Category Archives: Internships

Administrative internship at state agency (immediate opening)

Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission (IRGC) is seeking administrative interns to assist with implementation of Sports Wagering in Iowa.

Interns will be paid $15.00/hour and will work 10-40 hours per week.

Duties will include:

  • Assistance with rule writing and development of policies and procedures related to sports betting
  • Interpretation and application of rules and new legislation
  • Statistical compilation
  • Review license applications and other documents for completeness and to verify all requested documentation is received
  • Review of internal controls and policies and procedures for new sports betting operations
  • Technology review
  • Verification of licensure and good standing with other jurisdictions
  • Research as requested

Attention to detail and organization is required.  It is anticipated that most work will be conducted at the IRGC offices in Des Moines, but travel to a licensed facility in Iowa or occasionally work remotely may be allowed/required.

Submit application to Betty Tschetter, Director of Administration/Licensing at  Please include hours available along with a resume and cover letter.

Internships will start as soon as possible and may last through the upcoming school year.




Help needed for USA Track and Field championships at Drake Stadium

Mike Mahon, former Sports Information Director at Drake University, is seeking JMC students to cover the track and field events at the Toyota USA Track and Field Outdoor Championships July 25-28 at Drake Stadium. Mahon says 1,000 of the best athletes will compete, and students can be involved in covering events and interviewing winners, and work among national and international media. Mahon will be the media chief.

The coverage begins with a press conference scheduled for Wednesday, July 24, and concludes on July 28.  Students who can work all or part of that schedule are encouraged to contact Mike for details, by sending him an email to

Summer reporting internship in Spencer, IA

The Spencer Daily Reporter newspaper is seeking a summer reporting intern. It is a paid position. The intern will be part of the newsroom team. Strong writing skills are a must; photography and multimedia experience preferred. Spencer is just 15 minutes south of the Iowa Great Lakes tourism destination.

For more information or to apply, send a cover letter and resume to managing editor Randy Cauthron at Put “Summer Intern Position” in the subject line.

American Marketing Association hiring editorial intern

The American Marketing Association is hiring a content/editorial intern. This person must be a rising junior or senior, and must come from an accredited school, which Drake SJMC is. The job is in Chicago.

Iowa Lottery event marketing internship

The Iowa Lottery has an event marketing summer internship.  The application deadline is March 25. The successful applicant must be age 21 or older, will return to Drake in the Fall to continue studies, and have a clean driving record, to use Iowa Lottery vehicles.

Details are available here:

Student copy editor needed for sport psychology journal

The Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) needs a student copy editor for Frontiers in Psychology of Sport, Exercise, and Performance. The copy editor will perform the following tasks:

  • Copy editing
  • Professional article formatting (with provided Adobe InDesign template)
  • Sending formatted articles to Drake Cowles Library
  • Social media promotion of published works via Twitter

AASP, through its Foundation, will cover the student copy editor scholarship funds for the length of this contract.  Student copy editors will receive $1,250 per one-year contract. The contract runs from September 2019-September 2020.

To apply for the position please send a resume and cover letter to by Friday, March 15.

Minneapolis ad agency apprenticeship

Yamamoto, a Minneapolis-based advertising agency,  is launching an apprenticeship program to find the next generation of talent for the agency and for the Minneapolis advertising industry.

The program’s name, The Mountaineers, is a nod to the Japanese translation of “Yamamoto” which means “base of the mountain.” The Mountaineers was created to find the next generation of talent to continue to move mountains for the agency’s clients through the personification of Yamamoto’s core values: Curious, Creative, Courageous.

Applications will be accepted from Feb. 15 through March 15, 2019, after which time select candidates will be interviewed across a variety of agency disciplines, including creative, account services, brand strategy, digital and motion graphics. The agency will also consider hybrid roles combining more than one area of talent and interest. Two Mountaineers will ultimately be selected for the program.

The Mountaineers apprenticeship will run from June 3 through Nov. 1, 2019. At the end of the program, candidates have the potential of being offered full-time positions with the agency. Information about how to apply and details about the program can be found at