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Communications Internship
Democratic Caucus – Iowa House of Representatives

Description: Interns will work directly with Democratic members of the Iowa House of Representatives at the State Capitol in Des Moines during the legislative session. They will assist the communications director and deputy director in a variety of activities including:

-Press release production and distribution
-Media list management
-Newsletter production and distribution
-Web publishing
-Video and radio production and editing
-Official photography for representatives and constituents

Skills Preferred (not required):

-Solid Writing Skills
-Knowledge of Microsoft Office software
-Experience with sound/video editing software
-Experience with HTML/CSS and web page production/design software

Minimum Time Requirement: 10 hours per week

Internship Dates: January through April, 2017 (flexible start and end dates)

Salary: Unpaid

Application Deadline: Friday, December 2, 2016

Send resume, cover letter and hours available to the address or email below. Please contact Rachelle Thomas at or 515-725-2061 if you have any questions.

Rachelle Thomas, Deputy Communications Director
Iowa House Democrats
State Capitol
Des Moines, Iowa 50319
Phone: 515-725-2061

Intern Success Stories

Our interns get a hands-on experience working with State Representatives from around the state. Many have gone on to work in political campaigns, journalism, public policy, and attend law school with the help of the connections made in the Iowa House of Representatives.








Kaity Patchett; University of Iowa, Intern in 2011








Eric Weisenburger; Drake University, Intern in 2012








Sarina Rhinehart; Simpson College, Intern in 2013








Molly Bryant; Iowa State University, Intern in 2013










Jordan Sabine; Drake University, Intern in 2014 & 2015;











Joe Thoms, Central College, Intern in 2014








Jenna Sheldon, Drake University, Intern in 2015

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