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Available Interships

Hy-Vee

Retail Human Resources Summer Intern OR Retail Leadership

Contact bburk@avescholarsdesmoines.org with interest

Training location assigned based on location preference

Up to 40 hours per week

around $15/hour

Flexible start date - 10 weeks from start date

Program Details: A 10-week paid internship that combines self-paced learning modules with immersive hands-on training led by an in-store mentor. Interns work up to 40 hours per week based on their availability, with a flexible start date. The program also offers the ability to attend Hy-Vee Career Day on June 12th and concludes with an exit interview, with the opportunity for continued employment.
What You’ll Learn: Interns will gain knowledge and experience in customer service and friendliness, leadership and teamwork, problem solving and time management, and general retail store operations.

Holmes Murphy

DiscoverYou Program Participant

Email Zach Walker at zwalker@holmesmurphy.com

Waukee, IA

2-week business immersion program

$250 per week for two weeks (total $500)

June 10, 2024 - June 21, 2024

Eligibility: Local high school students. The program is described as a unique experience for the summer, providing insight into a career in business.
Description: Participants will join a 2-week business immersion program, learning about career paths in business, making career contacts, and getting an inside look at a local, privately held business.

Echo Electric Supply

Summer 2024 Interns

Des Moines, Iowa

Paid

Summer 2024

Eligibility: Students interested in the Electrical Industry and interested in fields such as Business/General Business, Marketing, Supply Chain Management, Data Analytics, Business Management. Strong work-ethic required.
Description: Interns will gain a comprehensive understanding of the company, starting from warehouse operations to a more defined role based on their interests. Training includes Automation and controls, Marketing, IT, Panel Assembly, Sales, Lighting Controls.

MidAmerican Energy

Multiple Opportunities

Email hsinternship@midamerican.com, return application to Avenue Scholars by March 8, 2024

Des Moines, Iowa

Paid

The application process includes providing personal information, work experience, a written response to a prompt about your interest in MidAmerican and the energy industry, and a letter of recommendation. This indicates a focus on character, interest in the field, and professional potential.

Wellmark

High School Intern

Des Moines, Iowa

Part Time

Paid

Summer of 2024 - May 2025

Eligibility: Currently a Junior in High School, on track to graduate within the next year, in good standing with High School administration. Effective verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills. Organizational skills with the ability to handle multiple priorities/deadlines.
Preferred Qualifications/Competencies: Positive interaction skills, experience working within timelines and meeting goals, presentation experience, ability to learn Microsoft Office Programs.
Program Details: Interns will receive job-specific, hands-on training, learn health insurance basics, how Wellmark operates, and enhance networking and communication skills. The program includes mentoring, professional development, and the opportunity to meet leaders across the organization.

Central Iowa Center for Independent Living

CICIL Connection Center Staff

Please complete the application, scan it and send it to Laura@CICIL.org

100 E Euclid Ave. Suite 107
Des Moines, IA 50313

Part Time

$13-$15/hour

2023 - 2024

A Day in the Life of Our Interns: 
REGULAR TASKS
Greet participants as they arrive at the Connection Center and get signed in.
Provide support to teammates to run daily activities that are engaging and goal oriented.
Interact with participants, engaging them in games, groups, or other activities.
Create opportunities for skill-building in areas such as communication, socialization, and problem solving.
Provide encouragement to participants to foster self-confidence and independence.
LESS FREQUENT TASKS
Assist with intakes for new participants.
Plan and lead activities for use in groups or the Center.
Participate in team meetings to give updates and help set goals.
OTHER GOOD THINGS TO NOTE
Occasional light cleaning is required to help maintain a safe and clean environment.

A Typical Schedule Looks Like: 
The Connection Center is open from 11:00a-4:00p Monday through Thursday, and 12:00p-4:00p on Fridays. There are no weekend hours for the Connection Center. It is also possible for the intern to run a group or activity that would extend the hours to 5:00p. The schedule can be flexible and may vary due to activity or number of participants.
Once an intern is selected, we can finalize the schedule, according to availability.
To be a successful team member:
Must have excellent interpersonal skills, a positive attitude and a genuine desire to help others succeed.
Ability to maintain confidentiality, sensitivity and professionalism.
Above average written and oral communication, organizational and multi-tasking skills.
Ability to adapt to the diverse needs and abilities of program participants.
Excellent time management skills with the ability to meet deadlines.
You show up every day ready to be the best version of you and contribute to the team!
Preferred but not required, prior experience working in the disability field, or lived experience with disability.

Des Moines Buccaneers

Gameday Intern

Please email Resume to sarah@bucshockey.com

7201 Hickman Road Urbandale

Part Time

$8/hour

Sept 30, 2023 - Apr 6, 2024

Work ticket office window during walk up rush hours
Work ‘Will Call’ ticket window and assist with customer reprints
Work as game night cash runner for concessions stands
Assist game night promotional staff with set up, implementation and tear down of nightly promotions
All interns are required to commit to the entire season from November through April (including playoffs)
Interact with fans to provide a positive environment within the arena
All interns are to assist in other departments when needed
Other opportunities for hours include community events, player appearances and sponsor appearances

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