Career Opportunities at P.E.O.

P.E.O. (Philanthropic Educational Organization) was founded on January 21, 1869, by seven students at Iowa Wesleyan College in Mount Pleasant, Iowa.

Today, P.E.O. has grown from that small membership of seven to more than 225,000 members in chapters in the United States and Canada. The P.E.O. Sisterhood is passionate about its mission: promoting educational opportunities for women. Our sisterhood proudly makes a difference in women's lives with six philanthropies that include ownership of Cottey College, an independent, liberal arts and sciences college for women, and five other philanthropies that provide higher educational assistance which include the P.E.O. Educational Loan Fund, P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship Fund, P.E.O. Program for Continuing Education, P.E.O. Scholar Awards, and P.E.O. STAR Scholarship.

P.E.O. is an equal opportunity employer. Employment opportunities are made without regard to race, sex, age, color, national origin, religion, veteran status or sexual orientation or any other protected characteristic as established by law.


Current Openings

Special Events Intern

TITLE: Special Events Intern

SUPERVISOR: Convention & Special Events Manager



The International Chapter of the P.E.O. Sisterhood is seeking one or more Special Events Interns for summer 2019. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to work flexible part-time to full-time hours from May – August 2019, with the possibility to continue through September 2019 to assist with the 74th Convention of International Chapter of the P.E.O. Sisterhood.

A Special Event Intern will have the opportunity to work for the international headquarters based in Des Moines, Iowa, and experience firsthand what it takes to work at a nonprofit, member-based organization, while gaining real experience in event planning, logistics, customer relationship management, mobile application development, communications and marketing. This internship is an unpaid position.  Click here for full job description and instructions on how to apply – be sure to submit your Application for Employment at the P.E.O. Executive Office with your application packet.


For questions about all openings at the P.E.O. Executive Office, contact:

P.E.O. Executive Office
Attn: Executive Director
3700 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA  50312
P: 515-255-3153