Internships and Co-ops

The hallmark of a Hardrocker education is our hands-on experience. The real-world happens beyond the classroom. So should your education.  

The SD Mines internship program is second to none. Internships and co-ops provide unmatched opportunities for students to apply classroom learning to real-world careers.  Internships are usually for the summer or part time during the year.  Co-ops are often 6-8 months, but vary with employers.

 75% of last year's graduates had relevant work experience through paid internships, co-ops or research. Mines students this year are doing paid internships, co-ops or research averaging $17.15 per hour for 239 employers in 39 states, Canada, Germany and Tajikistan. Mines interns gained industry expertise second to none at companies such as Garmin, Google, Barrick Gold, Cargill, Caterpillar, Kiewit and Nucor.

Internship/Co-op Resources:

Co-op Academic Credit Co-op Checklist Co-op Student Report Format Co-op Employer Evaluation Internship/Co-op Brochure

Effect of Co-op/Intern Experience on Average Salary Offers

Co-op Internship Graph

Meet Our Interns!

Mines interns have some amazing experiences. Click on a photo below to find out more.


Internship Search - Online Resources:



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STUDENT
INTERNSHIPS


75

PERCENT


497

STUDENTS


240

COMPANIES


39

STATES


$17.16

PER HOUR


Data based on most recently
completed academic year

logoExxon
Garmin
Innovative Systems
South Dakota DOT
LockheedMartin
Raven Industries
Caterpillar
Lyondell Basell
ArcherDanielsMidland
logoDisney
L-3 Communications
BakerHughes
South Dakota DENR
logoPeabody
FreeportMcMoRan
BarrickGold
BurnsMcDonnell
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DowChemical
Nucor
RESPEC
Halliburton
EmersonProcessManagement
Kiewit
Rockwell Collins
Daktronics
Cargill
logoMicrosoft