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Marketing and Communications Intern, Access Systems; Fall 2018

Access Systems was founded in 1986 in Urbandale and is one of the most tenured technology companies in the region. We have experienced double-digit growth over the past decade, making Access one of the elite office technology providers throughout the state, in addition to being one of the largest independent Sharp dealers in nation. We are one of the few companies in the Midwest that offers a combination of IT services, phone system solutions, document management and printing solutions.

Access Systems is locally owned and managed with all of our key leaders being from the Midwest, giving us the unique ability to provide services to our clients on a large scale and at the same time having a great understanding of the business climate in the Midwest.

Our headquarters is in Waukee, Iowa, a growing suburb of Des Moines. We are also located in 13 cities across Iowa and Nebraska to provide local service and support at the highest level to our clients.

PositionMarketing & Communications Internship

The Marketing & Communications Intern will be responsible for assisting the organization in the development and implementation of its marketing and public relations plans. This will be accomplished through developing, maintaining and expanding marketing channels and methodologies to the professional community, technology industry and the public at large.

Reports toHuman Resources Director 

Hours: 15-20 hours per week 

Compensation: $ 10 – 12.00 per hour

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Utilize Internet marketing techniques to increase traffic to our website and social media pages, brand awareness and share industry updates on multiple media platforms
  • Leverage social networks to strengthen relationships with existing and prospective clients, along with recruitment efforts through engagement
  • Focused efforts on increasing and measuring social media growth and engagements
  • Utilize SEO and keywords to promote web page presence and high placement on web searches
  • Design flyers, graphics and other marketing material
  • Update and develop content for the website regularly
  • Creation and distribution of newsletters
  • Research new markets and the latest industry news
  • Media contact list creation and management

To apply contact:

Charlie Kiesling, PHR | Director of HR
955 SE Olson Dr, Waukee, IA 50263
W: 515-216-2404 | F: 515-987-6228


Designer needed for historical society book (request for proposal)

Proposal for Services Needed

Project is for:
Southern District of Iowa Branch, The Historical Society of the United States Courts in the Eighth Circuit

Project contact: Margaret Callahan,

Project Overview

The project is to take text and photographs and combine them into a nonfiction book to be published through the online publisher CreateSpace. The Society desires to have print copies of the book available at the time of a professional conference being held in early August 2018. The Society desires to make the book available also as an e-book and is aware generally that that requires different formatting. The e-book formatting may or may not be considered part of the immediate project, as appropriate.

The book is on local court history and will be designated as a “second edition” of a book put out about 25 years ago.

Project Specifics (as currently known)

We will provide the text in Word format (in standard page size, unless that is an issue). No editing of text is involved in the project. Tasks needed would include —

  • formatting the text for our chosen page size
  • choosing an appropriate type style and size
  • developing an appropriate style for chapter headings, including type size and style
  • working with photos so they print well, and sizing and helping decide where they should be inserted
  • inserting headers and page numbers
  • working with the table of contents
  • setting up the title page and other initial pages to include appropriate information
  • designing (or at least laying out) and formatting, the cover from photos we provide
  • meeting CreateSpace formatting requirements
  • identifying additional issues to make the book conform to a reasonably professional standard

The book size is to be 6 inches by 9 inches. As a rough estimate, the book will have about 600 pages (if it reaches 700 pages, we will cut the text some, because that seems to affect CreateSpace margin requirements).

We would like the book to have chapter-specific page headers on the right-hand pages (book title headers on the left). The book will be divided into around 60 sections which might need separate headers.

The book will include around 30 lists of names and dates that may (or may not) need special formatting to appear correctly in the final version.

We want the book to have justified type. Also, the text will include some features such as indented block quotes, italic titles of case and book names, and section symbols in citations to legal documents. The book will not have footnotes as such but will have collections of “reference notes” at the end of some of the sections.

The book will include around 37 portrait-style photos and around 9 additional photos. Only about half of these are currently in electronic format. Some of the photos may be available only from the print, pdf or Word version of the original book; we might or might not find prints of these photos in old files.


The main focus is the desired completion date stated in the project overview.

A tentative timetable would be:

  • Friday, July 6 – submission of book and cover files to CreateSpace
  • Friday, July 6 to Thursday, July 26 – receipt and proofreading of proof copy by Society members and Society project participants; addressing of any technical issues by designer/formatter
  • Friday, July 27 – submission of final, approved book and cover files to CreateSpace

It seems that the adequacy of this timetable might depend on the amount of work needed after original submission. We would be open to suggestion whether more — or less – time might be needed in this regard.

We would seek to provide all text by approximately June 20. This is somewhat negotiable; we would try to meet an earlier date if this leaves inadequate time for design/formatting. (We could potentially provide material some material earlier, if receipt in installments would be a help rather than a hindrance.)


Marketing Internship, Outlets of Des Moines, Summer and/or Fall

Expand your knowledge of the marketing field. The mall marketing internship involves marketing, communications, event planning, advertising and public relations for the entire mall. Assist the Marketing Director in the planning and execution of special and community events. Communicate weekly with store managers. Assist the Marketing Director in developing and maintaining local outreach/customer loyalty programs. This includes database management, direct mail, event and promotion planning, etc. Responsibilities include:

Manage Online Presence

Property Website

  1. Update site with press releases and upcoming events.
  2. Update site with store event, promotions and job listings.
  3. Update store listings and phone numbers as needed.
  4. Review Google Analytics reports to assess trends.

Social Media

  1. Make social media suggestions specific for each vehicle – Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
  2. Review customer comments using property name and hashtags.
  3. Recommend content that will keep customers engaged – not just self-promotional.

Google Alerts

  1. Review all google alerts for property. Assuring information is accurate and up to date.
  2. Printing all articles mentioning property for media binder.

Merchant Intensifications


  1. Reach out to store managers regarding advertising opportunities such as in mall signage, displays, website listings, social media, etc.


  1. Secure retail participation for property promotions to include but not limited to sweepstakes, loyalty programs and local outreach.
  2. Secure retail participation for property events.
  3. Prepare biweekly Red Hot News for the tenants with necessary participation forms, memo, etc.

Events – Focus on Grand Opening


  1. Assist in securing tenant and sponsor participation.
  2. Manage registration database of event attendees (if applicable).
  3. Manage and track store, vendor and sponsor participation.
  4. Assist in overall event planning and execution.
  5. Create table and directional signage as needed.


  1. Assist with event set up and breakdown.
  2. Take photos of participants, vendors, set up and signage.
  3. Assist in event management and representing the property through registration or outreach table.


Visual Standards

  1. Walk property to ensure visual standards are being met. Check signage. Fill sign holders and directories.
  2. Ensure the Welcome Center is displaying current information and has stock of directories, coupon books, etc.

Basic requirements

  1. Marketing, Business or Communications Major preferred.
  2. Preferably a Junior or Senior.
  3. Transportation to Outlets of Des Moines.
  4. Must be a team player with creative ideas.
  5. Must be well organized, self-motivated, and detail-oriented, with excellent interpersonal skills.
  6. Demonstrated ability to take initiative, set priorities, and meet deadlines.
  7. Must have excellent spelling and grammar.
  8. Excellent judgment and discretion.
  9. Understanding of retail a plus but not required.

Hours:  Minimum of 10 hours per week, with up to 20 hours depending on workload. Weekly schedule TBD

Compensation: $10/hour

Location:  801 Bass Pro Drive, Altoona, IA 50009

Reports to: Marketing Director

Inquiries: Please submit a resume and cover letter to Please specify period you are interested in for internship (i.e. summer, fall).

Communications Intern, Science Center of Iowa, Summer

Summer intern needed to take the reins of the social accounts for our Des Moines Mini Maker Faire on Labor Day and working with two Drake SJMC alums to create content to highlight the makers initiative here at SCI.


  • Work with Director of Marketing & PR and Communications Coordinator to design and implement a social media plan for the Des Moines Mini Maker Faire
  • Manage social media accounts for the Des Moines Mini Maker Faire (Facebook and Twitter) in compliance with SCI and Maker Faire branding
  • reate content to be used for Des Moines Mini Maker Faire and Science Center of Iowa social media accounts (including but not limited to photos, videos, graphics and testimonials)
  • Work with community partners to collect stories and tell the story of making in Iowa
  • Attend community events as needed
  • Assist with other marketing and communications tasks as needed
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Experience using a variety of social networks for marketing and communications purposes (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram required)
  • Outstanding writing, editing and proofreading skills
  • Motivated self-starter with ability to multitask
  • Able to work independently, being flexible, dependable and resourceful
  • Graphic Design experience a plus
  • Photography/videography experience a plus
  • Blog experience a plus
  • Sales and customer service experience helpful

Work Hours:

10-12 hours per week, typically between the hours of 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Hours will be determined by candidate and Director of Marketing & Public Relations. This position also will be required to attend the Des Moines Mini Maker Faire on Monday, September 3, working from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm.

To apply send resume and cover letter to

Communication specialist, U of Minn.

The College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resources Sciences has an opening for a Communication and International Program Specialist. For more information, contact Jill Reister ( Forwarded by Sara Danzinger, JO’99, who is director of internal communications in the College of Liberal Arts.

The Office of International Programs in the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resources Sciences at the University of Minnesota is hiring a Communication and International Program Specialist. This 75% time (negotiable up to 100%) position works to develop and execute a comprehensive communications and marketing strategy across digital and social media platforms, print marketing, live events, and other mediums to encourage more students to study abroad. This position will also work with faculty, staff and international partners to support, plan, and implement short-term instructor-led study abroad programs. This position has a variety of independent professional and administrative responsibilities that require the ability to work in collaboration and coordination with other team members, particularly with the college communications, student services teams, and the UMN Learning Abroad Center.

Details for this and other jobs can be found at: 

Job ID: 323661

Priority Deadline: May 14, 2018

Communications Intern, Iowa National Guard, Iowa Department of Public Defense; summer

The Iowa National Guard provides mission focused, warrior-ready Soldiers and Airmen to support state and federal missions.  It is the largest military organization in the state of Iowa with nearly 9,000 Soldiers and Airmen with a full time force of more than 2,200 personnel.  The Iowa National Guard trains, mobilizes, deploys, sustains and reconstitutes units, providing ready forces in defense of our nation, state, and community.

The Iowa National Guard is one of the oldest military organizations in the state of Iowa tracing its origins back to the Territorial Militia first formed in 1838.  It has mobilized and deployed Soldiers and Airmen in support of nearly every major US military action since the American Civil War.  More than 19,000 Iowa National Guard members have deployed in support of Overseas Contingency Operations since September 11, 2001.

We are looking for communications intern to help us share the Iowa National Guard story to both internal and external audiences through traditional and social media platforms. Military membership is not required.

This is a paid internship pending funding approval.  Hours are flexible with between 15-20 hours per week expected. Office hours are Monday through Friday and between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.  The intern would be part of the Iowa National Guard’s Public Affairs Office which includes two Public Affairs Officers, one video and one photojournalist, a social media manager and one historian.  The office is located in Johnston, Iowa.

Responsibilities include social media posts (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram), writing and editing command information stories and multimedia products for distribution through Department of Defense media activities, making website updates, writing news releases and supporting Iowa National Guard community engagement actives.

To apply, email resume and cover letter to:

LTC Michael Wunn, Director of Public Affairs, Iowa National Guard