours:

DMUE allows for a flexible schedule. We are more interested in the completion of tasks.

Application instructions:

Please send your resume, cover letter, and two writing samples to Dwana Bradley at dwanabradley77@gmail.com.

Editing internship, the Des Moines Urban Experience

The Des Moines Urban Experience Magazine (DMUE) seeks a journalism intern to help us publicize our work and edit the articles that are submitted. This is an unpaid internship.

Start Date

Spring 2017

Job Description

The Des Moines Urban Experience seeks a highly motivated individual with an interest in editing for the magazine. The internship allows individuals to meet members of the community, and build long lasting relationships. Though the position emphasizes editing, there will be opportunities for research and writing as well.

Duties include:

  • Fact check, proofread, format, and edit as necessary.
  • Research.

Duties may include:

  • Providing customer service in person, and on the phone.
  • Attending staff meetings.
  • Gather story ideas and write articles

Qualifications:

  • Excellent writing and proofreading skills.
  • Ability to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work effectively on a team.
  • Familiarity with Macs and MS Word.
  • Self-starter who can take direction and contribute ideas.
  • The ability to work independently on projects while meeting deadlines.
  • Community development knowledge/experience a plus

Hours:

DMUE allows for a flexible schedule. We are more interested in the completion of tasks.

Application instructions:

Please send your resume, cover letter, and two writing samples to Dwana Bradley at dwanabradley77@gmail.com.

Social media and marketing intern, the Des Moines Urban Experience

The Des Moines Urban Experience Magazine (DMUE) seeks a journalism intern to help us strengthen our social media presence. This is an unpaid internship.

Start Date

Spring 2017

Job Description

The Des Moines Urban Experience seeks a highly motivated individual with an interest in marketing and working on innovative ways to use social media, and execute the magazine’s social media strategy, working through key social media channels including Facebook, Twitter, and our website. The successful candidate will work closely with key members of staff. This position will be instrumental in increasing our social media presence and gaining visibility for our branding among clients and candidates.

Duties include:

  • Assist with streamlining company social media accounts (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Mobile app, and other social media platforms) ensuring uniform content and tone of voice for landing pages, graphics, and other elements within the communities.
  • Increase the number of followers we have on Twitter by following and engaging with the community.
  • Posting Tweets and responding to Tweets (initially under supervision from a staff member).
  • Posting updates to the Magazines Facebook account (initially under supervision from a staff member).
  • Build Facebook “likes” by approaching potential clients and candidates through other social media channels and email marketing campaigns.
  • Work with staff to promote our mobile app and upload photos, and videos.
  • Track and report website statistics.

Duties may include:

  • Providing customer service in person, and on the phone.
  • Attending staff meetings.

Qualifications:

  • Excellent verbal communication skills.
  • An interest in marketing, communication, and social media.
  • Familiarity with key social media tools. (e.g. Twitter and Facebook) and with Microsoft Office products (e.g. Word, PowerPoint, Excel).
  • Ability to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work effectively on a team.
  • An entrepreneurial attitude.
  • Excellent attention to detail and high motivation to learn.
  • Self-starter who can take direction and contribute ideas.
  • The ability to work independently on projects while meeting deadlines.
  • An ability to prioritize work and complete tasks with quick turnaround times.

Hours:

DMUE allows for a flexible schedule. We are more interested in the completion of tasks.

Application instructions:

Please send your resume, cover letter, and two writing samples to dwanabradley77@gmail.com

 

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.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  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.

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

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.

TIME COMMITMENT:

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.

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES:

  • 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 Becca.Lee@ppheartland.org.

Communications and PR Internship at the World Food Prize

For Spring 2017, the World Food Prize Foundation will select one intern to assist specifically in the areas of communications and public relations. The intern will support the efforts of the communications team. Duties include:

  • Writing and editing press releases, articles and other information
  • Researching and creating target media lists
  • Outreach to local, national, and international media
  • Marketing and promoting World Food Prize events
  • Website content and design
  • Updating and maximizing social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc.)
  • Newsletter production
  • Manage news archives

The ideal candidate will have excellent written and oral communication skills, the ability to multi-task and meet deadlines, an eye for layout, and a willingness to express new ideas and work as part of a team.

This internship is an opportunity to become an integral part of The World Food Prize Foundation – an internationally renowned organization – and through work in communications, interact with organizations and individuals all over the world. This includes: government officials, international experts in agriculture and the environment, World Food Prize Laureates, leaders in industry and business, and members of local and national media. Furthermore, Carver Interns learn first-hand both the public and private side of operating an international non-profit organization.

Interns are unpaid but may be eligible for course credit.  While a minimum commitment of 12 hours per week is required, the program provides flexibility for each intern’s schedule, and some interns choose to work full time. While start and end dates are also flexible, a minimum commitment of three months is required.

Please submit resume and cover letter to Crystal Harris at charris@worldfoodprize.org by November 28.

Inquiry calls (515-245-3731) and emails are accepted.