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Rapid City, SD




Student (College)

RESPEC is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, which includes equal pay for men and women. All information or testing, family and medical leave, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic is protected by law. Our Affirmative Action Plan for individuals with Disabilities and Protected Veterans are available upon request to any applicant during normal business hours. Pre-employment background check and drug screens are required for all positions.

Student Engineering Intern- Mining

Rapid City, SD - M-Mining

Job Description: RESPEC has an opening for a temporary part-time engineering intern in the Mining & Energy Division in the Rapid City, South Dakota, office. The intern will be expected to work 40 hours a week during the summer with an option to work an average of 10 to 20 hours per week during the fall and spring semesters. Primary activities include numerical analysis of underground structures, engineering support, and data analysis. Supplemental activities may involve design and assessment of ground support systems, conventional geotechnical analyses, mine planning and field work. The successful candidate will work under the direct supervision of experienced engineering staff in these areas. 


  • Must be working toward a bachelor of science or advanced degree in geological, mechanical, mining, civil engineering, or related field
  • Strong computer skills, especially in using finite element software, spreadsheets and structural analysis software are required 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, be able to communicate effectively in writing and orally, and be self-motivated.

Compensation: Hourly wage depends on education and experience, plus statutory insurance requirements.

Interviews: Interviews will be by appointment only.