Category Archives: Journalism

Administrative internship at state agency (immediate opening)

Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission (IRGC) is seeking administrative interns to assist with implementation of Sports Wagering in Iowa.

Interns will be paid $15.00/hour and will work 10-40 hours per week.

Duties will include:

  • Assistance with rule writing and development of policies and procedures related to sports betting
  • Interpretation and application of rules and new legislation
  • Statistical compilation
  • Review license applications and other documents for completeness and to verify all requested documentation is received
  • Review of internal controls and policies and procedures for new sports betting operations
  • Technology review
  • Verification of licensure and good standing with other jurisdictions
  • Research as requested

Attention to detail and organization is required.  It is anticipated that most work will be conducted at the IRGC offices in Des Moines, but travel to a licensed facility in Iowa or occasionally work remotely may be allowed/required.

Submit application to Betty Tschetter, Director of Administration/Licensing at  Please include hours available along with a resume and cover letter.

Internships will start as soon as possible and may last through the upcoming school year.




On-air radio positions in Burlington, IA

Pritchard Broadcasting in Burlington, Iowa, has immediate openings for afternoon “personalities.”

The company is looking for DJs with personality and enthusiasm to fill positions on its Classic Rock and Country stations. Afternoons are filled with contests and promotions that push for audience participation and require a creative touch.

  • Live air shift
  • Voice tracking
  • Commercial production
  • Interviews
  • Contests
  • Promotions

Knowledge of a Classic Rock or Country format is helpful. The ability to effectively communicate with your audience is a must. The desire and ability to create an afternoon experience for listeners is mandatory.

Pritchard Broadcasting is a six-station group in the Burlington area. You will be part of a team that is dedicated to high quality, public interaction and giving our advertisers real bang for their marketing buck.

The desired candidate will have live on-air experience, love live remote broadcasts, and have knowledge of Adobe Audition;  experience with AudioVault is a plus. Women are encouraged to apply. Pritchard is an Equal Opportunity Employer, offering a competitive salary, two weeks paid vacation, paid sick/personal days, health insurance, life insurance and matching 401K.

Send your resume and MP3 to


Help needed for USA Track and Field championships at Drake Stadium

Mike Mahon, former Sports Information Director at Drake University, is seeking JMC students to cover the track and field events at the Toyota USA Track and Field Outdoor Championships July 25-28 at Drake Stadium. Mahon says 1,000 of the best athletes will compete, and students can be involved in covering events and interviewing winners, and work among national and international media. Mahon will be the media chief.

The coverage begins with a press conference scheduled for Wednesday, July 24, and concludes on July 28.  Students who can work all or part of that schedule are encouraged to contact Mike for details, by sending him an email to

Summer reporting internship in Spencer, IA

The Spencer Daily Reporter newspaper is seeking a summer reporting intern. It is a paid position. The intern will be part of the newsroom team. Strong writing skills are a must; photography and multimedia experience preferred. Spencer is just 15 minutes south of the Iowa Great Lakes tourism destination.

For more information or to apply, send a cover letter and resume to managing editor Randy Cauthron at Put “Summer Intern Position” in the subject line.

Photographer needed for Friday event (paid)

The March for Science Iowa organization and the Drake School of Journalism and Mass Communication are co-hosting a forum on Friday, May 3, 3:30-6:30 p.m., on science issues in the upcoming Iowa Caucuses and presidential campaign. The event consists of two panel discussions, featuring journalists and scientists, and a reception following. The event is on campus in the Sussman Theater of Olmsted Center.

March for Science Iowa is looking for a student photographer to take pictures at the event and edit the photos to share with the organization. Pay would be a flat fee of $100. If you are interested, contact SJMC Dean Kathleen Richardson at

Possible volunteer opportunities with NCAA women’s basketball tournament

Volunteer for the NCAA women’s basketball tournament to POSSIBLY be held next week, March 22 and 24, at Drake. Drake will find out if it is selected on the NCAA Women’s Basketball Selection show on Monday, March 18, at 6 p.m. CDT. Sign up link:

Student copy editor needed for sport psychology journal

The Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) needs a student copy editor for Frontiers in Psychology of Sport, Exercise, and Performance. The copy editor will perform the following tasks:

  • Copy editing
  • Professional article formatting (with provided Adobe InDesign template)
  • Sending formatted articles to Drake Cowles Library
  • Social media promotion of published works via Twitter

AASP, through its Foundation, will cover the student copy editor scholarship funds for the length of this contract.  Student copy editors will receive $1,250 per one-year contract. The contract runs from September 2019-September 2020.

To apply for the position please send a resume and cover letter to by Friday, March 15.