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DSM Intern Connection

This must be the place!

The DSM Intern Connection event series, formerly known as Seize the City, will return to Greater Des Moines (DSM) in a hybrid format this summer. The series will feature virtual and in-person opportunities for interns and college students to connect with community leaders and executives, as well as opportunities to network with fellow students while learning about what makes DSM unique and truly the place to be.

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 Arts Festival®
  • Thursday, July 8  |  Noon – 1 p.m.  |  Ending the Silence Presentation with NAMI*
  • Friday, July 9  |  7 p.m.  |  I-Cubs 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.

Program Highlights:

  • Opportunities to network with other students and young professionals in the area while also learning about personal finance management, mental health care tips and how to leverage your own strengths in your job and everyday life.
  • Students who complete 3 of the 4 events receive a Community Leadership Certificate (an excellent resume booster) and a box of DSM swag.
  • All events are free for students to attend.

Any student interested in participating in the summer DSM Intern Connection program and receiving program updates and registration information can join The DSM Intern Connection LinkedIn group here. For anyone interested in additional information, contact Program Manager Sidney Pezley.

Calling All Interns in DSM USA

Past Interns

Past interns have come from these organizations in DSM:

  • All Iowa Can Be
  • Altar'd State
  • Ames Chamber of Commerce
  • Ames Tribune
  • Athene USA
  • Aureon
  • Baker Group
  • Banana Republic
  • Bankers Trust
  • Beauty Brands
  • Berkshire Hathaway Energy-Renewables
  • Blank Park Zoo
  • Blueprint Strategies
  • Bluestone Engineering
  • BNIM Architects
  • Boys & Girls Club of Central Iowa
  • Brick Street Market and Cafe
  • BTC Capital Management
  • Businessolver
  • CenturyLink
  • Charming Charlie
  • City of Pleasant Hill
  • City of Urbandale 
  • Clemen Wilcox & Associates/Everything Spanish
  • Cognizant
  • Compressor Controls Corporation
  • Confluence
  • Cre8tv Qn
  • Critical Labs
  • Cultivation Corridor
  • Current RE
  • Davita
  • Deloitte & Touche, LLP
  • Delta Dental of Iowa
  • Democracy Matters
  • Des Moines Area Community College
  • Des Moines Downtown Chamber of Commerce
  • Des Moines East and South Chamber of Commerce
  • Des Moines Playhouse
  • DLR GROUP
  • Drake University
  • DuPont Pioneer
  • EMC Insurance Companies
  • EMC Risk Services
  • Environmental Law & Policy Center
  • Eurofins
  • FBL Financial Group
  • FEH Design
  • Financial Architects 
  • First National Bank
  • Forbs Export Services LLC
  • Galen Kurth Remax Real Estate Concepts
  • Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute
  • Gremler Financial
  • Healthiest State Initiative
  • Hubbell Community Management
  • Hy-Vee
  • Intoxalock
  • Iowa Department of Revenue
  • Iowa Speedway
  • J.F. Ahern Fire Protection
  • Jones Lang LaSalle
  • John Deere Financial
  • Lakeside Engineers
  • Life Care Services
  • LifeServe Blood Center
  • Lorenz & Jones
  • LS2group
  • LWBJ
  • Mack McClain & Associates
  • McClure Engineering Co.
  • MidAmerican Energy
  • Midwest Family Lending
  • Nate Sammler State Farm
  • Nationwide
  • Newbury Living
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • Nyemaster Goode, P.C. 
  • Patty Judge for Iowa
  • PepsiCo
  • Principal Financial Group
  • ProSky
  • QuikTrip
  • R&R Realty Group
  • RSM
  • Sammons Financial Group
  • Simonson & Associates Architects L.L.C.
  • Stine Seed Company
  • Strategic Elements
  • Substance Architecture
  • Sunglass Hut
  • Tastes of Brasil
  • Telligen
  • The Baker Group
  • U.S. Bank
  • UnityPoint Health - Des Moines
  • UPS
  • Vermeer Corporation
  • Waddell & Reed
  • Wellmark Blue Cross & Blue Shield
  • Wells Fargo & Co.
  • Whitfield & Eddy Law
  • Wooly's
  • World Food Prize Foundation