Internships with the Blue Ribbon Foundation

The Iowa State Fair Blue Ribbon Foundation hires 4 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 2 spring/summer internships 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 email inquiries from potential donors, as well as database administration.

Applications are due by November 30 and interns are selected in January. If you are a college student, please check out the Blue Ribbon Foundation internship description and application process.