Tyson Foods Summer Community Internship Program

January 18, 2022

The Tyson Foods Summer Community Internship Program is a partnership between Iowa Campus Compact and Tyson Foods to provide an invaluable opportunity for select college students to gain professional experience while making a positive impact in our community. Applications are open for host sites for summer 2022 placements.

See below for additional information on the program.


The Tyson Foods Summer Community Internship Program provides an invaluable opportunity for select college students to gain professional experience while making a positive impact in our community. The Program provides full-time college students an eight-week paid summer job to assist nonprofit organizations and gain experience with diverse social issues.

The Program provides nonprofit organizations with a grant of $4,200 to hire a qualified college student to work full time for eight weeks during the summer.

Organization applications must be submitted using the online form by 11:59 PM, Friday, February 4, 2022.  Applicants are strongly encouraged to review the application instructions prior to submitting an application. 


Tyson Foods is underwriting this Program to help young adults realize their potential while making a difference in our community.  To that end, we have partnered with Iowa Campus Compact to oversee and administer the Program.  Our combined efforts will ensure that nonprofits and college applicants have a productive and meaningful experience.


Iowa & Minnesota Campus Compact strengthens the capacity of colleges and universities to fulfill the public purposes of higher education through its network of 58 campuses. This includes educating students through community and civic learning experiences and making an impact in communities through reciprocal partnerships that address community-identified goals. IAMNCC creates partnership opportunities, supports quality programming through professional development, and promotes the importance of the civic mission. More information can be found at iacampuscompact.org or mncampuscompact.org


Applicants with questions can contact Monique Ellefson at mellefson {at} compact(.)org or 515-612-8231 or Rob Barron at rbarron {at} compact(.)org or 515-778-2961.


Iowa Campus Compact will award over $90,000 to nonprofit organizations in Northwest Iowa that can be used to hire undergraduate students as summer student employees. Each nonprofit will receive $4,200 to pay their student intern for two months of work at the nonprofit.


The following list of eligibility requirements applies to all grantees.

  • 501(c) nonprofit or public organization (organizations focused on lobbying are not eligible), and
  • Located in or near Sioux City (including Union, SD; Plymouth and Woodbury Counties, IA; and South Sioux City, NE), Storm Lake, or Council Bluffs, Iowa.
  • Submit a completed online application and required attachments.
  • Have the capacity to successfully supervise a quality internship experience, including orientation, training, daily guidance, and the ability to process payroll.
  • New applicants may request payroll support if they can demonstrate significant barriers to this requirement.

All organizations within the designated counties are eligible to apply, however applications are especially encouraged from those focused on hunger relief, diversity/inclusion, and immigrant services.