Internships with the Blue Ribbon Foundation

Each year, the Iowa State Fair Blue Ribbon Foundation hires 3 interns to help prepare for the upcoming Fair. These internships are a great learning experience and offer a variety of skills needed for future endeavors.

The Foundation offers 1 spring/summer internship and 2 summer internships. Interns assist the Foundation staff with the following:

  • Preparation of various communication materials including newsletters, press releases, correspondence with the corporate sector and general public, publication design and website maintenance
  • Coordination of special events, publicity efforts, the Iowan of the Day program and volunteers for the upcoming Iowa State Fair
  • Assisting with a variety of social media and marketing initiatives, including graphic design for use in print - such as fliers, posters, brochures and banners.
  • General office duties include phone calls and e-mail inquiries from potential donors, as well as database administration

Applications are due by December 31 and interns are selected in mid-January. If you are a college student, please check out the Blue Ribbon Foundation internship description and application process.