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.

 77% 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 $17.86 per hour for 252 employers in 44 states plus Washington DC, the Midway Atoll, Germany, Hungary and India. 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 Coordinators 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


77

PERCENT


539

STUDENTS


252

EMPLOYERS


44

STATES


$17.86

PER HOUR


Data based on most recently
completed academic year

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