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Internships Held by 2022 Graduates

May 2022 Senior Internship Survey

95% of respondents reported having and internship or other communication-related experience while at Drake; most were involved in multiple media activities

Where our students worked …

Polk County Conservation, content intern

Parkwest Fitness, marketing director

New Point Marketing, marketing intern

DSM Party DJs, social-media intern

National Alliance on Mental Illness/Iowa (NAMI), communications intern

Iowa Wild hockey team, media relations intern, communications coordinator

Delta Dental, marketing & communications intern x 3

Paws & Prints, marketing intern

Iowa State University/Polk County Extension Office, marketing intern

Liz Mathis for Congress, organizing intern

Iowa House of Representatives, legislative clerk

KWWL-TV, multimedia intern

Weitz Construction, marketing intern

Vote Smart, public statements intern, key votes intern, intern organizer

AARP, social media intern

Iowa Automobile Dealers Association (IADA), communications & advocacy intern

West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce, marketing & research intern

Iowa International Center, marketing & communications intern

Iowa Hospital Association, communications intern

Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement (CCI), communications coordinator

Des Moines Symphony, PR & marketing

Cindy Axne for Congress, clerk

Sullivan and Ward law firm, marketing

Abby Finknauer for Senate, campaign worker

HealthVenture, PR intern

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Iowa, marketing & communications intern

PrairieFire Wealth Marketing, marketing intern

Iowa Wild hockey team, marketing intern

R&R Realty Group, marketing intern

Principal Financial Group, global PR intern

Dotdash Meredith, marketing intern, social media intern

Grubb Community YMCA, youth development intern

ChildServe, donor relations/events & giving intern

The Greater Des Moines Partnership, events intern

Principal Foundation, communications intern

Des Moines Playhouse, philanthropy intern

Husch Blackwell law firm, client-development intern

Core & Main, communications intern

Iowa Senate Democrats, communications intern

Iowa House of Representatives, clerk

K Financial Operations, communications intern

UnitedHealthCare, brand marketing intern

Lumen Technologies, marketing solutions & offers intern

Iowa State Fair Blue Ribbon Foundation, business & sponsorship relations intern

Iowa PBS, communication intern

JD Merit , marketing & PR intern

Girls Rock!, marketing intern x 2

City of West Des Moines, diversity communications intern

Friends & Neighbors, agency intern/product & account management

Federal Home Loan Bank, employee communications/HR intern

Iowa State Capital, clerk

EMC Insurance, marketing campaign & customer experience intern

Stifel Financial Corporation, marketing & communications intern

United Training, marketing intern

Cooper Leibner Fellow

Penguin Random House, marketing & PR intern

Purplegator, marketing intern

Athleta, sales intern

Strategic Elements, digital intern

U-Haul International, social media & marketing intern

City State Bank, teller intern

Seven Rivers Publishing, media manager

Bemiss Center of Contemporary Art, artist-in-residence intern

Breadloaf Little Theater, technical intern

The Des Moines Register, reporting intern

Dell Technologies, CFO intern

Travel + Leisure magazine, apprenticeship, apprenticeship, apprenticeship x 2

Better Homes & Gardens, apprenticeship

Mayshad Group, creative intern, social media intern,

Iowa Environmental Council, communications intern

MercyOne, communications coordinator

Des Moines Radio Group, promotional intern

Imperfect Inspiration, marketing intern

Animal Welfare Institute

Iowa Secretary of State, general intern

Momentum, contract video editor

AA Medical Store, marketing intern

Grandir Solutions, account executive

Iowa Wild hockey team, studio intern

Symba, remote intern


On-campus experience …

University Communications marketing and photography intern, video intern

ESPN-3, Drake athletics broadcasting, marketing team

Editorial intern

Photo Bureau photographer

Times-Delphic social media manager

Drake Theatre technical assistant

Office of Admissions student ambassador, orientation leader

Drake broadcasting vice-president

Ray Center social-media intern, communication & marketing assistant

Comparison Project design & communications fellow

Phonathon student supervisor

School of Journalism & Mass Communication (SJMC) social media director, equipment check-out coordinator

Drake Democrats executive board

Office of Admissions student ambassador

PRSSA marketing hair

Office of Community Engaged Learning (CEL) events & training coordinator, IRIS coordinator, SPROUT coordinator, marketing intern

Drake Professional & Career Development Services (PCDS) social media intern

Student Alumni Association president, publicity chair

New Student Programs graphic designer

Research assistant

Meredith renovation communication intern

Drake HR marketing research intern

College of Arts and Sciences assistant

Adams Leadership Institute peer mentor

Drake Magazine social-media & advertising director, editor