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DSM Summer Intern Series to Return on June 10

May 5, 2021

GREATER DES MOINES, IA (May 5, 2021) – The Greater Des Moines Partnership has announced its intern series, DSM Intern Connection, formerly known as Seize the City, will return in a hybrid format this summer. DSM Intern Connection is a series of networking, community engagement and professional development opportunities for summer interns.

All interns and college students working in Greater Des Moines (DSM) are invited to attend. The series contains various networking events designed to engage summer interns with business and community leaders, young professionals and other interns while incorporating exposure to many quality-of-life amenities and professional development opportunities in the region. All events are free to attend. DSM Intern Connection is also exploring potential additional in-person social opportunities. The current 2021 events include:

  • Thursday, June 10, Noon – 1 p.m.: Discovering your Enneagram with Whitney Warne*
  • Thursday, June 24, Noon – 1 p.m.: Young Professional Panel*
  • Thursday, June 24: Volunteer with Des Moines Art Festival
  • Thursday, July 8, Noon – 1 p.m.: Ending the Silence presentation with NAMI*
  • Friday, July 9, 7 p.m.: ICubs vs St. Paul Saints Game and Fireworks Event
  • Thursday, July 22, Noon – 1 p.m.: Personal Finance presentation with Evelyn K. Davis Center*

* Denotes virtual programming; the other programming listed will take place in-person.

Interns that participate in three or more of the events will receive a Mastery of Community Leadership Certificate — a special designation created by The Partnership for DSM Intern Connection participants — and a box of DSM swag upon completion. Any student interested in participating in the summer DSM Intern Connection program and receiving program updates can join the DSM Intern Connection group on LinkedIn.

“The DSM Intern Connection is a great way for summer interns to connect with each other and get to know the DSM community,” said Marvin DeJear, Senior Vice President of Talent Development at the Greater Des Moines Partnership. “We encourage local employers to share information about the program with their interns as this can be a step in helping them choose to live and work in DSM after graduation.”

Interested parties can contact Program Manager Sidney Pezley at spezley@DSMpartnership.com or visit DSMpartnership.com/DSMinternconnection for more event details and registration information.

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 365 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.