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Internships & Careers

Des Moines, Iowa’s capital and largest city, provides an ideal location for both business and legal/political internships.

As a student at Drake, you’ll have the freedom to pursue one or more internships — and your future career — in areas like corporate law, private practice or state government. Des Moines is home to several major insurance, health care, banking and real estate companies, offering a wide range of opportunities to develop your business skills.

Common internships locations for Drake students considering law school include:

  • American Judicature Society at Drake University
  • Drake Legal clinic
  • Private law practices
  • Law departments within corporate businesses          
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Iowa State legislature 
July 8, 2018
Robert D. Ray, BN'52, LW'54, died on July 8. Governor Ray proudly served as Iowa’s 38th governor and, later in his career, as the 11th president of Drake University, from April 1998 to May 1999.