General Internship Information

Internships are hands-on work experience that integrates the student’s classroom conceptual learning with practical employment. Throughout the internship, students' work experiences complement and reinforce the the theoretical knowledge they've acquired from textbooks and lectures. The internship is designed to provide not only practical experience but also a detailed evaluation of the intern’s performance. The internship should be designed to provide a mutually beneficial experience to the student and employer and will impact, innovate, and engage both the student and employer.  

You can find internship opportunities through Handshake.

Career Development Internship Manual (SS 494)


Internship for Academic Credit

If you are pursuing an internship for credit, you will work with your school on the necessary paperwork and requirements. 

You are responsible for working with both your internship coordinator and employer on any requirements. You can find internship opportunities through Handshake.




BHSU Internship Coordinators

School of Behavioral Sciences Internships

College of Business and Natural Sciences Internships 

Mass-Communication Internships

OEP Internship Manual


SEDC Employer Information

Spearfish Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) employers interested in creating an internship with Black Hills State University should contact the SEDC office at www.spearfishdevelopment.com. An employee application can be found below.

BHSU - SEDC Workforce Internship Program Employer Manual

Employer Application

Appendix B - Employer Agreement

Appendix D - Intern Evaluation


BHSU - SEDC Workforce Internship Program

Students interested in a Spearfish Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) Internship should contact the Black Hills State University Career Development Office by emailing Careers@BHSU.edu or by visiting Student Union 211A. 

The application for BHSU - SEDC Workforce Internship Program can be found below. Please submit this filled out form via email to Careers@BHSU.edu.

BHSU - SEDC Workforce Internship Program Student Manual: PDF   DOCX

Appendix A - Student Internship Application

Appendix C - Journal Entry Template

Appendix E - Student Evaluation of Internship


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