We are looking for interns interested in politics and/or communications to assist state representatives and staff during the 2009 legislative session. In addition to working with elected officials, House interns have had other great experiences meeting presidential candidates, attending bill signings, and watching debate from the House Floor.  It’s a great opportunity for students interested in politics, journalism or government.   More information is below or click here.

Description: Interns will work directly with the Speaker of the House and 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 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

Skills Preferred (not required):
• Solid Writing Skills
• Knowledge of Microsoft Office software
• Experience with sound/video editing software
• Experience with web page production/design software

Minimum Time Requirement: 10 hours per week

Internship Dates: January through April, 2009 (flexible start and end dates)

Salary: Unpaid

Application Deadline: Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Send resume, cover letter and hours available to the address, email or fax below. Please contact Dean at 515-281-0817 if you have any questions.

Dean Fiihr, Communications Director
Speaker of the House
State Capitol
Des Moines, Iowa 50319
dean.fiihr@legis.state.ia.us
Phone: 515-281-0817
Fax: 515-281-3846