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Intern Opportunities

Kossuth County offers many internship opportunities, many of which turn into full-time careers. Students come to Kossuth County from local colleges and state universities for internships between 6 to 12 weeks. Interns leave knowing far more about the actual businesses than they could ever have learned in the classroom. Internships give students an opportunity to experience a variety of occupations in one employment setting through actual participation and observation of the business' daily activities.

If you are looking for available permanent or temporary job opportunities in Kossuth County, visit the Job Opportunities page under Workforce & Business Resources

Positions shaded in gray have been filled.

Kossuth County Intern Program - Summer 2018 Intern Job Openings
Company Name
Contact Name
Contact Number
Number Of Positions
Timeframe
Position
Job Description
Country Maid Sara Blair 515-212-4922 3

May/June-August

IT Intern,
Marketing Intern, &
Food Science Intern

View job description here.
Corteva Agriscience –
Agricultural Division of DowDuPont
JoAnn Harren Office: 515-295-7283 x136 1

May – December 2019

6-month Internship

Field Research Co-Op

(Statewide, IA)

Corteva Agriscience has an exciting opportunity for a 6-month Field Research Co-op. This position is an integral part of a team committed to product development. Several research centers house both plant breeding and trait development research activities. Sharing resources across these breeding and trait development groups facilitates more efficient integrated product development. The individual will be involved with the daily operations at their research center.

View full Job Description and Qualifications here
StateLine Cooperative Mitchel Giesking, Aaron Schwartz 515-538-0186 6 May 10 – August 20 Crop Scout Use iPad apps to scout growers field throughout the summer.  Interns will be using tools like satellite imagery, tissue sampling, and scouting apps to make reports for growers.  Interns will be involved in other activities throughout the summer, including, tours of facilities, special projects, and other activities.
Pioneer Cynthia Arndorfer 515-295-9411 x211 6 Total

May/June – August.

June – August.


June – August.

Crop Scouts (2)


Administrative Assistant (1)


Field Safety Tech for detasseling season

Warehouse - Logistics Processing (2)
Crop Scouts: work with our agronomists in the fields scouting for insects and disease as well as other field related activities as available Administrative Assistant: providing support for our detasseling and roguing personnel records and payroll as well as other administrative support as available Field Safety Tech: provide safety audits and checks with field crews as they are working during the detasseling season. May have some pre-season prep available. Warehouse/Logisitics Processing – process returns from sales providers, warehouse activities may include data entry, sorting and depooling seed, sampling, inventory resolution
Algona Publishing Company / Kossuth County Advance Alan Van Ormer or Brad Hicks 515-295-3535 1 mid-May to mid-August Intern / News Reporter This individual will write stories and take photos that will be used in our annual progress edition and in the newspaper on a weekly basis. It requires abilities to schedule and meet with people, use a digital camera, download photos into a computer system, write captions for photos, write original stories about people and businesses, work with teammates, and meet deadlines. Quality writing is important. We expect our intern will be treated as a regular employee, and will be required to act as such in terms of professionalism and attendance. Knowledge of computer programs such as Word, Photoshop, Indesign, and Excel is helpful, while the ability to use email and the internet are basic to the job. A good working vehicle will be necessary as this is not a position that is desk-bound - the intern / news reporter will be assigned to help with covering community activities.
Horizons Unlimited Kristin Elbert 712-852-2211
or email:
kristinelbert@horizons-unlimited.net
2 Anytime - Flexible to fit Intern's time requirements Job Coach Intern and Day Hab Intern, or combination • Assist with the implementation of community integrated Day Habilitation programs.
• Assist Horizons' members with meeting their program goals.
• Assisted with job coaching an individual in the community.
• Learn the job development and placement process for individuals seeking jobs in the community.
Interns can customize their job to fit their internship requirements and focus on the skills they desire to learn.
StateLine Cooperative Mitch Giesking or Aaron Schwartz Ph: 712-866-0581 Mitch’s email: mgiesking@statelinecoop.com Aaron’s email: aschwartz@statelinecoop.com 5-6 Summer months Agronomy 
Position Filled
Assist the Agronomy and Precision departments with projects this summer. Projects include: master agronomy research, scouting, and tissue sampling.

Click here to view flyer for complete job description and how to apply.
Kossuth County Engineer’s Office Doug Miller

515-295-3320

engineer@co.kossuth.ia.us
One, Possibly two. Summer of 2017 Part Time Summer Help, Civil Engineer Intern, Civil Engineer Tech Intern

This position is an excellent opportunity for a student to obtain experience in road and bridge maintenance and construction as well as office work related to transportation infrastructure management.  Employee will be required to complete some physical work, including sampling, aggregate, Portland cement concrete and hot mix asphalt.  Employee should work well with others, have good computer and communication skills.  Possession of a valid drivers license is required. Please send letter of application and resume to engineer@co.kossuth.ia.us.

Algona Publishing Company

Alan Van Ormer

515-295-3535

1 June through August

Writer
Position Filled

Writing feature and news stories, take photographs and possibility of layout and design of newspaper.

Country Maid

Sara Blair HR Manager

 

515-887-6243

1

Late May through College Start

Marketing Intern

MARKETING OPENING
Marketing Intern – Summer 2018
Are you a creative and driven individual looking to gain valuable, real-world experience?
Join our team and get ready for a summer that will benefit you for a lifetime!
As the Marketing Intern, you will:

  • Create dynamic animated videos that will be shared across social media and website platforms
  • Design compelling emails, infographics, and other graphic work through the application of design, communication, and marketing principles, ideas, and knowledge
  • Explore social media platforms to develop, recommend, and implement best-practices
  • Develop blog partner relationships to secure promotional giveaway and reviews
  • Discover and develop content for our internal company newsletter
  • Experience event planning and preparation as you assist with the Annual Dealer Conference
  • Work with experienced marking team members to understand best-practices, communications, branding, lead generation, target audiences, and value creation
  • Make recommendations and contribute ideas to deliver value to our target audiences

Position requirement include:

  • This position requires a strong work ethic and is designed for a current junior or senior working towards a bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Advertising, Graphic Design, Multimedia Design, Communications or related.
  • Relevant coursework and enrollment in program in or related to marketing, graphic design, communications, or multimedia
  • Exceptional knowledge and experience in using Adobe programs: Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign
  • Knowledge of and some experience using Social Media: Facebook & Pinterest
  • Comfortable with technology and Microsoft products: Word, Excel, and Power Point
  • Experience with video creation is a plus but not required; must be willing and able to learn
  • Creative thinking skills.
  • Strong communication skills and interpersonal skills. Able to communicate through both verbal and written communication with ease and effectiveness.
  • Good judgment, perception skills, and customer service.
  • Exhibits polished professional communication skills and personal presentation, speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions; demonstrates group presentation skills; participates in meetings

This is a paid, temporary, Summer 2018 position located in West Bend, Iowa.
If this sounds like the perfect fit for you, please email your résumé to:
Sara Blair
Sara.Blair@countrymaid.net
Country Maid, Inc.
PO Box 56
213 4th Ave NE
West Bend, IA 50597
A pre-employment drug screen is required for this position.
Country Maid is an equal opportunity employer.



Iowa State Bank

 

Brianna Marso

515-295-3595

1

May/June, July/August

General Banking
Position Filled

Exposure to all aspects of banking, primarily customer service functions.

Kossuth/Palo Alto County Economic Development Corporation

 

Maureen Elbert

515-295-7979

2

Summer months

Office Assistant
Position Filled

Typing, filing, answering telephone, data entry, update mailing lists and emails, work on newsletters, and assist with summer intern program.

Kossuth Regional Health Center

Laura Curry, Human Resources Assistant

515-295-4606

4

May through early August

Occupational Therapy (2)

Maintenance (1)

Public Relations(1)
Positions Filled

2-Occupational Therapy 20 hrs a week.

1-Maintenance 20-30 hrs a week; lawn mowing, outdoor work, painting, etc

1-Public Relations 20 hrs a week; public relations, communication activities, marketing, writing, and design

MaxYield Coop

 

Diane Streit

515-887-7211

7

Summer Months

Variety of Ag-related internships
Position Filled

Internships in Grain, Client Relstions, Commnications, Sales and Agronomy.

Northwest Bank

 

Pat Berte

515-295-7271

1

May - August

Customer Service Representative
Position Filled

Assist customers of the bank with general banking transactions and customer service tasks.

Smithfield

 

Rose Kain

515-295-7570 X42413

2

June - August

Production Interns
Position Filled

Work with Territory Managers assisting with our grower base. Gain understanding of and ability to implement company systems. Develop and establish rapport/relationships with all personnel and management.

 

 

 


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