The Iowa State Fair Blue Ribbon Foundation has openings for three internships. This is not your typical internship. Each intern will be a true member of the Blue Ribbon Foundation team, having significant responsibility for integral Foundation programs with the goal of making sure committed donors have a strong and lasting relationship with the Iowa State Fair. The three internship positions are outlined below. 

  • Public Relations: Publicize and coordinate the Iowan of the Day program. Promote other events with various communication materials. 
  • Donor Relations: Coordinate special events, donor communications and correspondence with the corporate sector.
  • Sponsor Relations: Assist with sponsorship planning process, including marketing, communications and hospitality. Develop informational materials and maintain sponsor profiles. 

In addition to individual internship tasks, selected candidates will be responsible for assisting with a variety of social media and marketing initiatives. General office duties include phone calls and email inquiries from potential donors, as well as database administration. Other internship projects will be assigned based on selected candidates’ skill sets. Those projects can include: organization of fundraising auction, designing merchandise and other event materials.  

Internship appilications are accepted each fall for the following summer.