2024 Legislative Session Internship Program

The Iowa Senate Democratic Caucus communications team is seeking talented and motivated interns for the 2024 legislative session. Interns work directly with Democratic senators and staff at the Iowa Capitol, assisting the communications team in shaping the message and sharing the story of the 2024 session. The internship program is open to college students, School to Work program participants, and others interested in learning the basics of political communication.

Job Description

  • Interns will assist with several critical communications responsibilities for the caucus, including:
    • Photo, video, and graphic content creation
    • Social media writing and production
    • Website content production
    • Newsletter production
    • Press conferences and media relations
  • Interns report to the Communications Director and Deputy Communications Director
  • Working days and hours: Interns are typically scheduled between 7:45 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, with Friday morning scheduling available as well. The legislative session begins Jan. 8, 2024 and typically lasts about 20 weeks
  • Minimum time requirement: Four hours per day and 12 hours per week
  • Salary: Unpaid. Academic credit available

Required Skills

  • Passion for government, politics, and making Iowa a better place to live
  • Exceptional writing, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Effective organizational and time-management skills
  • Commitment to showing up and doing the work

Preferred Experience

  • Social media content creation, including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube
  • Multimedia production, including photo, video and graphic design
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office, Google Docs, Canva, WordPress

Application Process

  • Submit a cover letter, resume, two references and days/hours available (or class schedule) to jason.noble@legis.iowa.gov
  • Deadline: November 3, 2023

For More Information

  • Contact Jason Noble, Iowa Senate Democrats Communications Director
  • Room 312, Iowa State Capitol, Des Moines, IA 50319
  • jason.noble@legis.iowa.gov
  • 515-281-8731