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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!

Interested in Applying?

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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Apply if You…

  • 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.

Job 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.

Key Responsibilities
  • Provide education for patients of Iowa Diabetes Care in person or online. Education may include blood sugar review, nutrition, activity, healthy lifestyle, diabetes management, device usage/management. Complete all documentation required after seeing patients.
  • See Iowa Diabetes Research patients in person or online as assigned by the research team. Review nutrition and exercise education with patients per research protocol. Complete protocol specific training for the research trial.
  • Help develop patient educational materials (such as articles, blogs, presentations, handouts, videos, etc)
  • Coordinate with Iowa Diabetes University to provide public education sessions as needed.
  • Assist in presentation and training of Iowa Diabetes team members and other health care professionals
  • Valid and active license in the state of IA as registered dietitian or nurse
  • Certified Diabetes Educator or Board Certified in Advanced Diabetes Management (or working toward) preferred
  • 2+ year’s diabetes education experience required.
  • Knowledge of business English, spelling, arithmetic, modern office practices and procedures, standard office equipment
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office/Google Suite of products
  • Excellent interpersonal communication, organizational skills and ability to problem solve and multi-task.

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.

Key Responsibilities
  • Maintain drug database with newly released drugs and serve as a drug reference for the Iowa Diabetes Research team and other projects
  • Actively reaching out to patients in the database and updating their most updated medical information
  • Assisting with preparation for recruitment activities such as data management and organization
  • Contact potential patients about studies, scheduling and tracking appointments
  • Write business requirements to build and improve our software and collaborate with software development team in India
  • Evaluate trial protocols and Informed Consent Forms to educate/recruit patients and staff
  • Develop executive summaries/ business plans/SWOT analysis and presentations,
  • Manage, plan, compile, write and distribute digital newsletters or medical articles
  • Help create promotional or educational material as needed
  • Assist in patient interviews for Iowa Diabetes
Desired Attributes
  • Completed at least 1 year of pharmacy school
  • Self-driven with a strong work ethic
  • Passionate about diabetes or technology
  • Pursuing an MBA or diabetes concentration
  • Reliable and trustworthy

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.

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