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DSM Interns Invited To DSM USA Intern Bash On July 13

June 23, 2023

GREATER DES MOINES, IA (June 22, 2023) – The Greater Des Moines Partnership is partnering with the West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce to host the DSM USA Intern Bash on Thursday, July 13 from 5 – 7 p.m. at Big Grove Brewery & Taproom The event is part of The Partnership’s Intern Connection program and the West Des Moines Chamber’s YURtern college student development program. 

The DSM USA Intern Bash will provide a casual networking opportunity for interns to meet young professionals in the region and practice networking skills learned during the programs over the summer.  

“The Intern Bash will be a premiere event of the summer for college students who are living and working in DSM,” said Jenae Sikkink, Senior Vice President of Talent Development at The Partnership. “This will be the largest summer gathering of interns and college students from across the region, and a great opportunity to network with peers.” 

“We are grateful to have so many students from across the state and country interning here this summer,” said Meredith Murphy, Talent Attraction Coordinator with the West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce. “If you have interns on your team, we encourage you to invite them to attend this event. They will benefit from the connections they are able to make in a fun, laid back setting.” 

The event is sponsored by Athene, in addition to the YURtern Presenting Sponsor, Palmer Group. 

“We strive to provide an experience where interns can do meaningful work with talented people and see their ideas come to life,” said Kristi Kaye Burma, Executive Vice President, and Chief Human Resources Officer at Athene. “We are excited to see our interns, and interns across the region, gather to make important connections that will help them as they consider careers here.” 

Register for the event here. Learn more how to participate in the Intern Connection series here, and learn how to participate in YURtern here

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 24 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