2016 Economic
Impact Snapshot

Industrial Parks


Iowa Lakes Community College

Intern Opportunities

Kossuth County offers many internship opportunities, many of which turn into full-time careers. Students come to Kossuth County from local colleges and state universities for internships between 6 to 12 weeks. Interns leave knowing far more about the actual businesses than they could ever have learned in the classroom. Internships give students an opportunity to experience a variety of occupations in one employment setting through actual participation and observation of the business' daily activities.

If you are looking for available permanent or temporary job opportunities in Kossuth County, visit the Job Opportunities page under Workforce & Business Resources

Positions shaded in gray have been filled.

Kossuth County Intern Program - Summer 2017 Intern Job Openings
Company Name
Contact Name
Contact Number
Number Of Positions
Job Description
Kossuth County Engineer’s Office Doug Miller


One, Possibly two. Summer of 2017 Part Time Summer Help, Civil Engineer Intern, Civil Engineer Tech Intern

This position is an excellent opportunity for a student to obtain experience in road and bridge maintenance and construction as well as office work related to transportation infrastructure management.  Employee will be required to complete some physical work, including sampling, aggregate, Portland cement concrete and hot mix asphalt.  Employee should work well with others, have good computer and communication skills.  Possession of a valid drivers license is required. Please send letter of application and resume to engineer@co.kossuth.ia.us.

Algona Upper Des Moines

Alan Van Ormer


1 June through August

Position Filled

Writing feature and news stories, take photographs and possibility of layout and design of newspaper.

Country Maid

Molly Clark

Darin Massner
IT Intern

Mike Springer



1-IT Intern


Late May through college start time

Position Filled

To view job description for Marketing and how to apply visit: http://www.countrymaid.net/openings

Contact Darin Massner for IT Intern

Contact Mike Springer for Industrial Engineering Maintenance

DuPont Pioneer – Algona Research Station

JoAnn Harren

515-295-7283 x136

2 May-August

Research Summer Student Assistant
Position Filled

DuPont Pioneer is seeking a Research Summer Student Assistant to participate in a 3-month opportunity designed to give broad based exposure to the day-to-day activities of a breeding program. Assistants in the program will be expected to participate in all aspects of the research center's activities including planting, plot maintenance, pollination, data collection, and possibly harvesting and could travel to other locations to help on specific field related tasks. Position duration is May to August 2016.

Education and Experience College Sophomore or Junior standing, majoring in Agronomy, Plant Physiology, Plant Pathology, Genetics, or a related field. Agricultural background beneficial.

Individual must display a high degree of self-motivation, self-initiative, and ability to work well with others. Good communication and interpersonal skills along with strong computer aptitude are essential.

Iowa State Bank


Brianna Marso



May/June, July/August

General Banking
Position Filled

Exposure to all aspects of banking including teller functions, loan support, marketing, etc.

Horizons Unlimited


Paige Metzger



Anytime - Flexible to fit Intern's time requirements

Job Coach Intern or Day Hab Intern or combination

  • Assist with the implementation of community integrated Day Habilitation programs.
  • Assist Horizons' members with meeting their program goals.
  • Assisted with job coaching an individual in the community.
  • Learn the job development and placement process for individuals seeking jobs in the community.
Interns can customize their job to fit their internship requirements and focus on the skills they desire to learn.

Kossuth/Palo Alto County Economic Development Corporation


Maureen Elbert



Summer months

Office Assistant
Position Filled

Typing, filing, answering telephone, data entry, update mailing lists and emails, work on newsletters, and assist with summer intern program.

Kossuth Regional Health Center

Laura Curry, Human Resources Assistant



May through early August

Occupational Therapy (2)

Maintenance (1)

Public Relations(1)
Positions Filled

2-Occupational Therapy 20 hrs a week.

1-Maintenance 20-30 hrs a week; lawn mowing, outdoor work, painting, etc

1-Public Relations 20 hrs a week; public relations, communication activities, marketing, writing, and design

MaxYield Coop


Diane Streit



Summer Months

Variety of Ag-related internships
Position Filled

Internships in Grain, Client Relstions, Commnications, Sales and Agronomy.

Northwest Bank


Pat Berte



May - August

Customer Service Representative
Position Filled

Assist customers of the bank with general banking transactions and customer service tasks.



Rose Kain

515-295-7570 X42413


June - August

Production Interns
Position Filled

Work with Territory Managers assisting with our grower base. Gain understanding of and ability to implement company systems. Develop and establish rapport/relationships with all personnel and management.




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Maureen Elbert, Executive Director
Kossuth County Economic Development Corporation
106 South Dodge Street, Suite 210, Algona, Iowa 50511
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