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Internships Held by 2021 Graduates

May 2021 Senior Internship Survey

90% 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 . . .

Bloomington, MN, Convention and Visitor’s Bureau

NBCUniversal (New York City)

Principal Financial, marketing communications

LS2 Group political consultants, PR and public affairs intern

Strategic America agency, account management and client services

Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation, communications

Capitol Federal Savings Bank, marketing intern (Topeka, KS)

The Capper Foundation, marketing intern (Topeka, KS)

Zeno Group, consumer intern (Chicago)

Barnacle Coasters

Iowa Events Center, marketing intern

Iowa Rep. Cindy Axne, congressional intern

Valleyfair Amusement Park (MN), PR intern

Norfolk, NE, Chamber of Commerce, event planner

Strategic America, client strategy and service intern

Hy-Vee, corporate communications

Freelance businesses, event coordinator

United Healthcare, copywriter

Thrivent Financial, marketing intern

Certintell Telehealth, PR intern

Iowa House of Representatives, legislative clerk

Igor Inc., marketing and communications intern

Meyocks agency

Nuance Magazine, PR and social media intern

Borgen Project, PR and marketing intern

Iowa Department of Natural Resources, communications intern

Meredith Corp., editorial apprentice

Cosmos Corp., marketing intern and social media specialist

Lessing-Flynn agency, copy intern

Greater Des Moines Partnership, Farmers Market intern

Des Moines Performing Arts, stage hand

Omaha Web Solutions, freelance intern

Des Moines Playhouse, marketing intern

The Avenues of Ingersoll and Grand, special events and marketing

Freelance graphic designer

Kelli Soyer for School Board, communications intern

NAMI Iowa, communications and events intern

Strategic Elements LCC, public affairs intern

Des Moines Westside Chamber of Commerce

One Iowa, communications and grant intern

Polk County government, HR intern

Enterprise Iowa, events coordinator intern

Boys & Girls Club, membership coordinator

Iowa Hospital Association, digital intern

Freelance copywriter

Casey’s, digital marketing intern

Law firm media internship

O’Fallon Hoots baseball team, marketing intern

Iowa Department of Human Rights, writing intern

Chicago marketing firm, marketing specialist

Law firm digital media internship

Custom printing company, campus manager

Corporation graphic design apprentice

Station 1 Records

Des Moines Radio Group

American Society of Magazine Editors New York City internship

KWCI/WHO-TV production team

Kelly George Turf and Irrigation, marketing manager intern

Aha! Marketing

Law firm legal assistant

EMBARC Iowa, summer PR volunteer

Des Moines Buccaneers, digital media intern



On-campus experience . . .

Harkin Institute for Public Policy and Citizen engagement, communications assistant

Drake Community Press, promotions intern


St. Catherine of Siena, communications intern

Alpha Delta Pi, marketing vice president

Drake Communications and Marketing, graphic design intern

Drake Athletics Creative Services, camera operator and production assistant

Drake Entrepreneurial Center intern

Drake Broadcasting System, PR manager

Drake Shakespeare Company, PR

Drake Theatre, PR coordinator

Drake Theatre People, communications head

Drake Magazine, advertising director, editor in chief, writer, photographer, editor

Drake Athletics, marketing intern

Morehouse Hall, digital media chair

SJMC, social media assistant

Kcrew, event management

Drake Political Review, editor, managing editor

Public Relations Student Society of America

Ad Club

Times-Delphic student newspaper, editor, reporter, photographer, ad manager

Drake Student Senate

DUIN humor magazine

Drake Veterans Association

American Marketing Association

International Students Association