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Lutheran Services in Iowa LSI Marketing and Communications Internship - Des Moines - Summer 2024 in Des Moines, Iowa

Lutheran Services of Iowa is a social services nonprofit that is looking for a talented student to join our team. You'll work with a team that enjoys working hard to meet goals and exceed expectations while having fun along the way.

The Marketing and Communications Intern will have the opportunity to build internal/external relationships with agency and media partners. The intern will also gain experience with writing press releases and client stories, creating and posting content for social media sites, assisting with special events, creating promotional materials, and managing multiple projects. The ideal candidate will be ready to jump in, eager to learn and grow, receive feedback, and engage with the team in a meaningful way.

Marketing and Communications Duties and Responsibilities

  • Write press releases and media pitches to promote events and attract attention for targeted media.

  • Conduct interviews and draft client stories to be used in marketing materials, for stakeholder communications, and on the agency website and social media channels.

  • Create social media posts and update agency channels including Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

  • Assist with photography needs, as needed.

  • Support the marketing and communications team in creating collateral pieces.

  • Assist with special events including the planning, promotion, and execution.

  • Adhere to LSI brand and logo guidelines.

  • Complete projects according to deadlines.

  • Collaborate with the marketing director and communications coordinators


  • Currently in or pursuing a degree in public relations, marketing, advertising, or a related field

  • Strong communications skills, both written and verbal

  • Basic skills in social media, photography, and graphic design

  • Computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite. Familiarity with Adobe InDesign desired.

  • Enjoys working closely with a team while also completing individual projects

Learning Outcomes and Benefits

  • Work on a wide variety of projects for multiple internal and external clients

  • Create materials that can be included in a professional portfolio

  • Receive support, guidance and feedback from the director of the marketing department as well as communications coordinators

  • Gain experience in the nonprofit sector

  • Join a team of eager young professionals led by a supportive director with years of creative professional experience

  • Flexible schedule

    At LSI a diverse and inclusive workplace is one where all team members and volunteers, whatever their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other classification, are welcome and respected.