Attention College Students

January 23, 2023
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The Iowa State Fair Blue Ribbon Foundation is offering its internship program for college students. These internships give a hands-on opportunity to exercise your organizational and administrative skills while obtaining significant experience in business, communication, event management, marketing and public relations.

Each intern will be a true member of the Blue Ribbon Foundation team, working directly with staff, coordinating select projects, and making sure committed donors have a strong and lasting relationship with the Iowa State Fair.

A special thank you to the 2022 interns – Brooklin Border, Laura Noehren and Kenna Smith. These three went above and beyond to make the Corndog Kickoff and Iowa State Fair a success. From coordinating the Iowan of the Day program, planning donor hospitality events and engaging sponsors – each were a key member of the Blue Ribbon Foundation’s staff. 

"I grew up going to the State Fair every year, so I was very excited to have this internship. There is so much to learn and you will meet some amazing people. I encourage you to really listen to their stories and make the most out of this experience!" - Kenna Smith

"The summer was a lot of fun and a great learning experience. There is A LOT that goes on behind the scenes to plan the Iowa State Fair and it was exciting to get to be a part of it." - Brooklin Border

“The internship was a great experience filled with hard work, learning opportunities, fun, and so much more. From volunteers, sponsors, and staff - I learned so much this summer.” – Laura Noehren

If you know a hard-working, motivated college student who loves the Fair, PLEASE SHARE the Foundation’s Internship Opportunities for 2023.  Applications will be accepted until January 31. 

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