At Dickinson State University, we want to do all we can to help you succeed in all your current and post-university professional endeavors. Your professors and Career Development will be working with you to find employment opportunities appropriate to your field of study and to help you build professional experience while you are completing your studies. This page is a useful tool for getting an idea of the different opportunities that are available off-campus, as well as resources to help you on your journey.


When you start applying for different jobs, employers will be particularly drawn to your internship experience. Internships are a great way for you to gain real-world job experience while earning university credit.

Internship Information


Off- Campus Employment/Post Graduation Employment

There are many job opportunities available in the Dickinson and North Dakota areas for students and graduates looking to build their professional experience. This page has several helpful resources to assist you in your search for starting a career or finding a job opportunity while completing your studies.

Student Job Fair

Are you in the process of obtaining a degree but are you still a little unsure as to what you want to do with that degree? Still a little unsure of a career path that will allow you to utilize your degree? Please stop by one of our career fairs to chat with local, state, and regional employers for some direction. Students and Employers wishing to attend our career fairs can contact Career Development at 701-483-2370.


Additional Resources


Dickinson State University’s Career Development Office acts only as a referral service, advising individuals of employment opportunities submitted to the office. We make no recommendations or guarantees about the positions or employers listed through our office.

Dickinson State University is not responsible for the safety, wages, working conditions, or other aspects of off-campus employment. Due to the volume of jobs received by the Career Development Office, we are unable to research the integrity of every position listed. Therefore, students are urged to research positions and employers and conduct due diligence themselves. We encourage you to use common sense and caution when applying for positons, especially when applying for positions off-campus. Do not put yourself in a vulnerable situation. Carefully check any employer you are considering to be sure the job offered is legitimate. Watch the Federal Trade Commission's video on job scams. Dickinson State University assumes no responsibility for the positions or employers listed through the Career Development Office. By using this service, you assume sole and full responsibility for researching and conducting due diligence regarding potential employers as well as any employment you obtain.


Use common sense when applying for and engaging in off-campus employment. If a potential employer asks you to participate in an activity that makes you uncomfortable in any way, don't do it.

Be wary of 'check cashing scams.' If someone asks you to deposit a check/money order into your personal account and send money to another individual, you should refuse and contact our office immediately.

Please be aware that the Career Development Office will list employment opportunities on this website only. We are unable to prevent other websites from copying our listings and reposting them elsewhere.


When searching for volunteer opportunities, it is important to do your homework ahead of time, especially if volunteering is part of your post-graduation ambitions. It's imperative to find a program that is relevant to you and fits your interests.

Local Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer FAQs

What are some of the benefits of volunteering instead of starting a career or going to grad school?
Many full-time volunteer organizations are invaluable experiences, whether it is abroad or domestic.  These are experiences that you won't get if you start a career or go to grad school right after graduation.  Also, you will most likely build long-lasting and invaluable relationships with the people you work with and serve.

What are some of the potential drawbacks of volunteering instead of starting a career or going to grad school?
A potential drawback to volunteering is in many cases it involves postponing your future career options.  Also, while many programs provide a living stipend, you won't make very much additional money, if any.

How can I find a volunteer organization that fits me?
The most important thing is to do your homework.  Research programs ahead of time to look at the benefits they offer, and any drawbacks.  For example, do you want to work in a rural or urban setting?  What sort of financial assistance do they offer?

How long of a commitment do you need to make?
Use the resources provided on this website.  Also, feel free to stop into the Career Development office for further assistance.  When you have it narrowed down to a few potential volunteer organizations, search their websites and call representatives to receive specific information regarding the time commitment.