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Internships, Iowa International Center

International Language Programs Intern:

This position supports the work of the Iowa International Center’s interpretation and translation services. We have 120 interpreters and translators fluent in over 60 languages and dialects. Our oral interpreters attend appointments at medical clinics, government agencies, schools, non-profit organizations, businesses to help overcome language barriers so that limited English proficient (LEP) individuals can receive essential care, training and services. Our translation services help those in need of having printed documents (transcripts, licenses, corporate documentation, etc.) translated into English or from English into other languages.

This is a unique opportunity for a student interested to gain “first-hand” knowledge of how this type of business is run and how an internationally/inter-culturally focused non-profit organization operates in a city like Des Moines. This is an especially good fit for students who have an interest in business, marketing, management, information technology, international relations, political science, foreign language and/or finance. It is also a good fit for students interested in refugee and immigrant support, in that our services are used largely for these populations.

Administration Intern:

This position supports all functions of the Iowa International Center! Duties include assisting with publicizing special projects and events as well as with general marketing and content development for our newsletters, website and blog, researching local professional hosts for proposals and cultural activities, assist with agenda development and data tracking, helping with event planning for special events, and providing basic office assistance, including database management.

International Visitor Programs Intern:

The Iowa International Center is a partner in international visitor programs sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development. These programs bring mid-career professionals and future leaders from around the world to central Iowa to meet with their professional peers and learn about U.S. and Iowa culture. This intern assists in researching organizations related to the visitors’ fields and contacting these organizations to set up meetings and activities. Visitor programs also require coordination of additional activities such as dinners with local volunteers and optional activities for the groups to pursue during their free time, and this intern is involved in all of these tasks. This intern also assists in follow-up correspondence and data tracking for grant-related reporting purposes.

Marketing and Communications Intern:

The Iowa International Center is working to increase name recognition and overall community presence to both make our services and resources more well-known in the community, as well as lift our profile in front of potential funders and grantmakers. This intern will gain critical business, marketing and administrative experience through assisting IIC in creating and updating marketing materials, strategic content development for web and print communications and much more.

Our interns are integral parts of our team! IIC staff works hard to introduce our interns to the inner workings of our organization so that they can contribute in many ways. 

Inquiries and applications can be directed to:

Janet Norton
International Programs, Intern and Volunteer Manager
Iowa International Center
3839 Merle Hay Road, Suite #259
Des Moines, IA 50310
515-282-8269, ext. 12
jnorton@iowainternationalcenter.org

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Content writer, WriteBrain (Des Moines)

Job Summary: The content writer will develop and create content for print, digital media, or internal use.

Well-researched and accurate content will be produced on tight deadlines.

Writer will communicate with leadership, clients, and potential interview sources. Must follow company editorial style guide. Excellent writing, spelling, and understanding of grammar are essential to the role.

Supports:  Business Publications Corp. WriteBrain division as well as assisting Advertising departments in the Business Record and dsm Magazine Divisions.

Reports to: WriteBrain Publisher

This position will support the efforts of the WriteBrain Division with the following responsibilities:

  • Creating concise, eye-catching, and innovative headlines and body copy
  • Researching and organizing facts and sources
  • Interviewing sources
  • Consistently brainstorming and collaborating with team for new ideas and strategies
  • Building a following for brands on multiple media platforms with creative work
  • Researching markets and industries to compare and create content that is innovative and original
  • Collaborating with publisher, account managers, creative team, and designers
  • Writing a wide variety of topics for multiple platforms (website, blogs, articles, social updates, banners, case studies, guides, white papers, etc.)

 Requirements and Qualifications:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent grasp of English language
  • Creative and innovative thinker and planner
  • Confident in producing work across multiple platforms
  • Able to align multiple brand strategies and ideas
  • Assists team members when needed to accomplish team goals
  • Able to multitask, prioritize, and manage time efficiently
  • Self-motivated and self-directed
  • Bachelor’s degree in creative writing, journalism, English, or related field
  • Ability to work independently or as an active member of a team
  • Proficient computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Excel) and Google Docs
  • Good interpersonal skills and communication with all levels of management
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Strict adherence to company policies and style
  • Ideal candidate will have a positive attitude and be a problem-solver
  • Familiarity with keyword placement and SEO
  • Extensive knowledge of the company, brand, and product preferred

Business Publications Corp. is a locally-owned company in the heart of Downtown Des Moines which offers an innovative, fast-paced culture. Flexible hours and generous PTO. Benefits include healthcare, dental, life insurance and 401(K).

Send your letter of interest, 3-5 writing samples, resume and references to Ashley Holter, ashleyholter@bpcdm.com, BPC, 100 4th Street, Des Moines, IA 50309.

 

Part-time magazine content coordinator (D.M.)

Best Version Media is launching local magazines in two Des Moines suburbs this summer and is looking for a part-time Content Coordinator for the publications.

The Content Coordinator is responsible for obtaining, coordinating, writing, sending and proofing content for each assigned magazine on a monthly basis. This entails writing resident features and gathering relevant neighborhood and community news for each magazine, sending files in the proper format by deadline, and proofing magazines during the design process to ensure a polished final product.

Responsibilities of the Content Coordinator include:

  • coordinating a new resident feature for each magazine each month
  • compiling an area calendar of events and local community corner
  •  submitting compiled monthly magazine content by deadline
  • proofing magazine content within 24 business hours of receiving a magazine proof from the design team
  • obtaining referrals from past features as leads for future neighborhood features
  • editing all content submissions including anchor sponsor/expert contributor articles
  • on occasion, writing/editing local filler articles
  • writing up to two business profiles each month
  • receiving classified ad submissions

The Content Coordinator is NOT responsible for:

  • checking ads
  • coordinating paid advertising
  • making magazine design decisions

The compensation is $350/magazine. To apply, submit a resume and two feature-style writing samples in Word or pdf format to:

Jason Button, publisher
jasonbutton@gmail.com

News positions, Montrose (Colo.) Daily Press

 

The Montrose Daily Press and its online companion — http://www.montrosepress.com — has two openings on its news staff.

NEWS EDITOR

The News Editor is the number two position in the newsroom. Duties include working with the editorial staff covering local news and sports, pagination, writing editorials and page design. Experience in a newsroom management position is preferred, but we will consider other applicants who are looking to advance in their career.

REPORTER

We have an opening for Sports Reporter. The successful applicant will cover the primary news beat of Montrose, Olathe, Delta and the surrounding area. Photography and pagination skills regarded as a plus. Recent college graduates are encouraged to apply.

THE DAILY PRESS AND MONTROSE

The Montrose Daily Press is a seven-day morning daily newspaper. It is a division of Wick Communications, a family-owned multi-media company, now in its third generation, with operations in community markets in 11 states. In recent years, the Daily Press has been cited by the Colorado Press Association and by the Colorado Associated Press for general excellence and editorial excellence; photography and design, news coverage and online coverage.

The Daily Press is a fast-paced, multi-tasking environment with a commitment to community journalism.

The Daily Press offers health and dental care benefits, paid vacation, a 401K retirement plan and other benefits.

Montrose, Colorado is situated within minutes of a national park, national forest, and four major ski areas including Telluride Colorado. This location offers an abundance of outdoor recreation opportunities in a growing market.

Send your resume and a PDF of your clips, to: Matt Lindberg, Managing Editor at mattl@montrosepress.com.. Visit our web site at www.montrosepress.com and visit our parent company’s web site at www.wickcommunications.com.

Corporate engagement coordinator, the World Wildlife Fund (DC)

World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the world’s leading conservation organization, seeks a Corporate Engagement Coordinator at our Washington, DC, office.

The Engagement Coordinator assists the Private Sector Engagement (PSE) team in the development and management of corporate partnerships to advance WWF’s conservation mission, maximize revenue and increase awareness of WWF. The position supports the implementation and coordination of WWF’s employee engagement initiative to drive sustainability in the workplace.

For more information or to apply, see:

https://careers-wwfus.icims.com/jobs/1691/corporate-engagement-coordinator—17049/job

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

Editing internship, the Des Moines Urban Experience

The Des Moines Urban Experience Magazine (DMUE) seeks a journalism intern to help us publicize our work and edit the articles that are submitted. 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 editing for the magazine. The internship allows individuals to meet members of the community, and build long lasting relationships. Though the position emphasizes editing, there will be opportunities for research and writing as well.

Duties include:

  • Fact check, proofread, format, and edit as necessary.
  • Research.

Duties may include:

  • Providing customer service in person, and on the phone.
  • Attending staff meetings.
  • Gather story ideas and write articles

Qualifications:

  • Excellent writing and proofreading skills.
  • 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.