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Careers & Internships

Internships

A number of organizations, including the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and the Society of Professional Journalists, offer nationally competitive internships in areas of media law, press freedom and freedom of information for which 3+3 students would be well prepared. Students have the opportunity to work with Drake’s Harkin Institute for Public Policy and Citizen Engagement and the archive of Sen. Tom Harkin’s papers.  SJMC students also frequently have internships in the governor’s office, in the Legislature and with state and local government agencies. Every four years the Iowa Caucuses provide students the opportunity to work with national political candidates and parties and with national and international media.

To learn more about internships held by students in all SJMC programs, visit our SJMC Internships page.

Career Options

Graduates are prepared to work professionally in the communications and/or law fields, for nonprofit organizations, in business and for government agencies.

To learn more about career paths of SJMC alumni in all our majors, visit the SJMC Employment page.