Category Archives: Part-time

Psych Department seeks summer help creating multimedia content

The Drake Psychology Department seeks to hire a student to help create multimedia components for the Psychology 001 lab. The student would earn a stipend of $500 for work during the month of June.  The student would be working with the Introductory Psych Coordinator, Dr. Jill Allen, and a laboratory instructor.

Experience with using programs for graphic design and publishing, video formats and Blackboard tools is desired.

For more information or to apply, contact professor Maria Clapham (maria.clapham@drake.edu).

Oral history interns, Young Women’s Resource Center (Des Moines)

The Young Women’s Resource Center (YWRC) and Slay Fund for Social Justice at Drake University are teaming up to hire two students for summer and fall 2017.

What you’ll do:

Working closely with Resource Center staff, you’ll identify people with connections to the Center. These will be former board members, former staff members, women who have influenced the direction of the Center, and former clients.

As a two-person team, you will collect video oral histories from these women, use voice recognition software to transcribe their stories, and work with Professor Renee Cramer (LPS) and YWRC Director Kristin Griffith to code, qualitatively analyze, and begin interpreting the rich data you gather.

When you’ll do it:

On a flexible schedule from June 1 – November 1, 2017, working between 20 and 30 hours per week in June, July, and August and around 10 hours per week in September and October.

What you’ll earn:

$9.00 an hour; gas reimbursement at federal rates if you must drive more than 15 miles for an interview; valuable experience.

Who should apply:

Feminists with stellar communication skills who can interact confidently with a wide variety of people touched by YWRC (this is a multi-generational group that includes women from a range of socio-economic status categories, and holding diverse racial/ethnic identities).

Independent students who are good at problem-solving, who are respectful of others’ time, and who are well-organized.

People who are willing to learn how to do oral history interviews, code data, and perform both internet searches and snowball sampling to find interviewees.

The ability to communicate in Spanish is a plus, but not necessary; at least one of the two people we hire needs to have a reliable car.

How to apply:

Send an email to both renee.cramer@drake.edu and kgriffith@ywrc.org with:

A resume with a cover letter explaining why you’re interested in the position and the skills and experiences you’d bring to it. Please include the names and contact information of 2 references, and know that we might contact them prior to contacting you for an interview. Deadline is May 18; we will interview finalists between May 22 – 29, with a decision before June 1.

(Questions: renee.cramer@drake.edu )

PR/marketing internship with On With Life (Des Moines)

On With Life, a non-profit brain injury rehabilitation organization, is looking for a PR/Marketing intern this summer/fall. This individual will assist with special events planning and execution, 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 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 (abogaards@onwithlife.org or 515-289-9612) with any questions.

IRIS coordinator for 2017-2018 academic year

Drake University’s Office of Community Engaged Learning is looking to hire a student for the 2017-2018 academic year 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 5 p.m. April 14.

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
  • Willing to work on a flexible schedule based on volunteer and class availability
  • Organizational skills in order to schedule and assign volunteers

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
  • SLA will need to be available for SLA Orientation August 24-26, 2017 (Thursday-Saturday)

Job Responsibilities

IRIS Programming

  • Present to Journalism school classes and potentially other groups about IRIS
  • Coordinate the schedule of student recordings
  • Train student volunteers and provide technical assistance to students
  • Lead reflection activities for student participants
  • Serve as a liaison between Drake University and IRIS
  • Design and connect Drake students to additional volunteer opportunities with IRIS
  • Identify audio description projects
  • Participate in fundraising and event planning for IRIS
  • Track quantifiables including number of students participating, number of hours read, etc.
  • Coordinate publicity measures with SLA graphic design intern

Administrative

  • Work a total of 6-7 hours a week, minimum of 2 professional office hours held in the Community Engaged Learning Office (hours will be scheduled between 8am-4:30pm M-F)
  • Attend bi-weekly staff meetings
  • Participate in ongoing training and professional development with the Office of Community Engaged Learning
  • Support other Service Learning Ambassador’s events and initiatives
  • Lead service-learning trainings and reflection activities for classes and student organizations
  • Represent the Community Engaged Learning Office at various recruitment events

 

 

 

 

Part-time web content coordinator

The Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs is seeking a part-time, temporary website content coordinator who will be responsible for inputting, publishing and maintaining website content.

  • Resize and optimize photographs and digital images for web

  • Input/code pre-written content on website

  • Combine content and images into PDF document using Adobe InDesign

  • Collaborate and work closely with the technical team to maintain site standards with regard to new development

  • Work closely with the project team to manage timelines and meet deadlines

Requirements:

  • Exceptional communication and organizational skills with attention to detail.

  • Basic knowledge of HTML

  • Experience with Adobe InDesign

  • Experience with Adobe Photoshop

Plus:

  • Previous experience using Drupal content management system

  • Knowledge of ADA accessibility guidelines and standards for websites and PDF documents

The pay is $17.50 per hour and this is a temporary position with flexibility in scheduling for the project that will last through August/September.  Experience and course work may offset the lack of degree, so qualified students are encouraged to apply. Deadline for application is Friday, March 3. The application can be found here:  Link to position

For questions, contact Michael Morain at Michael.Morain@iowa.gov 

Activities Marketing and Communication Intern–apply by Friday!

Des Moines Public Schools is seeking a motivated Marketing and Communications Intern to work alongside the Community School Coordinator and Activities Director at Lincoln High School to report activities via the website and social media.

Primary responsibilities include:
– update school activity website weekly
– assist with social media
– assist Activities Department with communication tool for coaches/staff to report scores and updates
– work directly with AD on public relations for Community events

Qualifications:
– excellent written and verbal communication skills
– well organized and detail-oriented
– self-motivated and able to meet deadlines

Minimum number of hours will be 3 per week and work hours for this position will be flexible. This internship will begin as soon as possible through June 1, 2016 with opportunity to extend through the summer. Individuals interested should send a resume no later than Friday, February 17.

To apply, email cara.graziano@dmschools.org

Communications and Marketing Intern, Drake Office of Community Engaged Learning

The Office of Community Engaged Learning is looking for a Communications and Marketing intern for the 2017-2018 academic year. This is a 6-7 hour/wk position starting at $8.25/hr. Responsibilities include helping with social media content and management, updating the website, designing flyers and promotional materials, taking photos, collecting and writing stories and blogs to help share the impact of community engaged learning. Applications are due Feb. 27th. Contact amanda.martin@drake.edu with questions.

The position description and application can be found at

http://www.drake.edu/servicelearning/forstudents/employmentopportunities/