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Internships are an important component of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication academic program, supplementing what is learned in the classroom. Drake SJMC students have interned at newspapers, magazines, TV and radio stations, advertising agencies and public relations firms, and various profit and nonprofit organizations.

Internships held by Drake SJMC graduates, by year:

Percentage of SJMC seniors reporting at least one internship/professionally oriented work experience while at Drake (most report multiple internships):

2012 98%
2013 93%
2014 97%
2015 91%
2016 98%
2017 96%
2018 98%
2019 93%

To learn more about Drake SJMC internships, contact our Internship Coordinator, Carlyn Crowe, at