Our robust program offers business learning sessions, connects interns across the company, and pairs each intern with both a supervisor and a Raven mentor for guidance and support.
Business Learning Sessions
Over the course of the summer, our interns meet weekly to hear from a Raven leader on a range of topics designed to increase business acumen, deepen knowledge and understanding of Raven values, and prepare for upcoming job opportunities. Topics may include:
- Understanding Company Financials
- Building Your Personal Brand
- Healthy Living
- Innovating for the Future
- Benefits: What You Need to Know
- CEO Roundtable
- 401(k) Training
- Interview Tips & Tricks
Connecting Interns Across the Company
Raven interns do real work, collaborating with our full-time team members as well with as one another. From the very first day, our interns come together for onboarding, orientation, and tours of our facilities. We also host social events for our interns to get to know one another, strengthening their relationships. We have interns across the company, which means they're located across the U.S. and beyond. For our satellite team members, we use powerful online collaboration and presentation tools that enhance visibility and communication.
Supervisor & Mentor Support
Raven interns are assigned both a supervisor and a mentor when they arrive. Throughout the internship, the intern's supervisor and mentor guide projects, immerse interns in the Raven culture, and provide meaningful feedback and guidance.
The internship learning sessions are all very engaging and informative. The financial and benefits sessions, I feel, are the most helpful as that information is never taught, so it's nice that Raven takes time to educate interns about it.— Grant Seelbinder, 2017 Software Engineering Intern
An Inside Look
Wondering what an internship at Raven is really like? Hear from a few of our interns about what they work on and what makes Raven internships unique.
- Aaron Alphonsus, Software Engineer Intern
- Duane Mutziger, Ag Systems Engineer Intern
- Jennifer Doubledee, Legal Intern
- Jordan Fox, Marketing Intern
- Josh Daum, Field Test Intern
- Kristin Lee, Engineered Polymer Intern
- Lexi Schmidt, Technical Services Specialist Intern
- Morgan Meyer, Accounting Intern
- Seth Boerboom, Ag Engineer Intern
- Spencer Capps, Engineering Intern
- Xiaoli Mao, Software Engineer Intern
The Raven Internship has been such a positive experience and overall exceeded my expectations. Every day I felt like I was doing valuable work. The internship provided many learning experiences and career growth that will help me in the years to come.— Jordan Fox, 2017 Marketing Intern
Frequently Asked Questions
What internships are available?
We hire interns in various fields across our company, including engineering, IT, operations, marketing, sales, business development, finance, and human resources. Check out our current openings to apply.
What is the duration of an internship?
Internships are typically full-time and last 12 weeks, beginning in May. However, we also offer internships year round, including co-ops, part time, and partial part time status.
Where are internships located?
Internships are offered primarily in Sioux Falls, SD; Brookings, SD; Rapid City, SD; Sulphur Springs, TX; and Austin, TX. Each internship posting will indicate the applicable location.
Are interns paid?
Yes, Raven pays a competitive wage for internships.
Do interns receive benefits?
Interns are eligible for health insurance according to Healthcare Reform regulations. Raven does not provide housing assistance at this time.
Do you hire international students?
Yes, international students are eligible to apply if they are legally entitled to work in the United States. It is the student’s responsibility to obtain the appropriate visa, if applicable. As required by current immigration law, an offer of employment is contingent upon the student’s ability to provide the appropriate documentation showing proof of eligibility to work in the United States.
Interested in joining our team as an intern?
Check out our current job openings and internship opportunities.