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Iowa Senate, Des Moines

Do you want to learn communication skills and gain a behind-the-scenes look at how the Iowa Legislature works? Consider an internship with the Senate Democratic Staff. Full-time and part-time intern positions are available year around. 

The Iowa Senate Democratic Research Staff supports the work of the Democratic members of the Iowa Senate. They are a team of 14 professionals who research various policy areas in support of the goals and interests of  Senators; communicate with constituents and the media; and offer administrative support. Staff members help draft new legislation, track the movement of bills, provide constituent services and help Senators stay in touch with citizens in their districts. They can be found at press conferences and committee meetings, working on the floor of the Senate Chamber, attending closed-door meetings of the Democratic Caucus, or working at their offices in the Statehouse. Interns work closely with  staff communications team and with Democratic Senators from across the state. 

Interns are an integral part of the office’s communications efforts, assisting with databases, e-mail lists, news releases, news conferences, Web updates, digital photography, and the production of audio and video clips.

Contact: Interested students can find out more and apply at their web site at: Students are also welcome to call  Rusty Martin at 515-281-5269 or email her at Applications are accepted year-round. For more information visit the Iowa Senate website




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