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SD Department of Education September 2014  
 

  Dakota Seeds internship program expanded to include high school students

The Governor’s Office of Economic Development recently announced an expansion to the Dakota Seeds internship program. Juniors and seniors with career interests in science, technology, engineering and math fields, accounting and manufacturing may now seek internships for their Youth Internship Capstone Experiences with eligible employers across South Dakota. The eligible employers can hire 11th and 12th grade students and receive financial assistance covering one-half of wage expenses, up to a maximum of $2,000.

Program requirements for students include:

• The student must work in a position that will allow him/her to fulfill the South
   Dakota Department of Education’s requirements for Capstone Experiences -
   Youth Internship.
• If the student graduates from high school at the conclusion of the
   spring semester, he/she may fill a summer position that helps advance his/her
   career pathway. Example: a summer welding position if the student is enrolled
   in a welding program commencing in the fall semester at a technical institute.

NOTE: Dakota Seeds is not a requirement of students enrolling in Youth Internship Capstones, nor are eligible South Dakota employers required to participate. If one or more of your students are interested in the opportunity, contact eligible employers in your area.

Click here for more information about the Dakota Seeds program or contact Ann Gesick Johnson, Governor’s Office of Economic Development, at (605) 367-5340.

 
 
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