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Product Demonstration Technical Intern (2023-5611)

Posted on: March 15, 2023
Machine Technician (2021 4256)
  • Internship
  • Brookings, SD
  • May 31, 2023

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Honest. Helpful. Humble.

Every day, in nearly 100 countries around the world, millions of people depend on Daktronics scoring and display systems for information and entertainment. Our displays provide vital travel information in airports and train stations and along highways. They advertise the price of gas, store specials, and more as you make your daily commute. They also enhance spectators’ experiences at sporting events of all kinds, from Little League to the major leagues.

Do you enjoy solving customer problems? You will interact with our talented field demonstration technicians, field service engineers, and our sales teams. As you travel the country, you will receive a competitive wage as you explore our industry-leading products and gain professional experiences.  

Internship runs 15 May 2023 through 15 December 2023. 

Your exact responsibilities will vary depending upon assignment, but you can expect opportunities like these during your internship:  

Learn about our product and how to interact with customers in our demonstration area, at a customer site, or in the field. Experience could be: Attend trade shows and product demonstrations. Travel to event sites to setup, operate, and load out video display systems. 
Manage the load out and shipping process post event. 
Shadow our Field Service Engineers, Technical Services team, or our Control System Specialists. 
Learn and practice troubleshooting techniques. Maintain, troubleshoot, and repair any hardware or software issues that arise during a product demonstration. 
Design setup and test display systems with content at Daktronics prior to shipment. 

Contribute to Daktronics Intern Group: 
Monthly luncheons 
Attend Toastmasters 
Recruiting events 
Give internship capstone presentation and attend colleagues’ presentations. 

Build and maintain professional relationships. 

This position directly works with the design, setup, quality, and support of integrated control and display systems. A unique aspect of this position is not only being able to technically work with these systems but developing an eye for what looks good on a display.  

You can quickly learn technical product features and functions and can communicate to non-technical customers and users. 
Can capture and evaluate non-technical customer feedback and organize to communicate to technical product managers and developers. 
You have a strong interest in sports and can relate to stakeholders of sporting applications.  
You’re an outgoing, self-motivated, flexible, well-organized person who is both empathetic and personable. You understand customers, so know the work schedule may include evenings and weekends. You can meet our academic, travel, and other requirements.  


Preferred applicants will be full-time students currently enrolled in an accredited Bachelor’s degree program related to broadcast engineering, electronics engineering technology, computer engineering technology, or other technical degree. Will consider December 2022 and May 2023 graduates. 
Completion of sophomore year in good academic standing. 
Required to take a semester off from school to pursue the internship if not a graduate. Duration of internship will be a semester and a summer. 
Must be able to commit to at least 40 hours per week. Overtime will be required, as needed, to support special events and travel.  
Unofficial transcripts or web transcripts must be submitted with application to be considered for this internship.


Willing to travel up to 50% of the time on trips ranging in length from two days to two weeks, including some weekends.
Ability to travel by air and ground. Valid driver’s license and good driving record. Must be able to meet and maintain Daktronics Qualified Driver status. Motor vehicle records will be checked.  

Comply with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) requirements for operating Commercial Motor Vehicles (CMV):  Be at least 21 years of age. 
Obtain state & company certification to operate a CMV with a gross vehicle weight rating from 10,001 to 26,001 pounds. 
Employees will be required to participate in a driver exam road test. 
Pass a medical exam, which includes drug test. 

Physically able to connect trailer to vehicle.  
Be able to operate large trucks with or without trailers safely in various weather and traffic conditions.  


Position to be based in Brookings, SD. May work from Daktronics offices and/or home-based office. 
Excellent verbal and written communication skills. 
Fluent in English, written and verbal. Knowledge of Spanish or French helpful. 
Ability to meet all workplace safety requirements, which includes following safety protocols related to COVID-19.
Daktronics does not sponsor, renew, or extend immigration visas for this position.

Daktronics is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetics, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or citizenship status.

To apply for this job please visit careers-daktronics.icims.com.