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Internship Program

The Governor's Office Internship Program provides the best, brightest, and most ambitious college and graduate students with practical professional experience before they enter the working world.

The Governor's Office Internship Program offers invaluable work experience each semester, at the highest level of state government. The intern serves as a staff member with high-level professionals in an area of interest to the student. Governor's Office interns work on a wide array of projects, with experiences playing to the strengths of each student.

A great deal of emphasis is placed on merging classroom learning with practical application. College juniors, seniors, and graduate level students in any academic discipline are encouraged to participate. Preference will be given to South Dakota students studying in South Dakota institutions.

The Governor's Office Internship Program creates a mutually beneficial arrangement for college students and their respective schools. Consequently, the selection process is critical to ensure that the students' skills are developed and their goals achieved. Selection of interns is based on interests, area of expertise, maturity, and academic record. All internships in the Governor's Office are paid.

Students interested in applying should submit a resume, cover letter, and references via e-mail to

For more information on duties or logistics, contact Patrick Weber at 605-773-5999 or