Posted by: Sarah Sager
There is always a moment while visiting with friends and family when someone asks where you will work this summer or after graduation. The classic response from a journalism student usually involves a publication or a large companies marketing firm. However, there is another option that many students overlook. There is a growing need for communications, social media and marketing interns in the startup community.
Some of these openings can be found through Silicon Prairie News. But most are found by networking like a majority of journalism jobs. One of the main networking events in the startup community is the Startup Job Crawl, which is held in Des Moines, Kansas City and Omaha. In Des Moines the event starts at StartupCity, which is the home of companies such as Tikly. Other businesses involved with Des Moines’ most recent job crawl were Lava Row, AppCore and Dwolla.
These internships are not always paid, but they make up for it by giving you a lot of responsibility. In some cases you can be trusted to take over a company’s social media accounts — all of them.
So the next time your extended family members ask for your life plans reconsider your answer and your options. Would you ever consider working for a startup in Des Moines or another city?