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Internships & Jobs

Always check outside SJMC Internship Coordinator Carlyn Crowe’s office (120 Meredith) for the latest job and internship postings. Or use these websites:

Drake Media Gigs

The goal of Drake Media Gigs is to assist in connecting talented Drake undergrads and grads with great career opportunities submitted by Drake alumni and others.


You can post your resume and look at lots of job postings and internship opportunities on Handshake.

You will need to log in with your Banner ID and your birthdate in mmddyyyy format. The first step is to build a profile that will then qualify you to view internships, full-time jobs and schedule interviews. Click on Jobs and search more in-depth with the advanced search options.

Posting your resume on Handshake, our new career management system is easier than ever. Follow these easy steps:

  1. Complete your resume using your computer’s format, rather than a template, and save it to a chosen folder
  2. Point your browser to Handshake
  3. Add Username (Student Banner ID) and Password (Date of Birth, mmddyyyy) to login, and complete your profile by clicking “PROFILE” on the top of the navigation bar. Once completed you can…
  4. Click “DOCUMENTS” on the top of the navigation bar
  5. Click the “ADD NEW” tab to start the document downloading process
  6. Type a title in the “LABEL” field, and click on the type of document that will be downloaded
  7. Download the document by browsing files on your computer, once the document is found, and in the chosen “FILE” field, click “SUBMIT”
  8. Review your downloaded document by clicking the icon under “VIEW.” Your resume or other document will be converted in a .pdf format on the career management system

Career Development Center

The Professional and Career Development Center at Drake posts internship and job postings on their site.

Also check in with your adviser or the SJMC dean’s office for tips on job-hunting.

Internship Policies

  • Maximum of 3 hours allowed for credit
  • Students take for 1, 2 or 3 credits (requires adviser approval)
  • Internship forms available on table outside of Meredith 120/Internship Coordinator Office
  • Opportunities listed on bulletin boards and in notebooks outside 120 as well as online
  • Grade assigned by supervising faculty member (adviser)
  • All internships for credit should be added before the semester’s add period, when possible
  • Students registered for fewer than 12 credits at the end of the add period cannot add an internship after the add period has expired. In other words, if adding internship credit changes a student’s status from part-time to full-time, the internship cannot be added. These students may add their internship credits to the next semester.  If the next semester is summer, students are required to pay the summer rate for each credit hour. If, in any semester, the internship hours, along with the student’s other coursework exceeds 18 credit hours, the over-hours fee will apply. Students may not hold internship credit past the next semester.
  • Students registered for 12 credits or more at the end of the add period may add the internship credits at the time the internship becomes available. The deadline will be the Friday before finals of each semester.