DMSC seeks hardworking, ambitious, and creative art enthusiasts and nonprofit-supporting university students to join the DMSC intern team for the fall, spring, or summer semester. DMSC interns possess a variety of majors and interests. Successful applicants are self-starters who are organized, effective communicators, and problem solvers. DMSC interns have the opportunity to gain an understanding of the inner workings of nonprofits, will assist with day-to-day transactions and concierge duties as well as provide high-level assistance in planning events, and should emerge with a demonstrable work product for their portfolio. Internships at DMSC are generally unpaid but may be eligible for class credit.

DMSC interns work one-on-one with staff to assist with projects in the following areas:

• Marketing/Communications

• Graphic Design

• Venue Management

• Programming

• Gallery Management

• Accounting

• Photography/Videography

• Production

• Hospitality


To apply, please specify which position you are interested in and submit the following to Katie Ortman at

• Resume

• Cover letter

• Sample of work (if applying for graphic design, photo/video, or marketing/communications position)



Volunteers make the Des Moines Social Club possible. Help us further our mission of connecting the community with the arts by:

• Checking out current volunteer opportunities here.

• Signing up for our monthly volunteer e-newsletter here.


We are currently seeking volunteers to help us with:

• Setting up for events

• Assisting at the afternoon arts program for students K-5

• Monitoring the theater during performances

• Maintaining booths at festivals and other art, theatre, food, and music events.

Please direct any questions or inquiries about weekly volunteer opportunities to