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Internships Held by 2019 Graduates

93% of respondents reported having an internship or other communication-related experience while at Drake; most were involved in multiple media activities

Where our students worked . . .

John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC, press intern

Camp Fire Heart of Iowa

Twin Cities Public Television, production assistant

Sunday Times, Cape Town, South Africa, news intern

Meredith Corp., video production intern

Iowa Cubs (baseball), Iowa Wild (hockey), Iowa Energy (basketball)

Iowa Caucus 2016 coverage for ABC

Two Rivers Marketing, creative intern

Cumulus Radio, marketing and promotions intern

LS2 Group, political consultants, PR and public affairs interns

WGN-TV, Chicago

Iowa Secretary of State, social media manager

Iowa Public Television

Chick-Fil-A franchise, social media coordinator

Meyocks advertising agency, copywriting intern, media intern

The Avenues of Ingersoll and Grand, nonprofit neighborhood development


Saatchi & Saatchi, Los Angeles, global account management intern

Meredith Xcelerated Marketing, account and project management interns

Navegate, Minneapolis, MN, marketing intern

KCCI-TV, production assistant

Iowa Department of Natural Resources, resource enhancement intern

Iowa Coalition Against Sexual Assault, communications intern

Happy Medium ad agency, creative intern, Meredith Corp., digital editorial apprentice

Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden, social media and marketing intern

Lew Leverenz Associates, Portland, OR, PR intern

Big Loud Records, Nashville, TN, graphic designer

Iowa Workforce Development, strategic communication and outreach intern

Ad Age magazine, New York City, American Society of Magazine Editors intern

United Synagogue Youth: Israel Pilgrimage Experience, youth coordinator

Greater Des Moines Jewish Federation, teacher

BizStarts, Milwaukee

Second Chance

Iowa Wolves (basketball)

Greater Des Moines Partnership

Iowa House Truman Fund, finance and communications intern

Des Moines City Council campaign, field organizer

Iowa House of Representatives, legislative clerk

Iowa Senate, communications intern

Principal Financial Group, marketing and communications intern

Worth New York, social media manager

Choose Chicago, media relations intern

Maddock Douglas, copy writing intern

Boys and Girls Club of Central Iowa

World Food Prize, communications intern

Iowa House Democrats, communications intern

GuideOne Insurance, communications intern

Mandle Creative Services

Iowa House, legislative assistant

Eat Greater Des Moines

One Iowa, LGBTQ advocacy organization

Des Moines Community Playhouse, marketing

Liliana Grace Media, design and marketing

Innervisions Healthcare, design and marketing

Des Moines Performing Arts, communications intern

Go Media, promotions and editorial internships

Polaris, interactive digital marketing intern

Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield

Planned Parenthood of the Heartland, communications intern

Party On Des Moines, associate coordinator

Blackbird Investments, sales and events intern

The Foundry, Meredith Corp., editorial apprentice

Rotary Club of Des Moines, communications intern

The Wilderness Society, communications intern

IMA Financial Group, communications intern

Konfrst for House, 2016 campaign

Yahoo News, CNN 2016 political events, production assistant

Newseum, Washington, DC

Hays Companies, marketing intern

Service Year Alliance

Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer, Grand Island, NE

Iowa Wild, media relations assistant

Chicago Botanic Garden, PR intern

Adventure Learning Center, Iowa State Extension, facilitator

A Tech Inc., marketing intern

Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, diversity and inclusion intern

Make-A-Wish Iowa, special events intern

On With Life, PR and events intern

Emerging Prairie, Fargo, ND

Flint Communications PR agency, Fargo, ND

America’s Service Commissions

Susan G. Komen Iowa, events intern, social media/PR intern

Des Moines Area Religious Council, digital media storytelling intern

Blink Marketing, Okoboji, IA, marketing intern

Network of Biblical Storytellers, digital communications manager

Target, executive team leadership intern

U.S. Tennis Association Missouri Valley, intern

Healthiest State initiative intern

Bank Iowa

Pro Media LLC

Liberty Fleet of Tall Ships

Decades Event Center, events intern

Easter Seals of Iowa, development intern

YRC Freight

Iowa Department of Transportation

Burns & McDonnell

Station One Records, photographer and videographer, graphic designer

Northwest Passage LTD, Webster, WI, film production intern

First Tennessee Bank, Memphis, TN, corporate communications intern

Des Moines Symphony and Academy, development intern

Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation, communications intern

Zebulon Solutions LLC, marketing specialist

Midwest Living magazine, Meredith Corp., editorial assistant

Talk Media News, Washington, DC

BHG Crafts Group, Meredith Corp., editorial apprentice

Shop at Meredith

Creative Production Agency


Advocates for Human Rights, communication intern

Iowa Primary Care Association, advocacy intern

Pablo’s Art, New Zealand, communications/marketing intern

DailyVitamina, editorial intern

Cuisine at Home, editorial intern

Bridge Solutions, financial inclusion research and design, design intern

Students in the Arts, Fort Dodge, IA, web designer

Area 515, social media manager

Wooly’s bar, photographer

Waukee, IA, schools, communication intern

Saddle and Bridle, editorial intern

Evereve, sylist

Des Moines radio station, marketing

LeadingAge Iowa

Native American Medicine Co., social media manager

BH Management, marketing intern, sales manager, graphic designer

Rauland, graphic designer

Successful Farming magazine apprentice


On-campus experience


Drake Athletics Grand Blue Mile brand coordinator, sports marketing

Drake Creative Services, ESPN3 replay operator, camera assistant

VoteSmart, research assistant, key votes intern

Drake University Communications and Marketing, video, graphic design, PR

Ray Center, marketing assistant

Drake Fine Arts, PR/marketing intern

Friends of Drake Arts, communications intern

University wellness intern and events coordinator, graphic designer

Fraternity and Sorority Life student coordinator

Spoon University, remote video contributor, photographer

College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, public health messaging coordinator

Drake Magazine, director of ad and PR, online editor, media editor, editor, multimedia editor, writer, art director, designer, photographer

Times-Delphic, ad manager, photographer/editor, writer, sports editor, news editor, graphics editor

Drake Political Review, editor, copy chief, web director, art director

Student Senate

Phonathan student supervisor and professional fundraiser

College Positive volunteer coordinator

Resident assistant

Fraternity and Sorority student coordinator

Dogtown After Hours marketing/PR

Leadership concentration, digital content producer

DUIN, copy chief, editor

Drake Administered Programs Abroad, undergraduate assistant

The Annual magazine, editor

Drake Broadcasting System, video, social media, radio

School of Journalism and Mass Communication, research assistant

Ad Club, account executive, vice president, president

UNITY Roundtable, co-president

Public Relations Student Society of America

Student Activities Board, PR chair, marketing representative, Homecoming co-chair

Residence hall, publicity chair

Drake Disabilities Action and Awareness Committee

Panhellenic Council, vice president of marketing

Sorority PR chair