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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
Job Description
PFI – Precision Food Innovations Jodi Fuller (515) 295-7265
Ext. 1737
1 May 2018 – August 2018 Customer Service Assist with spare parts, customer service and order entries.
Pharmacists Mutual Insurance Companies Mandy Shepherd 515-577-9033 1   IT Intern
Position Filled

The IT Intern will be given a project(s) to complete, which will allow them to develop an understanding of creating programs on an IT Team in a Business environment.  The intern will have the opportunity to analyze and implement computer programs which may include enhancements to current systems or new development.  They will also have the opportunity to document and follow provided standards and guidelines.  All interns will be assigned a specific project and will present their observations and recommendations for improvement at the end of their internship.

Essential Functions

Duties include but not limited to:

  • Develop/Maintain applications using any or all of the following languages/tools:
    • Visual Studio
    • SharePoint 2010
    • C#, .NET Framework, XML, Web Services, AJAX, jQuery
    • JAVA, eclipse, Websphere/Tomcat, ANT, Subversion
  • Write SQL queries, stored procedures and functions and know how to create basic reports within SQL Server 2008/2012
  • Utilize commonly accepted best practices to test developed code in development, quality assurance and production environments
  • Maintain detailed documentation for assigned applications/projects

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Experience working with object oriented programming, the development lifecycle and basic coding standards.
  • Must be a team player
  • Willingness to learn
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work quickly, accurately and independently
  • Ability to meet definite deadlines and deal with pressure situations
  • Ability to be diplomatic and maintain confidentiality when working with internal and external customers

Minimum Qualifications

  • MIS, Computer Science or equivalent college major
  • Minimum of 1 year of college. Prefer individual completing Junior year of college course work.
Kossuth Abstract &    Title Co. Larry and Carol Hudson 515-295-3745 1 Summer Months Office Assistant  Assist in the office with clerical duties.
Horizons Unlimited Kristin Elbert 712-852-2211
or email:
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.
ReTech – Division of Universal Manufacturing Ken Krause 515-295-3557 x123 1 May - August Engineering Intern Mechanical, Industrial or Manufacturing Engineering or Industrial Technology.  Manufacturing Process, Plant Layout, Lean Manufacturing, Process Documentation.
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.
DuPont Pioneer Algona location Brent Larson Agronomist Office: 515-295-9411 x217 Cell: 515-890-1737 2 May – August Agronomy Field Scout
Position Filled

The agronomy field scout will enable an environment conducive to healthy crop development by providing the scouting, sampling and data collection needed to make informed growing decisions for IPM and company Agronomists. Competitive pay. View attached documents for more information:

Informational Flyer

Job Description

Kossuth County Engineer’s Office Doug Miller


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


1 June through August

Position Filled

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

Country Maid

Sara Blair HR Manager




Late May through College Start

Marketing Intern

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
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.

DuPont Pioneer – Algona Research Station

JoAnn Harren

515-295-7283 x136

2 May-August

Research Summer Student Assistant
Position Filled

DuPont Pioneer is seeking a Research Summer Student Assistant to participate in a 3-month opportunity designed to give broad based exposure to the day-to-day activities of a breeding program. Assistants in the program will be expected to participate in all aspects of the research center's activities including planting, plot maintenance, pollination, data collection, and possibly harvesting and could travel to other locations to help on specific field related tasks. Position duration is May to August 2016.

Education and Experience College Sophomore or Junior standing, majoring in Agronomy, Plant Physiology, Plant Pathology, Genetics, or a related field. Agricultural background beneficial.

Individual must display a high degree of self-motivation, self-initiative, and ability to work well with others. Good communication and interpersonal skills along with strong computer aptitude are essential.

Iowa State Bank


Brianna Marso



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



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



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



Summer Months

Variety of Ag-related internships
Position Filled

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

Northwest Bank


Pat Berte



May - August

Customer Service Representative
Position Filled

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



Rose Kain

515-295-7570 X42413


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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