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Black Hills Corporation Human Resources Intern in Rapid City, South Dakota

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The Summer Internship Program at Black Hills Energy is far from ordinary. You will tackle a real-world project and present it to members of our Executive Team. These projects are designed to enhance your communication and teamwork skills, as you will be collaborating with individuals across all functions within our organization. You will also work alongside professionals in your field, gaining in-depth knowledge about the energy industry and your chosen field of expertise.

At the end of your internship, all of our Summer Interns are invited to our corporate headquarters in Rapid City, South Dakota for an entire week (all expenses paid)! You will tour our different facilities, hear from professionals around the company, and present your final project. This trip helps tie together all you have learned. We hope you finish out our program with an understanding of what it takes to turn the lights on, and to keep them on for our customers across eight states.

Support and assist various projects as assigned within the Company’s Human Resources department.

PAY: $17.00 per hour

CLOSING DATE: This position will remain open until filled.

LOCATION: Rapid City, SD

Intern Relocation Adjustment Allowance of $1,000.00 is offered for the purpose of assisting with various expenses associated with your relocation for the internship (less applicable taxes and based on eligibility). Contents of our relocation program are subject to change and may vary based on position.



  • Perform Human Resources related tasks across all functions of the department (Total Rewards, Talent Acquisition, Organizational Development and Employee/Labor Relations).

  • Projects may include:

  • Updating and organizing job descriptions: proper format, revisions as needed, creation of new descriptions as needed, tracking changes for compliance needs.

  • Assist with compliance-related support and data review.

  • Assist and support talent and recruitment processes

  • Handle confidential and proprietary information with discretion.

  • Provide administrative support to the Human Resources team.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Maintain strong working relationships within Human Resources and departments throughout the organization.

  • Maintain supportive and respectful working relationships with all Black Hills Corporation employees and departments.


  • Current student (3rd year status) or recent graduate of a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, or related field.


  • Basic knowledge of human resources and related employment laws and regulations.

  • Basic knowledge of organization development principles and practices.

  • Basic knowledge of statistical analysis and reporting preferred.

  • Basic knowledge of employee engagement theories and survey practices.


  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to prepare and give presentations.

  • Attention to detail required.

  • Ability to work independently or in a team environment.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

  • Ability to communicate with employees and various business contacts in a professional and courteous manner.

  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality of business, employee and applicant information.


  • Prepare and present a synopsis of experience with the Company at the end of the internship.


  • You must be able to perform the requirements of this position, with or without a reasonable accommodation.

About our Company: We are a customer focused, growth-oriented utility company that is devoted to our communities. We have a mission to improve life with energy and a vision to be the energy partner of choice. Our diverse culture sparks unique perspectives, opening doors to new ideas and possibilities. Based in Rapid City, South Dakota, we have over 2800 employees and serve 1.2 million natural gas and electric utility customers across eight states (South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, and Arkansas).

The information contained in this position description describes the general nature and level of work being performed in this job. This description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, duties, and requirements for employees in this position. The incumbent is responsible for performing all duties in a safe and efficient manner in compliance with safe work procedures and safety regulations. This job description is not intended to constitute an offer or contract of employment. Job descriptions may and do change periodically.

Black Hills Energy does not sponsor applicants for work visas. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the US.

We are an EEO Employer.