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DSM Intern Connection Opens Registration For Summer Of 2024

March 26, 2024

GREATER DES MOINES, IA (March 26, 2024) – The Greater Des Moines Partnership has announced the dates for the intern professional development series, DSM Intern Connection. The series will feature opportunities for college-aged interns to connect with community leaders and executives, as well as opportunities to network with fellow students while learning about what makes DSM unique and a place they should consider for their post-graduate career. 

All college-aged interns working in Greater Des Moines (DSM) are invited to attend, and all events are free. Students who complete three of the four events receive a Community Leadership Certificate and are invited to attend an exclusive Executive Luncheon event at the Embassy Club Downtown. 

The 2024 calendar is:  

  • Tuesday, June 4: DSM Intern Connection Kick-Off: Skillset Identification and Connections | REGISTER 
  • Tuesday, June 18: Magnetic Communication with Tina Bakehouse | REGISTER 
  • Tuesday, July 2: On Purpose for a Purpose: Professional Presence with Laila Down | REGISTER 
  • Tuesday, July 16: Enrolling in Benefits and Understanding Your Total Pay Package with Jeff Clayton | REGISTER 
  • Tuesday, July 23: Executive Luncheon – Invite Only  
    *In order to attend, participants must have attended 3 of 4 previous DSM Intern Connection events.

“The DSM Intern Connection gives college interns an opportunity to connect to the community through a variety of professional development and networking events,” said Jenae Sikkink, Senior Vice President of Talent Development and Inclusive Strategies at The Partnership. “In 2023, students from over 50 different colleges participated in the program. It's an excellent avenue for students to meet new people and build career-ready skills for their future.” 

Any student interested in participating in the summer DSM Intern Connection program and receiving program updates and registration information can learn more on The Partnership’s website

About the Greater Des Moines Partnership

The Greater Des Moines Partnership is the economic and community development organization that serves Greater Des Moines (DSM), Iowa. Together with 23 Affiliate Chambers of Commerce, more than 6,500 Regional Business Members and more than 400 Investors, The Partnership drives economic growth with one voice, one mission and as one region. Through innovation, strategic planning and global collaboration, The Partnership grows opportunity, helps create jobs and promotes DSM as the best place to build a business, a career and a future. Learn more at DSMpartnership.com.