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Marketing & Communications Intern

Date Posted: 9/13/2017

Location: West Des Moines, IA

Job Description:

The West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce, a non-profit organization handling business clients, is looking for an intern interested in learning all aspects of the marketing and public relations field. The intern who fills this position should demonstrate creativity and is eager to contribute on a large scale. The intern will gain visibility into the inner workings and aspects of the communications field, provide concrete deliverables and lean from top to bottom. To excel in this potion the candidate will have a strong interest in marketing, social media and technology.


Ø  Assists with development and implementation of social media marketing strategy

Ø  Assists with graphic design creation and layout as it relates to marketing and print production

Ø  Edits and reviews content for accuracy, proper grammar, relevance and appropriateness for target audiences and user groups

Ø  Collaborates with the Director of Communications on the editorial schedule and execution of campaigns

Ø  Project managing the membership communications

Ø  Assists with membership recruitment tactics

Ø  Aids in facilitating the Chamber’s membership retention program

Ø  Collaborates with staff on innovative ideas, directions, and venues for marketing communications

Ø  Creates marketing materials through InDesign or Photoshop

Ø  Manages and updates company database and customer relationship management systems

Ø  Assists with all Chamber sponsored events pre, day-of and post event  


Students applying for this internship must have effective communication skills and should be majoring in Public Relations, Communications, Marketing or Journalism. Applicants should also have strong verbal and writing skills, as well as a solid understanding of social media. Candidates who can confidently communicate with members and consumers will be top contenders. Only interns proficient with Microsoft Excel and other Microsoft Office applications should apply. Knowledge of InDesign and Photoshop preferred.

Desired Majors

Public Relations, Marketing, Communications, Journalism

Please apply by sending your resume to brittany@wdmchamber.org or call 515-421-4161 for more information. 

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