Student Internship Program
Welcome Prospective Student Interns
The North Dakota State Government Student Internship Stipend Program brings students into state government where they will be exposed to the work of governing and introduced to the increasingly complex challenges facing North Dakota.
What Interns Are Saying
- My favorite experience of the internship was all of the "hands-on" experiences such as: IM injections, laboratory draws, and medication administration. I also enjoyed writing the care plans for infirmary inmates. – Nursing Intern (JRCC)
- Getting to know the group more and work with others and also working on a variety of things. I was never with the same person every day; it was always helping everyone out and doing different things which allowed me to learn more. – Federal Title Program Intern (DPI)
- I loved my time in C&E. The work I did with their curriculums provided me with well-needed experience for student teaching. - Communication and Education Intern (SHS)
- Amazing opportunities to gain a deep understanding of the North Dakota education system; especially pertinent given Common Core controversy and the upcoming Legislative Session. - Common Core Intern (DPI)
- I am studying Museum Registration currently. This internship was everything I wanted and more. It perfectly complimented my studies. My supervisor actively encouraged me to do work beyond what was required of me. If there was any job or task I was interested in learning, all I had to do was ask my supervisor. Every time I asked, she told me, "You can try whatever you like. You are here to learn." This helped make me my internship feel very fulfilling. - Museum Division Intern (SHS)
About The Program
The North Dakota State Government Student Internship Stipend Program is first and foremost an educational program integrated with practical experience. It is a program that will provide valuable on-the-job experience that enhances intern learning in the enrolled area of study at the respective college or university. The program has been developed to help students gain practical training and hands-on experience to satisfy educational goals while preparing for a professional career. The Student Internship Stipend Program will:
- Develop future workforce generations
- Create goodwill among universities and colleges
- Integrate interns into the organizational culture of the State
The program is administered by Human Resource Management Services (HRMS), a division of the ND Office of Management and Budget.
The internship is a learning experience, fundamentally to provide a situation in which students can see and experience the practical side of what they've been learning in the classroom and to fulfill an academic requirement. New skills and abilities often are broadened. Interns also get to explore sound career options based on the opportunities available. Human Resource Management Services (HRMS) administers and promotes an internship program for state government in collaboration with state agencies and North Dakota state colleges and universities. The program is unique in that there are many advantages and rewarding benefits to participants - students, hiring agencies, and educational institutions alike.
Internship opportunities can occur in a variety of ways. Agencies may approach schools and students in order to recruit interns; students or advisors may wish to contact particular state agencies directly for an internship placement; or in other cases students may contact HRMS for assistance in attaining an internship.
Students in search of an internship should begin by searching the Job Vacancy Index. Students may contact HRMS directly. HRMS aids students by offering guidance and assistance with the intricacies of the internship as well as forwarding the student information to several state agencies or specific agencies that may provide a possible match. It is helpful for students to have a current resume and letter of application stating the details of the internship being requested prior to contacting HRMS.
The State of North Dakota does not provide Sponsorships for internships.
Veterans’ preference does not apply to state government internships.
Anyone desiring further information regarding internships in state government should read the Student Intern Factsheet. For questions or comments contact:
Human Resource Management Services
600 E. Boulevard Ave. - 14th Floor
Bismarck, ND 58505-0120
701.328.3374 · phone
800.366.6888 · TDD
See TeamND for information about internships in North Dakota.