Seven internships are open this year through the South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA) and they are also willing to pay their interns.

According to a release by the SDDA, the internships are located statewide in several fields:

  • Forestry Health, two positions, located in Rapid City
  • State Fair, Marketing/Events, located in Huron
  • Plant Pest Survey Specialist, three positions, statewide
  • Office of the Secretary, Communications and Special Projects, located in Pierre

SDDA Secretary Kim Vanneman says, “An internship with the Department of Ag is a great opportunity for students to receive practical experience to add to their resume.”

The release states that applicants must be enrolled in secondary education and have completed a minimum of two years or one year for Vocational Technical Institutes. An agricultural science background is preferred for some positions. All positions require good oral and written communication skills, and the ability to work cooperatively with private land and business owners, and the general public.

If you have an interest in any of the open internships contact the South Dakota Bureau of Human Resources at, or call 605.773.3148.

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