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Federal Home Loan Bank Marketing Internship

Careers | Federal Home Loan Bank

Marketing Intern

The FHLB Des Moines Marketing Intern will play an integral role in expanding the Bank’s inbound and traditional member marketing efforts. This person will gain real-world, value-add experience through leading and assisting a variety of marketing initiatives.

• Interface with representatives from the mortgage, community investment and funding product lines to help develop various communications materials in the print and digital space.
• Collaborate with the sales team to develop a broad library of resources including presentations, leave-behinds and member tools.
• Assist with content marketing initiatives, across multiple platforms and formats to drive member activity:
o Ensure all content is on-brand, consistent in terms of style, quality and tone of voice and optimized for search
o Assist with populating an online content calendar by developing and curating content in multiple formats according to an established persona’s preferred communications channels
• Support the planning and marketing of the Bank’s educational events.

•         Junior or senior working toward a Bachelor’s degree in communications or marketing. Experience in technical or financial services writing a plus, but not required.
•         Exhibit excellent verbal and written communication skills; willingness to assist with (or potentially lead) case study interviews via phone.
•         Excellent project management skills including planning, organization, implementation and meeting deadlines.
•         Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment, think critically and work independently.
•         Working Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite and WordPress.

This is a full-time summer internship that begins in mid-May 2017 and has the potential to run through the end of the first semester, depending on the candidate’s class load and needs of the FHLB Des Moines Marketing Communications Department.

To apply, click here.

Federal Home Loan Bank Communications Internship

Careers | Federal Home Loan Bank

Communications Intern

The FHLB Des Moines Communications Intern will play an important role in supporting the Bank’s internal communications efforts. This person will gain extensive communications experience by leading and assisting with a variety of communication initiatives.

•         Responsible for content creation and copyediting for multiple audiences and communication channels, including print, web and social media.
•         Provide updates to the Bank’s WordPress intranet.
•         Assist in the creation and execution of communication plans.

•         Junior or senior working toward a Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing or public relations.
•         Strong writing skills are a requirement.
•         Excellent verbal communication skills.
•         Proficient in Microsoft applications, specifically Word and Adobe Creative Suite.
•         Working knowledge of Final Cut Pro or other video editing software.
•         WordPress and video editing experience are a plus but not a requirement.

This paid internship is expected to run from mid-May through mid-August 2017.

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FREE TO MEMBERS – Upcoming webinars

IABC offers free member-only webinars with all-star speakers presenting the latest trends and best practices in communication. Join the live sessions or listen to the session recordings at your convenience. Bookmark this page to stay up-to-date on the latest webinar offerings.

Upcoming webinars


How to Create Powerful and Positive Changes in Your Organization
Presented by Steve Goldstein

Dysfunction within large organizations is so prevalent that most people either accept it as an inevitable fact of corporate life or assume someone else will deal with it. But must it be this way? Steve Goldstein answers this question with a resounding, “No!” In this webinar, Goldstein explains the nature of dysfunction present in most companies and other organizations, why it occurs, and most importantly, what leaders, at all levels, can do to tackle these issues and improve performance.

What you’ll learn:

  • Proven techniques for solving problems and improving performance.
  • How to understand and utilize the Five Principles of Engagement.
  • How top leaders can improve the way they interact with their teams, employees, and customers.

Presenter/Steve Goldstein is the chairman of U.S. Auto Sales, and senior adviser to both Alvarez and Marsal and Milestone Partners. He has over 35 years of experience working as an operating executive at both global Fortune 500 companies (including as Chairman and CEO of American Express Bank), has served as director of numerous companies, and advises large and mid-size companies. Goldstein is the author of a newly published book about leadership and engagement, Why Are There Snowblowers in Miami? Transform Your Business Using the Five Principles of Engagement.

Date: 12 January 2017
Time: 11 a.m.–12 p.m. PDT / 2–3 p.m. EDT
Free to IABC members

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danewiseman_headshotDrive insights and create even greater business value
Presented by Dane Wiseman

During this webinar, you’ll learn how to create, implement, and measure data-driven integrated marketing communications (IMC) campaigns. Because, like it or not, we often mistakenly find ourselves defining strategies based on our assumptions long before we see the numbers that should be informing them.

After attending this webinar, you’ll understand how to:

  • Identify your target audience
  • Set goals and objectives that align with your business
  • Develop strategy based on research and planning
  • Identify tactics and include them in your project management
  • Implement tags and work with various communications technology
  • Create your own measurement framework
  • Schedule time to analyze and improve your campaigns
  • Build beautiful reports and dashboards to share with your C-Suite

Presenter/Dane Wiseman, Director of Marketing for AirPR, focuses on customer acquisition and connecting communications professionals to industry-leading measurement and analytics solutions. With an interest in emerging best practices in analytics, Dane has managed advertising budgets and incorporated new advertising technologies for Fortune 500 companies through partnerships and certifications with Google and Microsoft. He has also been recognized for his innovative brand marketing strategies. Prior to joining the AirPR team, he led marketing efforts for media monitoring solution Critical Mention and evolved brand strategies at the integrated digital advertising agency ethology. Fun Fact: Dane teaches the next generation of marketing and analytics professionals in graduate and advanced diploma programs at New York University.

Date: 8 February 2017
Time: 10 a.m.–11 p.m. PDT / 1–2 p.m. EDT
Free to IABC members

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Share your best work – Gold Quill Awards program

Don’t forget to submit your best work to the Gold Quill Awards program by

11:59 p.m. PT on 11 January 2017! Visit the Gold Quill website to learn more!


Are you ready to inspire and be inspired? Share your best work by entering the 2017 Gold Quill Awards program.

  • As the premier program for communication professionals (the “Pulitzer Prize” of our field), Gold Quill recognizes excellence in communication
  • Gold Quill honors the dedication, innovation and passion of communicators on a global scale

Entering is a straight-forward process

  • Details are online
  • You can enter in multiple divisions
  • Division 2: Research and Division 3: Education have been updated to better reflect best-practices in these areas

Entering your work for a Gold Quill gets you access to feedback from leading communicators

  • It’s an excellent, low-cost professional development opportunity

Update a past submission and re-enter

  • By taking the feedback provided, you can improve your submission and re-enter. You’ve already done a bulk of the work, so why not?


Call for entries