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Communications Intern

Communications Intern: Deb and Jeff Hansen Foundation, Spring 2024


In coordination with Iowa Select Farms, the Deb and Jeff Hansen Foundation is seeking a communications intern for spring 2024. Applicants must be pursuing a 2- or 4-year degree in communications, public relations or journalism, with a background in agriculture preferred. 

The position will be based out of West Des Moines, Iowa, office and require a minimum of 20 hours/week. The selected candidate will be compensated $14/hour and must have reliable transportation to work every day.
In this role, the communications intern will have the opportunity to work on various communication projects and events for the philanthropic efforts of the Deb and Jeff Hansen Foundation. 

The Deb and Jeff Hansen Foundation operates unique programs and projects that provide food to struggling Iowa families and children, show gratitude to Armed Forces members and strengthen efforts to find a cure for childhood cancers while improving the quality of life for impacted families.

The Deb and Jeff Hansen Foundation was established in 2006 by the owners of Iowa Select Farms and is dedicated to positively impacting fellow Iowans' lives. Founded and privately owned by Iowa Falls natives Jeff and Deb Hansen, Iowa Select Farms has grown to be the largest family-owned pork production company in the U.S. With nearly 800 swine farms across the state, Iowa Select Farms is one of the leading economic engines to Iowa’s rural communities. The company employs 1,200 people, partners with more than 650 farmers and supports nearly 1,700 local businesses throughout the state.

The focus of this internship will be event management, feature story writing, social media content development and photography. Thus, qualified applicants must be accountable, organized and excellent writers with strong attention to detail. 

Prior experience developing press releases and content for online and social media platforms is a plus. This position includes coordinating and attending 12-14 community events which may require evening and weekend availability.

Students pursuing degrees in journalism, magazine media, public relations and photography are strongly encouraged to apply. 
For more information or to apply, please send a copy of your resume, a cover letter, writing samples and a photography portfolio, if applicable, to Alicia Mejia at or at 515-423-4960 Or Judith Gonzalez at or at 515-783-4671