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South Dakota Department of Agriculture Seeking Summer Interns





SOUTH DAKOTA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

NEWS RELEASE

 

For Immediate Release: January 6, 2020

Media Contact: JaCee Aaseth, 605.773.4073

 

 

South Dakota Department of Agriculture Seeking Summer Interns

 

PIERRE, S.D. -  The South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA) is seeking to fill several paid internships for the summer of 2020.

 

“An internship with the Department of Ag is a great opportunity for students to receive practical experience to add to their resume,” said SDDA Secretary Kim Vanneman. “Consider applying today!”

 

The Department is offering internships with the following programs and locations:

 

-       Forestry Health, two positions, located in Rapid City

-       State Fair, Marketing/Events, located in Huron

-       Plant Pest Survey Specialist, three positions, Statewide

-       Office of the Secretary, Communications and Special Projects, located in Pierre

 

Applicants must be enrolled in secondary education and have completed a minimum of two years, or one year for Vocational Technical Institutes. An agricultural science background is preferred for some positions. All positions require good oral and written communication skills, and the ability to work cooperatively with private land and business owners, and the general public.

 

For more information, contact the South Dakota Bureau of Human Resources at: https://bhr.sd.gov/, or call 605.773.3148.

 

Agriculture is a major contributor to South Dakota’s economy, generating $32.5 billion in annual economic activity and employing over 132,000 South Dakotans.  The South Dakota Department of Agriculture's mission is to promote, protect, and preserve South Dakota agriculture for today and tomorrow.  Visit us online at sdda.sd.gov or find us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

 

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