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Summer Internships: Magazine Majors Get to Work

Drake’s magazine majors will have plenty of stories to tell about how they spent their summers. From Des Moines to New York to Dallas to Kansas City, to name a few, students are putting their communication skills to work in magazine journalism, e-commerce, social media, public relations, marketing, and human resources. See the list below.

Jeff Nelson
Jeff Nelson

Drake senior Jeff Nelson started work this week at People magazine as part of the prestigious ASME summer internship program. The American Society of Magazine Editors each year chooses around 30 college students nationwide to work for magazines in New York City and Washington, D.C. (Follow the ASME intern blog to learn more.)

Jeff, who was editor of Drake Magazine last school year, has already had internships at Minneapolis/St. Paul Magazine and  Ladies’ Home Journal. He also was a Meredith apprentice last school year, working for Meredith Xcelerated Marketing. But the gig at People holds special meaning.

“I mean, I grew up on a dairy farm,” Jeff said. “My goal when I came to Drake was to work at an entertainment or pop culture title, so I’m ready to make the most of this amazing opportunity.

“I’ve never worked at a weekly title, so I can’t wait to experience the hustle-and-bustle dynamic involved with that.”

Other magazine majors with summer internships:


In Des Moines:

Hilary Abrahamson: DivineCaroline.com, editorial

Brooke Albers: BHG.com, e-commerce

Andrea Crowley: BHG.com, food

Kenzie Kramer: BHG.com, social media

Kayli Kunkel: Meredith Interactive Media, design

Raeann Langas: BHG.com, social media

Casey Morgan: Gusto Pizza Company, social media

Kateyln Philipp: Better Homes and Gardens Crafts Group, editorial

Raquel Rivera: The Integer Group, human resources

Kylie Rush: communications for Anawim Housing; marketing for Rebuilding Together Greater Des Moines!

Sarah Sager: Iowa State Fair, marketing

Linley Sanders: Meredith Special Interest Media, copy editing

Sami Smith: Fork in the Road, marketing and communications, editor of That’s Forkin’ Amazing

Kerri Sorrell: Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation, design

Lindsay Susla: DivineCaroline.com, editorial

Rachel Ward: Goodsmiths, editorial

Monica Worsley: Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation, marketing


Outside Des Moines:

Samantha Baker: Inked, New York

Megan Berberich: iaam.com, teen lifestyle online magazine, social media, working from home

Bailey Berg: Spirit Magazine (Southwest Airlines), Dallas

Selchia Cain: Parris Communications, public relations, Kansas City

Kristin Doherty: Seventeen, New York

Courtney Fishman: Envision Radio Networks, Cleveland, Ohio

Meagan Flynn: Texas Monthly, Austin, Texas

Susanna Hayward: BOLD Marketing, graphic design and public relations, Cape Girardeau, Missouri

Nicole Kasperbauer: Seventeen, New York

Lauren Kassien: Shawnee Mission Medical Center and YMCA, public relations/marketing, Kansas City

Stephanie Kocer: Rochester Magazine, Rochester, Minnesota

Erin McHenry: CookingChannelTV.com, New York

Luke Nankivell: Quad City Times, photographer, Davenport, Iowa

Lauren Turner: Woman’s Day, New York

Leah Walters: Splash Magazine, a Chicago Sun-Times publication, Chicago


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