Category Archives: Internships

Communications Intern, Easter Seals Iowa

Communications Intern

Easter Seals Iowa seeks a student intern for a short-term project that will assist the organization in its transition to a statewide center for assistive technology.  Based in Des Moines, Easter Seals provides exceptional services to ensure that all people with disabilities or special needs and their families have equal opportunities to live, learn, work and play in their communities.

This fall the organization will be working to expand and grow the reach of its services for medical equipment and assistive technology throughout the state.  The student intern will assess the current communications practices and materials to determine the steps needed for a successful launch of an expanded program.  The student may also research target audiences and begin implementation of the program and communications launch, depending upon the steps necessary and time frame.

Requirements: Public relations, marketing or journalism student with junior or senior status. Knowledge of planning, branding principles, social media strategies.

Time frame of internship: August-September 2016

Student will be compensated based on an eight week internship, approximately 10 hours/week at $10/hour.

Apply to Tracy Keninger, by July 15, 2016.

On With Life internship for summer, fall

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 in 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 8:00-4:30, Monday-Friday. Here is a link to the description and application: Please contact Abby Bogaards ( or 515-289-9612) with any questions.

Fall internships, Iowa Secretary of State’s office

Social Media/Multimedia Projects Internship

This internship at the Iowa Secretary of State’s office would consist of managing the social media and online presence, content production and marketing for multiple projects.

The internship is for the Fall Semester of 2016, however it may start earlier and there may be possibility of renewal if desired.

  • Monitoring and Management of multiple social media pages
  • Regular content production including but not limited to images, copy and video
  • Planning out long term strategy and content calendars for social media
  • Keeping track of and responding to constituent interactions

Experience in videography and graphic design programs such as Adobe Photoshop, Apple Final Cut Pro, or Adobe Premiere preferred.

Background in Marketing, Political Science, Communications, Graphic Design, or Journalism is a plus.

Interested students should send their resume and an application to:

Jeff Tomkowitz – Projects Coordinator<>

Internship Application Available Here:


Business Services Communications Internship

With the Secretary of State’s Office being the small business portal of Iowa, we must celebrate the importance of entrepreneurs and small business owners. The Business Services Intern is responsible for contacting small businesses to create entrepreneurship related content for the Iowa Secretary of State’s social media pages. Additional responsibilities include assisting office manager with business services work and organizational tasks.

  • Creating social media content promoting entrepreneurship and Iowa small business
  • Interviewing small businesses
  • Organization of our social media content calendars
  • Creating content and managing the Secretary of State’s LinkedIn page
  • Entering new business services accounts
  • Manage Invoices and refunds

The internship is for the Fall Semester of 2016, however it may start earlier and there may be possibility of renewal if desired.

Background in Business, Marketing, Communications, Graphic Design or Journalism is a plus.

Interested students should send their resume and an application to:

Jeff Tomkowitz – Projects Coordinator<>

Internship Application Available Here:

Communications intern, Waukee schools

Apply online here:

Start Date: Summer (May/June)

End Date:  2 semester internship (summer & fall)

Hours:  15-20 hours/week

Compensation: $10 per hour

Position: Communications Intern  

Description: 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 the 9th largest school district in Iowa.


  • Assist in maintaining district websites.
  • Assist in providing blog support to staff.
  • Assist in planning and writing content for the district and activities website.
  • Create training videos and print directions for communication systems.


  • 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

Waukee Community School District

Waukee is the fastest growing school district in the state of Iowa with more than 1,000 staff members serving more than 9,300 students in grades preschool through twelfth grade.  Our schools serve students from Clive, Urbandale, Waukee and West Des Moines, as well as open enrollment students from other communities outside the 55 square miles of our district boundaries.

Paid assistantship for 2016-17 (Drake gender violence service office)

Alysa Mozak, Coordinator for Sexual Violence Response & Healthy Relationship Promotion, is seeking a Campus Impact Specialist to assist her during the academic year 2016-17. This is a paid Undergraduate Assistantship that will focus on developing a holistic approach to prevention and intervention services within the gender violence service office at Drake. This student will work about 10 hours a week. To qualify for an Undergraduate Assistantship, a student must be of junior or senior standing, and must have a 3.00 GPA by the end of the summer 2015 term.

Detailed Description of Outcomes:

This student will be responsible for assisting the coordinator with campus climate projects related to gender violence, such as focus groups to diverse student groups, and in collecting applicable research in the gender violence field that would help facilitate and guide such projects. This student would also develop, market, implement and review effective awareness campaigns on campus and through social media, and act as a support for inventorying and marketing anti-violence initiatives across campus that work toward a collaborative, co-curricular developmental area across disciplines. The student will work collaboratively as a team member in multiple professional settings with students, faculty and staff with a goal to develop awareness of and actively participate in systems responses to gender violence.

 Students can email their interest to; interviewing and selection will occur spring semester 2016, with anticipated start date of August 2016.

Interns/Fellows for Congressional Campaign

The Jim Mowrer for Congress campaign is looking for interns and fellows for our team. This will be a great opportunity for students to become civically engaged, learn how a campaign works and master cutting-edge targeting and political data techniques as part of the most exciting campaign of the cycle.

The campaign is looking for bright, energetic individuals who want to learn the nuts and bolts of how a campaign works and help elect the next U.S. Congressman from Iowa’s 3rd Congressional District!  Hours are flexible with a small requirement, and the campaign team is a lot of fun. No previous campaign experience necessary. When you walk out the door at the end of your internship you will know how to run a local field program, and have met a lot of new friends.

To apply for an internship or fellowship with the Jim Mowrer for Congress campaign, or to learn about volunteer opportunities, please email  The Jim Mowrer for Congress Campaign is an equal, opportunity employer.

Institute on Political Journalism

Institute on Political Journalism in Washington, DC
June 4 – July 29
Extended Deadline: April 6, 2016
**Scholarship Funding Available**

 Are you still deciding what to do this summer? Want to take a big step in your journalism or public relations career? There are numerous quality internships still available. It’s not too late to spend 8 weeks in Washington, DC completing an internship, earning credit, and expanding your professional network.

 The Presidential campaign of 2016 makes this summer a particularly exciting time for students to come to Washington, DC.


Unlike many other Washington, DC internship programs, we guarantee you an internship placement with one of the following types of organizations:

  • Print or broadcast media outlet
  • News service
  • Internet publication
  • Public relations firm
  • Capitol Hill press office
  • Advocacy organization

 Our staff works to place you with an organization that fits your skills and career goals. You’ll gain real-world experience that will set you apart when it’s time to find your first job after graduation. Click here for a list of sample internship sites.


Live in the heart of Washington, DC on George Washington University’s campus, just steps from the White House and Department of State. Roommate matching with other program participants is included. Click here to learn more about housing accommodations and the neighborhood.


Maximize your summer by also taking courses between 3 and 9 credits from George Mason University. Take courses designed for journalism and communication majors and choose from a variety of engaging electives. Learn from Professor Richard Benedetto, founding White House and Campaign Reporter for USA TODAY. His internship seminar will give you an insider’s view of political reporting. You’ll also hear from Pulitzer Prize winning guest speakers. Click here to read more about the courses.


We award over $1 million in scholarship funding each year, and there are generous scholarships still available. Students receive awards based on financial need and merit and which typically to range from $1,000 -$4,500.


Students are encouraged to visit for more information and to begin an online application. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis through the April 6 extended deadline. Students will be notified of their admission decision within two weeks of completing an application. Questions may be directed to or 202.986.0384.


Check out this video to hear from some of our program alumni on why interning in DC is an experience worth having! Read this recent blog entry to see how program alumni answered the question, “I was just accepted into the program for this summer, and I am very excited, but I’d like to hear about whether the cost was worth it from some alumni of the program. Is it worth it to have political experience in DC? I’d love to hear about your experience as soon as possible!”


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