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Preparation + opportunity = success

That's the DSU equation. We're a four-year university with nationally recognized programs, cutting-edge facilities, and the brightest thinkers. But we're also a tight-knit, inclusive community. Small class sizes mean hands-on training and individualized attention. All this with an affordable, public school price that's among the best values in the region.

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Internships

Get a head start in your industry by completing an internship! Begin your search today on Handshake. Meet local employers hiring interns, and explore opportunities that could propel you forward as you embark on your new career path.

Real world experience

DSU students walking around campus during class

All students at Dakota State University are encouraged to make internships an integral component of their experience. Internships provide students with opportunities to gain experience in their field prior to graduation, network with other professionals, earn academic credit towards graduation, and put their knowledge to the test. We are here to help you find the internship of your dreams and guide you as you begin your professional journey.

DSU recognizes two types of internships; both can be paid or unpaid, depending on the intern’s arrangement with the employer:

For credit internships

For Credit Internships are internships that are completed for academic credit.

To receive credit for an internship, you will begin by reaching out to the Internship Coordinator that aligns with your college. The Internship Coordinator as well as your academic advisor will review the position description to assure it aligns with your major.

Once approved, your next step is to complete the application for an internship, the resources can be found in the Internship Coordinators’ link (below).

Dr. Deb Tech
Office Location: East Hall
(605) 256-5173
Email

  • College of Arts & Science students

Joe Ren
Office Location: Beadle Hall
(605) 256-5724
Email

William Bendix
Office Location: Science Center
(605) 256-5259
Email

  • College of Education Exercise Science students
Scott Staiger
Office Location: Kennedy Center
(605) 256-5659
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Important note: You will need to register for and make payment for the internship credit(s) prior to beginning the opportunity. Credit cannot be given to previous work completed.

Not for credit internships

Not For Credit Internships are internships that enhance the student’s academic or career development but do not offer academic credit. Students can register for their internship in Handshake Experiences, using the “General Internship” template for the current academic semester.

Contact Us

Career and Professional Development Office
(605) 256-5122
Email