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Tax Internship (Summer 2023)

Location: Rapid City, SD, United States
Job ID: 34613
Date Posted: Dec 8, 2022
Salary: $17 to $17 Hourly

Job Description

Job Specifications

We are seeking students who are eager to learn, self-motivated and are comfortable working independently. You will support and assist with real-life tax projects. The projects are designed to enhance your communication and teamwork skills, as you will be collaborating with individuals across all functions in our organization. You will work alongside professionals in your field, gaining in-depth knowledge about the energy industry and your chosen field of expertise. You will apply what you have learned in school to impactful projects within a publicly traded, multi-state utility company. Learn more about our internship program here:

PAY:   $17.00 per hour (set by job function/department)

  • Additional benefits include meaningful work, relocation benefits, intern week experience, casual dress code, plus you'll earn 401k contributions during your internship.


LOCATION: Our Company Headquarters in Rapid City, South Dakota.    

  • Relocation allowance of $1,000 provided to assist with moving. 


  • College junior or above working towards a Bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in Accounting, Business, Finance, or related field. If you are a recent graduate, you must be within 1 year of your graduation date.  
  • No experience required. 


  • Perform assigned duties in a professional manner to facilitate the objectives and goals of the Company.
  • Assist in the preparation, forecasting and reporting of the Company's Property Tax, Sales and Use Tax, Franchise Fee compliance and reporting. 
  • Assist in technical research and draft written findings and conclusions.
  • Develop an understanding of tax laws and regulations.
  • Collaborate and share knowledge and ideas for improving efficiency of duties with co-workers. 
  • As requested, provide data and analysis to tax team members and other departments, in a prompt, accurate and professional manner.
  • Effectively keep supervisor and project leads informed on the status of work.
  • Assist in process improvements, data automation development, documentation and other strategic initiatives. 
  • Participation in the Company’s industry orientation experiences, which may include some travel and overnight stays. Prepare and present a synopsis of experience with the Company at the end of the internship.


  • Basic knowledge of US GAAP accounting procedures and methods. 
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.  
  • Ability to prepare and give presentations.
  • Attention to detail required.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel and PowerPoint. 
  • Ability to communicate with employees and various business contacts in a professional and courteous manner.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality of business, employee and applicant information.
  • Technological agility (i.e., automation tools, process improvements, adoption of new software).
  • Must be flexible to changes in assignments to assist the department in accomplishing shared objectives and goals.

This description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, duties, and requirements for employees in this position. Job descriptions may and do change periodically. Where positions are covered by a collective bargaining unit agreement, the terms and conditions of the agreement will apply.

About our Company: We are a customer, growth and safety focused utility company that is dedicated to our communities. We improve life with energy as an energy partner of choice. Our diverse culture fuels unique perspectives, opening doors to new insights and possibilities. Based in Rapid City, South Dakota, we have over 3000 employees and serve 1.3 million natural gas and electric utility customers across eight states (South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, and Arkansas).

Internship benefits include meaningful work, casual dress code, relocation assistance, paid time off, plus you are eligible to earn 401(k) contributions.  

Candidates must successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen and background check. 

Black Hills Energy does not sponsor applicants for work visas. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the US.

We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or status as a protected veteran.  If you require reasonable accommodation, please visit for more information.

Wage: 17 to 17
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