Category Archives: Internships

Fellowship at Mother Jones magazine

Mother Jones is currently accepting applications for its prestigious Ben Bagdikian Fellowship Program, located in San Francisco and Washington, DC. This is a full-time opportunity, starting in December and lasting six months, with the possibility of an additional six-month extension.

Tracking the connections between Russia and the Trump administration. Sifting through public records and massive datasets. Reporting on private prisons from the inside. Mother Jones is breaking news and creating first-rate investigative journalism for over 14 million readers a month. Behind that award-winning journalism—and sometimes in front of it—are the journalists-in training who are deep in the trenches, making our reporting honest, meticulous, and bulletproof.

Mother Jones fellows dig deep into our investigations as fact-checkers, soak up research chops and digital skills, and learn how a nonprofit news business hums. They comb archives and spreadsheets while immersed full time in our collaborative projects. Mother Jones is better for it, and at the end of a six-month or yearlong intensive stint, MoJo fellows are armed with all the tools of the journalism trade—tools they’ve gotten paid to learn.

Fellows work closely with top-notch editors, penning pieces about a transgender inmate risking everything to protest mistreatment in jail; digging into Black Lives Matter’s influence on candidates for elected office; illuminating sexual harassment allegations at the EPA; and chronicling the aftermath of Trump’s move to end DACA.

Applications for our December 2017 start-date are due October 1. Mother Jones believes that a diverse newsroom strengthens the quality of our workplace and reporting. We strongly encourage people from all backgrounds to apply. To learn more about the fellowship position, pay, and how to apply, visit our fellowship page at MotherJones.com.

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Undergraduate assistant for Drake Office of Community Engaged Learning

Drake University’s Office of Community Engaged Learning is hiring an Undergraduate Assistant (UGA) for the 2017-2018 academic year to help measure the impact of community engagement partnerships.

The UGA will work under the supervision of the Director of Community Engaged Learning to enhance tools and processes for tracking community engagement and specific community partnerships across the institution. The UGA will help develop methods to collect and store community partner data, and then analyze the data and provide recommendations for ways to best utilize the data. The efforts of the UGA will enable Drake to map the depth and breadth of our many community partnerships so we can enhance communication and collaboration across colleges and begin to measure our collective impact. The person in this position will gain or enhance knowledge in community engagement, service-learning, community relations, and skills in research, assessment, and data analytics.

The student in this position will work 5-7 hours per week. Pay is $9.00/hr.

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, Amanda.martin@drake.edu by midnight Sept 24, 2017.

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.

Interviews will take place the week of Sept. 25.

Qualifications

Necessary

  • Knowledge of data analytics
  • Self-motivated
  • Sophomore, junior or senior (preference will be given to juniors and seniors)

Job Responsibilities

UGA Data Analytics Specific

  • Using criteria from the Continuous Improvement Plan’s Community Engagement Score, develop a matrix of institutional community partners and identify the criteria each partner meets
  • Utilize Microsoft Excel 3D Mapping tool and/or other geographic information systems (GIS) to develop geographical maps that demonstrate the network of community engagement efforts at Drake
  • Develop a report on the breadth and depth (i.e. issue areas served, number of Drake connections, types of service performed) of community partnerships, identify areas of duplication and opportunities for collaboration
  • Develop a process for annually collecting department, course-level and student organization community partnership information
    • Communicate with various colleges and faculty to identify faculty/community partnerships
    • Communicate with various student organizations to identify community partnerships
    • Reach out to community partners to collect data on number of Drake students who served at their organization, and types of projects and work completed

 

 

 

 

 

Media internships at Cocoa Creative (Des Moines, IA)

Cocoa Creative, a visual creative agency based in Des Moines, is seeking creative individuals for media internships during the 2017–18 school year. The internships will start September 25.

We are looking for a candidates to help in one of the following areas:

  • Graphic design for print and digital campaigns,
  • Video camera operation and/or video editing (knowledge of Adobe Premiere and Photoshop are required),
  • Account management and business operations to assist with client management, business development organization and strategy with existing clients, community partnerships, and new business opportunities/partnerships.

Ideal candidates would have some of the following experience:

  • Background in marketing, advertising, or video production
  • An interest in entrepreneurship
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Organizational and project management experience
  • Willingness to learn and to adapt quickly to creative changes

To apply, please send resume to Info@CocoaCreates.com

For more, see:

Cocoa Creative Agency – 2017-18 Internship Program

PR intern, university communications

The Drake university communications office is hiring a PR intern for the fall semester.

Public Relations Intern
Drake University Office of University Communications

The Office of University Communications is seeking a public relations intern to assist the Assistant Director of Public Relations – News Media during the fall semester of 2017. The time commitment is expected to be around 6 hours a week so can fit into any busy student’s schedule, even if you have another internship.

Tasks will include:

  • Assist in production and distribution of press releases on an as-needed basis
  • Assist with media calls, and other media relations tasks
  • Compile DU in the News reports – responsible for collecting daily media hits
  • Assist in writing profiles for the Expert Guide

Please submit your resume, cover letter, and writing samples to aaron.jaco@drake.edu by Monday, Sept. 11. This is a paid position.

Spring internships at Iowa Secretary of State’s Office

Two internships are available for spring semester in the Iowa Secretary of State’s office. Internships are usually paid, but can be for credit instead if desired.

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 Spring Semester of 2018, however it may start earlier and there is 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:

Kris Aleksander – Communications Specialist
kristina.aleksander@sos.iowa.gov

Internship Application Available Here: https://sos.iowa.gov/ConstituentServices/ApplyForInternship.aspx

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

The internship is for the Spring Semester of 2018, however it may start earlier and there is possibility of renewal if desired.

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

Interested students should send their resume and an application to:

Kris Aleksander – Communications Specialist
kristina.aleksander@sos.iowa.gov

Internship Application Available Here: https://sos.iowa.gov/ConstituentServices/ApplyForInternship.aspx

Waukee schools communications internship (deadline extended)

The Waukee School District in suburban Des Moines is looking for an intern to assist with this year’s big projects, which include: writing content and launching a new website, writing content for new marketing material using a new brand identity, creating and writing content for school bond campaign materials and implementing a district-wide social media plan. 

Apply online

The application deadline is being extended by three weeks. 

Application, Cover Letter and Resume required.

Qualifications:   

  • 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

 Start Date:  2017-18 School Year (August 2017-May 2018)

 Hours:  15-20 hours/week

 Compensation: $10 per hour

 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 one of the largest school districts in Iowa.

 Responsibilities:

  • Assist in planning and writing content for new district website and newsletters.
  • Assist in maintaining district websites and providing blog support to staff.
  • Assist in writing content for the district’s social media sites.

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