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Welcome to the State of Iowa Internship page, where exciting opportunities await driven individuals eager to gain hands-on experience in a variety of fields. Our internships are designed to provide meaningful and impactful experiences for students, allowing them to apply classroom knowledge to real-world situations. As an intern with the State of Iowa, you'll have the chance to collaborate with professionals, contribute to important projects, and make a difference in the lives of Iowans.

Why Choose a State of Iowa Internship?

  • Diverse Opportunities: Explore internships across various state agencies, offering a wide range of experiences in fields such as engineering, information technology, accounting, and more.
  • Skill Development: Gain valuable skills, benefit from mentorship from seasoned professionals, and engage in real, on the job scenarios to bolster your career readiness.
  • Networking: Connect with professionals in your field, build a network of contacts, and attend events that provide insights into the workings of state government.
  • Impactful Work: Contribute to projects that directly impact the citizens of Iowa and play a crucial role in the state's continued growth and development.

How to Apply:

  1. Explore Opportunities: Browse our internship openings on the State of Iowa Careers site.
  2. Application Process: Follow the application instructions provided for each internship opportunity.
  3. Contact Us: If you have questions or need additional information, feel free to reach out to the contact person listed in the internship announcement.

Join us in shaping the future of Iowa through a rewarding internship experience. Your journey toward professional growth and making a meaningful impact begins here!

*Please note, per Iowa Code, only those that are enrolled in school (high school or college), pursuing a degree are eligible/qualify for an internship. Additionally, internship appointments expire upon the attainment of the degree [11 IAC-57.6(1)].


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