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 $18.08 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 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


539

STUDENTS


252

EMPLOYERS


44

STATES


$18.08

PER HOUR


Data based on most recently
completed academic year

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