Economic Development

Building South Dakota’s STEM-based Economy

Dakota Seeds

Internships for South Dakota businesses. The next application deadline is Thursday, July 15, for internships beginning in August, September, October, November or December.

Dakota Seeds is an innovative internship program that connects students with employers as a way to help fill temporary workforce needs and establish a pipeline for future permanent employment. Qualifying businesses can receive matching funds up to $2,000 per intern for internships in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields, as well as in manufacturing and accounting.


South Dakota Giant Vision

SD EPSCoR partners with the South Dakota Chamber of Commerce and Governor’s office on the South Dakota Giant Vision Business Plan open and student competitions. EPSCoR Track-1 researchers and students participate and frequently win the competition.

Giant Vision Competition