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Accounting, Banking and Financial, Economics Internships

  • NEW: CAPITAL Services is offering a PAID Human Resources (HR) Internship. During this internship, you will be able to apply your education and skills while gaining real-world HR experience. This internship starts in May of 2024 and will run for a 12-week period. It will be located onsite in our Sioux Falls, SD office. You will have the opportunity to work under the direction of our Human Resources Director, as well as other Human Resources professionals with a variety of different HR skill sets. Our HR Intern will work on strategic projects for the department and learn about/assist in day-to-day functions.
  • Internship posting - Dacotah Grown Banking Internship | Dacotah Grown Banking Internship is a 10-week long internship program that runs end of May to the first part of August located here in Aberdeen. The internship program is designed to provide students a well-rounded opportunity that exposes them to the financial industry and Dacotah Bank as a company. Interns are able to spend a month shadowing all of the department that make up the structure of our bank and are provided an opportunity to spend 1:1 time with the department(s) that they might be most interested in. Throughout the summer interns are given the opportunities to travel to other market locations in our Dacotah Territory, networking events and opportunities, and hands-on projects from any departments. For many years, our summer internship program has helped young professionals connect what they are learning in the classroom to a real-life career opportunity for the future. Our intern retention rate for interns who have later come to work for us is nearly 60%. Application Accepted September - November 3, 2023.
  • Department of Labor & Regulation| Financial Institution Examiner interns will work directly with an experienced team of trust and bank examiners to evaluate bank and trust company operations, business planning, risk management strategies, and compliance. Will be a member of a team that is responsible for assessing financial institutions to determine whether they are following safe and sound banking / trust company practices, maintaining effective controls and procedures, managing their institutions effectively, and complying with all applicable banking / trust company laws and regulations. Application Due January 24, 2024.
  • SBA 504 Credit Analyst | At SECOG/DBF/SEDF we love helping clients maneuver through the complex world of government lending and our origination team is right at the heart of that effort. As a Credit Analyst, you will work closely with our loan officers, loan assistants, closers, borrowers, and lending partners. If interested, please send resume to Lynne at Dakota Business
  • This position would primarily work on the Regional Food Business Center program (3-year grant) but may be asked to assist with other grant and loan administrative duties such as Davis Bacon compliance (payroll certification and site interviews), draw requests, invoicing, reporting, and marketing duties, such as social media posts, as necessary. $20/hour, no benefits, In-person in Sioux Falls, SD. If you are interested in applying for this internship opportunity, please send your resume to Sophie Johnson at Sophie at
  • Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Companies | offers a variety of different internships with students from around the country. Positions in human resources, software, legal and so much more.

Agricultural Internships

  • NEW: The NSME seeks a student with solid analytical and communication skills to assist with applied research into various aspects of agricultural and financial markets. The student will gather and enter data, prepare tables and charts, conduct literature searches, monitor selected markets, and help prepare written materials and presentations. The topics are emerging, and every day will be different. Current areas: interest rates, crop and livestock insurance, short-dated new crop options, commodity index funds. Expectation: 20+/- hours a week in Summer 2024, 5-15 hours per week during the 2024-2025 academic year. Preferred qualifications: current NSME student, completed AGEC 354 or FIN 310, working knowledge of Excel, inquisitive. Compensation: competitive and based on qualifications.
  • NEW: Agtegra: The Human Resources Intern position will have a meaningful focus on many projects within the HR department that can directly impact the employee experience. The position projects include, but are not limited to recruitment, employee onboarding, training development, and policies and procedures. Assists with recruitment of full-time, part-time and seasonal employees to join the Agtegra team; includes reviewing candidates' resumes and applications, pre-screening phone interviews, and organizing interviews with managers.Assists with the employee onboarding experience, supports virtual and in-person orientation sessions. Other assignments assigned during the position.
  • NEW: Internship American Seed Trade Association | At ASTA and we have multiple paid internships available year-round in the areas of Ag Marketing/Communications, Government Affairs, Seed Trade Policy, and Meetings & Conventions* (*Fall Only). Ideal candidates will be entering their junior or senior year of college or enrolled in a master’s program, studying agricultural or science disciplines.
  • NEW: Internship Posting: SDSU Extension | Seven paid internship opportunities are available this summer and fall through SDSU Extension. Applicants who are interested will need to submit an application form and their resume. First consideration date is March 1, 2024. Contact Vickie for an application form and for more information: Vickie Prussman | SDSU Extension Administrative Assistant 605-688-4792.
  • NEW: Internship Posting - The USDA (located in Huron, SD) is looking to fill a Farm Loan Officer (Trainee) Position. A great career for a graduating senior to land in May. We have limited applicants from the area and likely due to some timing. I’d ask you to encourage students to contact us & apply for these positions if at all interested. They are very rewarding positions as Ag Loan Officers across the state. Students can call my office or contact our state office to assist in required documentation of the graduation time line. I’ve included a ‘flier’ if you so choose to put up or to email out. I’m looking to fill the Beadle county location as that is my office. The opening lists 4 locations, Brown, Dewey, Faulk & Beadle. All locations cover a few neighboring counties. All looking for qualified applicants. Application Due January 27, 2024.
  • NEW Riverview - Accounting and Finance | Riverview has an internship program in a variety of areas including accounting and finance available at our main office in Morris, Minnesota. Our paid internships will run from May 28 - August 2, 2024. The program is very hands-on and gives students experiences that are project-based working with different teams of employees. We bring the entire group of 15+ interns together throughout the summer for networking, field trips and labs. Interns also have weekly check-ins to make sure goals and expectations are being met. Our application deadline is January 15, 2024.
  • Internship posting - Cargill | The Cargill Animal Nutrition Marketing team is seeking three students to join us next summer. These internships will be with our commercial pork, dairy and/or beef teams. They will also range from marketing and communications to portfolio assessment. Depending on their interests, we can fit the projects to them. Deadline to apply is Friday, September 22.
  • Internship posting - Farm Credit Services of America | We offer paid, summer internships in a variety of roles. Our program combines on-the-job experience, group projects and mentorship for college juniors and seniors. Many of our interns become full-time employees after graduation. Intern positions are available in Omaha, our corporate headquarters, and select local offices in Nebraska, Iowa, South Dakota and Wyoming. There are positions available in finance, technology, business and more!
  • Internship posting - USDA Farm Service Agency | Student Trainee Position with duties including farm loan program work with FSA and track, maintain, and report on status of assigned project. Salary Range: $33,906 - $43,801 per year. FSA helps agricultural producers invest in, improve and expand their agricultural operations through farm loans, risk management programs, and recovery support in times of economic stress or natural disaster. NRCS offers conservation planning and technical assistance to help agricultural producers implement practices that sequester carbon, mitigate against climate change and conserve other natural resources. Application Deadline Nov. 13, 2023.
  • Syngenta Sales Intern - Crop Protection | At Syngenta, we are working to build the most collaborative and trusted team in agriculture that provides leading seeds and crop protection innovations to enhance the prosperity of farmers. As a Crop Protection Sales Intern, you will participate in a curriculum-based, integrated learning opportunity that prepares you to be a leader in territory sales in the agriculture industry.

Marketing, Sales and HR Internships

  • NEW:Internship Posting - Epicosity |Client Services internship: Understand how to build client relationships through project coordination and administrative support. Meet with clients, help them accomplish their goals and set the client and our team up for success! Apply online.
  • NEW: Internship Posting - Oahe Zap Baseball | Internship opportunity for students to work this summer May-August in Pierre, SD for the Oahe Zap Baseball Team. This would be a Marketing and Promotion internship where we would have students part of a group of 9 other interns marketing and promoting our team throughout our area and working within our game day crew with ticketing, merchandise, and promotional materials throughout central South Dakota. If interested in talking/applying for this internship would have them reach out to
  • NEW: Internship Posting - Agtegra | The Human Resources Intern position will have a meaningful focus on many projects within the HR department that can directly impact the employee experience. The position projects include, but are not limited to recruitment, employee onboarding, training development, and policies and procedures. Assists with recruitment of full-time, part-time, and seasonal employees to join the Agtegra team; includes reviewing candidates' resumes and applications, pre-screening phone interviews, and organizing interviews with managers. Assists with the employee onboarding experience, supports virtual and in-person orientation sessions, and assists in the management and audit of I-9s to ensure compliance and accuracy. Other duties as assigned.
  • NEW: Internship Posting - As a marketing intern, you will help the SECOG team to plan and implement promotional campaigns for SECOG, the South Eastern Development Foundation and Dakota BUSINESS Finance including developing marketing plans, writing newsletters, social media posts, updates to the website, direct marketing, print and broadcast media, etc. If interested, please send resume to
  • NEW: Internship Posting - CAPITAL Services is offering a PAID Human Resources (HR) Internship. During this internship, you will be able to apply your education and skills while gaining real-world HR experience. This internship starts in May of 2024 and will run for a 12-week period. It will be located onsite in our Sioux Falls, SD office. Working towards a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, Communications, or another related field.
  • Internship posting - Alpha Media - Brookings, South Dakota | is seeking a dynamic, results-oriented Integrated Marketing Consultant (Sales) who has a proven record of building and maintaining ongoing relationships with existing clients through the entire sales cycle. This position is part-time and will be strictly new business development paid straight commission. The ideal candidate must possess proven business development and sales experience in Digital and/or Radio platforms. You must be a self-starter who is able to work with clients to meet marketing objectives and sell the value of Alpha Media's digital and local radio brands. Our team believes in a total solution approach using all our assets to bring long-term results for our business partners. You should demonstrate extensive knowledge of how to incorporate well-rounded marketing plans to get a client in front of the right audience including radio, digital; omnichannel/multi-channel campaigns, core products and services such as OTT/CTV, targeted display, streaming audio, SEO/SEM, mobile, social, and websites among others.
  • Internship posting - NAI Sioux Falls | is seeking a motivated and dedicated individual to join our team as a Commercial Broker Summer Intern. This is an excellent opportunity for someone interested in gaining experience and knowledge in the commercial real estate industry. As a Commercial Broker Intern, you will work closely with our team of experienced brokers to assist in various aspects of commercial brokerage. This internship is intended to provide a well-round knowledge of the commercial real estate business and valuable skills, earned by working alongside dedicated professionals. This summer internship will begin in May 2024 and end in in August 2024. We are accepting applications now and will begin our formal selection process for the internship program on January 15, 2024.

Jobs - Full-time and Part-time

Accounting, Banking and Financial, Economics and Insurance Opportunities

  • NEW: Legislative Financial Analyst | The Legislative Research Council, the nonpartisan research and support staff to the South Dakota Legislature, is accepting applications for a permanent, full-time Legislative Fiscal Analyst. This position will be based in and work from Pierre. Salary Range: The starting salary for the Fiscal Analyst position will range from $63,770 to $95,655, with a market goal of $79,712. An applicant may be considered for a senior position based on three or more years of legislative experience. Actual starting salary will depend on qualifications and experience. Duties and Responsibilities: As a fiscal analyst, you will have the opportunity to assist legislators by providing accurate, objective, and relevant analysis of state programs and budgets. The position offers a variety of challenging and rewarding responsibilities.
  • NEW: Butler Equipment | Our Accounting team is growing! Butler Machinery, a third generation, family-owned company, is looking for self-motivated, hardworking, team-oriented, customer-driven accountant to join our team at the corporate office in Fargo, ND. The future of our business is dependent upon developing the capabilities of individuals who live our company mission, demonstrate our values, and continue learning throughout their careers.
  • NEW: Lloyd Companies |The Development and Financial Analyst is involved in the overall investigation of project feasibility and tracking the financial performance of the company against our plan, analyzing business performance and market conditions to create forecasts, and help leadership make tactical and strategic decisions.
  • NEW: OCC entry-level Assistant National Bank Examiner job posting which includes Sioux Falls, SD (amongst various other locations across the US) as a hiring location with a starting date of July 2024 and ask that you socialize this information with your respective groups and/or others that may be interested. Application will be accepted from January 29, 2024, through February 29, 2024.
  • NEW: Hegg Companies is in search of an accountant to support our Hospitality division at our corporate office here in Sioux Falls. Find more information on their website.
  • Farm Credit Services of America | We’re always in search of talented individuals to join our unique, team-oriented culture. In addition to diverse employment opportunities, we offer competitive salaries and benefits. Explore our job opportunities in Business, Finance, Technology and More.
  • First Dakota National Bank | Risk Management Assistant- FT position. Primary responsibility is to assist in the ongoing monitoring of credit quality and compliance with lending policies and procedures. Individual will participate in reviews of the bank’s loan portfolio, to include analysis of loan files, communication with lending staff, and documentation of findings. The individual will also assist with monitoring and reporting processes for various risks across the bank. Additional areas of exposure may include enterprise risk, model risk, vendor risk, bank reserves, problem loans, bank-owned real estate, and more. This is a full-time position, with work location to be at our Downtown Sioux Falls office. We do not have specific minimum qualifications but are looking for someone with critical thinking skills and good attention to detail. Business and/or banking related work experience or education are preferred. If any students are interested or have questions, please direct them to First Dakota National Bank.

Agricultural Opportunities


Daktronics Opportunities

  • We have many openings in multiple areas: sales, business, creative, accounting and engineering! Our student roles can be done while students attend school, we offer flexible schedules that are typically 15-20 hours a week. Our internships are “co-op” style, 7 months long, and would require a semester off of school, or can be completed right after graduation. Check out more information on our programs and opportunities.

Human Resource Opportunities


Marketing, Sales and Real Estate Opportunities

  • NEW: The Tyler Goff Group is a top producing, high performing real estate team who places an emphasis on delivering a real estate experience that our clients can’t imagine being any better. An integral part of our success is our marketing strategy and we are looking for a Marketing Specialist who aligns with our vision. If you are an innovative, energetic self-starter, we want to meet you! The Marketing Specialist oversees the coordination and execution of marketing projects in social media, public relations, advertising, marketing materials and special events. The primary objective is to elevate market share, enhance brand visibility and drive business growth. Interested please send resumes to


  • Brookings Area Chamber of Commerce As a committee, our mission is to promote the agriculture industry. We help recognize area ag producers for the strong foundation they provide the area’s economy and to support public policies that will strengthen the ag production economy. The committee accomplishes our mission through the education, promotion, and assistance of Ag projects in our community. We also have an annual Ag Appreciation Banquet in the fall to get producers together, recognize them for their hard work, and use the proceeds for the student scholarships and other ag-related projects. Scholarship applications are due April 15, 2024 and can be emailed to or mailed to: Brookings Area Chamber of Commerce Ag Relations Committee 1321 6th St. Brookings, SD 57006.
  • The South Dakota Bankers Foundation offers a variety of different scholarships for Juniors perusing a career in banking. Interested students can apply or learn more through WWW.SDBA.COM/COLLEGE-SCHOLARSHIPS. Applications due March 29, 2024.
  • The Doolittle Scholarship is available for graduates of Aberdeen Central High School majoring in business, although the scholarship committee may consider applicants in other areas of study. Scholarships ranging from around $500 to $1,000 are available to CHS graduates entering their sophomore, junior or senior years of collegiate study in 2024-2025.
  • The Johnsen-Herschleb Scholarship is available for high school seniors and graduates of Aberdeen Central High School majoring in business or fine arts. Three $1,000 scholarships are available to CHS seniors and graduates entering their sophomore, junior or senior years of collegiate study in 2024-2025.
  • Hurley & Associates is dedicated to our mission of supporting the economic stability of farm families. In accordance with that philosophy, we are excited to offer ten(10) $1,500 scholarships. The purpose of the scholarships is to give back to the families and communities we are built from by providing financial support to students attending select universities that have positively impacted our Hurley family. Application Deadline Nov. 3, 2023.
  • SDFU Foundation Scholarship is offering scholarships to current member of South Dakota Farmers Union must be a Senior in high school planning to attend or a current freshman at a SD post-secondary institution. Completed application due by 8 a.m. on Nov. 1, 2023. This includes paper forms or online submission.
  • The South Dakota Trust Association Trust Industry Scholarship awards three (3) scholarships to college students to both promote the industry and offer students a window into the variety of career paths open to them within the industry. Please make sure to follow the directions closely, as attention to detail is a critical day-to-day skill in the trust industry. Students must attend the South Dakota Trust Association Fall Forum, virtually or in person Oct. 5-6, 2023. Contact Angie Kuiper at to register. Application Deadline is Oct. 30, 2023.
  • The MACA Young Leader Scholarship Program (YLSP) is designed to expose future agriculturalists to the crop protection industry and future career opportunities. To apple please provide a brief description stating what and where your summer internship will be and what are the main responsibilities. If summer internship isn’t secured by Nov. 19, information about which internships have been applied for with details and anticipated acceptance date. Application Letter/Essay – 500 words or less stating why they believe they are worthy of this opportunity. Also include a Resume and “Unofficial” Transcript. Applications Due Nov. 19, 2023.
  • The Agriculture Scholarship Centre ("ASC") is a non-profit organization founded to provide scholarships to students majoring in Agricultural Business/Finance/Economics, as well as training for individuals seeking a career in the grain industry through our Merchandising Skill Building Program. We are currently offering a 1-semester $2,500 scholarship for Spring 2024 for students currently enrolled in college or December High School graduates starting college in January. The application deadline for this one-semester scholarship is Nov. 24, 2023. Application deadline for the 2024-25 academic term $5,000 scholarship is Mar. 15, 2024.
  • Agtegra| is offering 1 $1000 scholarship to students attending a 2 or 4 year intuition is North and South Dakota that is majoring in an ag related program. Applications are Due Feb. 15, 2024.