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Black Hills Energy Tax Internship (Summer 2022) in Rapid City, South Dakota

Tax Internship (Summer 2022)

Location: Rapid City, SD, United States

Job ID: 33627

Date Posted: Sep 29, 2021

Salary: $17 to $20 hourly

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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.

  • To learn more about our company, visit our internship page and locations page on our career website.

  • Intern Relocation Adjustment Allowance of $1,000.00 is offered for the purpose of assisting with various expenses associated with your relocation for the internship (less applicable taxes and based on eligibility). Contents of our relocation program are subject to change and may vary based on position.


  • College junior or above working towards a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree with an emphasis in Accounting, Business or Finance. If you are a recent graduate of an Accounting or Finance degree, you must be within 1 year of your graduation date.

  • No experience required.


  • Comply with and perform duties and trainings within Company policies and procedures.

  • Perform assigned duties in a professional manner to facilitate the objectives and goals of the Company.

  • Assist in the preparation of various tax filings.

  • Prepare, file, and organize tax work papers

  • Assist in technical research and draft written findings and conclusions.

  • Develop an understanding of tax laws and regulations.

  • Assist in drafting tax technical memorandums.

  • 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.

  • Become a key contributor in a process automation project.

  • Support the tax department in meeting time-sensitive deadlines and goals.

  • Perform other administrative duties as assigned, including those required to support subsidiary tax processes and other Finance and Accounting Department activities including those for the property accounting functions, risk and treasury activities and internal audit functions.

  • 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 business and accounting procedures and methods.

  • Basic knowledge of automated accounting and 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.


The mental and physical descriptions are representative of the activities an employee in an office job performs. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Mental description: Understand, remember, apply oral and/or written instructions or other information, and communicate routine factual information. Apply common sense in performing job functions, usually within a set of rules or guidelines.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee continuously accesses, inputs, and retrieves electronic information and communicates regarding the information. Employee frequently moves about the office space. Employee may occasionally: ascend/descend stairs, position self to access lower items, and move about the office. Employee must be able to operate routine office equipment including computers and similar equipment. Must be able to routinely perform this work for an average of 6-8 hours per day and occasional extended hours as necessary. Must be capable of regular, reliable, and timely attendance.

Specific lifting abilities required by this job include: Sedentary work. Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or continuously to lift, carry, push, pull or sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if moving about is only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

Work environment: Routinely perform work indoors in climate-controlled shared work area with moderate noise level. No travel is required for this role.

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 collective bargaining unit agreement will apply.

About our Company:We are a customer focused, growth-oriented utility company that is devoted to our communities. We have a mission to improve life with energy and a vision to be the energy partner of choice. Our diverse culture sparks unique perspectives, opening doors to new ideas and possibilities. Based in Rapid City, South Dakota, we have over 2900 employees and serve 1.2 million natural gas and electric utility customers across eight states (South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, and Arkansas).

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

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

Black Hills Corporation is 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.

Wage: 17 to 20

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