• Internship: New Product Development

    Job Locations US-IA-Iowa City
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(10/6/2018 12:58 PM)
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  • Overview

    ACT is a nonprofit organization helping people achieve educational and workplace success.  Our programs are designed to boost lifelong learning in schools and workplaces around the world. Whether it's guiding students along their learning paths, enabling companies to develop their workforce, fostering parent, teacher, and counselor understanding of student progress, guiding job seekers toward career success, or informing policymakers about education and workforce issues. ACT is passionate about making a difference in all we do.


    Learn more about working at ACT at act.org!


    Internship Position working 10-20 hours per week

    Project Objective:  Assist with the development of new products in The Product Group.  The individual will work between all aspects of the product development from finance, operation, marketing, technical, business or whatever role is required. They are not expected to be experts in any one area, rather they should have the ability to understand and work with the experts in these area.

    Typical work related activities

    • Help plan and deliver on operational objectives
    • Test and validate market assumptions
    • Work within ACT to remove roadblocks and develop new processes



    Educational Requirements:  Currently pursuing a graduate degree in a Business related program or product development, UX, marketing, or market research. 

    Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

    • Great organizational skills
    • Project management skills and understanding of tasks
    • Mature self-starter and self-managing 
    • Enjoys working in a small group or on their own
    • Very comfortable with ambiguity
    • Ability to identify the problem that needs to be solved
    • Good at problem solving and great collaboration skills
    • Comfortable presenting to others.


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