Category Archives: Internships

Iowa Starting Line Internships

Iowa Starting Line is looking for interns to assist with our news site’s operations. Starting Line was founded by Pat Rynard in January 2015, and is a news site focused on the Iowa Caucus and Iowa political news. We aim to be one of the go-to sites for Iowa Caucus coverage, both locally and nationally, and have already broken several important Iowa political stories. In our first month, the website received over 22,000 hits, and our overall reach continues to rapidly grow.

Interns’ duties may include, but not be limited to:

  • Attend visits by presidential candidates and other major political events to record notes, take pictures, possibly live-tweet and interview event attendees. Depending on the event, you may write up a post to be published on Starting Line.
  • Research policy and political information for in-depth articles.
  • Compile state and national press and journalist information to help Starting Line’s outreach to mainstream news sources.
  • Help with social media strategy to expand the news site’s reach. In particular, I need help moving beyond Twitter and Facebook as my main social media channels.
  • Take the lead on specific Starting Line series of posts, like the Travel Guide and “How to Win X County” series.
  • Contact campaigns, elected officials and government agencies for press information.
  • Assist with the back-end mechanics of the website.
  • Assist with Starting Line’s long-term project to offer Iowa Caucus tours to out-of-staters.
  • Other tasks and opportunities as we discover them.

It should be noted that I am looking for several interns to fulfill these responsibilities. If you don’t want to write for the site, you can focus more on the behind-the-scenes research and social media aspects of it. I also do not care if applicants are Democrat, Republican or independent. While Starting Line has a Democratic-lean to it, the majority of posts and articles are straight news reporting and analysis.

Contact Pat Rynard at IowaStartingLine@gmail.com or call at 515-868-5665 to apply or for more details.

Production and marketing for TeamStrong Inc.

TeamStrong Inc. is a Midwest company that puts on national-act comedy shows and stage plays. We are seeking two individuals that specialize in videography and can help with event planning. We throw 2-3 events a month and need these filmed on location and designed and edited for marketing purposes. This is a 12 week internship with a possibility to be hired on with a great compensation package. With this company growing all over the Midwest this is a great resume builder and gives you a diverse experience with this growing field. We are seeking to be a national television program and we are looking for your assistance.

  • Provide filming of events (comedy shows, stage plays) and editing
  • logs and archives videos for future use
  • maintaining website with footage of recorded events
  • website development
  • event planning
  • design social media content, promotions
  • researching resources to broaden brand
  • PR relations

 Basic Qualifications

  • able to create professional video edits from filming events
  • must be enthusiastic and willing to be creative
  • high organization skills
  • strong communication skills

Related majors/interest

  • marketing, business, design, photography, sales

Email John Martin @ jmartinsr.7@gmail.com with introduction and background. Deadline is April 1, 2015 for interested parties.

Public Affairs Undergraduate Internship at Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN)

Date: Feb 6, 2015
Location: Rochester, MN, US
Job Posting Number: 47330BR
Job Posting Title: Undergraduate Intern Job-Public Affairs
Job Posting Category: Business Professional
Work Site: MN – Rochester
Department: Public Affairs

Job Description:

The primary purpose of the Undergraduate Internship is to provide an intern with relevant field experiences in their chosen field of study. One or more mentors will be assigned to the intern to provide instruction, guidance and to assess performance. The intern is responsible for observing the functions and processes of the assigned work unit. In addition, the intern may be given selected work assignments to reinforce the learning experience, to assess the performance levels and to provide benefit to the work unit. The intern will be responsible for completing all internship-related assignments and reports for both Mayo and the participating educational facility. The duration and timing of the internship will be arranged with the intern and the sponsoring educational facility.

Basic Qualifications:

The incumbent must be enrolled in a degree program from a college or university. Typically, this internship would occur after the student has taken most of the courses required by the degree program. Where applicable – the degree program must require an internship as a graduation requirement (or offer as a credit option.

License or Certification:

Benefit Eligible: No
Exemption Status: Non-exempt
Hours/Pay Period: 80
Schedule Details:
Weekend Schedule:

Compensation Detail: This position pays $13.00/hour.

Staffing Specialist: Jennifer Eble

Company Statement:

Mayo Clinic provides the highest quality patient care by placing the needs of the patient first. You’ll discover a culture of teamwork, professionalism and mutual respect — and most importantly, a life-changing career. We invite you to join our diverse team as we provide health, hope and healing to people from all walks of life.

Mayo Clinic is an equal opportunity educator and employer (including veterans and persons with disabilities).

Nearest Major Market: Rochester MN

Job Segment: Public Policy, Intern, Patient Care, Government, Entry Level, Healthcare

To apply: http://www.mayo-clinic-jobs.com/job/Rochester-Undergraduate-Intern-Job-MN-55901/246570800/

Public Affairs Graduate Internship at Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN)

Date: Feb 4, 2015
Location: Rochester, MN, US
Job Posting Number: 47329BR
Job Posting Title: Graduate Intern Job-Public Affairs
Job Posting Category: Business Professional
Work Site: MN – Rochester
Department: Public Affairs

Job Description:

The primary purpose of the Graduate Internship is to provide an intern with relevant field experiences in their chosen field of study. One or more mentors will be assigned to the intern to provide instruction, guidance and to assess performance. The intern is responsible for observing the functions and processes of the assigned work unit. In addition, the intern may be given selected work assignments to reinforce the learning experience, to assess the performance levels and to provide benefit to the work unit. The intern will be responsible for completing all internship-related assignments and reports for both Mayo and the participating educational facility. The duration and timing of the internship will be arranged with the intern.

Basic Qualifications:

The incumbent must be enrolled in a masters or graduate degree program from a college or university. Typically, this internship would occur after the student has taken most of the courses required by the graduate degree program. Where applicable – the degree program must require an internship as a graduation requirement (or offer as a credit option.

License or Certification:

Benefit Eligible: No
Exemption Status: Non-exempt
Hours/Pay Period: 80
Schedule Details:
Weekend Schedule:

Compensation Detail: The pay for this position is $16/hour.

Staffing Specialist: Jennifer Eble

Company Statement:

Mayo Clinic provides the highest quality patient care by placing the needs of the patient first. You’ll discover a culture of teamwork, professionalism and mutual respect — and most importantly, a life-changing career. We invite you to join our diverse team as we provide health, hope and healing to people from all walks of life.

Mayo Clinic is an equal opportunity educator and employer (including veterans and persons with disabilities).

Nearest Major Market: Rochester MN

Job Segment: Public Policy, Intern, Patient Care, Government, Entry Level, Healthcare

To apply: http://www.mayo-clinic-jobs.com/job/Rochester-Graduate-Intern-Job-MN-55901/246044000/

Marketing and Communications Intern at Wright Service Corp. (West Des Moines, IA)

Title: Marketing and Communications Intern
Type: Part Time (15-25 hours/week)
Reports To: Marketing and Communications Manager
Primary Companies Supported: Wright Service Corp., Wright Tree Service, Wright Tree Service of the West, CN Utility Consulting, Terra Spectrum Technologies

Responsibilities:

  • Assist with planning and coordination of annual awards banquet, regional and national conferences and tradeshows, client appreciation events, management meetings, employee training, and other events and initiatives.
  • Assist with organization of corporate office social, volunteer, and wellness events together with other marketing and communications staff and employee volunteers.
  • Research and distribute relevant public information about companies, competitors, and markets.
  • Develop and/or coordinate content, including copy, functionality, photo and video, for websites, newsletters, collateral, bids and reports, direct mail, social media, and other marketing and communications deliverables for both internal and external audiences.
  • Coordinate graphic design of ads, newsletters, websites, collateral, direct mail, and other marketing and communications deliverables to ensure strategic and consistent branding and messaging.
  • Serve as a resource and editor for other employees’ communications.
  • Maintain internal documents, including website analytics, market opportunity database, customer lists, organization charts, library of industry and company publications, etc.

Qualifications:

  • Pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Public Relations, Communications, Journalism, or other related field.
  • Solid written and oral communication skills; creativity and attention to detail.
  • Strong organizational and project management skills; the ability to work on multiple tasks and projects concurrently.
  • Willingness and ability to learn about the contract-based utility vegetation management industry in which our companies operate.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office products; willingness and ability to learn other programs as necessary; familiarity with WordPress, photography and Adobe design programs a plus.
  • Strong references.

Compensation and Benefits:

Hourly wage will be commensurate with education level, relative experience, and other attributes.

To Apply:

Email cover letter, resume, and three writing samples to Marketing and Communications Supervisor Sara Harpenau at sharpenau@wrightservicecorp.com. Please note pre-employment drug screening is required and background checks may be conducted.

Public affairs internship at Strategic Elements (West Des Moines, IA)

Strategic Elements is a multi-client public affairs firm based in West Des Moines with an immediate opening for part-time intern in the field of public affairs, communication or marketing to assist with a variety of client-related support services. Scope of work includes: tracking media results; webpage content management and updates; social media; client reports; and market, public policy research.

Applicants should possess solid oral and written communication skills, data management skills, strong work ethic, ability to work independently and collaborate with others. Background in politics or government affairs a plus. In addition, the intern will assist with all business activities, including legislative and regulatory research. Candidates with strong attention to detail and organizational skills desired.

This position begins immediately and hours are negotiable, with a minimum 15 hours weekly; it is a paid position (previous experience a consideration).

Qualifications: Applicants should have strong interest in public policy and issue advocacy campaigns. Marketing, journalism or political science majors a plus.

Cover letter and resume may be submitted to: tshaw@strategicelements.com

Public relations internship at Hanser & Associates (Des Moines, IA)

This paid career-track, part-time opportunity is for one semester — or more.

Strong candidates will be juniors or seniors in a public relations program and have excellent writing, communication, organizational and problem-solving skills, plus a professional demeanor, previous PR experience and a passion for client service. Assigned activities — writing, research and more — will continue to build your PR skills.

The intangibles – proactive team player, creativity, confidence, tenacity, and passion to do great work for our clients – also represent important attributes. In return, you will work with quality clients who understand and appreciate great PR. Our international, national and local clients treat the firm — and you — as a business partner. We have a fun, fast-paced work environment at Des Moines’ “Best PR Firm”, an equal opportunity employer.

Send your cover letter and resume, and to Bonnie Hanser via email.

Email: bhanser@hanser.com

About Hanser & Associates

National award-winning Hanser & Associates is Central Iowa’s public relations specialist. The firm has offices in West Des Moines and Omaha. Hanser & Associates is a partner in IPREX, one of the world’s major corporations of public relations and communication agencies with 75 partners have 111 offices in North and South America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific. Visit http://www.hanser.com for information.