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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 2019 Intern Job Openings
Company Name
Contact Name
Contact Number
Number Of Positions
Job Description
Aluma KLM April Braun,
Human Resources Manager
515-885-4969 2-4

Summer Months

Inventory Control Intern (1-2)

Manufacturing Production Intern (1-2)

6S Intern (1)

Position (job title): Inventory Control Intern (1-2)
Brief Job Description of Duties: Work with inventory to help complete cycle counting and monitor/develop improved purchasing/inventory flow.

Position (job title): Manufacturing Production Intern (1-2)
Brief Job Description of Duties: Work on various projects to facilitate manufacturing process. Project management type positions that may include, time studies, process flow, optimizing performance, process specification, etc.

Position (job title): 6S - Intern (1)
Brief Job Description of Duties: Work with our 6S Supervisor to develop and maintain current lean manufacturing systems.

Palo Alto County Health System Brett Antczak,

Ph: 712-852-5500

Email: Brett.Antczak@mercyhealth.com

3 Summer Months

Health Information Department Interns (2)

Graphic Design or Marketing Intern (1)

Position (job title): Health Information Department Interns (2)
Brief Job Description of Duties: Interns would be working with organizing and establishing a recall methodology for paper charting and purging of charts according to CMS retention standards.

Position (job title): Graphic Design or Marketing Intern (1)
Brief Job Description of Duties: Working with updating and creation of marketing and education materials for PACHS.
Country Maid Sara Blair 515-212-4922 3


IT Intern,
Marketing Intern, &
Food Science Intern

View job description here.
Corteva Agriscience –
Agriculture 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
Corteva Agriscience – Agriculture Division of DowDuPont Cynthia Arndorfer 515-295-9411 x211 4 Total

May/June – August.

June – August.

June – August.

Administrative Assistant (1)

Field Safety Tech for detasseling season

Warehouse - Logistics Processing (2)
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
StateLine Cooperative Mitchel Giesking, Aaron Schwartz Mitch’s email:: mgiesking@statelinecoop.com

Aaron’s email: aschwartz@statelinecoop.com

Phone numbers for Ringstead & Buffalo Center to reach
Mitch or Aaron:

Ringstead: 712-866-0581
Buffalo Ctr: 641-562-2404
6 May 10 – August 20 (summer months) 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.

Click here to view flyer for complete job description and how to apply
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.
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.

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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Maureen Elbert, Executive Director
Kossuth County Economic Development Corporation
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