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

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