Internships and Student Employment

About the Programs

Our interns and student workers truly become part of the Daktronics family. Students work closely with industry experts who guide them as they work on real projects and with real customers. Our goal is to help students navigate the transition from school to a career by providing developmental work that hones both soft skills and hands-on field experience.

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What's in it for You?

Gain hands-on professional experience

Learn from experts in your fields of study

Earn a competitive hourly wage

Complete required internship credits

Network with diverse groups and people

Build your portfolio and résumé

Potential for full-time employment upon graduation

What’s the Difference Between an Internship and a Student Position?

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Internships are timebound positions that students hold while completing course credits. Our program satisfies the criteria of most college-required internships, and supervisors ensure that students’ work can be portrayed in a portfolio or other reports for the class.

Requirements and Details

Interns must be enrolled in a Bachelor’s degree program (or be a recent graduate), have completed sophomore year, have proof of prior academic success, and commit to a 7-month term (semester + summer).

Interns receive hourly pay (based on your major, job role, and experience) for 40 hours/week for 7 months.

Fields with Opportunities

Business: Accounting, Sales (multiple locations), Technical Sales

Engineering: Mechanical, Electrical, Hardware & Software, Manufacturing Engineering, Product Demonstration

Creative: Digital Artist

Student Positions


Student positions are part-time jobs that people can hold while pursuing a degree in a related field. These roles provide an opportunity to apply what you are learning in the classroom to real-world projects while working with and learning from a team of professionals. We expose our students to multiple departments to maximize learning opportunities.

Requirements and Details

Students create their own schedule each semester around their classes (15-20 hours/week during the school year, and up to 40 hours/week in the summer).

Students receive hourly pay (based on major, job role, and experience) that increases over time. They also receive a $500 academic excellence reward for each spring and fall semester completed with a GPA of 3.5 or higher.

Fields with Opportunities

Business: Accounting, Administrative, Business Analyst, Buyer/Planner, Customer Service, Program Management, Project Coordination, Sales & Service Administration, Training

Engineering: Mechanical, Electrical, Hardware & Software, Manufacturing Engineering, Product Demonstration

Creative: Digital Artist, Creative Project Manager

interns getting tour of Daktronics headquarters

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interns learning at orientation

Hear from Our Past Interns and Students

Find an Open Position for You

Daktronics strives to make our positions accessible to any and all people. We are an equal opportunity employer who looks to build diverse teams of workers. If you would like to contact us about accessibility or need assistance completing the application process, please contact human resources at

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