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Governor Seeking Summer Intern Applicants

            Office of Gov. Dennis Daugaard

500 E. Capitol Ave.

Pierre, S.D. 57501







FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Friday, January 5, 2018

CONTACT:  Tony Venhuizen or Kelsey Pritchard at 605-773-3212


EDITORS/NEWS DIRECTORS:  For video and audio from the Governor on the internship, visit news.sd.gov/media.aspx and click on “Video” or “Audio” under “Governor Dennis Daugaard.”


Governor Seeking Summer Intern Applicants


PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard is currently seeking applications for the 2018 Governor’s Office internship program in Pierre. The positions will be paid and run from May through August 2018.


Governor’s Office interns have the opportunity to work at the highest level of state government. Interns’ duties will depend on interests and strengths. Typical duties will include aiding the Governor’s director of constituent services, and communications director; conducting policy research; preparing policy briefings; and staffing the Governor, Lt. Governor, and First Lady.


The positions are open to all undergraduate or graduate-level students. Preference will be given to South Dakota residents attending South Dakota colleges or universities.


Students who are interested in receiving credit should also apply. The Governor’s staff is open to working with individual universities and professors to secure credit for the internship program.


Interested students should submit a resume, cover letter and a letter of recommendation by Monday, Feb. 5, via email, to Grace.Beck@state.sd.us.  


For more information on duties or logistics, please contact Grace Beck at Grace.Beck@state.sd.us or 605-773-3661.