Category Archives: Internships

Communications intern, Waukee schools

Waukee Community School District Communications Intern

Start Date:  2nd Semester  (January – May)
Hours:  15-20 hours/week
Compensation: $10 per hour

Must Apply Online:


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

Summer Institute on Political Journalism

The Summer 2017 Institute on Political Journalism in Washington, DC, is now acception applications. The program includes:

  • Undergraduate academic credit from George Mason University
  • Internship placement with an organization in the Washington, DC Metro Area
  • Fully furnished on-campus housing in the heart of Washington, DC

Nominate a Top Student Today

Faculty can also nominate students for special scholarship consideration. The institute awards close to a million dollars annually and preference is given to nominated students. For more information visit

 More information on the institute programs may be found at For questions, contact Mary Stankus, director of recruitment and admissions, at or 202.986.0384.

Journalism + Communications Internships – the Ultimate DC Experience!

 Institute on Political Journalism

June 3 – July 28, 2017

Early Application Deadline: December 6, 2016 – 5% tuition discount

Spend your summer in Washington, DC and prepare for your future! The 8-week program allows students to intern in the fields of journalism, public relations and communication while earning academic credit.

Live: Each year, Washington, DC attracts many journalism student interns who are all passionate about politics, getting the story straight and learning the ins and outs of the news business.

You will live just blocks from the national monuments, State Department and White House on the campus of George Washington University. Fully furnished housing and roommate matching is provided as part of our comprehensive program.

 Learn: Earn course credit while you intern! You will earn 3 to 9 academic credits this summer. Our unique curriculum is designed to complement your DC experience with upper level ethics, government and economics courses. Academic course credit is provided through George Mason University and taught by top rated faculty from GMU and other top local universities.

Intern: A journalism or communications internship is one of the most important investments you can make in your future. Based on your interests and skills, you will be placed in an internship in the Washington, DC area.  We have been creating academic internship experiences for over 45 years and work with over 300 top organizations in DC.

  • Internship placements include:
  • Newspapers and magazines
  • TV and radio stations
  • Online publications
  • News Services
  • PR and communication firms

 Connect: Who you know does matter – especially when it comes to your future job search. Our comprehensive program is designed so you can make valuable professional connections with working journalists and practice your networking skills in a real-world setting.

 We offer a number of networking opportunities to enhance your internship experience and maximize your time in DC:

  • Mentor Program with DC media and PR professionals
  • Roundtable Discussions & Networking Receptions
  • Site Briefings at Key Washington Institutions including the National Press Club and Capitol Hill

Make plans for your summer! Visit to begin an online application today. Apply by the early deadline of December 6 to receive priority admissions and scholarship consideration as well as a 5% tuition discount.


We strive to make the programs accessible and affordable to the best and brightest students regardless of financial status. Scholarship awards are granted based on need and merit with over 70% of students receiving full or partial funding.

 Questions may be directed to or 202.986.0384.

Internship, Iowa Senate Democratic Research Staff

The Iowa Senate Democratic Research Staff is looking for students interested in doing important work and attending the closed-door caucuses of the Democratic members of the Iowa Senate.

Our office is composed of state employees who work for Senator Mike Gronstal, the Democratic Leader of the Iowa Senate and the other Democratic Senators.  We are located in the Iowa Statehouse, just down the hall from the Governor’s office.

Our interns are involved in press releases, news conferences, photography, social media, and the production of audio and video clips.

Additional information is available at:

FT graphic design internship, Greater Des Moines Partnership

POSTED DATE: Sept. 8, 2016

DEADLINE DATE: Sept. 22, 2016

JOB INDUSTRY: Not for Profit – Charitable



The Graphic Designer position with the Greater Des Moines Partnership is a full time position budgeted for a minimum of 40 hours a week.  The position is funded through the Communications/Marketing group and serves the organization’s creative and design needs.  This person will work closely with the Communications/Marketing team to achieve success for all organization marketing and communications materials.  The position requires excellent graphic design and organizational skills.


Those fundamental job duties that an individual who holds the position must be able to perform with or without assistance of a reasonable accommodation.  This is not an exhaustive list.  Other duties, in addition to essential job functions, will be assigned as necessary.  Listed in order of importance.


  1. Assist with creative direction for marketing campaign concepts.
  2. Assist with creation/edits of promotional materials such as brochures, flyers, advertisements, newsletters, signage & banners, etc., while adhering to brand identity.
  3. Assist with event photography and photo editing.
  4. Prepare PowerPoint presentations.
  5. Provide support to social media efforts.


Bachelors degree OR working toward degree in Art, Design, Graphic Design, Marketing, or related field.

Education or training that includes project creation, organization, development and production of communications and/or marketing materials.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:                    

Excellent creative, composition and computer design skills required.  Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications Proficiency with graphic print production and desktop publishing software required:

  • MAC and PC platforms
  • Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat)
  • Working knowledge of the print production process (request for proposals, design, layout, and prepress) including thorough understanding of graphic file formats.
  • Photography skills needed, included photo editing and enhancing, as well as experience in photo library organization. Web and video knowledge a plus.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, can express and present ideas, listen well, and work in a team environment.
  • Solid time management skills, ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, prioritize and meet deadlines.
  • Working knowledge of MAC and PC Operating Systems. Day-to-day work will be performed on MAC


The majority of work is conducted in the office at a desk.  There is a significant amount of computer work.

There is some prolonged standing while overseeing or providing staff support for various organizational activities and events.

There is also some lifting required during special events or projects and in maintaining supplies of communications materials and/or products.

The Partnership is an equal opportunity employer. It is the Partnership’s policy to assure employment and promotional opportunities are available to qualified employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, physical or mental disability, age, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, genetic information or any other legally protected characteristic.


700 Locust St., Ste. 100
Des Moines, IA 50309


Jenna Brownlee (

For more information and to apply:




PR internship at Access Systems (Waukee, IA)

Access Systems in Waukee is hiring either a junior or senior PR or marketing student for a paid internship of $10/hour for 15-20 hours/week.

The PR Intern will be responsible for assisting the organization in the development and implementation of its marketing, recruiting, and public relations plans. This will be accomplished through developing, maintaining and expanding marketing channels/methodologies to the professional community, social media, technology industry and the public at large.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE, but are not limited to:

  • Plan and direct public relations programs designed to create and maintain a favorable public image for Access
  • Utilize Internet marketing, and Internet marketing techniques to increase traffic, increase brand
    awareness and share industry updates on multiple media platforms
  • Leverage social networks to strengthen relationships with existing and prospective clients, along with recruitment efforts
  • Utilize blogging, SEO, social networking, web page presence and placement on web searches
  • Create company literature and other forms of communication
  • Create marketing and promotional materials, both print and electronic
  • Research media coverage and industry trends
  • Media contact list creation and management
  • Create and deliver press releases, media relations content, case studies, white papers, executive bios, corporate newsletter content, social media content and speaking proposals
  • Copyedit, proofread and revise communications
  • Assist with designing and launch of email marketing campaigns
  • Collaborate on new ideas, directions and tools for marketing and communications
  • Assist with developing content for a blog and the content that appears on Access’ website
  • Plan and deliver education courses and materials
  • Promote products and services through public relations initiatives
  • Identify, develop and execute communications strategy for key media contacts and customer references
  • Develop fresh story ideas
  • Conduct extensive media outreach
  • Other marketing activities as assigned by direct supervisor and President


  • Understanding of the basic principles of public relations and marketing
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Knowledge and experience of LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter & YouTube and other social media platforms
  • Completed or working toward a college degree (junior level and up), preferably in a related field (e.g. Marketing/Communications, Advertising or Public Relations)
  • Previous internship or related experience in marketing or public relations a plus
  • Knowledge of website content management and graphic design software (Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop)

Please contact Charlie Kiesling at or at 515-216-2404 for more information and to apply. Please send a resume and cover letter.

Public Policy and Legislative Communications Intern, Iowa Dept. of Public Health

The Iowa Department of Public Health has a paid internship opportunity for a Public Policy and Legislative Communications Administrative Intern.

The position is posted on the Department of Administrative Service (DAS) website ( The job number is 17833BR.

Link can be found here:

The deadline for application is September 22. Students must apply thru the DAS website.

Summer 2017 internship, Boston Globe

The Boston Globe gives 11 interns the opportunity to work as reporters, or as a photographer, designer or copy editor.

The 12-week paid internship places reporter-interns in the Globe’s Metro, Business, Living/Arts, and Sports departments; the photo intern shoots stills and video for all sections, the design intern creates sections fronts and information graphics for print and online, and the copy editing intern works on local and regional, national and business copy, as well as with Staff members provide direction and feedback on a daily basis. Globe interns produce every day and finely polish their journalism skills over the summer.

The application deadline this year is Oct. 22.

More information on the program and an application can be found at: