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Internships Held by 2020 Graduates

May 2020 Senior Internship Survey

94% 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:

Communications intern, Des Moines Performing Arts

Communications intern, Whiterock Conservancy, Iowa

On-air DJ and board operations, Des Moines Radio Group

Iowa Public Television

Public relations runner, CNN, Iowa Caucuses

State baseball writing intern, Iowa Cubs

Digital media intern, Garden Gate Magazine, Active Interest Media, Des Moines

Communications intern, Iowa Automobile Dealers Association

Editorial apprentice, Allrecipes Magazine, Meredith Corporation

Congressional office intern, John Delaney, David Trone, Maryland

LS2group political consultants, Des Moines

Social media intern, Happy Medium agency, Des Moines

Marketing intern, Oh Hey Creative, Denver

Marketing and strategic partnerships intern, MKG Experiential Marketing, New York City

Editorial intern, SIM Partnerships, Meredith Corporation

Design intern, Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation

Design apprentice, Meredith Corp.

Marketing, communications and development intern, Make-A-Wish Foundation


Human resources intern, IMT Insurance, Des Moines

Legislative clerk, Iowa Statehouse

Copy editor, Journal for Applied Sports Psychology Research

Iowa digital director, Republican Party of Iowa

Communications intern, Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation

Editorial intern, American Society of Magazine Editors, New York City

Editorial intern,

Marketing intern, Thrivent Financial, Des Moines

Public relations intern, Certintell Telehealth, Des Moines

Sports writing and social media intern, Athlete Interactive

Youth outreach coordinator, Kim Reynolds gubernatorial campaign

Branding and copywriting intern, Des Moines Radio Group

Digital marketing intern, Access Systems

Social media intern, Iowa Catholic Radio

Communications intern, EMC Insurance, Des Moines

Marketing intern, UnityPoint Health Foundation, Des Moines

Intern, Iowa Democratic Party

Corporate communications intern, Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield

Marketing intern, KellyMitchell, St. Louis

Press intern, Iowa Sen. Charles Grassley, Washington, D.C.

Intern, Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst, Washington, D.C.

Assistant field director, Kim Reynolds gubernatorial campaign

Intern, Station 1 Records, Des Moines

Intern, Rack House Whiskey Club

Grounds crew, area music festivals and events

Small business marketing and advertising intern

Vanderbilt University Research Experience for Undergraduates

Trinity College Dublin summer research experience

Clerk, Sen. Zach Nunn, Iowa Statehouse

Project management intern, Fellowes

Public policy intern, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association

Legislative intern, Iowa Pork Producers

Social media coordinator, Learning Post and Toys

Digital engagement intern, U.S. Bank

Video production artist, American Equity Insurance

AmeriCorps Outreach intern, Iowa Radio Reading Service for the Blind

Staff reporter, Times-Republican, Marshalltown, IA

Communications intern, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Internship related to psychology major

AmeriCorps Respite Apprentice, Easter Seals Wisconsin

AmeriCorps Transitions Camp Coordinator, Easter Seals Wisconsin

Willkie House, African-American-based community service organization

Writing intern, Urban Dreams

Policy and communications intern, Iowa Primary Care Association

Communications intern, Hunger Free Dallas County

Program intern, Everybody Wins! Iowa

Cornerstone Government Affairs

West Side Chamber of Commerce

Video project, Mom’s Meals, Ankeny, IA


Marketing specialist, Raine Recruiting LLC

Marketing intern, Iowa Events Center

Premier service ambassador, Chicago Cubs

Sylvan Tutoring


On-campus experience:

The Times-Delphic student newspaper

Drake Broadcasting System

In charge of running Drake Athletic social media platforms

Marketing intern, Drake Athletics

SJMC Instagram social media producer

Billie and Robert Ray Center marketing and communications intern

Vote Smart speeches intern, public statements intern

The Harkin Institute for Civic Engagement and Public Policy

Public Relations Student Society of America

American Marketing Association

Drake Communications and Marketing

SJMC Podcast producer

Resident Assistant

Assistant Residence Hall Coordinator

Drake Magazine

Periphery literary magazine

Drake Political Review

IRIS service learning ambassador

Producer and host of Iowa Caucus Project podcast

Engaged Citizen Corps member

Conference resident assistant

Student Activities Board

Student Leadership Advisory Panel

Student ambassador

New Student Programs undergraduate assistant

Peer Advisory Board

Kappa Kappa Gamma public relations committee

President of Bulldog Catholic

Sigma Alpha Iota music fraternity editor

Drake Bands media/marketing