CONNECTING IOWANS TO THE WORLD Community

Our Interns

​​ISS offers internships in our Des Moines office for current college students and recent graduates. Internships may be tailored to suit a candidate's professional interests or previous experience. Selected interns will get the opportunity to get hands-on experience in an active international non-profit organization. All internships are unpaid positions, and we accept applications on a rolling basis. Positions to be filled will be posted promptly to this page.


We are currently seeking interns for Fall/Winter 2016.

Kim Heidemann, Executive Director

Kim celebrated 10 years with ISS in November 2014. She holds a BA in History from the University of Iowa, a Secondary Education Degree from Iowa State University (with endorsements in World History, American History and Government), and an MA in Diplomatic Studies from the Diplomatic Academy of London at the University of Westminster.





Kassi Wheeler-International Program Manager

Kassi holds a BS in Anthropology from Iowa State University with a secondary major in International Studies and a minor in both Spanish and Math. Some of her previous work experience includes managing a team of AmeriCorps members, survey and database work for neighborhood revitalization initiatives, and organizing service events. Kassi first became interested in traveling and other cultures through her experience in a youth exchange. She was lucky enough to host one student from Minami-Alps, Japan for 10 days and then the following year she was able to travel to Minami-Alps herself. Kassi is now a traveling enthusiast, a member of YNPN and participates on various sports teams throughout the year including: soccer, volleyball and softball.


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