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 South Dakota 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. South Dakota Mines students this year are doing paid internships, co-ops or research averaging $20 per hour for 153 employers in 35 states. South Dakota 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 Placement Form

Effect of Co-op/Intern Experience on Average Salary Offers AcYr 20

Co-op Internship Graph

Meet Our Interns!

South Dakota 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


153

EMPLOYERS


35

STATES


$20.00

PER HOUR


Data based on most recently
completed academic year

 

L-3 Communications
LockheedMartin
logoMicrosoft
RESPEC

Abbott Logo

Rockwell Collins
Nucor
FreeportMcMoRan
Caterpillar
BurnsMcDonnell
logoPeabody
logoCoeurMining
Raven Industries
DowChemical
BarrickGold
Garmin
EmersonProcessManagement
logoExxon
BakerHughes
Cargill
Lyondell Basell
South Dakota DENR

Kimberly Clark

Kiewit
Halliburton
Innovative Systems
Daktronics