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
"Because of this internship, I have been able to gain HR experience, which will hopefully help me land a good job. I thought I was organized before this internship, but because of the different steps I had to take each day when a new employee started with the agency, someone was coming up for a tenure service award, or when an employee decided to leave the agency I had to prioritize my time and make sure I didn't miss any steps in the process. Also, because I was able to go to school and learn on the job, I feel that I have more of an understanding of the different HR policies and procedures a company practices in their day-to-day processes. I really enjoyed learning the different parts of an HR department. I can honestly say that I know without a doubt that I picked the correct field to gain my degree in." - Human Resource Managment Internship with Job Service of ND
“My emphasis in the counseling program was rehabilitation and human services. It deals a lot with people with disabilities so this internship tied in perfectly to what I have learned.” – Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling Internship with Northeasst Human Service Center
“I was able to use my accounting skills I have learned when balancing the daily bank reconciliation, so I was actually able to see how my classes apply to an actual job.” – Accounting Internship with the Office of the State Treasurer
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.