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Boise State offers student interns to small businesses at no cost

If you own a small business and could use some extra hands, Boise State is offering up interns at no cost to employers.

BSU’s Bronco Corps program started in 2020 to help the local business community address challenges and disruptions during the events of the past year. After a successful pilot phase and thanks to a generous donor, Bronco Corps will continue through 2021.

A total of 15 internship opportunities will be offered to the community during the fall 2021 semester. While businesses incur zero costs for these internships, the school allows for the students to earn $12.50 per hour. Student interns can work up to 160 hours on various projects including finance and accounting assistance, marketing strategy, data analytics and reporting, business operations, and more.

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Businesses that took part in Bronco Corps last year include the TRICA Preschool of the Arts, Boise Nice, City Peanut Shop, Camp River Run, and FARE Idaho. According to a survey participating businesses took at the end of 2020, all businesses reported that the main goals of the internships were met.

“It has been a rewarding experience building community partners and supporting them through a difficult time by connecting them to our students,” said Laura Chiuppi, director of the college’s career services. “Both employers and students reap the benefit of internships. Our students gain work experience in their industry and establish networking connections while employers are learning fresh perspectives and identifying new talent.”

Employers who are interested in having a Bronco Corps intern should contact [email protected] and have until July 30 to apply.

Gretchen Parsons - BoiseDev managing editor
Gretchen Parsons is BoiseDev's managing editor. Contact her at [email protected].

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