Category Archives: Internships

Internships at Harkin Institute

The Harkin Institute for Public Policy and Citizen Engagement is hiring two interns for the academic year: a public policy, office and event-planning assistant, and a communications assistant. The position requires eight to 20 scheduled hours per week; pay starts at $7.25/hour.

Directions on how to apply are available starting Aug. 20 via Handshake, Drake University’s new site for job postings and on-campus interviews.

See for updated instructions on how to access the new system; create a profile and upload your materials, and search and apply for jobs.


NextGen Iowa seeks media fellow

NextGen Iowa is seeking a passionate and hardworking candidate to join our youth organizing program in Iowa, working to engage young people in local and national fights to prevent climate disaster and promote prosperity for all Americans.

In Iowa, this program is focused on organizing young people in targeted cities, regions, and campuses to be more politically active. Our work engages young voters in the state legislative process, in actions to hold federal and local office-holders accountable, in voter registration efforts, and build towards a massive 2018 electoral program. Our 2018 electoral program includes traditional electoral organizing tactics such as door knocking, phone banking, peer-to- peer text banking, and more.

The Iowa Media Fellow will spend 15 hours a week working alongside the Iowa State Media Manager to help with our communications work on the ground, including press and social media.


  • Help draft social media content, including Facebook posts and twitter guidance
  • Help monitor news
  • Assist with video and photo editing
  • Brainstorm new ideas social content & engagement strategies
  • Help staff events for press & social
  • Update in-state press and twitter lists
  • Assist with special projects


  • Excellent verbal/written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Strong work ethic
  • Passion for taking political action to fight climate change, transition our country to clean energy, and stand up for progressive values and causes
  • Excellent team player, creative, and flexible
  • Strong desire to obtain new skills and take risks to achieve our shared goals
  • Interest in media relations and grassroots organizing
  • Previous political experience a plus

    Compensation:​ Fellows are independent contractors to NextGen Rising. NextGen Rising offers stipended part-time campaign fellowships for students on campus and activists in the community.

    NextGen America is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage people of diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply

    TO APPLY: Send Frances Swanson (​​) your resume and one paragraph explaining why you’re seeking this opportunity..

Marketing assistant, Drake athletics

Title: Property Assistant (PT – Temp) – Drake IMG Sports Marketing

Reports to: General Manager
Classification: Hourly (non-exempt)

The Property Assistant will provide support as needed for all property projects, implementation and activation.


  • Assistance with activation and fulfillment of sponsorships
  • Filing and data entry
  • Use of proprietary company system to assist with creating reports and providing analysis
  • Market research
  • Preparation of proposals/presentations using PowerPoint
  • Some direct communication with clients/partners
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Must have a proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite programs
  • Must demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience in a Customer Service, Sales, or Marketing related role is preferred


  • May be required to work in outdoor conditions
  • Must be able to lift and carry 20 lbs.
  • Position may require worker to remain stationary for multiple hours each day
  • Position may require worker to stand for multiple hours each day (gameday work can include bending, stooping, and crouching in order to implement marketing promotions

For more information or to apply, contact Greg Ellis, general manager, Drake IMG Sports Marketing at


Internships, University Communications

University Communications, which runs Drake’s public relations and marketing activities, is hiring a fleet of student interns for the 2018-19 academic year. The details:

Primary Requirements

Applications are welcome from all interested undergraduate students; however, preference will be given to those students who have:

  • Completed one year of studies and/or an internship
  • Previously held some sort of paid employment
  • Demonstrated an ability to produce compelling social media content

Other Requirements

  •  Sincere passion for the University and a strong commitment to strengthening its brand and reputation
  • Confidence and maturity, with a commitment to acting professionally at all times
  • Discretion, given that the department handles sensitive and confidential information


  • All positions pay $10 per hour
  • No student may work more than 20 hours per week while classes are in session
  • No work is to be completed during final examinations

The available positions are:

Marketing Specialist

  • Help develop and implement marketing strategies for specific programs and initiatives, which may extend across campus and/or to the public – in the metro, around the nation, and worldwide.
  • Conduct research, analyze data, participate in strategy discussions, help write marketing plans and/or coordinate specific projects with campus partners
  • Create original content twice per week for University social media, under the co-direction of Admission and UC&M, showing glimpses of what life is like at Drake
  • Scheduling is flexible. Up to 15 hours per week during Fall and Spring semesters; an additional 12 hours per week available during J-Term, if desired.
  • Hiring Contact: Betsy McKibbin, Director of Marketing,

Communications Specialist (two positions)

  • Research, write and edit feature-style articles for digital and print communication (generally 1-2 stories per month, approximately 500 words in length each), as well as some marketing-oriented content to be repurposed across vehicles and platforms
  • Research, write and distribute low- to medium-impact news releases that are largely local or regional in reach
  • Compile DU in the News, a news coverage report for trustees and the University’s senior leaders
  • Create original content twice per week for University social media, under the co-direction of Admission and UC&M, showing glimpses of what life is like at Drake; also plan, develop and post more generalized content for these accounts
  • Monitor the University’s social media accounts, and assist in responding to concerns and questions that arise on those platforms
  • Compile the student version of OnCampus, the University’s campus newsletter
  • Scheduling is flexible. Up to 19 hours per week during Fall and Spring semesters; an additional 10 hours per week available during J-Term, if desired.
  • Hiring Contact: Ashton Hockman, Assistant Director of Communications,

Graphic Designer (two positions)

  • Manage assigned projects, from developing concepts to creating final designs
  • Serve as principal designer on assigned projects that are low- to medium-impact
  • Assist with high-impact design work, as needed
  • Create original content twice per week for University social media, under the co-direction of Admission and UC&M, showing glimpses of what life is like at Drake
  • Scheduling is flexible. Up to 19 hours per week during Fall and Spring semesters; an additional 10 hours per week available during J-Term, if desired.
  • Hiring Contact: Dexter Jacobs, Assistant Director of Brand Integration,


  • Organize photo/video shoots
  • Serve as principal photographer/videographer for assigned shoots
  • Assist with other photo/video shoots, as assigned
  • Select images and update the University’s photo archives
  • Create original content twice per week for University social media, under the co-direction of Admission and UC&M, showing glimpses of what life is like at Drake
  • Scheduling is flexible. Up to 20 hours per week during Fall and Spring semesters.
  • Hiring Contact: Justice Simpson, Assistant Director of Brand Integration,

Videography job for Iowa Architectural Foundation

Call for Videographer: Interviews with Iowa Architects, by the Iowa Architectural Foundation

About the Foundation:

The Iowa Architectural Foundation (IAF) is non-profit organization made up of a group of passionate volunteers working to inspire an appreciation for architecture and design in everyone through education and outreach. Our tenure is strong. We’ve been doing this since 1989.

The IAF brings architects and designers, educators and students, and architecture enthusiasts together to improve the quality of life in the state of Iowa through architecture and design. We do this through our many outreach programs for both youth and adults, with a goal to help people become thoughtful and engaged stewards of their communities and to help improve the places where they live, learn work and play.

Videographer Requirements:

What: We’re looking for someone with a journalism and/or videography background to film short interviews with Iowa architects at the annual American Institute of Architects (AIA), Iowa Chapter, convention this fall. Questions for the architects have already been formulated – we just need someone to film the architects (preferably with a video camera rather than a mobile device) and someone with some video editing skills who can put a short video together with some simple text, graphics and music dubbed over the film. You must have access to a camera, editing software and other videography equipment, as needed. Details about text and music, etc., can be discussed at a later time. We’d love to hear your ideas and collaborate with you on the overall vision of the video! At the convention, we will be setting up a small filming area with a rug and some modernistic furniture that the architects will sit on to be interviewed.

When: Thursday, Sept. 20 (7 a.m. to 5 p.m.) and Friday, Sept. 21, 2018 (7:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.). Actual hours are flexible and can be discussed in further detail – Click Here and scroll to the bottom of the page to view a tentative schedule for the convention. The videographer does not necessarily have to be present during the whole day. We anticipate approximately 8 hours of your time total between Sept. 20 and 21 to film the architects. We will like to have a 1-hour meeting with you prior to the event to discuss logistics and other setup requirements. Time is available on Wednesday, Sept. 19, for setup and viewing the filming space at the convention location.

Where: Iowa Events Center, 835 5th Ave., Des Moines, IA

Why: We’re doing this as a means of promoting, and learning from, the great architects we have in Iowa, as well as to promote the architecture and design that inspires them every day. We hope that by being our videographer, you can gain some valuable work experience, as well as learn a little more about the design environment around us.

Compensation: $12/hour. As previously noted, hours are flexible and we will discuss later. We anticipate approximately 8 hours of your time total between September 20th and 21st to film the architects. We will work with you to determine approximately how much time you think will be needed to edit the film.

For more information or to apply:

Claudia Cackler
Executive Director
Iowa Architectural Foundation
400 Locust Street, Suite 100
Des Moines, Iowa 50309
(515) 244-1888 – office
(515)669-5629 – cell
(515) 244-5347 – fax


Social media, writing internship at World Food Prize

The internationally renowned World Food Prize Foundation is accepting applications for a George Washington Carver Social Media and Writing Intern for the 2018 fall semester.

The Social Media and Writing Intern will support the efforts of the director of communications and events, and duties may include writing social media posts for a variety of platforms, analyzing online engagement with World Food Prize posts and drafting press releases.

The George Washington Carver Internship offers a way for highly qualified undergraduate and graduate students to increase their understanding of the global fight against hunger, malnutrition and poverty. Interns learn first-hand both the public and private side of operating an international, non-profit organization.

Successful candidates have a strong academic background, a solid work ethic, a capacity for analytical thinking, impeccable attention to detail, and excellent oral and written communication skills. They are enthusiastic and flexible learners, capable of both taking direction and working independently. Candidates for the social media position should have a working knowledge of a variety of social media platforms.

While the internship is an unpaid position, students may be eligible for course credit. The program provides flexibility for each intern’s schedule, but interns must work at least 12 hours per week and be available to work during World Food Prize week (Oct. 14-20).

More information and how to apply can be found at

Fall internships at AARP Iowa

AARP Iowa is seeking two interns to begin work in September. One internships involves communications and advocacy, and the other involves community outreach. The internships are paid. Applications are due July 16, 2018.

For more information and how to apply, see