For my 499A internship, I had the privilege of working with the Ames Convention and Visitors Bureau, also known as Discover Ames. My experience with this nonprofit organization has been nothing short of remarkable, providing me with valuable insights, connections and opportunities to grow both personally and professionally.
This summer I had an incredible opportunity to dive into the world of social media and copywriting through my content internship with Deksia. Deksia is an advertising agency with locations across several states, including Iowa. As a content intern, I got to learn and grow my skills in social media planning and management, content writing, and project collaboration across several teams.
This summer, I was a social media intern for Parks Marina Inc. Parks Marina is a prominent marina in the tourist town of Okoboji, Iowa, that also owns several restaurants, boutiques and businesses in the area. I got the opportunity to do marketing work for all of them.
I just finished my summer internship and am ready to share my experiences! I wanted to be close to my hometown and applied for a social media marketing internship with the Iowa 80 Group in Walcott, Iowa. The internship was for their website Iowa80.com, which has all the main social media platforms to direct traffic to their website.
My summer at the Iowa Capital Dispatch sharpened skills I learned at Iowa State and helped me realize the skills I never knew I needed. I spent the summer keeping up with Iowa’s congressional delegates, reporting on the governor’s office, following the presidential campaign trail and more.
This summer, I had the pleasure of working my second social media internship in Omaha, Nebraska. I worked with the marketing and communications department at a company called Lozier, a leader in manufacturing store fixtures.
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Peyton Hiscocks, senior, advertising This summer, I worked at Webspec as a graphic design intern to complete my 499A internship requirement. I was lucky enough to be a part of their new summer internship program, though you would never guess it is in its first year. Webspec is a web design, development and digital marketing … Continue reading My creative adventure as a graphic design intern
Sarah Collison, junior, advertising This summer, I had the opportunity to intern with the Iowa Secretary of State’s Office. I served as a communications intern for Secretary Paul Pate. In this role, I was responsible for managing social media pages, creating daily content and assisting with daily projects. This internship was very beneficial to my … Continue reading My summer working for the Iowa Secretary of State
By Emma McDowell, senior, public relations The summer of 2021 came with a mass return to office work, which means a return to in-person internships. For the summer, I was lucky enough to work for LifeServe Blood Center as a public relations intern. LifeServe is the sole provider of blood products to over 120 hospitals … Continue reading How I found my passion for nonprofit as an intern