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“The Dakota Seeds program is great because it establishes a pipeline for permanent employees and that’s exactly what we’re hoping to accomplish with our interns,” said Shon Anderson, B9 Creations vice president. “I’ve utilized other programs offered through the GOED as well and found them to be a tremendous asset to growing businesses and recruiting workforce. Whether you’re a start-up like we are or a company with locations all over the state, the GOED has some excellent programs to help you find the right talent and funding to assist with bringing people on-board.” [Read more]

About Dakota Seeds

Internships are a great way to help fill your temporary workforce needs and establish a pipeline for permanent employees. Internships also enhance a student’s education by providing work experience in their chosen career pathway.

To promote internships, the Dakota Seeds Program can provide 50% of the intern’s wages with a maximum of $2000 per intern. Internships must relate to a high need industry sector. Please see program guidelines for more information. The Dakota Seeds funding comes from the Governor's Office of Economic Development and SD EPSCoR.

If you are interested in posting an internship, please contact the Department of Labor and Regulation (DLR), either at a local office (Click here for a listing of our offices) or through the DLR website.

Dakota Seeds Application Deadlines
Deadline For internships beginning in:
March 31 May, June, July, August
July 15 September, October, November, December
November 15 January, February, March, April

As this is the last year for the current EPSCoR award and all Dakota Seeds projects must take place during the award period, the program can only reimburse wages earned by interns through July 31, 2019.

More Information

For more information, contact the GOED’s Workforce Development Coordinator:

Ann Gesick Johnson
 605-773-4633

Or contact the Business Development Representative in your area.