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The Iowa State Fair employs nearly 60 year-round fulltime staff members and 1,600 fair-time staff members. Working at the Iowa State Fair is an opportunity to be part of welcoming over 1 million people from all over the world to Iowa’s great celebration. Watch this page for employment opportunities.

Internships

Human Resources/Admissions Internship

The Iowa State Fair is currently seeking an intern for real-world experience in Human Resources. This role will assist with HR related responsibilities for the Admissions Department including all aspects of employee hiring, orientation prep and employee management during the Fair. This work experience will grow your resume for potential employers, plus, you will be assisting with the hiring of the Admissions Department for the Iowa State Fair, Iowa’s largest single event!

2022 Human Resources/Admissions Internship Description

Please mail or email your resume and cover letter to:

Colton Lullmann

Iowa State Fair

PO Box 57130

Des Moines, IA 50317-0003

clullmann@iowastatefair.org

Application Deadline: Friday, January 28, 2022

Competitive Events Department Special Projects Internship

The Iowa State Fair is seeking an intern to assist the competitive events department with special projects. The candidate will work closely with the Competitive Events director on tasks to prepare for the Iowa State Fair. Experience will be gained in customer service, event management, communications and business administration.

2022 Competitive Events Department Special Projects Internship Description

Please mail or email a cover letter and resume to:

Jen Cannon

Iowa State Fair

P.O. Box 57130

Des Moines, IA 50317

jcannon@iowastatefair.org

Application Deadline: Tuesday, February 1, 2022

Competitive Events Department Entry Internship

The Iowa State Fair is seeking six interns to assist with the competitive exhibit entries process. Positions are available for both livestock and non-livestock entries. Candidates will gain experience in customer service, event management, communications and business administration.

2022 Competitive Events Department Entry Internship Description

Please mail or email a cover letter and resume to:

Jen Cannon

Iowa State Fair

P.O. Box 57130

Des Moines, IA 50317

jcannon@iowastatefair.org

Application Deadline: Tuesday, February 1, 2022

Business Management - Barksdale's Concession Internship

The Iowa State Fair is seeking qualified candidates for the Business Management Internship with Barksdale's Concession. Experience/education: a junior or senior in Business Management with an emphasis in Finance, Accounting, Math, or related field; previous internship experience is a plus.

2022 Business Management - Barksdale's Concession Internship Description

Please mail or email your resume and cover letter to:

Gunner Jorgensen

Iowa State Fair

PO Box 57130

Des Moines, IA 50317-0003

gjorgensen@iowastatefair.org

Application Deadline: Friday, February 25, 2022

Business Management - Concessions and Thrill Parks Internship

The Iowa State Fair is seeking qualified candidates for the Business Management Internship with Concessions and Thrill Parks. Experience/education: a junior or senior in Business Management with an emphasis in Finance, Accounting, Math, or related field; previous internship experience is a plus.

2022 Business Management - Concessions and Thrill Parks Internship Description

Please mail or email your resume and cover letter to:

Gunner Jorgensen

Iowa State Fair

PO Box 57130

Des Moines, IA 50317-0003

gjorgensen@iowastatefair.org

Application Deadline: Friday, February 25, 2022

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