Official State of Iowa Website Here is how you know

Job Openings

Iowa Economic Development Authority

The following career opportunities are currently available with the Iowa Economic Development Authority: 

Design Specialist

The Design Specialist, as part of the Iowa Downtown Resource Center team, will provide communities with building rehabilitation and downtown development-focused design assistance to Main Street Iowa Communities.  Learn more. 

Please visit the Iowa Finance Authority for other employment opportunities within the organization.

The State of Iowa is an EEO/AA Employer.

International Marketing – Intern Position

The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) and Food Export Association of the Midwest are seeking a student intern to join our team of industry trade experts for a flexible and business-driven experience. 

This paid International Marketing Intern position will be an independent contractor of the Food Export Association of the Midwest located in Chicago, but housed at, and supervised by, the IEDA International Trade Office in Des Moines.  

Duties are focused around food and agriculture exports and include but are not limited to: Research and identify potential exporters, as well as updating current databases of companies. Assist in recruiting, organizing, planning, and executing export related events/activities. Conduct research and create reports on products or markets related to state sector interests. Collect evaluation forms and generate success stories from Iowa companies that have participated in Food Export activities. 

This is a part time internship opportunity at a salary of $15.00/hour. The schedule is flexible depending on the candidate’s availability and IEDA needs, with a desired start date in January 2024 for approx. 15 hours per week during spring semester 2024, with an option for continuation in a following academic calendar semester.

Applicant must be enrolled in a post-secondary educational degree program with at least six months remaining until graduation, and a U.S. citizen. Students should have a strong interest in international business and agriculture and be seeking undergraduate or graduate degrees in international, marketing, communications or agricultural fields are preferred.  

Requirements: Strong organizational skills and the ability to prioritize work; Verbal and written communication skills, comfortable with e-mail communication and cold calling; Ability to provide excellent customer service to a wide range of Iowa companies and producers; Ability to organize and implement programs and services; Knowledge of Microsoft Office programs and Internet research; Valid driver’s license and own means of transportation.   

Send cover letter and resume, including availability by October 23, 2023 to:

For more information, contact:

Amy Kuhlers