Marketing and Public Relations Internship

Marketing and Public Relations Internship

The Ames Chamber of Commerce is looking for up to two part-time interns to play an integral role with
marketing and public relations efforts. The selected applicant(s) will gain valuable insight and
experience in marketing, public relations, time management and project coordination. We offer flexible
schedules with opportunities to meet great contacts in the Ames business community for students
majoring in public relations, marketing and communications fields.

This internship is for the Fall 2020 (October-December) semester and will require a commitment of
approximately 16-20 hours/week, to be agreed upon in advance. The internship offers a weekly stipend
and may require time out of the office, including some evening hours

Job Description:

  • Support public relations and marketing efforts for the Ames Chamber of Commerce and its
    affiliate organizations, including:

    • Develop content for social media, website and digital marketing
    • Assist in the management of multiple social media platforms
    • Write media releases and blog articles
    • Support the production and editing of video
    • Utilize design software to create various promotional pieces
  • Provide event support and event-day logistics (may include set-up and tear-down of events) for
    events that may include:

    • Symposium on Building Inclusive Organizations (November 12 & 13 – Virtual)
    • Business After Hours
    • Shop for a Cause (November 7)
    • Snow Magic (December 4)
    • ISU Research Park and Chamber joint event (December 17)
    • Annual Event (TBD – Virtual)
    • Additional events as available
  • Assist with other projects as needed


  • Strong verbal, written, organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work in a time-sensitive and team-oriented environment
  • Initiative and strong work ethic
  • Working knowledge of InDesign and/or Illustrator software preferred
  • Must have access to reliable transportation


Applicants should send completed application and resumé to Calli Sandahl, Director of Marketing, at (no phone calls please).


Posted on

October 5, 2020