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Internships available at Vote Smart

Vote Smart, a nonpartisan nonprofit organization near campus, is accepting and interviewing applicants for its Spring Internship Program. Opportunities are available in both the Research and Communications departments. Internships are unpaid, but there are opportunities for interns to learn the day-to-day duties that each staff member performs, as well as credit opportunities through Drake. You’ll get to work closely with staff and other interns on a range of projects. To apply go to http://votesmart.org/internships. Contact Professor Jennifer Glover Konfrst (jennifer.gloverkonfrst@drake.edu) for information on doing the internship for credit.

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Spring internships, World Food Prize

The World Food Prize in Des Moines has openings for its Awards Management and Symposium Planning Interns for the duration of the 2018 spring semester.

Each academic semester and summer, a select group of highly qualified undergraduate and graduate students are chosen for the George Washington Carver (GWC) Internship program, which provides interns with the opportunity to take significant responsibility and initiative in planning and carrying out a wide range of the Foundation’s projects.

“Interns at the World Food Prize play an absolutely indispensable role in the planning and implementation of all World Food Prize programs,” said Ambassador Kenneth M. Quinn, president of the World Food Prize Foundation. “The success of our upcoming Borlaug Dialogue symposium, youth education programs, and Laureate Announcement is dependent on their input and performance.”

The Awards Management intern will work one-on-one with the Director of Secretariat Operations on preparing World Food Prize nominations and Borlaug Field Award nominations to present to the respective selection committees composed of international experts; prepare written material about World Food Prize laureates and Borlaug Field Award recipients; work on updating database information related to the Foundation’s awards processes; other duties related to arrangements for the annual Borlaug Dialogue International Symposium.

Furthermore, the Symposium Planning Intern will work one-on-one with the Director of Planning on the preparation and logistics leading up to the Laureate Announcement Ceremony, which takes place each year in Washington, D.C.; research issues related to food insecurity in preparation for the Borlaug Dialogue International Symposium in the Fall; other duties related to arrangements for the annual Borlaug Dialogue.

“Interning with the WFP is a unique experience because of the level of hands-on work each intern contributes to the organization. I gained a large amount of valuable, practical skills that will definitely give me a leg up in my future career,” said Madeline Cheek, the previous 2017 GWC Intern. “This position allowed me to see how a large-scale organization operates from the inside, and I got the opportunity to network with many influential contributors to the food security cause from around the world.”

More information  and how to apply  can be found at www.worldfoodprize.org/gwcintern.

Student assistant for public relations, University Communications

Hours: 6 hours per week, with flexible scheduling during normal campus hours of operation
Salary: $9 per hour
Supervisor: Aaron Jaco, Assistant Director – Public Relations

Essential Functions:

  • Research, write, edit and coordinate a wide variety of content for the Public Relations team, including press releases and feature articles for the Drake Newsroom.
  • Compile weekly reports of University-related media coverage.
  • Assist in generation and development of story ideas for PR and Alumni Relations.
  • Assist with internal communications tasks such as writing, compiling, and editing OnCampus newsletter as needed.
  • Additional tasks as assigned.
  • The student assistant will ideally start the week of Monday, Jan. 29, or as soon as possible thereafter. The position will end by Friday, May 11.

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Student assistant for fine arts, University Communications

Hours: 6-8 hours per week, with flexible scheduling during normal campus hours of operation
Salary: $9 per hour (funded by Friends of Drake Arts)
Supervisor: Aaron Jaco, Assistant Director – Public Relations

Essential Functions:

  • Research, write, and coordinate a wide variety of Drake Fine Arts-related content for the Public Relations team, including press releases and feature articles for the Drake Newsroom.
  • Coordinate social media event listings and content related to Drake Fine Arts.
  • Submit Drake Fine Arts-related events to community calendars.
  • Assist in generation and development of fine arts-related story ideas for PR and Alumni Relations.
  • Additional tasks as assigned.
  • The student assistant will ideally start the week of Monday, Jan. 29, or as soon as possible thereafter. The position will end by Friday, May 11.

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Student assistant for digital and social content, University Communications

Department: University Communications
Term: Spring 2018
Hours: 20 hours per week, with flexible scheduling during normal campus hours of operation
Salary: $9 per hour
Supervisor: Jason Nunemaker, Assistant Director – Content Management

Essential Functions:

  • Research, write, edit and coordinate a wide variety of content for digital and social media, including producing short videos
  • Assist with the redesign of the University’s alumni website, including rewriting content to align with the University’s new brand platform and strategizing and implementing ways to improve alumni’s experience using the site
  • Assist with email communications to alumni and other targeted audiences
  • Help build various webpages and forms, as needed
  • Though this position will report to the Digital Communications team, the student assistant will also work closely with the Alumni and Donor Communications team.
  • The student assistant will ideally start the week of Monday, Jan. 29, or as soon as possible thereafter. The position will end by Friday, May 11.

Requirements:

  • All applicants must be enrolled in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. (The position is being funded by SJMC scholarship funds.)
  • Applicants must have completed at least one full year (preferably two full years) of undergraduate study, including coursework in areas related to the requirements of the position. They should also have some prior employment experience, with preference given to those who have completed a prior internship or have had other pre-professional experience with emphasis on the specific area of expertise.
  • Applicants must be able to prove strong technical skills, typically through a portfolio of samples specific to the role they desire (i.e. writing, social media, etc.)
  • The student hired must be confident and mature, and be able to act professionally at all times. Because the department handles sensitive and sometimes confidential information, student assistants are held to the highest level of trust and discretion.

Application Instructions:

  • To be considered for this opportunity, please send a resume and a short writing sample to Jason Nunemaker, Assistant Director – Content Management, via email at nunemaker@drake.edu.
  • Applications received by Friday, Jan. 26, will be guaranteed full consideration. The position will remain open until filled.

Director of connection strategy, Happy Medium (D.M.)

Happy Medium, a Des Moines full-service marketing agency, is searching for a director of connection strategy with leadership skills and expertise in digital marketing and social media. See https://itsahappymedium.com/careers/director-connection-strategy/ for the job description and how to apply.

PR/marketing intern, On With Life (D.M.)

On With Life, a non-profit brain injury rehabilitation organization, is looking for a PR/Marketing intern for spring 2018.

This individual will assist with special events planning including the fall conference and fundraising events; draft content for the website and social media; update the On With Life external website with an emphasis on fresh content and photo galleries; and take and update photographs of building, persons served and staff.

This internship is available to individuals currently pursuing in a bachelor’s degree with a major in public relations, journalism, communications, marketing, English or other related field.

This internship will be unpaid but will work to provide college credit, if needed. The internship will be 12-20 hours per week, to be completed between the hours of 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday.

Here is a link to the description and application: http://www.onwithlife.org/prmarketingintern.aspx. Please contact Abby Bogaards (abby.bogaards@onwithlife.org or 515-289-9612) with any questions.