Friday, March 2, 2012

International Programs Internship

Iowa International Center, Des Moines, Iowa
Application Deadline: April 15, 2012

Organizational Description:
Iowa International Center is a non-profit organization that exists to build cultural respect at home and around the world, one person at a time. The Iowa International Center works with nearly 200 international visitors from more than 60 countries on an annual basis. Other programs include interpretation and translation services, international events, dialogues, and youth programs. More information is available at

  • Gain real-world work experience and develop/enhance skills in the areas of program management, marketing, project management, research, problem solving, and interpersonal communication.
  • Increase knowledge and appreciation of other countries and cultures
  • Receive academic credit pending your adviser's approval
Position Description/Responsibilities:
  • Assist with publicizing special projects and events
  • Assist with general marketing and content development for our newsletters, website and blog
  • Schedule and escort international visitors to meetings
  • Help with the event planning for special events
  • Assist with scheduling and managing interpreter/client relations for translation/interpretation services
  • Offer basic office assistance, including database management
Marketing, Integrated Marketing Communication: Management, COMMUNICATION STUDIES, INT'L MANAGEMENT
Communication, Marketing/Sales
Must commit 15 hours per week, schedule is negotiable and flexible
  • College student seeking academic internship credit or experience
  • Background in any of the following (but not limited to): international relations, international business, marketing, non-profit management, journalism/mass communications, information technology, political science, foreign language, finance
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to be self-directed and work independently while also working as part of a team.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks, set priorities and deadlines, and maintain accurate records
  • Problem solving skills, including the ability to resolve conflicts and recommend an appropriate course of action
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office software; knowledge of databases (Filemaker specifically) a plus
  • Cross-cultural living experience and/or knowledge of a foreign language preferred, but not required
Employer: Iowa International Center
Name: Ashlee Stoddard
Title: Internatioinal Language Programs, Intern and Volunteer Manager
Phone: 515-282-8269
Fax: 515-282-0454
Address: 929 3rd Street, Suite 203
Des Moines, IA
50309 United States

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