Category Archives: Internships

Naturalist Intern Position

Dates: College Internship; Program runs May 1 through August 31

Description: Responsible for all aspects of interpretive programming including, but not limited to development, marketing and presentation of various programs. Day-to-day activities performed by full-time staff (including copying, filing, building maintenance, etc.) will also be performed by the intern but would not be the focus of the internship. Continue reading

Bailey Lauerman Internship Program, Omaha

Bailey Lauerman’s internship program, the Bailey Lauerman Experience, is accepting applications for a paid summer internship program that starts in June and ends in July.   We will select a group of students from around the country to join us for a 9-week internship unlike any other. They’ll get to tackle a real body of work for real clients. They’ll build killer work from the ground up for their portfolio. They’ll be mentored and coached by our professional staff and they will learn a ton and have the time of their life doing it.

For more information and to apply, can go to http://www.blxinternship.com.

Summer intern, AARP Iowa

AARP Iowa seeks interns for the summer who can also continue into the Fall semester (yes, you can take a vacation break). Office staff are tech savvy, professional, and pleasant, and expect the same of interns. The paid internships offers students variety in the assigned duties: social media content management, writing, simple design work, some database updating, and some event coordination.

The AARP Iowa office (near Court Ave district) has parking on site.

 Send your cover letter and resume to the attention of Julie Betts, AARP Iowa Senior Operations Associate,  at ia@aarp.org

IRIS coordinator for spring 2017

Drake University’s Office of Community Engagement and Service-Learning seeks to hire a student for the Spring 2017 semester to serve as the student coordinator for a daily reading program with IRIS (Iowa Radio Reading Information Service).

This Service-Learning Ambassador position is an excellent opportunity for anyone who is passionate about increasing access to information for Iowans who cannot read the printed word because of blindness, visual, or physical impairment or learning difference. Currently, Drake students volunteer to read The Daily Nonpareil, the Council Bluffs newspaper, which is broadcast as an hour in IRIS’s 24/7 programming, daily meditations, seasonal readings, and the potential for other opportunities for reading. The student would work 6-7 hours per week coordinating the schedule of student volunteers and deepening integration of the partnership between Drake University and IRIS.

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 at amanda.martin@drake.edu by December 9.

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. Pay is $8.25/hr.

Qualifications

Necessary

  • Self-motivated, dedicated

Desired

  • Journalism major
  • Experience with recording a story for IRIS
  • Previous service opportunities and/or community engagement work
  • Current first-year, sophomore, or junior standing

Job Responsibilities

IRIS Programming

  • Coordinate the schedule of student recordings, working with faculty in the SJMC’s Beginning Reporting and Writing class
  • Train student volunteers and providing technical assistance assistance to students
  • Serve as a liaison between Drake University and IRIS
    • Design and connect Drake students to additional volunteer opportunities with IRIS
    • Organize events on-campus to increase awareness
  • Identify audio description projects
  • Participate in fundraising and event planning for IRIS
  • Coordinate publicity measures with SLA graphic design intern

Administrative

  • Hold 2 professional office hours a week in the Office of Community Engaged Learning (hours will be scheduled between 8am-4:30pm)
  • Attend bi-weekly staff meetings
  • Participate in professional development with the Office of Community Engagement and Service-Learning
  • Support other Service Learning Ambassador’s events and initiatives

 

 

 

Spring and summer communication internships, ACLU of Iowa

Interns will have the opportunity to work with the communications director on a range of significant issues and projects.  Ideally our internships would range from 8-13 weeks. This position is part-time with highly flexible weekly hours negotiable. Interns are encouraged to work with their schools for course credits, independent study credits, and/or funding for the internship, as it is unpaid. Interns will be provided with free parking.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Interns will have the opportunity to gain valuable experience by working on a variety of communications and outreach efforts.  They will potentially learn to assist on all aspects of communications, marketing, public and media relations, outreach, and public education, as well as other projects as assigned.

We do our best to tailor our communications internships to encompass the particular interest of each intern: marketing, design, public relations, social justice, law and government, photography, video, political science, and more.

EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS:

This internship welcomes applications from a variety of majors and areas of study. It is open to all current students who have completed at least one year of college and possess the following:

  • Excellent writing skills
  • Strong computer skills, strong social media abilities, and a skill for  web-based research
  • The ability to work with a wide range of people
  • The initiative to see projects through to completion
  • An interest in advocating for civil liberties

HOW TO APPLY:

Please send us a complete application that includes a cover letter, resume, and at least one writing sample. Also feel free to include samples of other work, such as information on a web site you might have designed or worked on, design work, etc.

The preferred method of submission is email with the subject line specifying “Communications Internship.”  If email is unavailable, submissions via postal mail are acceptable, but please do not send application material through both.

For more information, see http://www.aclu-ia.org/communicationsinternshipopportunity/

For questions, please contact Communications Director Veronica Fowler at editor@aclu-ia.org  515-243-3576. Contact information is:

Attn: Communications Director
ACLU of Iowa
505 5th Avenue, Suite 901
Des Moines, IA 50309

Feature writer, the Des Moines Urban Experience

The Des Moines Urban Experience Magazine (DMUE) seeks a journalism intern to help us publicize our work and write stories to highlight members of the community. This is an unpaid internship.

Start Date

Spring 2017

Job Description

The Des Moines Urban Experience seeks a highly motivated individual with an interest in writing human interest pieces for the magazine. The internship allows individuals to meet members of the community, and build long lasting relationships. Though the position emphasizes writing, there will be opportunities for research and editing as well.

Duties include:

  • Gather story ideas and write news stories.
  • Fact check, proofread, format, and edit as necessary.

Duties may include:

  • Providing customer service in person, and on the phone.
  • Attending staff meetings.

Qualifications:

  • Excellent writing and proofreading skills.
  • Ability to type 40+ wpm.
  • Strong interest with current events.
  • Ability to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work effectively on a team.
  • Familiarity with Macs and MS Word.
  • Self-starter who can take direction and contribute ideas.
  • The ability to work independently on projects while meeting deadlines.
  • Community development knowledge/experience a plus

Hours:

DMUE allows for a flexible schedule. We are more interested in the completion of tasks.

Application instructions:

Please send your resume, cover letter, and two writing samples to Dwana Bradley at dwanabradley77@gmail.com.