It’s the best summer job in South Dakota! Each year the South Dakota Farmers Union hires outgoing and energetic young people to serve as summer interns. Interns help plan and facilitate county, district and state youth camps for kids ages 6-18, including marketing, promotion, and follow-up. They organize games and activities, and teach at these summer camps around the state, emphasizing cooperative philosophy, agriculture, stewardship, citizenship, and other life lessons. Nearly 2,000 South Dakota youth participate in the South Dakota Farmers Union camps every summer.

Intern responsibilities in conducting camps include recreational activities, crafts, and sometimes music and plays. A Farmers Union or agriculture background or membership is helpful, but not required. This position is perfect for students pursuing agriculture, education, and child development majors, however, it is not limited to individuals involved in those studies. SDFU will work with the intern's college or university on applying college credit for this internship.



Interns are directly supervised by the State Education Director and perform various office duties (computer work, mass mailings, phone calls) necessary to run the Youth Camping Program. Housing in Huron will be provided by Farmers Union if needed.

Fill out the form below to apply for the 2019 Summer Intern Position 

 2018 Summer Interns 

Danielle Schmitz, Paige Hildebrandt, Breanna Vogel, and Hunter Klontz