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Careers & Internships


We’ll help you identify internships locally — and in the industry’s top markets — that can jump-start your career while you’re still a student.

With our own internship coordinator, we’ll help you find the right job.

Here are just a few of the places where Drake SJMC students have held internships: Minnesota Timberwolves, Wellmark, DuPont Pioneer, Gannett Inc., Des Moines Menace soccer, Iowa Cubs baseball, Iowa Barnstormers football, Radio Disney, Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation, Metro Arts Alliance, Science Center of Iowa, Meredith Corporation, MidAmerican Energy, ESPN, Cleveland Cavaliers, Clear Channel Communications, The Des Moines Register, WHO-TV, KCCI-TV, WOI-TV, NBCSN, the Iowa Speedway, Prairie Meadows racetrack, Harkin Institute for Public Policy and Citizen Engagement, the Iowa governor’s office, Iowa Legislature, Texas Monthly, Paste, Cosmopolitan, Teen Vogue, New York magazine, Greater Des Moines Partnership, Principal Financial Group, Beautiful Savage Magazine, Seventeen, GQ, Good Housekeeping, Marie Claire, Missouri Coalition for the Environment, Indianapolis Monthly, Drake University Communications, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, West Des Moines School District, Drake Athletics, the U.S. Olympic Committee, Iowa Barnstormers, Iowa Cubs, Iowa Buccaneers, Bank of America, Principal Financial Group, the Iowa State Fair, Hennepin County Medical Center, Iowa Health Care Association, MidAmerican Energy, Planned Parenthood of the Heartland, Iowa Coalition Against Sexual Assault, Dallas Court-Appointed Special Advocates, and the Animal Rescue League.

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



Drake SJMC alumni can be found across the country and around the globe.

Here is just a sampling of the places our students have gone on to work: Yahoo, 3M, Condé Nast, the Minnesota Lynx, Allstate Insurance, Walt Disney Corporation, the Iowa Events Center, Walgreen’s,, Girl Scouts of America, Principal Financial Group, Meredith Corporation, Hulu, Google, ESPN, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Loyola University-Maryland , Harpo Studios, the Chicago Bears, the Chicago White Sox, WLS-TV, Hy-Vee, KCCI-TV, WOI-TV, WHO-TV, KCTV, KZPT-FM, the Arizona Cardinals, the Toronto Sun online, Seventeen, People, Glamour, Advertising Age, Better Homes and Gardens,,,, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia,,, Allstate Insurance, Target, Major League Baseball, AT&T, Sony Music Entertainment,, WHDH-TV, ABC7 Chicago, National Journal, Washington Post, Time Out Chicago, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Denver Post, the Center for Investigative Reporting, CNN, the Des Moines Convention and Visitors Bureau, the staffs of U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill and U.S. Rep. Dave Loebsack, the Omaha and Des Moines public school systems, Disney Cruise Lines, Wells Fargo, Wellmark, the Science Center of Iowa, Mayo Clinic, Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry, the U.S. Air Force, the National Journal and Washington Post, the Omaha and Des Moines public schools, the Texas Medical Board, and on the staffs of Iowa Gov. Chet Culver and first lady Michelle Obama.

To learn more about the career paths of SJMC alumni, visit the SJMC Employment page.