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.

 70% 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 $20.96 per hour for 222 employers in 43 states as well as in Germany, France, and Canada. South Dakota Mines interns gained industry expertise second to none at companies such as Garmin, Google, Nevada Gold Mines, 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
CoOp Salary Graphic

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


70

PERCENT


222

EMPLOYERS


43

STATES


$20.96

PER HOUR


Data based on most recently
completed academic year

Abbott Logo

Nucor
FreeportMcMoRan
BarrickGold
Halliburton
BakerHughes
logoMicrosoft
Lyondell Basell
logoCoeurMining
Daktronics
Raven Industries
Garmin
EmersonProcessManagement
Innovative Systems

 

Cargill
logoExxon
South Dakota DENR
L-3 Communications
Rockwell Collins
logoPeabody
RESPEC
BurnsMcDonnell
LockheedMartin
DowChemical
Kiewit

Kimberly Clark

Caterpillar