Category Archives: Internships

Scripps Howard Foundation internships (Washington, D.C.)

The Scripps Howard Foundation is looking for curious, energetic college juniors and seniors studying print, broadcast and multimedia journalism to report from Washington during the spring and summer terms. Interns are paid a stipend and provided free housing in furnished apartments.

 Interns find, report and write stories for the web-based Scripps Howard Foundation Wire, take photos, create slide shows and shoot and edit video. Semester in Washington takes six interns in the 14-week spring term and six in the 10-week summer term.

2016 program and application deadline dates:

  • Spring 2016 (Jan. 7 to April 13). Stipend: $3,346 and free housing. Deadline: Nov. 1, 2015
  • Summer 2016 (June 6 to Aug. 12) Stipend $2,390 and free  housing. Deadline: Nov. 1, 2015
  • Short Course 2016 (May 2 to June 2) Stipend $2,295 and free housing. This program is open only to students from Hampton University and Florida International University. Deadline: Nov. 1, 2015

Information for the fall 2016 term and the 2016-2017 post-graduate, multimedia fellowship will be available in January.

 The program includes international interns in the spring and fall. They are chosen by the International Center for Journalists.

 For more details and to download an application form, go to the Scripps Howard Foundation Wire website.

Summer 2016 internships at the Boston Globe (Deadline: Nov. 2)

The Boston Globe runs one of the top programs in the nation, giving 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 our Metro, Business, Living/Arts, Health/Science 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 foreign and business copy. We provide direction and feedback, as well as a writing coach who is dedicated to the interns. Globe interns produce every day and finely polish their journalism skills over the summer.

 The application deadline this year is Nov. 2. More information on the program and an application can be accessed from our website:

Digital Content Intern at The Field Museum (Chicago, IL)

The Digital Content Intern will assist the Web & Digital Communications team with all aspects of promoting and managing the Museum’s online presence. Working with the Web & Digital Project Manager and the Social Media Strategist, the intern will plan for, create, review, edit and track content for The Field Museum’s website and social media channels.

This is a paid internship open to graduate students and advanced undergraduates. The intern will be expected to work approximately 2-3 days per week for approximately 10-12 weeks – schedule and start date flexible.

Work to be performed:

  • Assist with updating content on the Museum’s website,
  • Work with the Social Media Strategist to gather and produce content for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social media platforms, including some photography and potentially video production
  • Aid in gathering of and reporting on web and social media analytics for the Museum
  • Help the Web & Digital Communications team plan for and begin a content audit of sections of
  • Various other department projects and duties as assigned

Minimum education required:

  • Bachelor’s degree or current enrollment in an undergraduate or graduate program, including coursework in communications, marketing, journalism, digital media or museum studies


  • Excellent writing, editing, communication, and research skills
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and ability to work within a team setting
  • Basic comfort level with social media and technology, and a desire to learn more about new platforms and content management systems
  • Interest in anthropology or the natural sciences
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office and Google’s online applications, experience with Adobe Creative Suite desirable

To apply: 

Internship at Iowa International Center (Des Moines)


International Language Program Intern (15-20 hours, unpaid, for academic credit)

Organization Description:

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

 Internship Description:

The International Language Program Intern is an integral component of the Iowa International Center’s language office, Iowa’s premier interpretation and translation service staffed by over 100 interpreters/translators. He/she will gain critical business, marketing and administrative experience through assisting in client and business development efforts, creating and updating marketing materials, scheduling interpretation appointments for onsite services and interacting with a diverse workforce.

 Benefits & Opportunities

  • Gain real-world work experience and develop/enhance skills in the areas of 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)


  • Develop and update marketing materials and strategies for the Free 24/7 Emergency Line and for-fee services
  • Assist in interpreter/translation recruitment efforts through contacting community groups and universities
  • Coordinate schedules for onsite interpretation requests through client and interpreter interactions
  • Research language information and potential clients to foster business and resource development
  • Manage small translation projects from generating an initial client quote to project fulfillment
  • Organize and promote interpretation and translation training events
  • Update and assist contact management system transition from FileMaker Pro to Salesforce


  • College student or recent graduate seeking professional experience and/or academic internship credit
  • Background in any of the following (but not limited to): business, marketing, management, information technology, international relations, political science, foreign language and 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 (Excel required); knowledge of databases a plus (FileMaker Pro and Salesforce)
  • Experience working with QuickBooks software preferred
  • Cross-cultural living experience and/or knowledge of a foreign language preferred

Work Schedule:

  • Internships occur during fall, spring, and summer semesters
  • Must commit 15 hours per week; weekly schedule is negotiable and flexible (Office hours 8:00 AM-5:00 PM)

For consideration please submit a completed application, resume and cover letter to the intern manager. Contact Janet Norton at the contact information below for a copy of the application. 

Please direct application and inquiries to:

Janet Norton, Intern Manager

Iowa International Center

319 7th Street, Suite 200, Des Moines, IA 50309

Phone: 515-282-8269, ext. 12 | Fax: 515-282-0454




Communications internship at Pearson (Iowa City, IA)


Pearson has one defining goal: to help people progress in their lives through learning. We champion innovation and we invest in models for education that deliver on our promise for effective, accessible, and personal learning from early literacy, college and career readiness to professional education, through data informed instruction and inventive applications for mobile and digital learning.

Pearson, the world’s leading learning company, has global-reach and market leading businesses in education, business, and consumer publishing and is listed on the London and New York stock exchanges (UK: PSON; NYSE: PSO). For more information, visit

Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


Department Overview The Research & Innovation Network plays an important role for Pearson by being a public face that plans, projects, innovates, communicates, connects, and delivers solutions. Three activities have and will continue to establish Pearson as a thought leader in education:

  • Create – we have created capabilities, innovations, and solutions that are respected by the broader education audience.
  • Connect – we collaborate with respected experts and leaders.
  • Communicate – we publish, present, blog, tweet, consult, train, and broadly share the results of our research with all audiences.

The goal of the Network is to help address the challenges in education to move the needle in student success. We focus on global K12 education issues, but the challenges touch all level of learners. The goals of the communications team include:

  • Drive pan-Pearson, K12 thought leadership through outreach about the Network’s research projects and results.
  • Raise researchers’ profiles through conference presentations, social media, and traditional media.
  • Implement web and social media strategy that engages audiences in debate about challenges in education.

Learn more at

Intern Responsibilities The intern will support the image and communications efforts of the Network. This will include writing for various media (web, social media, business documents), working independently on research/business intelligence projects, and supporting the execution of strategic communications. Three skills the intern will learn from our Network include:

  • Gain strategic communication planning and implementation experience
  • Build a portfolio of persuasive writing pieces
  • Hone project management skills

Activities include the following:

  • Research and planning for communications campaigns: assist in planning strategies and channels necessary to achieve defined goals based on their own research efforts.
  • Persuasive writing: write web, blog, and marketing material copy. Help translate research and findings into meaningful copy for the identified audience.
  • Social media: Coordinate with stakeholders across Pearson to implement a corporate social media strategy.
  • Business intelligence: perform research on competitor landscape, attitude on key issues, and audience characteristics. Understand key education issues and important players, and then communicate findings to inform strategy.


Must be a current college student within commuting distance of Iowa City, Iowa, during the 2015-2016 academic year.

Required Skills

  • Strong persuasive writing skills
  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Business acumen and judgment
  • Planning, prioritization, project management skills
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills

Additional Skills

  • Experience with developing and implementing social and traditional media campaigns
  • Knowledge of social media tools such as Hootsuite, Tweet Deck, Spredfast, and engage121
  • Adept at using Microsoft Office suite (Word, PowerPoint and Excel)
  • Experience with graphic design or web programs (e.g., Adobe Creative Suite and WordPress) is helpful

A cover letter and three writing samples are required.

Job ID: 2015-33181
# of Positions: 1
Position Type: Temporary Part Time
Category: Project/Temporary Workforce

To apply, click here

Marketing and Communications Internship 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 


  • 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.


  • 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 Manager Sara Harpenau at Please note pre-employment drug screening is required and background checks may be conducted.