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Interns & Future Team Members Welcome!

Our team members play a pivotal role in the work we do at Iowa Diabetes, helping us provide patients with thoughtful, compassionate and efficient care. Join our team today!

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Our employees and interns always accomplish many challenging yet rewarding experiences here at Iowa Diabetes. Some of our interns have gone on to obtain competitive post-graduate positions at organizations including Novartis, Magellan Health, & Yale University. Our long-term employees also enjoy growth opportunities and amazing benefits while completing rewarding work in a family-like environment. Joining our team is a great way to achieve your goals or help build your career skills!

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  • Want to Grow Professionally

    We are a fast-moving organization with multiple projects going on at any one time. We value interns with a high degree of autonomy that like to take initiative with their work and are flexible to work on new tasks and projects frequently. Your work here will help you to gain skills including multi-tasking and prioritization that will make you successful in future positions.

  • Are Interested in Technology

    At Iowa Diabetes, we use a number of different technology platforms like G Suite by Google among our own technology products that we offer to patients and professionals. Ideal candidates should be comfortable with technology.

  • Have Great Communication Skills

    We are looking for interns who are skilled at communicating with other members of our team and patients. Whether it be writing proposals for collaborating with other organizations or presenting projects to other team members, great communication makes sure that we are operating at full-steam.

Internship Opportunities

We work to place candidates in positions that will best fit their experience and desired projects. Please feel free to apply regardless of positions listed.

Position Summary

Iowa Diabetes has a mission of improving the health and lives of people affected by diabetes through exceptional care, research, education and technology. Iowa Diabetes will achieve this mission through its four business units of Research, Care, University, and Portal. These positions (four) are responsible for assisting the Operations Team with day to day operations management.

Core Job Responsibilities

This is the expected job description but the employee may be asked to perform other duties assigned by the supervisor or company leadership.

Responsibility % Description
Office Support 70% Assist with execution of strategic planning elements for operational tasks that allow achievement of growth goals. Filing, reminder calls to patients, organizing, reports, putting together new patient packets, helping patients with google reviews, updating patient profiles. Educate current and prospective patients on the benefits of the IDR Portal. Assist patients with signing up for the portal and answer questions to ensure a continual growth and usage of the portal.
Special Project 30% Work with the operations team on organizing logistics for events, celebrations and meetings. Assist in setting up and cleaning up after events, celebrations, and meetings.
Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required
  • Studying to receive a bachelor’s degree in business, human resources or related field, communications, public Administrations and or marketing.
  • Proficiency in Google Suite of software and applications.
  • Detail oriented with good organizational and project management skills.
  • Excellent follow-up skills
  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal.
General Attributes
  • Self starter with the ability to work independently
  • Passionate about their work
  • Reliable and trustworthy
  • Strong work ethic

Physical, visual, intellectual requirements and workplace conditions can be found in the job appendix.

About Our Companies

Iowa Diabetes Research

Iowa Diabetes Research (IDR) is a world-class clinical trial site for Phase II to Phase IV studies, headquartered in West Des Moines. IDR was founded in 2007 by our CEO and Medical Director, Dr. Anuj Bhargava in downtown Des Moines.

In 2017, we moved to a new office in West Des Moines to better serve our patients in a more spacious and easily accessible office.

IDR has started more than 100 clinical trials and helped 1,600+ patients take charge of their diabetes through clinical research.

Patients participating in trials at IDR may receive study-related care, testing supplies, and medications free of charge.

Iowa Diabetes Portal

Iowa Diabetes Portal (IDP) is a breakthrough personal technology platform that helps patients better manage their diabetes by easily managing their sugars, meds, labs, activity and more on any device!

IDP recently released a version of the platform for Professionals that allows physicians, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals to engage their patients through their very own diabetes portal and have access to real-time sugars, meds and labs.

The Academic Version allows teachers and professors to create realistic patient cases with health data for their students to work through and identify diabetes therapy problems. This platform has been used at Drake University for a diabetes concentration class in the PharmD curriculum.

Have questions?

Call us at (515) 329-6800

Email us at info@iowadiabetes.com.