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 Undergraduate Placement

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

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