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Human Resources

Internship Program

What is the Internship Program?

The State of Iowa Internship program is designed to offer college level students an opportunity to gain work experience in state government. The program is administered by the Human Resources Enterprise of the Department of Administrative Services. Applications are received and matched with specific internship opportunities in the various Executive Branch departments. The program offers many benefits:

  • Promotes better ties with the academic community
  • Complements college students' academic efforts
  • Provides departments the opportunity to screen for future employees
  • Keeps students in Iowa
  • Enhances affirmative action efforts.

Who is eligible to apply?

Students currently enrolled in an accredited college, university or community college program leading to a degree may apply. Students attending school out-of-state are also welcome to apply

How do I apply?

Click here to apply electronically. Look for jobs with Intern in the title. Paper Applications may be obtained from your school placement or co-op education office, or from the Department of Administrative Services. If course credit for the internship is desired, you must submit a letter from your school indicating that internship credit is acceptable and include it with your application.

You can also apply using a State of Iowa paper application. The completed application, including the Internship supplement, can be submitted directly to:
Department of Administrative Services, Human Resources Enterprise
Internship Program Coordinator
Hoover State Office Building
1305 E Walnut Street
Des Moines, IA 50319

If you are willing to accept an unpaid internship, your opportunities for placement will be enhanced

 

 

 

Internship Title:
Student Intern - Nutrition Program Surveyor
Department Name:
Iowa Department on Aging
Number of Interns Needed:
1
Hourly Salary (or unpaid):
Unpaid
Hours per week:
Flexible
Duties:

Nutrition Program Surveyor. An Intern is needed to build upon a partially developed project for expanding Congregate Meal Programs. The project includes the development and analysis of a web based survey and four focus groups of older adults. This is a graduate level project. The preferred candidate would be a Graduate Level Social Work Student with a background in Gerontology. The Department’s Nutritionist would supervise the position.

Coursework:

Geriatrics, Administration, Political Science, Nutrition, Health, Social Work etc.

Requirement:

College Student with course work in various disciplines both under graduate
and graduate.

Start Date:
Varies
Department Contact:
Minnie Mallard, Iowa Department on Aging, 515-725-3322.
How to Apply:

Mail or E-mail Cover Letter, Application and Resume to Minnie Mallard, Iowa Department on Aging, Jessie M. Parker Building-East, 510 E. 12th Street-Suite 2, Des Moines, IA, 50319-9025, minnie.mallard@iowa.gov.

Updated:
8-31-2009

 

 

Internship Title:
Student Intern - Assessment Tool Developer
Department Name:
Iowa Department on Aging
Number of Interns Needed:
1
Hourly Salary (or unpaid):
Unpaid
Hours per week:
Flexible
Duties:

Assessment Tool Developer. An Intern to develop a standard assessment tool for the Iowa Family Caregiver Program. The project would include identifying best practices and developing an Iowa specific tool that the Area Agencies on Aging will use to determine the service and support needs by Individual Family Caregivers. This would probably be a one semester project for a social worker, nursing or other human service student in the field of Gerontology. The Intern would work with the IDA Family Caregiver Program Manager. (A Fall Internship is preferred.)

Coursework:

Geriatrics, Administration, Political Science, Nutrition, Health, Social Work etc.

Requirement:

College Student with course work in various disciplines both under graduate
and graduate.

Start Date:
Varies
Department Contact:
Minnie Mallard, Iowa Department on Aging, 515-725-3322.
How to Apply:

Mail or E-mail Cover Letter, Application and Resume to Minnie Mallard, Iowa Department on Aging, Jessie M. Parker Building-East, 510 E. 12th Street-Suite 2, Des Moines, IA, 50319-9025, minnie.mallard@iowa.gov.

Updated:
8-31-2009

 

Internship Title:
Labor Market and Workforce Research Intern
Department Name:
Iowa Workforce Development
Number of Interns Needed:
1
Hourly Salary (or unpaid):
Paid: $12.67/hr
Hours per week:
Flexible
Duties:

Assessing Iowa’s Nursing Workforce
Evaluate shortage of nurses and health practitioners. The HRSA (2004) has projected a shortage of nurses in the Iowa workforce of 18% by 2015 and 27% by 2020. This shortage is projected to be even greater on a national level. The implications of this projected shortage will affect both the quality and quantity of care received by Iowa’s aging population. Research will examine: the difference in projected shortage and historically reported shortage, level (if any) of monopsony and its implications in Iowa’s nursing market, elasticities of the nursing market, and a review of Iowa’s and other states’ nursing workforce initiatives. 

Coursework:
Knowledge of Economics or Statistics, SAS or SPSS.
Requirement:
Must have own transportation.
Start Date:
September, 2009
Department Contact:
Jude E. Igbokwe, Ph.D., (515) 281 5193
How to Apply:
Send resume and cover letter to Jude E. Igbokwe, Ph.D., Iowa Workforce Development, Labor Market and Workforce Information Division, 1000 E. Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA. 50319 or email to Jude Igbokwe
Updated:
9-2009
Internship Title:
Labor Market and Workforce Research Intern
Department Name:
Iowa Workforce Development
Number of Interns Needed:
1
Hourly Salary (or unpaid):
Paid: $12.67/hr
Hours per week:
Flexible
Duties:

Analyzing Green Jobs in Iowa
Evaluate and analyze "Green jobs" and future workforce implications for Iowa. Recent issues involving environmental protection have led to call on greener environment and greener economy. Which industries and jobs fall within this category and their implications to the state economy, income and lifestyle will be examined. Evaluate and analyze Wind Energy and future workforce implications for Iowa. With the recent high oil prices, industries and occupations in Iowa are being affected. The level of impact and in the industries affected most will be examined to weigh future impact on the workforce.

Coursework:
Knowledge of Economics or Statistics, SAS or SPSS.
Requirement:
Must have own transportation.
Start Date:
September 2009
Department Contact:
Jude E. Igbokwe, Ph.D., (515) 281 5193
How to Apply:
Send resume and cover letter to Jude E. Igbokwe, Ph.D., Iowa Workforce Development, Labor Market and Workforce Information Division, 1000 E. Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA. 50319 or email to Jude Igbokwe
Updated:
9-2009

 

Internship Title:
Labor Market and Workforce Research Intern
Department Name:
Iowa Workforce Development
Number of Interns Needed:
1
Hourly Salary (or unpaid):
Paid: $12.67/hr
Hours per week:
Flexible
Duties:

Assessing Employment Transportation and Workforce Needs
Research and evaluate Employment-connected transportation as a major factor in the workforce arena. Job seekers must be able and available for employment, and often this availability factor is determined by the location of the job and the job seeker’s ability to get to it. Iowa Workforce Development is focused on expanding the number of skilled workers available in the state by upgrading the skills of the current workforce, attracting new workers and increasing the number of workers from certain “underutilized” populations in the state. Job training programs for these populations constantly battle transportation barriers. Research will examine these issues and ways to alleviate them.

Coursework:
Knowledge of Economics or Statistics, SAS or SPSS.
Requirement:
Must have own transportation.
Start Date:
September 2009
Department Contact:
Jude E. Igbokwe, Ph.D., (515) 281 5193
How to Apply:
Send resume and cover letter to Jude E. Igbokwe, Ph.D., Iowa Workforce Development, Labor Market and Workforce Information Division, 1000 E. Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA. 50319 or email to Jude Igbokwe
Updated:
9-2009

 

Internship Title:
Labor Market and Workforce Research Intern
Department Name:
Iowa Workforce Development
Number of Interns Needed:
1
Hourly Salary (or unpaid):
Paid: $12.67/hr
Hours per week:
Flexible
Duties:

The Impact of recessions on specific industries: Investigating the relationship between Mass Layoff Events and the Employment/Unemployment in Iowa

The objective of this project is to study the relationship between mass layoff events and the employment/unemployment figures.  This relationship will allow us to gauge the impact of recessions on specific industries in Iowa. The monthly mass layoff is the total number of events which have at least 50 initial claims for unemployment insurance filed during a 5-week period. Since it is the pre-claimed action, we hypothesize that this data may give us clue about the total employment in the later period. Intuitively, we think that if the mass layoff statistics (MLS) increased, the total employment number will decrease and unemployment rate will increase, given the total Labor force are constant.

Coursework:
Knowledge of Economics or Statistics, SAS or SPSS.
Requirement:
Must have own transportation.
Start Date:
September 2009
Department Contact:
Jude E. Igbokwe, Ph.D., (515) 281 5193
How to Apply:
Send resume and cover letter to Jude E. Igbokwe, Ph.D., Iowa Workforce Development, Labor Market and Workforce Information Division, 1000 E. Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA. 50319 or email to Jude Igbokwe
Updated:
9-2009
Internship Title:
Labor Market and Workforce Research Intern
Department Name:
Iowa Workforce Development
Number of Interns Needed:
1
Hourly Salary (or unpaid):
Paid: $12.67/hr
Hours per week:
Flexible
Duties:

Investigating the relationship between Unemployment Insurance Claims and Adjusted QCEW Employment, and the feasibility of using Unemployment Insurance Claims to adjust Current Employment Statistics employment estimates

Each month the Current Employment Statistics (CES) program surveys about 150,000 businesses and government agencies, representing approximately 390,000 individual worksites, in order to provide detailed industry data on employment, hours, and earnings of workers on nonfarm payrolls. The objectives of this project are to [1] determine the relationship between Unemployment Insurance Claims (UI Claims) and the adjusted QCEW employment, and [2] to empirically assess the feasibility of adjusting monthly Current Employment Statistics estimates using UI Claims. 

Coursework:
Knowledge of Economics or Statistics, SAS or SPSS.
Requirement:
Must have own transportation.
Start Date:
September 2009
Department Contact:
Jude E. Igbokwe, Ph.D., (515) 281 5193
How to Apply:
Send resume and cover letter to Jude E. Igbokwe, Ph.D., Iowa Workforce Development, Labor Market and Workforce Information Division, 1000 E. Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA. 50319 or email to Jude Igbokwe
Updated:
9-2009
Internship Title:
Labor Market and Workforce Research Intern
Department Name:
Iowa Workforce Development
Number of Interns Needed:
1
Hourly Salary (or unpaid):
Paid: $12.67/hr
Hours per week:
Flexible
Duties:

Analyzing Quality Workforce in Iowa
Evaluate the issue of Retaining quality workforce in Iowa: Implications for the state economy. Training emphasis, wage issues, quality of life issues, and other variables will be examined to evaluate correlation with retention in Iowa’s workforce. Examine Emerging Workforce Issues in the next 5 years: An Iowa Outlook. Demographic changes in the population, changing gender roles, as well as a diverse workforce have major implications for the economy. How has Iowa fared? What issues are relevant to Iowa’s economy in the next few years?

Coursework:
Knowledge of Economics or Statistics, SAS or SPSS.
Requirement:
Must have own transportation.
Start Date:
September 2009
Department Contact:
Jude E. Igbokwe, Ph.D., (515) 281 5193
How to Apply:
Send resume and cover letter to Jude E. Igbokwe, Ph.D., Iowa Workforce Development, Labor Market and Workforce Information Division, 1000 E. Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA. 50319 or email to Jude Igbokwe
Updated:
9-2009