With top corporations within miles of Concordia, students should know how to best connect with these companies so they don’t miss the opportunity to gain experience. 

Here are four of the larger companies in town that offer internships: 


Microsoft Fargo Campus sign

Microsoft’s mission is to empower every person and organization on the planet to achieve more. The company has set three ambitions: create more personal computing, reinvent productivity and business processes, and build an intelligent cloud platform. The culture is centered on embracing a growth mindset, a theme of inspiring excellence, and encouraging teams and leaders to bring their best each day.

Types of Microsoft internships offered:

  • Software Engineering and Program Management 

  • MBA Sales 

  • Technical Sales

Sanford Fargo Medical Center

Sanford hospital in Fargo

Sanford Health, one of the largest health systems in the United States, is dedicated to the integrated delivery of healthcare, genomic medicine, senior care and services, global clinics, research, and affordable insurance.

Sanford Health offers both clinical and non-clinical internships throughout the year, providing mentoring, professional development, and growth opportunities to students interested in a variety of healthcare careers. As the largest employer in the Dakotas, and one of the largest healthcare systems in the nation, Sanford offers opportunities to gain real-world experience and build useful skills to prepare you for the future.

Types of internships offered:

  • Nursing

  • Medical Laboratory Science

  • Pharmacy 

  • Clinical and Non-Clinical

Essentia Health

Essentia 32nd Ave Clinic Fargo

If you’re a student looking for a clinical placement or internship, Essentia Health is a company to consider. Essentia also offers a summer research internship. The Essentia Health Summer Research Intern Program is modeled on clinical experience grounded in patient interaction, problem-solving, and access to research that is integrated with clinical experiences. To be eligible for a clinical placement or internship at Essentia, you must be enrolled at an accredited academic program that requires the placement or internship experience. Essentia Health provides opportunities to earn PT and OT observation hours, volunteer, and conduct student research projects.

Types of internships offered:

  • Essentia Health Summer Research Intern Program

  • Marketing 

  • Information Technology

RDO Equipment

RDO Fargo

A family owned and operated company formed by Ron Offutt ’64, RDO Equipment Co. has more than 75 locations across the country and partnerships around the world. When it comes to agriculture and construction equipment and service, RDO Equipment offers it all. RDO has been partnering with colleges to hire students for more than 20 years. In 2003, the Access Your Future Service Program was created. After continued success, RDO Equipment extended the program to include a sales and parts path.

Types of internships offered:

  • Sales Program

  • Service Program

  • Parts Program

These are just a handful of the internships offered in the Fargo-Moorhead area. For more opportunities, check out Handshake.

Published January 2020