2021 Internships

November 18, 2020
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The Blue Ribbon Foundation is looking forward and making plans for 2021. With ideas in motion for next summer's Corndog Kickoff Benefit Auction and Iowa State Fair, we are going to need help! In addition to our full time staff and volunteers – we would like interns to join our team.

The Blue Ribbon Foundation will offer its internship program for college students. These internships provide a hands-on opportunity to apply organizational, administrative and creative skills while obtaining significant experience in business, communication, marketing, event planning and sponsorship management.

This is not your typical internship. 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.

The four 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.
  • Volunteer Relations: Schedule and manage more than 600 volunteers for events.
  • Sponsor Relations: Assist with sponsorship planning process, including marketing, communications and hospitality. Develop informational materials and maintain sponsor profiles. Oversee the logistics of the wholesale water program.

If you know a hard-working, motivated college student who loves the Fair, make sure they are aware of the Foundation’s internship opportunities for 2021. The deadline to apply is November 30.

Do you recognize any of our previous interns?