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Dakota Seeds

Addressing South Dakota’s Workforce Needs

Dakota Seeds is an innovative internship program that connects students with employers as a way to help fill temporary workforce needs and establish a pipeline for future permanent employment. Qualifying businesses can receive matching funds up to $2,000 per intern for internships in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields, as well as in manufacturing and accounting.

Application Deadlines

Applications are due on a rotating basis and deadlines each year are as follows:

  • March 31 for internships beginning in May, June or July
  • July 15 for internships beginning in August, September, October, November or December
  • November 15 for internships beginning in January, February, March or April


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