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Boise State University internship program receives donation to continue through 2021

Bronco Corps is a program at Boise State in the College of Business and Economics that bring interns to nonprofits and Idaho small businesses. The program allows the company to hire interns at no cost. Now, Bronco Corps can come back for 2021 because of a “generous” donor. 

“Bronco Corps is a way for our students to apply their business skills to help small businesses and nonprofits,” Dean of the College of Business and Economics Mark Bannister said. “Our college is responding to the needs of the community that we love and is helping students learn and develop valuable experiences at the same time.”

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Bronco Corps will offer 16 internships for the next three semesters, a total of 48. And because more than $30,000 has been donated to Bronco Corps students, can earn $12.50 an hour. 

“Boise State has a large population of non-traditional students who need income as well as experience,” The Director of the college’s career services, Laura Chiuppi said. “Paid internships offer students the opportunity to prepare for the future without having to sacrifice financial security. This is why it’s so important to us.”

Some companies that participated in the Bronco Corps internship program include the Boise Bicycle Project and American Red Cross.

Companies interested in Bronco Corps can work with Chiuppi to formulate job descriptions and receive help recruiting students. There are several things organizations can accept support for including, creating websites and human resource.

According to the news release sent out by the university, 67% of the companies that took part in the program will offer more opportunities.

Autum Robertson - BoiseDev Reporter
Autum Robertson is a BoiseDev reporter focused on Ketchum, McCall and general news. Contact her at [email protected].

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