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Work U Opportunities for Spring 2021

Community PartnerOpportunityLocationStyle of Work
(subject to change)
No. of Positions
208.propertiesMarketing SpecialistBoiseIn-person2
Ada CountyExternal Communications (Board of Commissioners’ Office)BoiseIn-person1
Ada CountyDevelopment ServicesBoiseIn-person1
Ada CountyHuman ResourcesBoiseIn-person1
AflacTalent Acquisition Eagle Remote work if necessaryHybrid1
Apex Energy SolutionsSocial Media Coordinator BoiseHybrid1
Block 22/The Grove HotelDigital MarketingBoiseHybrid2
Blue Cross of IdahoRisk Adjustment Data Reporting SpecialistMeridianHybrid1
Blue Cross of IdahoGovernment Audit InternMeridianHybrid1
Blue Cross of IdahoDigital Experience Design and Innovation InternBoiseRemote4
Blue Cross of IdahoData Reporting InternMeridianHybrid1
Blue Cross of Idaho Account Management InternMeridianHybrid1
Blue Cross of IdahoHuman Resources Intern MeridianIn-person1
Blue Cross of IdahoProcurement SpecialistMeridian Hybrid2
Boise CascadeData Analytics and Business ProcessBoiseHybrid1
Boise Cascade CompanyCompliance and Sustainability Work U OpportunityRemoteRemote1
Boise Metro Chamber of CommerceMarketing and Events InternshipBoiseHybrid1
Boise PhilharmonicMarketing InternBoiseRemote1
Boise State - Dean of StudentsDean of Students - Alcohol and Controlled Substance Awareness and EducationBoiseHybrid1
Boise State - Human ResourcesHuman Resource Assistant BoiseRemote1
Boise State - Idaho Policy InstituteGraphic DesignerBoiseHybrid1
Boise State - SAEM CommunicationsSocial Media Coordinator BoiseRemote1
Boise State - Student Involvement and Leadership CenterEvent and Programming InternBoiseHybrid1
Boise State - University Event ServicesAssistant Event CoordinatorBoiseRemote with the opportunity for some in-person1
Boise State - University Event Services/ Student UnionSocial Media and Marketing CoordinatorBoiseHybrid1
Boise State EsportsDigital and Social Media Design TeamBoiseHybrid2
Boise State UniversityAthletic Event OperationsBoiseIn-person2
Boise State UniversitySustainability Communications and Planning CoordinatorBoiseIn-person4
Boise State University - Cycle Learning CenterBicycle Education Ambassador & Social MediaBoiseHybrid1
Boise State University - Cycle Learning CenterBicycle Mechanic BoiseIn-person1
Boise State Venture CollegeGraphic DesignBoiseRemote1
Boise State Venture CollegeSocial MediaBoiseRemote1
Boise State Venture CollegeVideography and PhotographyBoiseRemote1
Boise State Venture CollegeMarket ResearchBoiseRemote1
Boys & Girls Club of Ada County- Moseley CenterBGC WorkU Opportunity Garden City In-person1
Boys and Girls Club of Ada CountyYouth Development ProgrammingMeridianIn-person2
Cedar Creek PressIdaho History ResearchBoiseRemote1
City of BoisePathways Master Plan AssistantBoiseHybrid1
City of Boise Parks and Recreation - Youth Services Activities Developer and staff/program support for Community Centers programs for elementary kids. BoiseIn-person3
Community Council of IdahoCommunications AssistantCaldwellIn-person1
Community Council of IdahoChief Operating Officer AssistantCaldwellIn-person1
Deliberate DirectionsSocial Media & Marketing AssistantBoiseHybrid1
Girl Scouts of Silver SageGirl Experience ChampionBoiseHybrid2
Girl Scouts of Silver SageMarketing & Communications ChampionBoiseHybrid1
Girl Scouts of Silver SageSpecial Projects Champion BoiseHybrid1
Girl Scouts of Silver SageProperty Reservation System Champion BoiseHybrid1
Girl Scouts of Silver Sage Volunteer Appreciation ChampionBoiseHybrid1
Girl Scouts of Silver SageSummer Camp Champion BoiseHybrid1
Girl Scouts of Silver SageCamp Accreditation Champion BoiseHybrid1
Girl Scouts of Silver SageCookie Program Troop ChampionBoiseHybrid1
Girl Scouts of Silver SageCommunity ChampionBoiseHybrid2
Homes by Kate McGwire - Boise Premier Real EstateMarketing AssistantBoiseRemote1
Horizon Credit UnionCommunity Relations InternBoiseHybrid1
Idaho Association for the Education of Young ChildrenEquity & DataBoiseRemote1
Idaho Housing and Finance AssociationHuman Resources-Event ManagementBoiseHybrid1
Idaho Nonprofit CenterEvent Program Assistant for Idaho GivesBoiseRemote1
Idaho Out-of-School NetworkCommunications and Marketing Intern BoiseRemote unless there is an opportunity to go back to in-person 1
Idaho PowerHuman Resources InternBoiseIn-person1
Idaho Public TelevisionPublic Sector HR InternshipBoiseHybrid1
Idaho Rural PartnershipCommunication and Outreach Assistant BoiseHybrid1
Idaho State Historical SocietySocial Media Intern for theIdaho State MuseumBoiseHybrid1
Idaho State Historical SocietyNHD Contest Operations InternBoiseHybrid1
Idaho State Historical SocietyMarketing InternBoiseHybrid1
Idaho STEM Action CenterProject Management AssistantBoiseRemote2
Idaho Technology CouncilMarketing Communications, Web & Social MediaBoiseHybrid1
Idaho Technology CouncilVideo Editing & ProductionBoiseHybrid1
Idaho Wine CommissionEvent and Marketing AssistantBoiseHybrid1
J.R. Simplot CompanySustainability ExternBoiseHybrid1
J.R. Simplot CompanyTalent Acquisition ExternBoiseHybrid1
Jesse TreeMarketing & Social MediaBoiseRemote2
Jesse TreeHousing NavigationBoiseRemote1
Jesse TreeEmployment NavigationBoiseRemote1
Jesse TreeFinancial Fitness TrainingBoiseRemote1
Jesse TreeEviction Court Program CoordinatorBoiseHybrid1
Make-a-Wish IdahoEvent Engagement AmbassadorBoiseHybrid1
Marsing School DistrictAssistant HUB CoordinatorMarsing (Owyhee County)In-person1
MassMutual Idaho - MeridianRecruitment and MarketingMeridianHybrid1
Meridian Chamber of CommerceMarketing and Communication InternshipMeridianIn-person1
Meridian Library DistrictMedia Archivist, Communications and Marketing DepartmentMeridian Hybrid1
Meridian Library DistrictAccounting InternMeridianHybrid1
Morrison Center for the Performing ArtsStudent Production InternBoiseIn-person2
NeighborWorks BoiseCommunications and Event SupportBoiseHybrid1
NIFC/UASStoryboard Graphic SpecialistBoiseHybrid2
NIFC/UASWebmaster/Totara LMSBoiseHybrid2
NIFC/UASGraphic DesignerBoiseHybrid2
NIFC/UASBroadcast TechnicianBoiseHybrid2
Open Roads MarketingMarketing & Branding EagleHybrid1
Scott Swan Real Estate at Keller Williams Realty BoiseMarketing CoordinatorBoiseHybrid1
Silverdraft SupercomputingSoftware Architect/EngineerPosition will be Virtual-Company is Boise BasedHybrid1
St. Luke's Health SystemIntegrated Health Technologies (IHT) Developer InternBoiseHybrid1
St. Luke's Health SystemOnboarding and Orientation Designer, Student ServicesBoiseHybrid1
St. Luke's Health SystemProject ManagerBoiseHybrid1
St. Luke's Health SystemSt. Luke’s Clinical Continuing Education Hub – Start-up Team Intern Boise Hybrid1
St. Luke's Health SystemInternal Governance Coordinator InternBoiseHybrid2
St. Vincent de Paul Southwest IdahoSustainability CoordinatorBoiseHybrid1
SUEZHR InternBoiseIn-person1
TechHelp at Boise StateCopy WriterBoiseRemote1
TechHelp at Boise StateWeb/Graphic DesignerBoiseRemote1
The Land Group, Inc.Business Operations and Team Member ServicesEagleHybrid2
The Phoenix Work U Outreach & Fundraising AssistantBoiseHybrid1
The Scout Guide BoiseEditorial AssistantBoiseHybrid1
TrailheadMarketing, Social Media and Event PlanningBoiseIn-person2
Treefort Music Fest - HackfortMarketing Intern BoiseRemote1
Urban Land Institute IdahoEvent Planning and Community Engagement InternBoiseHybrid1
Wish Granters, Inc.Operations AssistantBoiseHybrid1
Women's and Children's AlliancePhilanthropy InternBoiseHybrid1
Women's and Children's AllianceOutreach InternBoiseHybrid1
Zero Waste Boise InstituteFundraising SpecialistBoiseHybrid1

208.properties

Marketing Specialist

Overview:

Marketing Specialist to be responsible for developing and managing all aspects of our marketing strategy. You will focus on creating, implementing, tracking and optimizing our digital and traditional marketing campaigns across various marketing channels. Conduct research on specific markets at the local, regional and/or national level and gather information about competitors, pricing and more to help forecast sales of products or services and to develop marketing campaigns.

Project duties:

  • Developing and implementing marketing plans.
  • Undertaking competitor research and analyses.
  • Conducting market research to establish customer trends and habits.
  • Establishing goals and objectives in order to reach our customers through appropriate marketing channels (digital and traditional).
  • Building and maintaining relationships with new and existing customers through prospecting and networking.
  • Promoting brand awareness through marketing efforts.
  • Creating marketing materials for our website and other marketing platforms.
  • Supporting the marketing team with marketing activities by demonstrating expertise in various areas, including optimization, advertising, social media, direct marketing, and event planning.
  • Assisting with the analyses of marketing data, including campaign results, conversion rates, and online traffic in order to improve future marketing strategies and campaigns.

The successful Work U student will be:

  • Take part in brainstorming sessions, offering analytical insights to develop and plan creative marketing campaigns that increase brand awareness
  • Collaborate with team members to optimize marketing automation and lead-nurturing processes through email, content, events, and social channels
  • Assist in execution of marketing plans to reach target audience through identified channels
  • Create, maintain, and distribute monthly marketing reports showing achievement of critical metrics regarding lead generation, content creation, website traffic, and other KPIs
  • Assist marketing manager and team in development and execution of marketing campaigns, including content creation, new product launches, social media, upsell, cross sell, and sales enablement

Skills you will develop:

  • Gain confidence working with others in a professional setting
  • Opportunity to network with business owners and executives
  • Learn skills to grow professional online presence
  • Knowledge about business and marketing

Ada County

Ada County External Communications (Board of Commissioners’ Office)

Overview

The Ada County Commissioners’ Office has an opportunity available for a Work U student to work hand-in-hand with the Ada County Communications Manager during the spring 2021 semester.

We are looking for a Work U student who is eager to assist our Ada County Communications Manager with a variety of communications-related projects and tasks, primarily social media and community outreach. This is an outstanding opportunity if you are a good writer and would like to build your experience portfolio with a robust social media program.

Opportunity/Project duties:

  • General Communications & Social Media
  • Works collaboratively with the Ada County Communications Manager and other Ada County public information professionals to create and maintain an accurate, cohesive, and compelling social media presence that helps inform the public on important issues related to Ada County.
  • Works with the Communications Manager to provide compelling news pitches to local news organizations. This requires the ability to take sometimes complex issues and make them easy to understand for a wide audience.
  • Take photos of the Ada County Commissioners, and other county employees when they are involved in visually compelling events that allow the county to promote our important programs.
  • Helps with monitoring news media and social media sites to keep the Communications Manager and other officials informed of current trending issues.
  • Performs research, information gathering, and analysis to help inform recommendations for communications strategies, as well as enhancements to existing communications programs.
  • Provides support to Communications Manager in planning, coordinating and publicizing events and other special projects/initiatives.

The successful Work U student will be:

  • A strong writer, who is able to collaborate in a fast changing environment. Additionally this student should have a solid understanding of how local, county, and state government functions.
  • Eager to learn about the goals of public information and why residents of Ada County need information on county programs that directly affect their lives.
  • Nimble and able to change subject matters quickly and with ease.
  • Willing to take on various tasks and projects supporting multiple Communications needs, while exhibiting our values of Humanity, Excellence, Integrity, Trust, and Stewardship.

Skills you will develop:

  • A further understanding of the various aspects of the Communications and Commissioners’ Office functions.
  • You will gain confidence in working with others on a variety of fun and engaging projects and assignments in a professional office setting.
  • Gain relevant Communications experience working within the public sector in support of our County mission to: “Provide effective and efficient services and programs that enhance our community’s quality of life.”

Ada County

Ada County Development Services

Overview

Ada County Development Services is responsible for reviewing development applications, monitoring development and ensuring compliance in the fields of engineering, land use, surveying and building within unincorporated Ada County. We work with elected officials, other municipalities, developers land owners and the public. The responsibilities we have are diverse, challenging and rewarding. Ada County’s Engineer is responsible for reviewing and permitting development along waterways, development in the foothills, development in the floodplain and private roads, among other things.

Opportunity/Project Duties:

We are looking for talented Work U student that enjoys a challenge and would benefit from working with the County Engineer. The Work U student will be gathering, reviewing and offering suggestions regarding technical data and development standards related to floodplain development.

The successful Work U student will be:

A good listener and communicator with the desire to learn about Ada County and the various aspects of development review that the County Engineer participates in. Additionally, this student will have the ability to gather, review, and refine technical information, while working in a fast-paced environment. This requires good organization skills, time management, follow-through, and a willingness to take on various tasks and projects supporting the County Engineer.

Skills you will develop:

  • You will gain confidence in working with elected officials, other municipalities, developers, land owners, and the public on a variety of engaging projects and assignments in a professional setting.
  • Develop further understanding of the technical aspects of reviewing and inspecting that the County Engineer undertakes.
  • Gain relevant public sector experience working within the Development Services department.

Ada County

Ada County Human Resources

Overview

Ada County Human Resources (HR) oversees a wide variety of activities in the in the human resource management arena. This includes managing various aspects of employment, such as: talent acquisition, workforce management, employee relations, compliance with labor laws and employment standards, administration of total rewards (compensation and benefits), and risk management. We are looking for a Work U student who can assist us in a variety of HR related projects and tasks in some of the areas outlined below, as needed throughout the semester.

Opportunity/Project Duties:

Talent Acquisition
  • Work with Recruiters to learn about and assist with the recruitment and hiring process.
  • Assist with New Employee Orientation (NEO) related duties, including the creation of NEO binders containing pertinent information provided to new employees.
  • May assist in creating recruitment videos to promote Ada County as an employer of choice.
HR Consulting & General HR
  • Shadow and/or assist HR Consultants as they provide human resource guidance and consultation services to client departments and offices.
  • Assist with HR website projects, and perform HR website updates as needed.
  • Student may assist with a variety of other HR-related projects and duties as needed.
Total Rewards/Employee Benefits & Wellness
  • Help with the development and revision of job descriptions.
  • Assist in providing analysis and recommendations for enhancements, changes, and strategies, to existing or new programs and that are consistent with Ada County’s Employee Benefits program goals and objectives.
  • Research best practices for employee wellness programs; compile findings and share them with the Employee Benefits team.
  • Utilize graphic design skills to create wellness announcements and flyers; assist with creating content for the Wellness portion of our internal employee portal
  • Monitor employee engagement in wellness programs.
  • Work with third party vendors to coordinate wellness programs and events.
Business Analysis
  • Assist the HR Business Analyst in providing project-specific process development services for the department and other departments and offices as approved. This will be accomplished through the performance of professional work to research, analyze, prepare, and present reports in order to make the necessary recommendations. This also includes helping to develop and recommend programs needed to accomplish department goals.
Risk Management
  • Assist Risk Manager with risk management related projects.
  • Other projects and duties as assigned.

The successful Work U student will be:

A good listener and communicator with the desire to learn about Ada County and the various aspects of Human Resources. Additionally, this student will have the ability to maintain confidentiality of information, and to work in a fast-paced environment while maintaining good organization, time management, follow-through, and a willingness to take on various tasks and projects supporting multiple HR functions. This student must also exhibit our values of trust, excellence and collaboration.

Skills you will develop:

  • You will gain confidence in working with others on a variety of engaging projects and assignments in a professional setting.
  • Develop further understanding of the diverse areas that make up the Human Resources function.
  • Gain relevant Human Resource experience working within the public sector to support our HR mission to ensure that offices, departments, and employees have what they need to fulfill the county mission.

Aflac

Talent Acquisition

Overview

The Talent Acquisition team of Aflac, based in Eagle, is strategically looking for top-quality candidates with leadership potential. We source, assess, screen, attract, hire, and onboard these individuals to become entrepreneurs and small business owners with the backing of a Fortune 500 company. Our team is looking for Work U students who can assist in acquiring talent while also learning the paths of opportunity for our candidates.

This Work U opportunity will be a chance to understand how the recruiting and onboarding process within a sales organization works. This will also allow the student the opportunity to build their professional experience, their resume, and their networking possibilities within our community. The Work U student will be a valued team member.

Duties will include:

  • Work with the Market Recruiter to learn the process of recruiting and onboarding
  • Participate in resume screenings, phone interviews, virtual interviews, info sessions, and pre-licensing gatherings
  • Assist with social media marketing
  • Review data to find new and creative areas of opportunity in recruiting
  • Observe and participate in post-hiring opportunities with other members of the office team in order to understand the process and career path of the talent in which we are acquiring

The successful Work U student will be:

  • A keen observer, a good listener, and a high desire to learn and understand the process of recruiting and onboarding
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Able to work within a team environment

Skills you will develop:

  • You will learn how to work in a team environment in a professional setting
  • You will learn about the opportunity of a sales environment as well as the basics of the insurance industry
  • You will gain an opportunity to design and/or improve our social media presence
  • You will help improve reporting and analysis by identifying trends and patterns in data
  • You will gain confidence in your speaking and presentation abilities
  • You will gain networking experience within the community

Apex Energy Solutions

Social Media Coordinator

In this role, you will work directly with the Franchise Owners Pauline & Rachel to help scale up their growing business. With their core values aligned, they fully embrace the passionate idea of minimizing our global footprint and to provide sizable energy savings to people that share in our vision, as well as desire quality, luxurious, and sensibly priced residential windows.

Responsibilities and Duties:

The Social Media Coordinator will assist with the flow of content ideation, publication, community interaction and tracking of all social media content. The ideal candidate will help us in growing our social presence with various internal and external touchpoints. We are looking for a candidate with an authentic passion for digital media, who is looking to contribute to a creative and collaborative environment.

  • Plan, develop, organize, write, edit and post social media content across multiple platforms
  • Develop, maintain and execute content strategies and calendar
  • Execute and contribute to ideation of social sales content activations, including ideation of branded content campaigns, monitoring metrics and assisting in the tracking and reporting of campaign results
  • Lead and participate in brainstorming of creative and promotional content for both owned and earned social media
  • Collaborate with various parts of the Apex team, including senior leadership, installation, consumer engagement and sales
  • Report week-to-week analytics on each social media platform

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency in MS Office
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Understanding of Instagram and Facebook
  • Skilled at prioritization and multi-tasking

Development Opportunities:

  • Communication
  • Collaboration
  • Time Management
  • Adaptability
  • Critical Thinking
  • Research & Analysis
  • Initiative

Block 22/The Grove Hotel

Digital Marketing

At The Grove Hotel, the ideal candidate will have interest to work in the capacity of digital marketing, social media marketing, loyalty/CRM marketing and other related technologies in the digital space. The goal in this field will be to gain experience in a hospitality and marketing setting for the marketing, acquisition and retention of guest & customer loyalty through paid (PPC, remarketing), organic, social platforms, loyalty programming and understanding of consumer behaviors to influence strategy making.

The internal creative services team is seeking a detailed-oriented, creative, out-of-the-box thinker who can make decisions based on analytical reports. Our ideal Work U student will have the willingness to shadow and work in a fast-paced and versatile work environment, and a strong customer service focus to engage with guests and staff alike.

Possible Responsibilities:

  • Brainstorm/organize social media calendar, schedule and publish social posts
  • Create and analyze reports and provide insight to other team members
  • Update website, sales team collateral, and guest facing items
  • Create marketing campaigns to target the individual traveler or group travel
  • Assist in writing ad copy/content for print ads, Google PPC ads, Facebook Sponsored ads, display ads, blogs and more
  • Work with 3rd party digital media and website vendor(s) to maximize potential revenue

Expectations:

  • Detail-oriented, well-organized with the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Creative, self-motivated team player: works very well with others but also can take a project
  • Start-to-finish on his/her own
  • Able to meet deadlines and work in a fast-paced environment, able to quickly adapt to changing priorities
  • Reliable and willing to learn
  • Passionate and excited about marketing in its entirety
  • Great writing skills

Skills you will develop:

  • You will gain confidence in working with others in a professional setting
  • Opportunity to network and learn about other areas within Block 22

Blue Cross of Idaho

Digital Experience Design and Innovation Intern

Overview

The Blue Cross of Idaho Customer Experience team is responsible for leading the strategy, design, and execution of customer experiences through in-person and digital interactions.

Overview of project(s):

  • Our Digital First initiatives align market trends, customer behavior, and our technology to enhance customer relationships.
  • Digital First is about listening to our customers and developing a data -driven understanding about our customer’s needs, then aligning those needs with digital experiences that resonate on a deeply human level. It is not about simply implementing the latest trends in technology.

Project(s) responsibilities:

  • In support of Blue Cross of Idaho’s Digital First transformation initiative, the selected candidates will support the digital product and customer experience team in several capability areas.
  • Customer Insights and Data Analytics:
  • Support the development, analytics, and maintenance of a consumer behavior and insights dashboard.
  • Experience Design and Digital Prototyping:
  • Support the development and maintenance of experience design and digital innovation products to include clickable prototypes, customer journey maps, customer personas, and service blueprints.
  • Design Thinking and Innovation: Assist in design thinking activities to include customer discovery, experience ideation, and prototype testing.

To be successful in this opportunity, students will need to demonstrate the following traits:

  • Creative Confidence: Willing to contribute to the design process by bringing fresh perspectives to traditional problems. Willing to experiment with multiple ideas, even if that experimentation may lead to setbacks or failure.
  • Self-Drive: Able to see a project or assignment to the end, even when details or outcomes lack clear structure.

Student will be able to develop/improve:

Students selected for this internship will gain exposure to the design and innovation process being used by some of the most innovative companies in the United States.

Skills developed through this opportunity are as follows:

  • Entrepreneurial Management: Learn to solve complex business through rapid prototyping and experimentation and iteration.
  • Consumer Behavior and Ethnography: Learn to gather actionable insights through observation of every-day behavior.
  • Market Development and Validation: Learn to construct business models and size market opportunities around new product/experience opportunities.

Blue Cross of Idaho

Risk Adjustment Data Reporting Specialist

Associated department: Government Funding Operations

Overview

Government Funding Operations is responsible for ensuring the accuracy of payments received from government agencies within risk adjustment programs. Our primary focus is to ensure accurate reporting of medical claim outcomes to agencies such as Health and Human Services, which includes the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The accuracy of this reporting helps to ensure appropriate member premiums and optimal benefits.

Overview of project(s):

Development and automation of reporting suite to support risk adjustment provider education initiatives. Opportunities include:

  • Developing skills using state of the art tools including Visual Studio Tableau and data modeling software
  • An understanding of the financing of the healthcare industry
  • Building knowledge in the growing field of data analytics and risk adjustment which will improve your future job opportunities

Project(s) responsibilities:

Using a variety of data sources, automate reporting that will allow leadership and operations staff to easily identify trends, and detect opportunities for provider education. There is an additional opportunity to participate in the early development of data science modeling related to risk adjustment.

To be successful in this opportunity, students will need to demonstrate the following traits:

  • Ability to learn moderately complex information quickly and seek guidance on projects/assignments.
  • Convert complex data into user friendly information
  • Ability to understand database structure
  • Experience with SQL query language, experience with Tableau a plus

Skills the student will be able to develop/improve:

  • Analytical thinking,
  • Report development to include SQL, Tableau, data modeling and Extract Transform and Load (ETL) processes
  • Teamwork
  • Process documentation using Microsoft Visio

Blue Cross of Idaho

Government Audit Intern

Overview

The Compliance department will be engaged in its responsibility to oversee and organize numerous government audit/review requests. The intern would be involved in supporting that work and therefore would have direct interactions with the Compliance department.

Project(s) responsibilities:

  • Audit program research
  • Participate in audit calls with government regulators
  • Research questions of audit participants
  • Assist in compiling and reviewing documentation to be sent to government auditors
  • Organize documentation to be submitted in addition to supporting documentation
  • Follow-up on audit tasks and calendar items
  • Creation of audit support tools
  • Other potential opportunities

Traits the student needs to be successful in the opportunity:

  • Initiative
  • Organized
  • Inquisitive

Skills the student will be able to develop/improve:

  • Interactions with government regulators
  • Organization of significant amounts of data and documentation and knowing which documents are most relevant to audit request
  • Analyze processes and make suggestions for efficiency gains under tight timeframes
  • In the event there are no current regulatory audits taking place, the intern could participate in the development of audit teams and audit role descriptions among other preparatory functions.

Blue Cross of Idaho

Data Reporting Intern

Overview

The data reporting team manages the ad hoc request for reports for our National and large groups. Overview of project(s): we use Microsoft teams for our intake process for the ad hoc and recurring requests. Would like someone who can provide feedback and help us build out the functionality. Would also like them to learn some of the data reporting aspects of the role.

Project(s) responsibilities:

  • Provide feedback and learn

Traits the student needs to be successful in the opportunity:

  • Detailed-oriented
  • Ability to communicate well
  • Flexible
  • Would like someone with data learning and experience
  • Microsoft teams experience a plus but not a deal-breaker.

Skills the student will be able to develop/improve:

  • Knowledge around data and how companies use the data
  • How the final product for reporting should look going to the requestors
  • For those with no Microsoft teams experience, we will provide training
  • Project management workflow and training.

Blue Cross of Idaho

Account Management Intern

Overview of project(s):

  • Salesforce Roadmap and Governance – identifying what, when and how we will update our customer relationship tool

Project(s) responsibilities:

  • Listen
  • Learn
  • Provide feedback

Traits the student needs to be successful in the opportunity:

  • Critical thinking skills
  • Good communicator
  • Self-directed
  • Ability to connect the why

Skills the student will be able to develop/improve:

  • Understanding of our governance process how decisions are made
  • How to collaborate throughout an enterprise

Blue Cross of Idaho

Human Resources Intern

Responsibilities:

The Boise State Work U student will assist in scheduling of interviews for internship opportunities. The Work U student will assist in creating program processes and procedures for both students and BCI mentors and assist in building the calendar of events for the summer internship.

Skills needed to be successful:

  • Organized
  • Time Management
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Communication

Skills that will be developed:

  • Project Management
  • Event coordination
  • Reconciliation
  • Data Management
  • Various Recruiting skill sets
  • Policy/Procedure document creation
  • Experience using applicant tracking systems.

Blue Cross of Idaho

Procurement Specialist

Overview of department:

Procurement is responsible for the procuring of goods and services at BCI. This includes Planning {strategies, forecasting}, Executing {sourcing, negotiating contracts and contract executing}, Manage (supplier and contract management) and Transacting (Purchase Order Management, Req-to-PO, Inventory Management, Supplier Master Data, Invoice reconciliation and reporting)

Overview of project(s):

Strategic and Operational Procurement support to include:

  • SharePoint site updates and cleanup and archiving of old documents which will expose the intern to all areas within the Procurement.
  • Procurement Performance Metrics and Process Documentation – review and update performance metrics and process documentation
  • Supplier Master Data Management – review and update supplier master data

Project(s) responsibilities: Responsibilities include:

  • Ability to quickly understand the structure of our SharePoint data, look at the inventory of documents and determine which ones should be archived e.g. those that have not been used in x months, which ones should remain and if the folders documents are in make sense e.g. should a metric be stored in a training folder
  • Review metrics and understand the data behind the metrics and update weekly/month
  • Support other ad/hoc requests as needed

2-3 traits the student needs to be successful in the opportunity:

  • Ability to multi-task
  • Can do attitude (not afraid to ask questions and figure things out)
  • Basic understanding of Microsoft suite of products like Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel

2-3 skills the student will be able to develop/improve:

  • Clearer understanding of the role of Procurement within an organization
  • Business acumen and how we work across departments.
  • Intern will develop a proven ability to problem solve

Boise Cascade Company

Data Analytics and Business Process

Boise Cascade Internal Audit is seeking a motivated and analytical Work U student for our data analytics project to assist in developing and performing data analysis for data-driven auditing. This project will assist our team members in developing analytical models and performing analysis on financial transactions to drive audit selections.

Project duties:

  • Obtaining and normalizing data into workable tables
  • Developing models for analysis
  • Working cooperatively with internal audit team members in running models and tests in Power BI
  • Ensuring confidentiality and security of data
  • Helping with development and maintenance of standard operating procedures for analytics

The successful Work U student will be:

  • Team oriented, self-driven with good organizational and time management skills
  • Good at communicating with team members about project tasks, progress, and schedules
  • Have excellent problem-solving skills
  • Previous experience with Power BI, Office Suite, and data normalization in Power BI

Skills you will develop:

  • Increased understanding and expertise in Power BI and data analytics
  • Ability to work with multiple team members on a long-term project
  • Ability to take customer requirements, apply them to normalized data, and provide relevant information/solutions

Boise Cascade Company

Compliance and Sustainability Work U Opportunity

Overview

Boise Cascade’s compliance and sustainability programs are building communication platforms to share information needed to facilitate sharing knowledge across teams within the company and enhance the ability to meet audit requirements. We are looking for a Work U student interested in learning about compliance and sustainability who can assist us with advancing SharePoint communication tools.

Duties will include:

  • Working with the Compliance Manager and Sustainability Manager to learn about these programs at Boise Cascade
  • Developing a Compliance SharePoint repository
  • Streamlining an existing sustainable forestry certification SharePoint

The successful Work U student will be:

  • Experienced in SharePoint including but not limited to:
    o Creating landing pages, folder systems, documentation repositories, and links to other SharePoint content and external sites
    o Configuring access and permissions at user/group levels
    o Creating forms, tables, graphs and other reporting tools
    o Basic SharePoint knowledge of versioning and metadata management
    o Ability to research and troubleshoot technical issues independently
  • Able to work independently with support from the Compliance and Sustainability Managers
  • Exercise critical and analytical thinking as applicable to the assigned projects

Skills you will develop:

  • Applying SharePoint education to create workplace solutions
  • Opportunity to network with members of the Legal Department and across other business functions applicable to SharePoint development
  • Hands-on experience as a SharePoint administrator in supporting day-to-day business functions

Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce

Marketing and Events Internship

Overview

The Boise Metro Chamber is a community based organization that has its hands in all different areas of the community. Working for the Boise Metro Chamber will include helping all departments: Communications, events, sales, and government affairs.

Duties will include:

  • Working alongside Director of Public Relations, Marketing, Communications to assist in strategy of social media, public relations, and marketing.
  • Assist in Chamber events where needed
  • Assist in research and applications to improve the Boise Metro Chamber operation and programs

The successful Work U student will:

  • Pay attention to detail, be able to work on multiple projects at once
  • Be willing to learn new things: operations, events, graphic design, public policy
  • Have a positive attitude to learn new skills and take on challenges

Skills you will develop:

  • Understanding of the business community and how we work together to improve business and quality of life in Boise
  • Details/Planning Procedures of large and small scale events
  • Hands-on social media/marketing strategies

Boise Philharmonic

Marketing Intern

Overview

Develop a comprehensive marketing plan that helps the Boise Philharmonic capture the attention of college students pursuing their music education.

Duties:

  • Research the “”college student”” demographic, specifically students involved in the music department, music education, and music performance.
  • Develop an overall marketing strategy to help the Boise Philharmonic reach that demographic in a unique and meaningful way.
  • Outline the tactics (i.e. print advertising, social media, etc.) to help the Boise Philharmonic engage that audience.

The successful Work U student will be:

  • Self-motivated
  • Creative

Skills students will develop:

  • Experience in marketing research
  • Experience developing consumer insights/personas
  • Experience writing a marketing plan
  • Experience writing marketing copy
  • Experience evaluating marketing metrics (if plan is implemented)

Boise State University – University Event Services/Student Union

Social Media and Marketing Coordinator

Overview

The Student Union is the campus “living room” and multi-purpose center of campus life including retail, dining, social meeting spaces, reservable event space, art galleries, university department offices, and ASBSU offices, as well as key campus services. University Event Services, a service area of the Student Union, is responsible for 20,000+ annual event bookings across campus for both internal and external university clients. Our team seeks a Work U student who is highly motivated, creative, detail-oriented and possesses strong oral and written communication skills.

Duties will include:

  • Generate and schedule social media on a variety of platforms.
  • Carrying out current Marketing Plan
  • Will create a Marketing Plan for 2021- 2022 with the Assistance of the UES Marketing team
  • Manage and produce the monthly newsletter

The successful Work U Student will be:

  • Self driven as most work will be done remotely.
  • Have excellent writing and editing skills
  • Is up-to-date on the latest social media trends
  • Can engage with a wide variety of audiences

Skills you will develop:

  • Learn to work within a Brand
  • Use a social media scheduling service
  • Write and present a Marketing Plan
  • Add to existing portfolio of work

Boise State University – University Event Services

Assistant Event Coordinator

Overview

University Event Services, a service area of the Student Union, is responsible for 20,000+ annual event bookings across campus for both internal and external university clients, with operation of a one-stop shop model of event service coordination and event management. The Work U intern will have the opportunity to shadow and support professional Event Coordinators in the re-imagining and planning of key University events.

Duties will include:

  • Building relationships with campus partners to execute successful events
  • Produce a fictitious in-person event and then reimagine it virtually
  • Receive hands-on experience with virtual event coordination, live virtual event management, and behind-the-scenes access to a live event television production
  • Produce a post-event summary of how the event played out, any challenges encountered and suggestions for future years

The successful Work U students will be:

  • Highly motivated
  • Detail-oriented
  • Possesses strong oral and written communication skills

Skills you will develop:

  • Reimaging in person events to create successful online events
  • Gain an understanding of the logistics required to plan and execute high caliber events both in-person and virtually
  • Gain exposure to various event services across campus
  • How to be successful in a professional setting
  • Working collaboratively with a team

Boise State University – Boise State Esports

Digital and Social Media Design Team

Overview

The Boise State Varsity Esports program is one of the premier collegiate esports programs in the U.S. Started in 2017, Boise State Esports has been recognized as a leader in the industry and as a top 10 collegiate esports program. Esports is the world of competitive and organized team video game competition. Boise State competes in League of Legends, Overwatch, Rocket League and Hearthstone. The digital & social media designer will create and deploy digital communication, social media, broadcast and marketing strategies for Boise State Esports utilizing the Twitch Student program, University Television and various social media channels.

Project duties:

  • Identification of esports audience(s)
  • Creation of esports messaging strategies
  • Engagement with different departments and clubs on campus
  • Use of different messaging and channels to determine effectiveness
  • Identification of baseline metrics (i.e., viewed minutes, Twitch Prime subscriptions, Bits, Amazon Gear, Twitch Merch)
  • Use of baseline metrics to estimate revenue
  • Creation of informational materials for use with sponsors and supporters

The successful Work U student will be:

  • Team oriented, independent and self-starter with good organization, time management and communication skills
  • Good listener with the ability to develop empathy for target audience(s)
  • Passionate about social media and its effectiveness
  • Must be creative and willing to try “new things”
  • Entrepreneurial

Skills you will develop:

  • Social media analytic skills
  • Revenue generation strategies
  • Opportunity to be part of the fastest growing collegiate sport
  • Gain relevant experience in marketing, social media strategy and esports
  • Digital and social media strategy development

Boise State University

Athletic Event Operations

Project duties:

  • Work side by side with event managers at Spring varsity events (Men’s/Women’s Basketball, Men’s/Women’s Tennis, Gymnastics, Track and Field, and Softball) **Possibility of working Fall varsity events rescheduled to the Spring (Football, Soccer, Volleyball)
  • Assist with set-up/breakdown of varsity athletic events and outside rentals
  • Assist Facility Specialist with room set-ups and cleaning tasks for athletic functions in the Stueckle Sky Center
  • Attend game management meetings and assist with preparation for varsity events
  • Conduct tours of the Blue and oversee outside rentals in our athletic facilities
  • Assist with Football game day building preparation and/or post-game clean-up
  • Assist in overseeing banquets/meetings in the Stueckle Sky Center
  • Learn EMS scheduling system. Assist with scheduling events held in our Athletic Dept.

The successful Work U student will be:

  • Hardworking with Attention to Detail
  • Customer Service Oriented
  • Available to work nights and weekends as needed
  • Able to lift 50+ pounds and capable of being on his/her feet for long periods of time

Skills you will develop:

  • Learn about all aspects of the Boise State Athletics Facility and Events Department
  • Gain hands-on experiences working Athletic Department sporting events, banquets, and outside rentals
  • Gain confidence overseeing events and working with others in a variety of athletic/event settings

Boise State University

Sustainability Communications and Planning Coordinator

As the Sustainability Communications and Planning Coordinator, you will work with the Sustainability Coordinator to plan events, lead volunteers, and distribute educational materials relating to campus sustainability. Prior knowledge of environmental issues is not required, but a passion to learn more about our community, and the connection between environmental and social issues, is necessary. Any and all people interested in connecting their major with a passion for sustainability are encouraged to consider this opportunity. Those who may be especially interested include: Environmental Studies, Marketing, Public Relations, Urban Studies, and Global Studies majors.

Project duties:

  • Work events at Extra Mile Arena (games, concerts)
  • Work food waste events on campus
  • Host recycling education events on campus
  • Conduct waste assessments on campus to collect data and improve recycling rate

The successful Work U student will be:

  • Eager to work on skills in leadership, team management, social media marketing, and event planning
  • Passionate to learn about the Boise State community and the connections between the environment and social issues
  • Enthusiastic and self-motivated

Skills you will develop:

  • Articulation between your major and sustainability efforts
  • Learning how your knowledge and work in sustainability could apply to a career
  • The joys and challenges of promoting sustainability across campus
  • A deeper appreciate and understanding of how sustainability affects your life and the lives of others

Boise State University – Cycle Learning Center

Bicycle Education Ambassador & Social Media

Overview

The Cycle Learning Center is the bicycle shop on Boise State University campus that operates as a full-service repair and retail center educating the campus community on safe cycling, offering group rides, and maintenance classes. This Work U opportunity assists with the bike shop’s efforts to rise to a Platinum Bicycle Friendly University by educating its riders on practicing the rules of the road, proper locking techniques, and basic repairs.

Project duties:

  • Travel campus by foot and bike to visit bike racks and classrooms 1-2 per month in order to engage in outreach opportunities to educate the community on the Cycle Learning Center offerings
  • Connect with student groups and departments teaching our Bicycle Education presentation that has already been created. Presentations can be set up with any audience who is interested, such as the weekly Bronco Biking Class, Greek Life, Involvement groups, and some classes.
  • Frequent and robust social media publications that illustrate the scope of Cycle Learning Center efforts of about five posts per week on existing Instagram and Facebook pages. Students will post on events, stories, and educational content of their making.

Desired skill set:

  • Outgoing
  • Strong communication, organization, public speaking and education skills
  • Knowledge of bicycle safety, basic mechanics, and travel on campus such as bicycling rules of the road and safe riding techniques.
  • Fluent understanding of social media technology and best practices

Development outcomes:

  • Gain confidence in public speaking and interacting with students around campus
  • Improve social media skills
  • Lean more about the world of bicycles such as sales, marketing, and maintenance.
  • Gain experience as an outreach coordinator for a retail business
  • Additionally, the Work U student will make connections on campus and identify groups who would be receptive to the Bicycle Education presentation using their own outreach strategies and networking skills, with assistance from the Cycling Learning Center manager and staff as needed.

Boise State University – Cycle Learning Center

Bicycle Mechanic

Overview

The Cycle Learning Center is the bicycle shop on Boise State University campus that operates as a full-service repair and retail center educating the campus community on safe cycling, offering group rides, and maintenance classes. This Work U opportunity provides an individual with the training to become a bicycle mechanic. They will work in the bike shop with other student staff, become familiar with tools of the trade, and learn how to perform specific procedures from fixing flat tires to tune ups.

Project duties:

  • Learn specific repair procedures via in-person and video education and practice performing the repairs with feedback from CLC staff
  • Understand tools associated with bicycle repair and how to appropriately use them
  • Complete customer repairs

The successful Work U student will be:

  • Passionate about learning thru experience
  • Dedicated to fine tuning technical skills with attention to detail and practice
  • Eager to progress along the educational progression of our bicycle mechanic curriculum

Skills you will develop:

  • Gain competence and confidence in the daily operations of a bicycle shop
  • Learn the correct process to fix bike parts such as flat tires, replace and adjust brakes, tune shifting, true wheels, and understand how bicycle properly function and fit together
  • Troubleshooting and assessing bikes brought in with disrepair
  • Functioning as part of a team

Boise State – Idaho Policy Institute

Graphic Designer

Overview:

Idaho Policy Institute, part of the School of Public Service, conducts non-partisan research for decision makers around the state. IPI is a highly collaborative team looking for a student who is familiar with Adobe Creative Cloud and interested in the opportunity to grow graphic design skills by visualizing data and formatting reports.
We are extremely proud of the projects we collaborate on and the final reports we produce. The kinds of topics you may be involved with at IPI are homelessness issues, energy policy, transportation, educational program evaluation and discussing social determinants of health, among other issues facing Idaho communities. Our final reports are a team effort. They are a culmination of meetings, discussions and data analyzation ending with a product that decision makers can use to instigate change.

Duties:

  • Discuss analyzed data with the team to determine effective ways to visualize it
  • Collaborating with the team to proofread draft and final reports
  • Assisting the team to move the report from Microsoft Word to Adobe InDesign
  • Participate in all project team meetings

The successful Work U student will have:

  • Aptitude for graphic design
  • Willingness to learn Adobe Creative Cloud including Acrobat, Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator
  • Willingness to learn Tableau, a data visualization tool
  • Intellectual curiosity
  • Entrepreneurial spirit
  • Positive team attitude

Skills you will develop:

  • Gain experience with Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Gain experience with Tableau
  • Graphic design
  • Communication
  • Knowledge of issues and policies across Idaho

Boise State – SAEM Communications

Social Media Coordinator

Overview:

The Boise State Student Affairs and Enrollment Management communications team works hard to make sure students know what programs and resources are available to them during their time at Boise State. We use a variety of communication channels and methods to help students receive relevant information, find more when they need to, and keep it all clear and organized. Our team seeks a Work U student who can help us create and share impactful, student-focused social media content to help in this mission.

Duties will include:

  • Understanding and implementing current content plan
  •  Generating and sharing Instagram posts and stories
  • Coordinating Instagram guests/takeovers
  •  Building the Boise State Student Life Instagram following
  • Identifying ways to improve content and keep followers engaged
  • Creating an Instagram content plan for 2021- 2022 with the help of the Student Life content team

The successful Work U Student will be:

  • Self driven, as most work will be done remotely
  •  An excellent communicator
  • Up to date on social media trends
  • Unabashedly creative

Skills you will develop:

  • Communicating within brand guidelines
  • Using a social media scheduling service
  • Planning, coordinating and implementing pieces within a communication plan

Boise State University – Human Resources

Human Resource Assistant

Overview

Come learn what it takes to become a national award-winning Human Resource Team at Boise State University. We have a strategic approach to attracting, sourcing, recruiting, assessing, hiring, onboarding, and retaining the best talent. This is a great opportunity for passionate Human Resource student (future or present). As a Work U Human Resource Assistant, you will mentor side-by-side with several staff members on our Welcome Team, and also work with our Compensation Specialist.

Project duties

  • Shadow with our Recruiters and learn how Boise State University finds candidates to fill positions
  • Mentor side-by-side with our Welcome Team and understand the onboarding process for new employees at Boise State University
  • Working with our Department Recruitment Coordinator you will learn how we use PageUp to create requisitions, set up applicant screenings, and creating job offers
  • Working directly with our Compensation specialist and learn how to complete market matching and how employees job standards are maintained
  • Learn industry standards and practices in a busy Human Resource department while gaining first-hand experience.
  • Independent study time to learn and discover Human Resource topics the Work U student is interested in.

The successful Work U student will be:

  • Team-oriented, self-starter with good organization, time management and communication skills
  • Good listener with desire to learn about the recruiting process
  • Have the ability to attend Zoom meetings have the ability to work remotely
  • Able to maintain confidentiality at all times

Skills you will develop:

  • You will gain confidence in working with others in a professional setting
  • You will have an understand how to recruits, and retains the best employees
  • Gain relevant experience working within Human Resources and understand the opportunities available within this job field.

Boise State Venture College

Graphic Design

Overview

Venture College is a Boise State program residing in the College of Innovation and Design. Our mission is to help advance startups throughout Idaho. We are looking to build an internship team ready to help student, faculty, and community startups accelerate and grow.

By working with Venture College, you will be doing work for various startups and local businesses. Our goal is to give you at least projects from three different companies – allowing you to quickly boost your resume and LinkedIn page within one semester.

Organizations such as:

  • Guru Donuts
  • Boise Angel Alliance
  • Idaho Entrepreneur Challenge
  • Create Common Good (Non-Profit)

Project duties:

  • Creating business cards, logos, letterhead, etc.
  • Creating deliverable for social media (Facebook & Instagram)
  • Creating flyers, brochures, etc.
  • Designing a website (using wire-framing)
  • Creating PowerPoint presentations

The successful Work U student will be:

  • Ability to set and adhere to reasonable deadlines
  • Prioritizes communication to supervisors and to end-clients
  • Has the desire to help other startups and business grow as a result of their efforts

Skills you will develop:

  • Best Practices around designing websites and mobile apps
  • Learning to create wireframe and fully functioning prototype mockups
  • How to design marketing materials using Canva
  • Learn best practices around social media content and design

Boise State Venture College

Social Media

Overview

Venture College is a Boise State program residing in the College of Innovation and Design. Our mission is to help advance startups throughout Idaho. We are looking to build an internship team ready to help student, faculty, and community startups accelerate and grow.

By working with Venture College, you will be doing work for various startups and local businesses. Our goal is to give you at least projects from three different companies – allowing you to quickly boost your resume and LinkedIn page within one semester.

Organizations such as:

  • Guru Donuts
  • Boise Angel Alliance
  • Idaho Entrepreneur Challenge
  • Create Common Good (Non-Profit)

Project duties:

  • Researching industry specific, social media best practices
  • Creating social media guides and playbooks
  • Creating brand kits
  • Creating scheduled posts with social media tools

The successful Work U student will be:

  • Ability to set and adhere to reasonable deadlines
  • Prioritizes communication to supervisors and to end-clients
  • Has the desire to help other startups and business grow as a result of their efforts

Skills you will develop:

  • Learn social media tools like Hootsuite and Buffer
  • Learn social media best practices
  • Learn to create guides, playbooks, brand kits, market research and more

Boise State Venture College

Videography and Photography

Overview

Venture College is a Boise State program residing in the College of Innovation and Design. Our mission is to help advance startups throughout Idaho. We are looking to build an internship team ready to help student, faculty, and community startups accelerate and grow.
By working with Venture College, you will be doing work for various startups and local businesses. Our goal is to give you at least projects from three different companies – allowing you to quickly boost your resume and LinkedIn page within one semester.

Organizations such as:

  • Guru Donuts
  • Boise Angel Alliance
  • Idaho Entrepreneur Challenge
  • Create Common Good (Non-Profit)

Project duties:

  • Take raw video of events, business shoots, or interviews
  • Take pictures of events, products, headshots, etc.
  • Edit video and photos
  • Create videos, short clips, etc.

The successful Work U student will be:

  • Ability to set and adhere to reasonable deadlines
  • Prioritizes communication to supervisors and to end-clients
  • Has the desire to help other startups and business grow as a result of their efforts

Skills you will develop:

  • Learn how to use cloud based editing software tools
  • Become more proficient in Adobe Suite
  • Learn how to utilize photos and video to promote a business

Boise State Venture College

Market Research

Overview

Venture College is a Boise State program residing in the College of Innovation and Design. Our mission is to help advance startups throughout Idaho. We are looking to build an internship team ready to help student, faculty, and community startups accelerate and grow.
By working with Venture College, you will be doing work for various startups and local businesses. Our goal is to give you at least projects from three different companies – allowing you to quickly boost your resume and LinkedIn page within one semester.

Organizations such as:

  • Guru Donuts
  • Boise Angel Alliance
  • Idaho Entrepreneur Challenge
  • Create Common Good (Non-Profit)

Project duties:

  • Analyze the market for new ideas and business
  • Analyze competitors’ strengths and weaknesses
  • Minor data entry
  • Create detailed reports with graphics to support evidence

The successful Work U student will be:

  • Ability to set and adhere to reasonable deadlines
  • Prioritizes communication to supervisors and to end-clients
  • Has the desire to help other startups and business grow as a result of their efforts

Skills you will develop:

  • Learn the tools and process to analyze market opportunities
  • Learn the tools and process to analyze competitors
  • Learn to create persuasive reports for end-clients

Boise State University – Office of the Dean of Students

Dean of Students – Alcohol and Controlled Substance Awareness and Education

Overview

The Office of the Dean of Students is a unique office that assists students in increasing their overall well-being and empowers students to uphold Boise State standards of conduct in order to create learning environments that foster purpose and accountability. Within this office we respond to incidents of behavioral misconduct at the university to promote a safe campus for all, focused on educational outcomes that facilitate growth and development. The Dean of Students also prioritizes a proactive, educational approach to make sure that students are able to identify alternative choices to consuming alcohol or controlled substances on-campus and are aware of the detrimental effects those substances can have to their health. The Office is also committed to educating students on how to make healthy choices when they do choose to drink.

Duties will include:

  • Assisting students in identifying alternative choices to alcohol or substance use.
  • Attending, marketing and assisting in the facilitation of events. Coordinating events that coincide with national initiatives that seek to bring awareness to alcohol and substance abuse issues.
  • Forming a task force that invites members of the campus and greater Boise community to collaborate efforts to educate and promote alternative choices to drinking or substance use.
  • Identifying additional stakeholders to partner with, as well as coordinator their presence at events.
  • Compiling and create resources and workshops centered around alcohol education and awareness for future events that target healthy choices by students.
  • Ensuring compliance with any and all grant requirements used to organize awareness events.
  • Developing assessment tools for each event and use to brainstorm future events surrounding alcohol education and awareness.

The successful Work U Student will be:

  • Able to take initiative, collaborate across campus, and exercise their creativity.
  • Comfortable with communication skills including writing, speaking, and marketing.
  • Passionate about education and helping students succeed.
  • Culturally competent and excited to work with diverse populations

Skills the student will develop:

  • Event/program planning and management.
  • Ability to discuss challenging, nuanced topics with a variety of audiences.
  • Experience assessing the success of a programmatic event.
  • Collaboration, organization, and time management

Boise State University – Student Involvement and Leadership Center (SILC)

Event and Programming Intern

OVERVIEW

The Student Involvement and Leadership Center (SILC) works to build connections between Boise State students and the campus, the community, and with other Boise State University students. We are seeking a Work U student who can help us with this endeavor, by planning and supporting department events and programs.

PROJECT RESPONSIBILITIES:

Work alongside Student Involvement and Leadership Center staff to support the development and implementation of co-curricular programs and involvement opportunities for Boise State students. These include supporting local service opportunities open to any student and leadership development programs for student organizations, fraternities, and sororities.

THE SUCCESSFUL WORK U STUDENT WILL BE:

  • Flexible with work hours to meet the needs of programs which may occur in evenings and weekends.
  • Able to meet deadlines in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Strong in written and oral communication.
  • Friendly and with a “willing to learn” attitude.

SKILLS YOU WILL DEVELOP:

  • Leadership skills.
  • Confidence working individually and in a team-setting.
  • Understanding of how to meet the needs of a diverse university community.
  • Ability to effectively organize, plan, and implement curriculum and program logistics.

Boys & Girls Club of Ada County – Moseley Center

BGC Work U Opportunity

The Boys & Girls Club’s mission is to inspire and empower all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Ada County provides a wealth of programs and activities to prepare young people for real-world success. We believe that by focusing on health and fitness, academic success, and good character and leadership, the children we serve will be better prepared to graduate from high school, go on to college, and thrive as adults.

Project duties:

  • Assisting with organizational goals; National Boys & Girls Club of America requires all sites to submit annual assessments, which result in annual site goals. Work U students will assist in reaching annual goals based off of the following categories/criteria: Planning & Outcome Measurement, Targeted Programming, Five Key Elements for Positive Youth Development, High Yield Activities, and Regular Attendance
  • Strategic Planning: Plan and develop, programs, services and activities for staff to facilitate with Club members ensuring feedback from staff and Club members is assessed throughout
  • Partnership Development: Develops partnerships with companies, organizations, and community members to collaborate and enhance Club events or activities.

A successful Work U student will possess:

  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to troubleshoot and problem solve
  • Passion behind youth development
  • Clear communication, both written and verbal
  • Outgoing and positive attitude

Skills Work U students will develop:

  • Confidence working with others in a professional setting
  • The opportunity to practice behavioral management
  • Gain relevant experience working within a non-profit organization serving youth who need you the most!To learn more about the organization, visit: www.adaclubs.org

Boys and Girls Club of Ada County

Youth Development Programming

What We Do Best
The Meridian Boys & Girls Club is a well-respected non-profit that strives to provide a safe, positive place for youth! This is an opportunity to gain skills in youth development, programming, relationship building, and overall knowledge of how youth serving agencies work. We primarily work in five fun areas: The Arts, Education, Sports and Recreation, Leadership and Service, and Health and Wellness. We want you to find an area of passion and make a difference in the lives of youth!

How You Will Spend Your Time

  • Plan and facilitate lessons in every program area listed above
  • Plan and facilitate two community service projects for the kids to participate in
  • Plan and facilitate a 6-week program specific to an assigned topic
  • The culmination project will be to create a rubric and audit the Club in our priority outcome areas and come up with a targeted plan for improvement

What We Need from You for Success

  • Adaptable
  • Fun
  • Outcome-driven

What You Will Gain

  • You’ll have made 100 tiny friends
  • You’ll have acquired a vast amount of knowledge in youth development practices
  • You’ll have been exposed to children with diverse backgrounds and diverse needs
  • You’ll have successfully developed a targeted curriculum

Cedar Creek Press

Idaho History Research

Duties will include:

  • Learning online research methods and resources.
  • Becoming familiar with the resources of the Idaho State Archives.
  • Becoming familiar with the kind of stories writer Rick Just produces for his daily blog.
  • Using the knowledge gained to seek out story leads and sources.

The successful Work U student will be:

  • Interested in Idaho history.
  • Self-motivated.
  • Able to budget time for the project around their own schedule.

Skills you will develop:

  • The ability to work closely, though remotely, to fill a supervisor’s needs
  • Online database research skills
  • The ability to identify the elements of a good story

City of Boise

Pathways Master Plan Assistant

Overview

The goal of the Pathways Master Plan Assistant is to help the City of Boise with the creation of the first pathways master plan. This effort will include highlighting a City-wide map of all potential off-street pathways, list of prioritized projects within the Area of City Impact, and the identification policy additions or modifications for inclusion within the Zoning Ordinance Rewrite and Blueprint Boise. Project goals include the development of a non-motorized, off-street pathway network within the City of Boise that focuses on resident’s vision and values for a comprehensive network in partnership with other jurisdictions, identifies and prioritizes potential pathway locations, and identifies potential funding strategies.

Project duties:

  • Review and summarize historic planning documents
  • Compile and create GIS files identifying potential pathway locations
  • Assist in the creation of a project website, upload files, and creation of social media updates
  • Coordinate the effort with adjacent agencies, irrigation districts, neighborhood associations, and adjacent property owners
  • Manage meeting logistics for open houses and planning team
  • Consolidate comments from planning team and members of the public
  • Proofread all draft documents
  • Take photos in the field of potential and existing pathway locations

The successful Work U student will be:

  • Mostly working remotely with occasional in-office meetings
  • Have great communication skills and ability to work remotely
  • Prefer experienced in Arc GIS mapping and layer creation but not required
  • Have a valid drivers license or ability to travel across the City

Skills you will develop:

  • Gain experience with Arc GIS mapping and layer creation, community outreach, and/or background research
  • Understanding of City planning processes and public engagement strategies
  • Project management skills working with a consultant and across city departments
  • Ability to work on a ground-breaking planning effort with lasting impacts for generations to come

City of Boise Parks and Recreation – Youth Services

Activities Developer and staff/program support for Community Centers programs for elementary kids

This position will work to support staff and participants in our Community Center Kid City Programs in partnership with the Boise School District. The intern would be in charge of enhancing existing activities and reading and science clubs by planning activities for the center, networking with community agencies to bring in activities, and planning fieldtrips in the community. It would require 2 to 3 days at the center during afterschool hours directly working with the kids. Other times can be spent prepping and planning in our office or from home.

The Community Center Kid City Program is seeking a highly energetic, well-organized and process-driven person to implement a variety of hands on science and reading club activities in our wildly popular after school program. Our Community Center is an after-school recreation center run by Boise Parks and Recreation in partnership with the Boise School District. We are free to children and provide a variety of supervised recreational games, arts and crafts, homework help etc. as well as provide a free supper each day Monday – Friday from 3:15 – 6:00pm. It is a fun and safe place for kids to be after school. During the Covid schedules we are open 8-5 and a variety of hours are available to volunteer. This position works closely with other staff as part of a team providing supervision and support to a variety of elementary aged kids with different needs and interests. Our Community Centers are located within Elementary schools at Whitney, Grace Jordan and Morley Nelson which are Title One schools within Boise. The majority of the families are at or below poverty level and we work with a lot of at risk kids from a variety of backgrounds and circumstances. Our staff and recreation staff act as role models and mentors.

Essential duties:

  • Run and monitor weekly reading club
  • Developing reading club activities and challenges
  • Develop and run weekly science club activities
  • Document activities and outcomes of both clubs with the goal to increase participation and train other staff

To be successful, this intern will need the following traits:

  • Work well as part of a team
  • Initiate activities and brainstorm ideas to improve program
  • Has to like working with kids and come to work on your “A” game

Community Council of Idaho

Communications Assistant

Overview

The Community Council of Idaho, Inc. (CC Idaho) is a rural-centered, multi-service nonprofit organization that has impacted Idaho communities since 1971. We are now the largest nonprofit organization serving Latinos in the state. Our mission is to strengthen families in our community by offering opportunities in education, housing, health, employment, and legal services.

The Community Council of Idaho is seeking a strong communicator to help its Communications Department provide quality internal and external communication. They will help provide messaging to our internal and external communities, so they well informed about services.

Project duties:

  • Work with the Communication’s Specialist and CC Idaho Leadership to develop messaging.
  • Assist in increasing awareness through the use of Social Media.
  • Use guerilla marketing to identify new partners and target those audiences to expand awareness.
  • Assist in developing materials used by programs to perform outreach.
  • Assist in marketing fund development opportunities in the Spring.

The successful Work U student will be/have:

  • Team oriented, self-starter with good organization, time management, and communications skills
  • Ability to speak Spanish is preferred, but is not necessary.
  • Ability to adhere to deadlines

Skills you will develop:

  • Market research
  • Marketing – developing messaging and materials
  • Spanish speaking and writing
  • Public speaking

Community Council of Idaho

Chief Operating Officer Assistant

Overview

The Community Council of Idaho, Inc. (CC Idaho) is a rural-centered, multi-service nonprofit organization that has impacted Idaho communities since 1971. We are now the largest nonprofit organization serving Latinos in the state. Our mission is to strengthen families in our community by offering opportunities in education, housing, health, employment, and legal services.

The Community Council of Idaho is seeking a strong problem solver and developer to help its Chief Operating Officer research and design an Internship Program for the agency. They will use Design Thinking principles to empathise, define, ideate, prototype, and test a solution.

Project duties:

  • Work with the Chief Operating Officer to:
  • Empathise through interviews and observation of those who would be responsible to understand past experiences and issues that have led to no program.
  • Define the problem by analyzing their interviews and observations.
  • Ideate to identify new solutions.
  • Prototype a process and tools so that
  • Testing can take place

The successful Work U student will be:

  • Team-oriented, self-starter with good organization, time management, and communications skills.
  • Ability to adhere to deadlines

Skills you will develop:

  • Data gathering and analysis
  • Brainstorming and developing solutions
  • Testing process prototypes

Deliberate Directions

Social Media & Marketing Assistant

Overview

Deliberate Directions, an executive coaching and leadership development company in Boise, Idaho is seeking a highly motivated Work U student who wants to utilize their creative skills and tech savviness to help grow our social media followers and expand our network of clients.

Duties will include:

  • Helping to grow social media connections particularly on Instagram platform
  • Utilizing graphic design skills to create infographics or other visuals
  • Update and create Power Point and other visual presentations
  • Assist in executing educational videos, podcasts, and webinars

The successful Work U student will be:

  • Creative and able to develop new ideas
  • Tech savvy
  • Some graphic design experience
  • Good writing skills
  • Highly detailed
  • Team player with good time management, organization and communication skills

Skills you will develop:

  • Gain confidence working with others in a professional setting
  • Opportunity to network with business owners and executives
  • Learn skills to grow professional online presence
  • Knowledge about business and marketing

Girl Scouts of Silver Sage

Girl Experience Champion

The Girl Experience Champion will work directly with Girl Scouts of Silver Sage and Community Partner staff to plan, develop and implement Girl Scout programming for K-12th grade girls in both in-school and afterschool settings. We are seeking two students for this Opportunity.

Duties will include:

  • Participating in new leader training including foundational courses on the Girl Scout experience, safety guidelines, and how to facilitate national curriculum & resources
  • Utilizing national Girl Scout curriculum to adapt and provide high-quality leadership experiences for youth
  • Lead weekly Girl Scout meetings for a Girl Scout troop which consists of a group of up to twelve K-4th grade students
  • Participate in Girl Scouts of Silver Sage Program led activities such as family bike rides and night hikes, robotics workshops, and day camps.
  • Maintaining consistent communication with Girl Scout & Community Partner staff and girls’ parents to coordinate logistics and share program outcomes

The successful Work U Students will be:

  • Availability between 11:30pm-1:30pm AND/OR 3-6pm, Monday – Thursday
  • Ability to maintain a positive attitude amidst a fast-paced, ever-changing environment
  • Energized, enthusiastic and confident while working with youth in an after-school setting
  • Patient mentor and role model committed to serving youth with kindness and care
  • Have a passion for advancing opportunities for girls
  • Able to creatively adapt and implement national curriculum to meet the unique needs, interests and ability level of youth
  • Embody a sense of maturity and professionalism to ensure meaningful interactions with internal and external audiences such as parents, school staff, and community partners
  • Have a strong understanding of classroom and behavior management techniques for youth in an informal setting
  • Provide a personal warmth when working with outside parties
  • Interest in nonprofit work & mission delivery

Skills you will develop:

  • Communication skills with a variety of audiences
  • Presentation and coaching skills
  • Understanding of national non-profit organization with a local impact
  • Mentorship skills
  • Curriculum development, organization and implementation

Girl Scouts of Silver Sage

Marketing & Communications Champion

The Marketing & Communications Champion will work directly with internal and external stakeholders to better communicate our mission and diffuse the singular voice for Girl Scouts of Silver Sage. The Champion will support all marketing and communications efforts throughout the council area.

Duties will include:

  • Researching and creating content for mass communications by collecting stories of impact, creating newsletters, online/social media, acknowledgement letters, press releases, community presentations, event specific marketing, Annual Report, web, etc.
  • Attending and presenting at community gatherings or events and positively engaging with girl scouts, troops, donors, volunteers and press.
  • Maintaining clear communication channels and information for internal and external audiences with a customer service lens.

The successful Work U student will:

  • Possess excellent written and oral communication, organizational, copywriting, editing, and computer skills.
  • Journalistic ability to research and source stories from girl scouts, files, and outside parties.
  • Align internal and external groups with a national brand and fulfill the mission.
  • Have a solid understanding of marketing techniques and industry best practices.
  • Provide timely outreach to a variety of people including internal and external customers.
  • Be creative, take initiative, and have a sense of humor.
  • Understand and embody the importance of community service and volunteerism.
  • Work effectively as part of a team.
  • Provide a personal warmth when working with outside parties.
  • Be flexible and have the ability to listen and collaborate.
  • Interest in nonprofit work & mission delivery.

Skills you will develop:

  • Communication skills with a variety of audiences
  • Fine-tune your writing, editing and computer skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Project management skills
  • Understanding of national non-profit organization with a local impact
  • Working collaboratively across departments to fill all needs of the organization

Girl Scouts of Silver Sage

Special Projects Champion

The Special Projects Champion advances the Girl Scout mission by building stronger ties between Girl Scouts and communities. The Champion will work directly with internal and external partners to plan and implement special projects and events that connect Girl Scouts to communities and families, as well as business, government and education leaders throughout southern Idaho. They will also be mentored by the CEO and other Leadership Team Members.

Duties will include:

The Special Project Champion will learn and utilize project management skills to oversee implementation of time and task-based plans to meet specific project goals, which the Champion will help to establish. Example projects could include one or more the following:

  • Girl Scouts at the Capitol Day to connect girls, Legislators and community leaders
  • 100th Year of Girl Scouts in southern Idaho events for the year 2021
  • Girl Scout Tree Promise to plant five million trees nationally in five years
  • Girl Scout Day at the Hispanic Cultural Center in Nampa
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion workshops for girls and leaders (Note: this is change from the original description.) 
  • Additional corporate partnership activities

The successful Work U student will be :

  • Interest in special events planning; prior experience a plus
  • Desire to grow in project planning skills and knowledge
  • Possess excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Have a passion for advancing opportunities for girls
  • Provide timely outreach to a variety of people including internal staff members, community partners, Girl Scouts and volunteers
  • Be creative, take initiative, and have a sense of humor
  • Understand and embody the importance of community service and volunteerism
  • Work effectively as part of a team
  • Provide a personal warmth when working with outside parties
  • Be flexible and have the ability to listen and collaborate
  • Embody a sense of maturity and professionalism to ensure meaningful interactions with internal and external audiences

Skills you will develop:

  • Work with Girl Scout staff to learn priorities of the local Council of Girl Scouts to support every girl in our region in reaching her potential and dreams.
  • Apply your creativity by helping plan and implement special events.
  • Communicate via in-person, phone and email with community partners and leaders.
  • Represent the Girl Scout team at community gatherings or events by positively engaging with girl scouts, troops, partners and volunteers.
  • Recruiting, training, and mentoring Girl Scouts and volunteers for community engagement events.

Girl Scouts of Silver Sage

Property Reservation System Champion

The Property Reservation System Champion will work directly with internal and external stakeholders to gather information and resources Girl Scouts of Silver Sage to build reservation system and help roll out.

Duties will include:

  • Review existing rates, tiers, policies for Girl of Silver Sage Properties.
  • Conduct market research of other comparable properties reservation systems to evaluate rates, market presence, curb appeal, additional options (concierge services) ease of use of software, etc.
  • Make recommendations based on the research gathered for increasing sales and marketing visibility.
  • Work with Property Manager to build the reservation platform with pictures, applicable rates and added services as part of the overall project plan.

The successful Work U student will:

  • Possess excellent written and oral communication, organizational, editing, and computer skills.
  • Demonstrates a tenacity for through research and enjoys gathering information
  • Desire to grow in project planning skills and knowledge
  • Ability and willingness to present and think out of box.
  • Able to complete task assigned in timely manner
  • Work effectively as part of a team.
  • Be flexible and have the ability to listen and collaborate.
  • Embody a sense of maturity and professionalism to ensure meaningful interactions with internal and external audiences.
  • Interest in nonprofit work & mission delivery.

Skills you will develop:

  • Communication skills with a variety of audiences
  • Research and project management skills
  • Understanding of national non-profit organization with a local impact
  • Working collaboratively across departments to fill all needs of the organization
  • High level customer service

Girl Scouts of Silver Sage

Volunteer Appreciation Champion

The Volunteer Appreciation Champion will work directly with Girl Scouts of Silver Sage volunteer support staff to evaluate and improve the Volunteer Appreciation process and initiatives within our Council. This area of work is critical to Girl Scouts’ sustainable operation and mission impact.

Duties will include:

  • Research best practices for volunteer appreciation and recognition, including inventorying existing local efforts as well as other Girl Scout councils and national appreciation initiatives to make recommendations for what will best meet the needs of our local council
  • Assist with the development, documentation and implementation of volunteer appreciation efforts culminating in a month-long Volunteer Appreciation campaign during the month of April.
  • Assist with coordinating the formal national and local Volunteer Award processes within our council, including making recommendations for how to best integrate the Award process into our volunteer appreciation campaign

The successful Work U Student will be:

  • Analytical and enthusiastic about making data-informed decisions
  • Able to multi-task and adhere to deadlines
  • Familiar with volunteer recognition and appreciation best practices
  • Able to creatively inspire ideas and motivation to move the project forward in our council, and recognize our volunteers in a meaningful way
  • Embody a sense of maturity and professionalism to ensure meaningful interactions with internal and external audiences
  • Provide a personal warmth when working with outside parties
  • Interest in nonprofit work & mission delivery
  • Able to creatively problem solve and suggest “out of the box” ideas to implement
  • Enthusiastically approach cross-departmental collaboration and communication with a sense of humor and grace
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Skills you will develop:

  • Learning about aspects of leadership and outreach to volunteers and in a non profit environment
  • Sandler Skills, database and software usage
  • Experience working with adult volunteers from various walks of life and abilities
  • Ability to provide materials and volunteer award overview ideas that are fresh and creative

Girl Scouts of Silver Sage

Summer Camp Champion

The Summer Camp Associate will work directly with Girl Scouts of Silver Sage Camp Director to create summer camp curriculum, do pre-camp administrative and program organization and ensure that our camp activities are set up for success for their American Camp Association visit in summer 2021. This area of work is critical to Girl Scouts’ sustainable operation and mission impact.

Duties will include:

  • Create summer camp curriculum for both Camp Echo (day camp) and Camp Alice Pittenger (resident camp) that align with the themes of the session, badgework, and safety standards. Help set up field trips and guest speakers for camp sessions.
  • Assemble “grab & go” camp curriculum badges to help set summer camp staff up for success when running activities
  • Update summer camp staff manuals to include any new curriculum.
  • Work with Camp Director to ensure all Girl Scouts of the USA and American Camp Association standards are being met and documented for a healthy and safe summer camp experience for all girls.
  • Co-facilitate some of Girl Scouts of Silver Sage spring Outdoor Program workshops including but not limited to tie-dye, hiking in the foothills, biking and campfires.

The successful Work U student will:

  • Have a good sense of humor
  • Experience working with children in an informal setting. Experience as a Camp Counselor or working at a Day Care center is a plus.
  • Be comfortable working outdoors in different weather including heat, cold, wind, rain and snow.
  • Have experience writing lesson plans
  • Be able to multi-task and adhere to deadlines
  • Embody a sense of maturity and professionalism to ensure meaningful interactions with internal and external audiences
  • Provide a personal warmth when working with outside parties
  • Have interest in nonprofit work & mission delivery
  • Be able to creatively problem solve and come up with “out of the box” ideas to implement
  • Enthusiastically approach cross-departmental collaboration and communication with a sense of humor and grace
  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills

Skills you will develop:

  • Learning about aspects of leadership in a nonprofit environment
  • Experience writing and facilitating curriculum for a large age range of children in multiple locations
  • Experience working with children from various walks of life and abilities
  • Ability to align fun children’s program with health and safety guidelines
  • A behind the scenes view of what running a youth program in a pandemic takes

Girl Scouts of Silver Sage

Camp Accreditation Champion

The Camp Accreditation Associate will work directly with Girl Scouts of Silver Sage Camp Director to ensure that Camp Alice Pittenger and Camp Echo are set up for success for their American Camp Association (ACA) visits in summer 2021. This area of work is critical to Girl Scouts’ sustainable operation and mission impact.

Duties will include:

  • Create and maintain the American Camp Association Accreditation binders for Camp Alice Pittenger and Camp Echo
  • Review existing camp handbooks, policies and procedures and align with ACA standards and Girl Scouts of the USA activity safety checkpoints
  • Evaluate gaps in current accreditation standards and create a plan to address those gaps
  • Conduct market research of external summer camps and other Girl Scout camps best practices for maintaining ACA accreditation and create an on-going plan for our council

The successful Work U student will:

  • Possess excellent written and oral communication, organizational, editing, and computer skills.
  • Proficient at Microsoft Office Suites including word and excel
  • Detail orientated
  • Outside of the box thinker and go-getter
  • Enjoys working on projects independently and on teams
  • Super-duper organized and process minded
  • Able to complete task assigned in timely manner
  • Be flexible and able to listen and collaborate.
  • Embody a sense of maturity and professionalism to ensure meaningful interactions with internal and external audiences.
  • Interest in nonprofit work & mission delivery.
  • Wants to make the world a better place

Skills you will develop:

  • Learning about aspects of leadership in a nonprofit environment
  • Experience writing policies and procedures for non-profit and youth organizations
  • Ability to take on and complete a large project from start to finish in a timely manner
  • A behind the scenes view of what running a youth program in a pandemic takes

Girl Scouts of Silver Sage

Cookie Program Troop Champion

The Cookie Program Troop Champion will be working with troop leaders to train and prepare them for the cookie season. The candidate will positively impact girls lives in our community through offering opportunities to learn more and join Girl Scouts.

Duties will include:

  • Learn and understand the mission and benefits of the Cookie Program to prepare and encourage Troop Leaders to participate in Girl Scout Cookie Program. This will be heavily focused on New Troop Leaders.
  • Conducting surveys to gather data on bumps in the training/ preparing process. This data will be used to develop a new communication plan between council and volunteers.
  • Joining the team at cookie rallies, cookie booths to encourage sales and participation.
  • Assist in developing a communication plan between council and Service Units, Troop Leaders and Parents.

The successful Work U student will:

  • Be creative, flexible, take initiative, and have a sense of humor
  • Have a passion for advancing opportunities for girls
  • Be energized, enthusiastic, confident, and provide a personal warmth when working our volunteers
  • Have strong communication skills to express ideas and facts clearly and accurately, including public presentations (virtually and in person)
  • Be proficient and responsive in using email and other relevant technology
  • Possess excellent organizational and computer skills, and able to handle administrative tasks related to the recruitment and registration of members.
  • Familiarity with various video conferencing software, a plus
  • Embody a sense of maturity and professionalism to ensure meaningful interactions with internal and external audiences such as parents, and volunteers
  • Be flexible and have the ability to listen and collaborate
  • Have access to a reliable vehicle for local travel
  • Work effectively as part of a team and individually
  • Interest in nonprofit work & mission delivery

Skills you will develop:

  • Learning about aspects of leadership in a nonprofit environment
  • Ability to take on and complete a large project from start to finish in a timely manner
  • Learn how to present and communication with a variety of audiences
  • Fine tune your follow up skills and provide high level customer service.
  • Project management skills

Girl Scouts of Silver Sage

Community Champion

The Community Champion will invite girls and their families to join the Girl Scout movement through targeted outreach efforts at local schools and recruitment events, virtually and in person. We are on a mission to build girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. The candidate will positively impact girls lives in our community through offering opportunities to learn more and join Girl Scouts.

This position requires some local travel, evening and weekend availability, with flexible hours.

Duties will include:

  • Learn and understand the mission and benefits of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience to encourage prospective members to join Girl Scouts.
  • Introduce the Girl Scout leadership opportunities to new girls and new adults within the community and create a welcoming and inclusive atmosphere.
  • Ensure visibility of Girl Scouts in the community by engaging girls and families at Back-to-School Nights, Kindergarten registration, and other promotional community and program activities to recruit new Girl Scouts.
  • Cultivate relationships and develop rapport with community organizations and resources to further promote Girl Scout membership opportunities.
  • Responsible for entering leads (names of people interested in Girl Scouts) accurately and promptly into an online database.

The successful Work U candidate will be:

  • Must be Bilingual and speak Spanish!
  • Be creative, flexible, take initiative, and have a sense of humor
  • Have a passion for advancing opportunities for girls
  • Be energized, enthusiastic, confident, and provide a personal warmth when working with K-6th grade girls
  • Have strong communication skills to express ideas and facts clearly and accurately, including public presentations (virtually and in person)
  • Be proficient and responsive in using email and other relevant technology
  • Possess excellent organizational and computer skills, and able to handle administrative tasks related to the recruitment and registration of members.
  • Familiarity with major social media platforms and various video conferencing software, a plus
  • Embody a sense of maturity and professionalism to ensure meaningful interactions with internal and external audiences such as parents, school staff, and community partners
  • Be flexible and have the ability to listen and collaborate
  • Comfortable and able to converse in Spanish, but not required
  • Have access to a reliable vehicle for local travel
  • Work effectively as part of a team and individually
  • Interest in nonprofit work & mission delivery

Skills you will develop:

  • Fine tuning your communications skills with a variety of audiences
  • Networking with community members, school professionals, and Girl Scout Troop leaders
  • Planning and implementing new strategies to connect with new girls and adults in the community
  • Project management skills

Homes by Kate McGwire – Boise Premier Real Estate

Marketing Assistant

Overview

My brand is my business, and my business is my brand. Both need constant attention and focus to grow. I am extremely motivated and driven to be a successful Realtor® in the Boise Area. My goal is to be paired with a Work U student who will help me continue to grow my business specifically online and through different marketing strategies.

Duties will include:

  • Develop and implement hyper focused marketing campaigns targeting a specific area in which we currently do business.
  • Manage and grow the audience for Google My Business & YouTube Platforms.
  • Event planning, including developing projects from conception and seeing it through to post event client care.
  • Assist in day to day business operations.
  • Job shadow team members for clear understanding of overall real estate process excluding confidential real estate information.

The successful Work U student will be:

  • A good listener who is self-motivated and willing to learn more about the real estate industry with a specific focus on marketing.
  • Knowledgeable with Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter and LinkedIn
  • Creative and willing to think outside the box

Skills you will develop:

  • Gain insight into what it takes to be a successful self-employed, independent contractor in an extremely competitive real estate market.
  • How to use the Google My Business Platform
  • Confidence in your work and your social media skills

Horizon Credit Union

Community Relations Intern

Overview:

The Regional Business Development team at Horizon Credit Union is an important part of Horizon Credit Union’s strategy to build relationships in the community, promote the not-for-profit Credit Union Movement principles of thrift and financial education, and grow mutually beneficial partnerships with businesses and non-profits. We are looking for a Work U student to assist this team with their projects and programs.

Duties will include:

  • Working side by side with the Regional Business Development team members to deliver financial education programs and presentations, identify needs and develop partnering solutions with local businesses and non-profits.
  • Shadowing Team Members as they do visits to community partners, work events and collaborate with the other Horizon Credit Union Member Service Teams.
  • Developing materials to support educational programs in partnership with Marketing and Branch teams.
  • May lead small projects or programs, depending on the needs at the time of the assignment.

The successful Work U Student will be:

  • A self-starter with good time management & communication skills.
  • Interested in learning more about the variety of roles in the non-profit and small business community in the Treasure Valley.
  • Interested in learning more about the financial industry.
  • Able to multi-task and be well-organized.

Skills you will develop:

  • How to present yourself professionally in a variety of situations.
  • Networking skills with business owners, non-profits and individuals from all walks of life.
  • Developing program materials, presentation skills and event management.

Idaho Association for the Education of Young Children

Equity & Data

Overview

The Idaho Association for the Education of Young Children (IdahoAEYC) works to promote quality early learning and care environments for children in Idaho. IdahoSTARS is a project of IdahoAEYC that supports early educators through professional development. You will be working with the Equity Coordinator on the IdahoSTARS project. Your role will be to support the Equity Coordinator by using data to drive equitable decision making. If you are bilingual, you can also support our efforts to be a linguistically accessible organization.

Duties will include:

  • Support the use of our online database for child care professionals, RISE
  • Analyze data and create charts & graphs from Excel spreadsheets
  • Use PowerPoint to present data
  • Use data to ask questions about equity and equitable impact
  • Provide a written report of data findings, with recommendations based on the data
  • Participate in organization-wide conversations around equity
  • *Bilingual students will support linguistic accessibility through translation, interpretation & outreach

The successful Work U student will have:

  • An interest in advancing equity
  • A strong knowledge of Excel, Word & PowerPoint
  • Motivation to complete their work remotely
  • Excellent writing skills

Skills you will develop:

  • Learn about equity driven decision making
  • Learn about data and its importance to conversations around equity
  • Learn about implementing culturally responsive and linguistically accessible practices in a state wide organization

Examples of projects:

  • Confirm that child care providers who requested an interpreter to attend a training completed their evaluation.
  • Pull a report of staff interactions with child care professionals each month and sort by use of language supports. Create charts/graphs that demonstrate what percentage of contacts used language supports and if this aligns with preferred contact language.
  • Use invoices to create monthly log of uses of phone interpretation system.
  • Review interpretation invoice and confirm that child care providers attended the training for which they requested an interpreter.
  • Evaluate ICCP renewal data for upcoming months to identify child care professional needs for outreach.
  • Evaluate ICCP successful renewal data based on race, ethnicity & preferred language.
  • Evaluate professional development system recognition based on race, ethnicity & preferred language.

Idaho Housing and Finance Association

Human Resources-Event Management

Overview

Idaho Housing and Finance Association is seeking a creative and motivated Work U student to assist with event management within our organization. In this project you work closely with Human Resources to research, organize, and manage the annual employee event. This is a day-long event of 450 employees.

Project duties:

  • Work with HR to research and recommend event schedule. Coordinate and schedule event day details.
  • Research keynote speakers to be considered
  • Work with vendors for facilities, catering, etc.
  • Assist with creating icebreakers and games for event.
  • Assist with creating name tags and handouts, stuffing goody bags, and other details as necessary.
  • Schedule and reserve venues for employee activity choices
  • Create and manage event day content incorporating required annual policy trainings such as IHFA security, harassment, workplace violence, Fair Housing. Assist with employee service awards and introduction of new employees.
  • Help create and/or update content that will be presented to staff.
  • Shadow human resources to gain better understanding of HR functions in the workplace.

The successful Work U student will be:

  • Ability to plan, work under deadlines, multi-task and handle multiple interruptions
  • Must be well organized, detailed, goal-oriented, creative and self-motivated
  • Ability to take initiative and drive projects to successful completion
  • Have an interest in human resources

Skills you will develop:

  • Event planning
  • Opportunity to network and learn more about other business functions within IHFA
  • Help plan and organize new learning and training opportunities
  • Gain confidence and experience working in a professional setting.

Idaho Nonprofit Center

Event Program Assistant for Idaho Gives

Overview

Idaho Gives – designed to raise money and awareness for Idaho nonprofits– is looking for an individual to assist with the event program and to help promote the week-long online giving day.

Duties will include:

  • Work closely with the Idaho Gives CEO in online marketing efforts
  • Assist the implementation of creative concept and overall marketing plan
  • Monitor and engage with the Idaho Gives hashtag
  • Engage with community calendars across Idaho to promote Idaho Gives
  • Create content for email newsletters and blog posts
  • Maintain website pages with editing software and light HTML coding
  • Optional: participate in the April 29 to May 6, 2021, festivities

The successful Work U student will:

  • Be a quick learner of new software and techniques
  • Experience with both technical and creative writing
  • Have knowledge of social media culture and trends
  • Work independently –when needed– and adhere to deadlines
  • Have an interest in nonprofits and charitable campaigns

Skills you will develop:

  • Ability to work with many departments and voices to achieve one goal
  • Ability to work within the confines of an already established brand and creative concept
  • New skills working with new techniques and software
  • Knowledge of nonprofit culture in Idaho

Idaho Power

Human Resources Intern

Overview

The Human Resources team at Idaho Power is looking for a Work U student to join our team. The HR team assists in providing various services to individuals, teams, and departments to engage, connect, and support our workforce. The team is responsible for several areas, including recruiting, benefits, compensation, human resource information system management, talent and organization development and training, performance management, and employee relations. We’re excited to provide the opportunity for a Work U student to gain relevant, challenging skills in the workplace! This opportunity would be a great fit for a student who is currently pursuing a degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or a closely related discipline.

Project duties:

  • Attend & observe professional meetings held within the company
  • Manage projects pertaining to all departments of Human Resources
  • Assist with various HR initiatives, research, and program, process, or project support within and outside of HR

We’re seeking a Work U student with the ability to:

  • Effectively communicate, organize data and information, interact with employees with diverse backgrounds, focus on detail, help others and adapt to new and different learning opportunities
  • Properly conduct and display themselves in a professional atmosphere

Skills you will develop:

  • Relevant, challenging, and unique problem-solving skills in the workplace including project management, relationship and team building, and critical thinking

Idaho Public Television

Public Sector HR Internship

Overview

Public Sector Human Resources is both alike and different from private sector HR practices. Most HR majors concentrate on the private sector and this internship allows the selected intern to learn both sectors, offering greater options for career decisions. This internship concentrates on public sector recruitment and succession planning. We are excited to enhance our own internship program through partnering with Work U candidates.

Duties will include:

  • Learning to use the NEOGOV platform, which is the premier recruitment platform for most public sector employers.
  • Participating in the recruitment and selection processes for a State of Idaho agency that includes drafting and posting recruitments, selecting qualified candidates for interviews after subject matter experts determine which candidates meet the minimum qualification for consideration, developing behavioral interview questions for the panel interviews, crafting, asking and contacting references for final candidates.
  • Working with the mentor to develop the elements for a succession planning program that will assist Idaho Public Television for the coming decade.

The successful Work U intern will be:

  • An upper level HR degree program intern, familiar with the regulations and laws governing the HR function
  • Interested in taking the time to learn the NEOGOV Applicant tracking program
  • Willing to actively participate and contribute to the the completion of a well-developed succession plan
  • Commitment to maintaining confidential material
  • Commitment to public service

Skills you will develop:

  • An understanding of public sector recruitment policies and processes
  • A better understanding of succession planning
  • Learning through experience about working in the public sector
  • Mentoring by a Senior Professional in Human Resources

Idaho Out-of-School Network

Communications and Marketing Intern

OVERVIEW

The Idaho Out-of-School Network’s mission is to ensure Idaho’s youth have access to high quality out-of-school (OST) programs. The research on OST programs reveals that youth consistently enrolled in quality programs perform better academically, have better school attendance, adapt better socially, and are more likely to graduate from high school and go-on to higher learning. The Idaho Out-of-School Network is the only program of its kind in Idaho, though all 50 states have launched similar programs. The Idaho Out-of-School Network does not directly offer out-of-school programs; the focus is to advocate and promote the benefits of out-of-school programming, help connect families and youth to a program, and support providers with resources and training to enrich and expand their programming and services.

PROJECT DUTIES:

The Communications and Marketing Intern is a new position responsible for helping to create two new communication and marketing products. This will be achieved through:

  • The collaborative development of Out-of-School Time Program Profiles;
  • Interviewing programs and highlighting their key features;
  • Partnering with a selected communications firm to format and publicly distribute profiles;
  • Helping to create a video of program/community;
  • Sending and following up with community interviews;
  • Participating in event management throughout the semester.

THE EFFECTIVE WORK U STUDENT WILL:

  • Have effective written and verbal communication techniques to convey clear and timely messages to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Demonstrates critical, creative, and reflective thinking.
  • Have the ability to listen to people’s ideas and concerns.
  • Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, and implement recommendations.
  • Be team oriented, self-starter with good organization, time-management and communication skills.
  • Have the ability to multi-task and adhere to deadlines.
  • Be creative and have the ability to develop new ideas.
  • Take responsibility for own work performance and balancing job requirement, initiating and completing work.

SKILLS TO BE DEVELOPED OR ENHANCED:

  • Gain confidence in working with others in a creative yet professional setting.
  • Opportunity to network and learn about other areas within the out-of-school and education communities.
  • Increase experience in the non-profit sector.
  • Develop leadership and administrative skills.

Idaho Rural Partnership (IRP)

Communication and Outreach Assistant

General Duties

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Work U Communication and Outreach Assistant will play a leadership role in increasing IRP’s on-line visibility by developing written and/or multi-media stories that highlight our work and increase awareness of challenges, opportunities, and successes in rural Idaho. This new position affords the Work U assistant the opportunity to do meaningful work in support of IRP’s mission.

This Work U position is open to Boise State students of all majors who through their application and resume will be able to demonstrate passion, determination and requisite skills to be successful at performing the responsibilities of this critical position.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Interview community and business leaders, gather information, and complete research to complete compelling stories for IRP’s Idaho Ruralist e-newsletter, social media channels, and website.
  • Prepare and compile videos for the website, social media, IRP’s YouTube, etc.
  • Maintain and improve IRP website.
  • Identify and learn about successful examples of local community and economic development efforts around the state.
  • Collaborate on preparation and distribution of the bi-monthly e-bulletin
  • Update and expand the e-bulletin subscriber list.
  • Enhance IRP’s use of social media channels to increase visibility and develop recommendations for future use
  • Provide logistical support for community review activities and other virtual engagement activities with rural communities and IRP partner organizations.
  • Develop directory of agencies and organizations involved in rural community and economic development.

Needed Attributes and Skills – Required

  • Be comfortable initiating and conducting phone and video conversations with persons they do not know.
  • Possess outstanding interpersonal skills
  • Have superb writing/content creation experience and skills.
  • Be able to work independently and remotely.
  • Use their own laptop and phone.
  • Wear protective face covering and observe social distancing criteria at the IRP office, per Idaho Department of Commerce requirements.

Needed Attributes and Skills – Desired

  • Have experience with and/or be passionate about creative non-fiction storytelling.
  • Be skilled at using social media and website management.
  • Experience using Constant Contact or similar technology for distributing electronic newsletters.
  • Be familiar with video production and editing.
  • Be able to meet critical deadlines and be accountable for work products.

The Communications and Outreach Assistant will:

  • Gain a deeper understanding of existing conditions, challenges, successes, and emerging opportunities in rural Idaho.
  • Develop connections with community and business leaders in rural Idaho.
  • Hone writing, interviewing, communication, and collaboration skills
  • Gain firsthand understanding of, and network with, the variety of government agencies and nonprofit organizations involved in rural development at local, regional, statewide, and national levels.
  • Learn about career opportunities in all fields in organizations involved in rural Idaho.

Idaho State Historical Society

Social Media Intern for the Idaho State Museum

Overview

The Work U student will assist in content development and the management of the Idaho State Museum’s social media accounts. The student will use current social media trends and align with the ISHS Social Media Guidelines to build awareness of the Museum and increase its social media following. This intern will gain valuable experience working in the Museum and acquire hands-on skills related to creating and engaging with an online audience, focusing primarily on Facebook Instagram, and YouTube.

Duties will include:

  • Attend meetings with the Agency-wide Communication & Development Team and weekly Museum staff and Program committee meetings to identify social media opportunities (if schedule permits).
  • Contribute to and organize a social media content calendar based on the recommended framework provided by the Curator of Education and the ISHS Marketing and Communications Officer.
  • Identify content to tie into national and institutional holidays and events that align with the branding and mission of the Museum.
  • Provide recommendations for social media content to Curator of Education and social media team.
  • Work with Curator of Education and Marketing and Communications Officer to answer questions and comments on social media promptly and accurately.
  • Develop reports to track and analyze social media performance
  • Assist in coordinating special social media events (for example “Ask a Curator” live stream event)
  • Attend Museum special events to capture content for social media
  • Work with Curator of Education, Collections, and Archives to ensure digital media is attributed correctly and that any copyright restrictions are adhered to

The successful Work U student will:

  • Have excellent writing/editing skills
  • Have knowledge of the primary social media channels (Instagram, Facebook, YouTube), Experience with livestreaming a plus
  • Organize their work effectively
  • Have the ability to work well as part of a team and independently
  • Enjoy being creative and generating ideas
  • Have strong IT literacy skills

Skills you will develop:

  • Time/Project management
  • Managing organizational and administrative tasks
  • Experience in marketing, communications, and public outreach
  • Experience producing and editing digital content
  • Graphic design
  • Experience planning and collaborating in small and large groups

Idaho State Historical Society

National History Day Contest Operations Intern

Overview

National History Day in Idaho (NHD) is a year-long student-led academic program focused on historical research, interpretation, and creative expression for 4th-12th grade students across the state. NHD is currently seeking a Contest Operations Intern for the Spring 2021 semester.

Duties will include:

  • Recruit volunteer judges for contests and provide potential judges with information about the program
  • Use the registration system to create contest schedule, including participation in relevant training webinars
  • Develop contest materials for students and teachers
  • Follow the contest rulebook and enforce contest rules
  • Engage with judges and teachers through email and social media

The successful Work U student will be:

  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Highly-organized and an effective communicator
  • Passionate about working with students and promoting historical literacy

Skills you will develop:

  • Participation in historical agency organizational structure and potential career paths in the history and education field.
  • Practical experience as a program manager: virtual event planning, organizing, logistics, etc.
  • Experience recruiting volunteers and maintaining a database of volunteer information; valuable and marketable experience managing volunteers
  • Professional development opportunities through webinars and online learning tools

Idaho State Historical Society

Marketing Intern

Overview

The Idaho State Historical Society (ISHS) makes history essential and accessible through dynamic and gratifying programs that inspire, enrich and engage all Idahoans. Key programs include: Idaho State Museum, Old Idaho Penitentiary exhibitions at the State Capitol, records management and historic collections at the State Archives, and management of programs under the National Historic Preservation Act, to name a few. Although ISHS is a state agency, more than half of its budget comes from fees for services, grants, memberships, corporations and philanthropic gifts. The Development and Marketing team, in collaboration with the Foundation for Idaho History, is responsible for raising a large portion of this private funding.

Duties will include:

  • Assisting Communications and Development Committee to develop Social Media content and coordination across the Idaho State Museum, Old Penitentiary, State Archives, State Historic Preservation Office and main ISHS sites
  • Working with the Foundation for Idaho History (a 501(c)(3) charitable organization) in planning and executing the annual fundraising gala
  • Collaborating with team for end-of-year communications to members, donors, volunteers and prospects to include social media, email and hard copy
  • Collaborating with team in designing fundraising and sponsorship opportunities supporting new exhibitions and events coming to the Idaho State Museum and Old Idaho State Penitentiary in 2021
  • Developing standard operating procedures

The successful Work U Student will be:

  • Team-oriented, self-starter with excellent communication skills
  • Able to manage multiple projects and deadlines
  • Versed in Social Media etiquette
  • Graphic design experience is a plus, but is not necessary

Skills you will develop:

  • Gain relevant work experience in project management and relationship building
  • Effective meeting facilitation and follow-through
  • Impactful volunteer, member and donor communication and stewardship

Idaho STEM Action Center

Project Management Assistant

Overview

The Idaho STEM Action Center is a dynamic state agency under the governor’s office that focuses on creating innovative STEM opportunities for educators, students, communities and industry to build a competitive workforce and economy. To that end, we sponsor/host a number of outreach activities including student competitions, professional development, grant opportunities, community presentations and industry expositions, to name a few. Our Vision: A diverse, equitable, thriving ecosystem for a prosperous, STEM-literate Idaho. For more information about the Idaho STEM Action Center, please refer to: https://stem.idaho.gov.

Programs and Projects:

Boise State University Work U students will provide vital support to a small, busy team that is responsible for an incredible number of programs to make sure they are delivered with the highest level of quality possible. There are multiple program and functional areas, listed below, which students will have the opportunity to support and also to hone their skills:

Events and Logistics – Generate social media interest; promote events; recruit volunteers; correspond with sponsors and volunteers; help with event planning, execution, set up and take down across multiple program areas;

Grants – Research grant opportunities; track professional development participation and assign grades; analyze i-STEM survey data, evaluate grants;

Computer Science (support CS program manager on a variety of projects) – Help formulate rubrics for the evaluation of grant applications; support INDEEDS awards; help with Boise Start-Up Week sponsorship logistics; evaluate grants; solidify sponsors, events & judges, and, if necessary, judge events; and undertake special projects as needed;

Foundation – Salesforce data entry/conversion; update partner database; assist with event setup and takedown;
Office – customize 3D light boxes; update office décor; organize/rotate display materials.

The successful Work U student will be:

  • Motivated, positive, collaborative, adaptable in a variety of situations
  • Comfortable communicating with team members, students, educators, and industry professionals
  • A creative problem solver

Skills you will develop:

  • The ability to multitask and support a variety of projects simultaneously
  • The ability to collaborate with a varied group of highly skilled and dedicated team members/professionals
  • The ability to plan and execute a variety of activities
  • The ability to gather, organize and analyze program data

Idaho Technology Council

Marketing Communications, Web & Social Media

The Idaho Technology Council (ITC) is a non-profit, member drive organization committed to the success of Idaho’s technology ecosystem. ITC works to encourage three areas of focus including attracting talent, increasing capital, and developing the commercialization of ideas.
The ITC creates several events ranging from monthly to annual as well as serves a community calendar of events. This position would be to help increase ITC’s digital presence by focusing on our Social Media and Web content, but may also include in person representation at events.

Currently we are working from home. As the circumstances develop, we may or may not move to in-office and our expectations of a Work U student may change from remote to in-office, or a hybrid. Because of this, some duties and/or how they are performed may change. We require perspective students to possess, or have access to, the appropriate equipment while we are not in office.

Duties may vary from day to day but expected duties include:

  • Social Media Engagement and Planning
  • Updating and Adding to Community Calendar
  • In Person representation of ITC at events
  • Creating Mailers

A successful Work U student will possess the following skills:

  • Social media timeline planning
  • Creating engaging content
  • Understanding of basic analytics (pixel tracking)
  • Adobe Suite, Illustrator/Photoshop
  • Some understanding of HTML beneficial
  • Additional creative skills a bonus
  • Ability to talk about brand in person to public
  • Professional appearance/demeanor

Skills you will develop:

  • Experience in application of skills
  • Professional experience working in industry
  • Experience working with stakeholders
  • Working with campaigns for events
  • Developing Brand message and recognition

Idaho Technology Council

Video Editing & Production

The Idaho Technology Council (ITC) is a non-profit, member drive organization committed to the success of Idaho’s technology ecosystem. ITC works to encourage three areas of focus including attracting talent, increasing capital, and developing the commercialization of ideas.
The ITC creates several events ranging from monthly to annual as well as serves a community calendar of events. This position would be to help increase ITC’s digital presence by focusing on our Social Media and Web content, but may also include in-person representation at events.

Currently we are working from home. As the circumstances develop, we may or may not move to in office and our expectations of a Work U student may change from remote, to in office, or a hybrid. Because of this, some duties and/or how they are performed may change.
We require perspective students to possess, or have access to, the appropriate equipment while we are not in office.

Duties may vary from day to day but expected duties include:

  • Mastering Video Content previously recorded
  • Create Engaging Clips from existing content
  • Manage Live Streams created by ITC

A successful Work U student will possess the following skills:

  • Some familiarity with Adobe Premier
  • Creating Engaging Content from raw footage
  • Create Overlays etc. used in final product
  • Some familiarity with Illustrator/Photoshop
  • Additional creative skills a bonus

Skills you will develop:

  • Experience in application of skills
  • Professional experience working in industry
  • Experience working with stakeholders
  • Working with campaigns for events
  • Developing Brand message and recognition

Idaho Wine Commission

Event and Marketing Assistant

The Idaho Wine Commission supports Idaho’s grape growers and winemakers. The Idaho Wine Commission acts as the united voice for the Idaho wine industry, helping to grow awareness and sales of Idaho wines. Idaho wines are high quality, an important part of Idaho’s economy and growing and developing. Internship tasks will range from event planning assistance, social media promotion, to office assistance. You are especially encouraged to apply if you have multimedia skills, comfortable with verbal communication, and eager to learn more about event planning and the Idaho agriculture industry.

Project Duties:

Virtual Annual Meeting assistance – February 22nd-23rd, 2021
  • Event preparation may include:
  • Working with all AM speakers and zoom coordination
  • Zoom intro coordination — intro video of staff & board members
  • Helping confirm guest speakers
  • Assist with the registration process
  • Virtual/mailed welcome packets
  • Assisting with audio/visual of the virtual conference
  • Working with exhibitors to create virtual breakout sessions/rooms
  • Helping with virtual check in
  • Confirming exhibitors
  • Travel coordination for (some) guest speakers
  • Thank you notes to speakers
Savor Idaho Preparations – 2021 – If possible
  • Wheel of Wine Support
  • Sponsors communication
  • Organizing supplies
  • Confirmation of wineries, exhibitors, food vendors via phone/emails
  • Verifying permits
    Work with and help organize team of volunteers
  • Assistance with consumer emails and questions about event
  • Working with photographer/videographer
Development of New AVA Maps (NEW)
  • Working with designer to create a new map
  • Contacting all wineries/vineyards to update their information
  • Obtaining quotes to print map
  • Update facts on map
Taste Idaho Gold (NEW)
  • Reaching out to wineries via email/phone to gather information
  • Developing email messaging to consumers
  • Assisting with packaging
  • Assisting with delivery/pickup

General Office Support

  • Phone calls to wineries or consumers
  • Document creation
  • Organization of supplies between events
  • Monitoring emails and social media

The successful Work U student will be:

  • Personable
  • Organized
  • Flexible
  • Outgoing personality
  • Willing to work in a fast-paced environment and is excited to learn more about event management

Skills you will develop:

  • Hone in on your event planning skills
  • Understand how to be well-organized
  • Quick critical thinking
  • Creative thinking for potential new events that our Industry needs
  • The skills that you can develop in this line of work can strengthen your resume and will be transferable to a variety of potential future careers
  • Networking opportunities in the Idaho Agriculture Industry and the Boise Community

Other requirements:

  • Driver’s license and willingness to drive around Boise for job duties
  • Age 21 or older by January 1, 2021 required

JR Simplot Company

Sustainability Extern

As a Work-U student in the Simplot Grower Solutions Sustainability department at the J.R. Simplot Company, you will be an intricate part of a fast-paced, future-oriented team at one of the nation’s largest privately held food and agribusiness companies. We are seeking an enthusiastic Work U student that is a self-starter with strong organizational and interpersonal skills. You will have exposure to agriculture data. Through this work, you will be part of a brand new focus on the tie-in between agriculture and sustainability within the J.R. Simplot company, and you will help us build the structure and processes that are needed to support our external and internal customers. You will learn about the agriculture industry and be part of a new focus on how agriculture can help society face the challenges of climate change and even contribute to carbon sequestration by pulling more CO2 from the atmosphere and depositing it in the soil beneath our feet. Interpreting and analyzing available data available with an approach to support our fertilizer retail locations and their customers throughout our national footprint. You will be given the opportunity to support a very important opportunity to Simplot and our many stakeholders.

Duties will include:

  • The student in this role will help the SGS Sustainability manager organize digital assets from CTIC- an industry partnership that has developed OpTIS and DNDC platforms. (https://www.ctic.org/about/who_we_are)
  • This extern will help collect internal data that shows the conservation practices Simplot and our stakeholders have implemented over time, using GIS.
  • The Extern in this role will have the opportunity to learn the impact that data has with advancing agronomy and sustainable agricultural systems that conserve and enhance soil, water, air and wildlife resources.

The successful Work U student will be:

  • A good listener with a passion for team work and a self-starter
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment
  • A strong communicator
  • Creative and eager to learn

Skills you will develop:

  • You will gain confidence in working with others in a professional setting
  • Opportunity to network and learn about Simplot AgriBusiness
  • Learning about sustainability initiatives and GIS through the lense of an international food and Ag company

J.R. Simplot Company

Talent Acquisition Extern

Overview

Does the opportunity to make an impact at a privately held, agriculturally-focused company’s corporate office through directly influencing the organization’s ability to attract and retain our employee population sound interesting to you?

As a Work U student in the Talent and Culture department at J.R. Simplot Company, you will be an intricate part of a fast-paced, future-oriented team at one of the nation’s largest privately held food and agribusiness companies. We are seeking an enthusiastic Work U student with strong organizational and interpersonal skills. You will have an opportunity to build experience in the area of talent acquisition, customer service in a professional setting, and corporate branding. Through this work, you will learn how to market a company through the talent lens as well as yourself as a potential candidate in the future. You will be given the opportunity to support a variety of projects within the recruiting function and leave with a strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word and Excel) and employee resource systems.

Duties will include:

  • The student in this opportunity will assist in competitor research of collateral and media presence as it relates to candidate attraction.
  • The student will also have the ability to develop collateral that will feature on Simplot’s career web page and social media channels.
  • The student will also assist with the development of an integrated talent brand and social marketing strategy that enables the business and recruiting strategies.

The successful Work U student will be:

  • Good listener with desire to learn about the talent acquisition process
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment

Skills you will develop:

  • You will gain confidence in working with others in a professional setting
  • Opportunity to network and learn about other areas with Simplot
  • Help plan as well as attend upcoming college events

Jesse Tree

Marketing & Social Media

Jesse Tree is currently building momentum in our community about our program and seeking to lead the conversation around homeless prevention and why we should keep our neighbors housed. The organization is in need of marketing and communications students to create and implement a marketing and outreach plan for the community, involving our newsletter, social media, website, and drafting of press releases.

Project duties:

  • Research other nonprofit and government social media pages
  • Create a marketing and social media plan, to be implemented during the student’s semester with Jesse Tree
  • Present and hone the social media and marketing plan
  • Implement the plan by creating content, including social media posts, website content, and drafting press releases
  • Research and develop specific targeted marketing.
  • Help marketing staff with the video production and editing.

Successful Work U students will have the following traits:

  • A strong sense of ethics and a sincere passion for preventing and ending eviction and homelessness in our community
  • A strong team player willing to communicate, resolve problems, and work together to prevent homelessness
  • The ability to prioritize work activities and track details, data, information and activities

Skills you will develop:

  • Opportunity to be a part of a growing and innovative community program addressing a critical community need, and a team that prides itself on being committed to keeping our neighbors housed, first and foremost.
  • Insight into a critical community resource for low-income individuals in our community.
  • Professional experiences and opportunities to network with community partners, landlords, and employers in the community.

Jesse Tree

Housing Navigation

Many clients call Jesse Tree to receive information about navigating to new housing opportunities. This includes people who have already been evicted and are moving out, people who are doubled up, or people who are trying to move to more affordable housing options. Jesse Tree currently has limited resources and information to assist tenants with navigating to new housing opportunities. Work U students will assist with building out our resource guide to assist clients with navigating to affordable housing options in the community and with building relationships with landlords and property managers.

Project duties:

  • Compile a list of current affordable housing options and organize it into a digestible resource clients can access and use.
  • Draft tips and tricks on advocating for yourself when looking for a rental (i.e. compiling references, drafting a cover letter, taking headshots, etc.) which we can send to clients.
  • Compile a list of our current landlord base and other landlords and property managers in the community.
  • Draft and send a letter to propose building a partnership for landlords and property managers to set aside units for low-income households.
  • If stakeholders express interest, work with landlords, property managers, and others to implement the partnership.

Successful Work U students will have the following traits:

  • A strong sense of ethics and a sincere passion for preventing and ending eviction and homelessness in our community
  • A strong team player willing to communicate, resolve problems, and work together to prevent homelessness
  • The ability to prioritize work activities and track details, data, information and activities

Skills you will develop:

  • Opportunity to be a part of a growing and innovative community program addressing a critical community need, and a team that prides itself on being committed to keeping our neighbors housed, first and foremost.
  • Insight into a critical community resource for low-income individuals in our community.
  • Professional experiences and opportunities to network with community partners, landlords, and employers in the community.

Jesse Tree

Employment Navigation

Many clients contact Jesse Tree because they are being evicted due to a gap in employment or job loss. Over 60% of clients who are being evicted are experiencing a financial crisis due to a job-related issue. Jesse Tree currently has limited resources and information to assist tenants with navigating to new employment opportunities. Work U students will assist with building out our resource guide to assist clients with navigating employment opportunities and with building relationships with employers in the community.

Project duties:

  • Compile a list of available employment opportunities
  • Draft tips and tricks on advocating for yourself when looking for a job (i.e. compiling references, drafting a cover letter, taking headshots, etc.) which we can share with clients.
  • Compile a list of employers in the community
  • Draft and send letters proposing a partnership, and then reach out to employers to set aside jobs for Jesse Tree clients.
  • If stakeholders express interest, work with employers to implement the partnership.

Successful Work U students will have the following traits:

  • A strong sense of ethics and a sincere passion for preventing and ending eviction and homelessness in our community
  • A strong team player willing to communicate, resolve problems, and work together to prevent homelessness
  • The ability to prioritize work activities and track details, data, information and activities

Skills you will develop:

  • Opportunity to be a part of a growing and innovative community program addressing a critical community need, and a team that prides itself on being committed to keeping our neighbors housed, first and foremost.
  • Insight into a critical community resource for low-income individuals in our community.
  • Professional experiences and opportunities to network with community partners, landlords, and employers in the community.

Jesse Tree

Financial Fitness Training

Jesse Tree is currently building momentum with community partners to create a financial fitness training, which can be accessed by clients after they have been stable in their housing for one to three months. There are currently many financial fitness courses available, but few are tailored to lower-income clients who need more help with budgeting.

Project duties:

  • Research and review current budgeting curricula available
  • Create an outline for Jesse Tree’s financial fitness boot camp, with consideration of the unique needs of lower-income populations
  • Work with Squarespace and Canva to build curriculum and materials onto our website and for distribution to community partners

Successful Work U students will have the following traits:

  • A strong sense of ethics and a sincere passion for preventing and ending eviction and homelessness in our community
  • A strong team player willing to communicate, resolve problems, and work together to prevent homelessness
  • The ability to prioritize work activities and track details, data, information and activities

Skills you will develop:

  • Opportunity to be a part of a growing and innovative community program addressing a critical community need, and a team that prides itself on being committed to keeping our neighbors housed, first and foremost.
  • Insight into a critical community resource for low-income individuals in our community.
  • Professional experiences and opportunities to network with community partners, landlords, and employers in the community.

Jesse Tree

Eviction Court Program Coordinator

Jesse Tree is pulling public records every week and reaching out to tenants and landlords ahead of time to connect them to resources and services. We are in need of a Work U student to pull public records from the court each week and contact landlords and their attorneys to find people willing to work with us and keep their tenants in housing. The Work U will also collect and compile eviction court data.

Project duties:

  • Review public records requests each week
  • Compile and track eviction court data
  • Visualize eviction court data in real-time and provide updates to staff
  • Create and follow a script that can be used for attorney/landlord outreach
  • Collect data on outcomes and report-out to staff on results

Successful Work U students will have the following traits:

  • A strong sense of ethics and a sincere passion for preventing and ending eviction and homelessness in our community
  • A strong team player willing to communicate, resolve problems, and work together to prevent homelessness
  • The ability to prioritize work activities and track details, data, information and activities

Skills you will develop:

  • Opportunity to be a part of a growing and innovative community program addressing a critical community need, and a team that prides itself on being committed to keeping our neighbors housed, first and foremost.
  • Insight into a critical community resource for low-income individuals in our community.
  • Professional experiences and opportunities to network with community partners, landlords, and employers in the community.

Marsing School District

Assistant HUB Coordinator

Overview:

The Marsing School District is seeking a highly motivated Work U student for an internship as an Assistant Coordinator to serve in our community school resource center called The HUB. This individual will work collaboratively with The HUB coordinator to help operate the HUB facility. This experience will help Work U students understand the diversity and overall holistic need of families in a rural community.  Coordinators in a school resource center create, strengthen, and maintain the bridge between the school and community.  Interns accepted into this position will have the opportunity to observe and participate in activities and events that provide services to needy families in the community. Interns will learn how the HUB Coordinator facilitates and provides leadership for the collaborative process and develops a continuum of services for children, families, and community members within a school setting. This internship will allow for flexible hours coordinated through the HUB Coordinator. This experience will be a powerful opportunity to better understand the diverse needs of families in a rural community while having the opportunity to interact with partner service agencies.

Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrated high level of effective communication skills in writing, over the phone and in person required
  • Demonstrated administrative support including tracking, scheduling, filing
  • Ability to lift or carry items that may weigh up to 50 pounds
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines while managing multiple projects
  • Bilingual, ability to communicate in Spanish highly desirable, but not required
  • Demonstrated ability to work with lower socioeconomic and migrant families preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to pursue private and public grant funding opportunities, establish tracking tools and process to support grant compliance
  • Other duties as assigned

Leadership:

  • Organize and staff an oversight Committee (to include representatives of the school, at least one nonprofit partner, and parents)
  • Insure that the oversight committee meets regularly to be certain that identified needs are being addressed
  • Organize and oversee a community resource and needs assessment process

Skills:

  • Identify and recruit people and organizations willing to offer programs and services for students and families at the school or to assist with operations
  • Help negotiate agreements with people and organizations who provide services
  • Work with the HUB Coordinator and Superintendent to determine hours of operation, security and other needs
  • Develop, maintain, and publicize a schedule of programs and activities offered at The HUB
  • Help coordinate and monitor programs and activities
  • Implement and maintain a process that encourages referrals to programs and services offered at the school; provides timely feedback to those who make referrals; and alerts the Superintendent to the need for programs not already offered
  • Facilitate cross-referral of students and families between service providers
  • Facilitate ongoing communication between service providers, counselors, teachers, parents and students
  • Help evaluate and make recommendations of programs to the Superintendent

Skills you will develop:

  • You will learn leadership skills while taking on special projects focused on providing services to families.
  • You will gain confidence in working with others in a professional setting.
  • You will gain opportunities to network and develop relationships with partner organizations that provide services to The HUB.

Make-a-Wish Idaho

Event Engagement Ambassador

Overview

The Event Engagement Ambassador will work directly with our Special Events Manager to effectively plan, execute, and support multiple fundraising efforts throughout the state.  Additional work with Wishmaker’s on Campus and program support may be required.

Duties will include:

  • Make-A-Wish Idaho Event Management
    o Provide organizational support to special events, including gathering supplies.
    o Support volunteer management: recruit, educate and thank event volunteers. Serve as a point
    of contact for volunteers on the day of event.
    o Provide weekly communication updates to event leadership.
    o Participate in strategic discussions regarding events.
    o Attend events
  • Kids For Wish Kids
    o Recruit and coach student leaders on the Kids for Wish Kids program.
    o Engage in retention strategies to renew participation for future years.
    o Attending school events as needed.
    o Provide oversight and coaching to the Youth Leadership Councils.
    o Serve as a thought leader while engaging students, brainstorming fundraising ideas, creating
    actions plans, and providing marketing tools & strategies to each school.
  • Wishmaker’s on Campus and Program Support.
    o Work to provide on campus continuity, advocacy and fundraising for Wishmaker’s on Campus
    o Provide support to the program team in reaching out to wish families to review post wish
    surveys.

The successful Work U student will:

  • Understand and embody the importance of community service and volunteerism.
  • Work effectively as part of a team.
  • Provide a personal warmth when working with outside parties.
  • Be flexible and have the ability to listen, coach, and collaborate.
  • Be creative, take initiative, and have a sense of humor.
  • Possess excellent written and oral communication, organizational, and computer skills.
  • Embody a sense of maturity and professionalism to ensure meaningful interactions with internal and
    external audiences.
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative at events.
  • Exhibit professionalism while presenting in front of large groups.

Skills you will develop:

  • You will gain confidence in working with others in a professional setting
  • Align external groups with a national brand.
  • Learn to provide timely outreach to a variety of people including event volunteers and leaders, high school students, teachers, principals and wish families

MassMutual Idaho (Meridian)

Recruitment and Marketing

Overview

MassMutual Idaho is looking for students that can assist in recruiting top talent to be financial advisors for multiple agencies in the State of Idaho. The interns would also assist in promoting our brand through engaging and creative marketing methods. MassMutual Idaho is a full-service wealth management firm dedicated to helping our clients protect those that matter most and helping them plan for the future with a wide range of financial products and services, including life insurance, disability income insurance, long term care insurance, annuities, retirement plans, and other employee benefits.

Project duties:

  • Perform online resume searches, create job postings and maintain an up-to-date Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
  • Call prospective candidates, perform phone interviews and in-person, side-by-side interviews with a recruiter
  • Participate at career fairs and other trade shows/events as available
  • Create engaging marketing presentations/flyers/templates/forms and other marketing materials
  • Create and post marketing and recruiting messages on all social media platforms

The successful Work U student will have/be:

  • Fire in the Belly
  • Sense of Urgency
  • Uncompromised Integrity
  • Love for Learning
  • Financial Responsibility
  • Social Stability
  • Coachability

Skills you will develop:

  • Independent and creative marketing/recruiting skills
  • Confidence in talking with both candidates and fellow team members
  • Networking and interview skills

Meridian Chamber of Commerce

Marketing and Communication Internship

Overview

Meridian Chamber of Commerce seeks a dynamic, self-starter to assist marketing and communications efforts. The Meridian Chamber of Commerce works to increase the visibility, credibility and value of Meridian and its business community. The Meridian Chamber of Commerce is made up of over 600 businesses within the Treasure Valley. This internship is an excellent opportunity to experience various aspects of marketing, legislative advocacy, event planning and many other community programs, while working for a well-known community based nonprofit organization.  Work U students will work alongside business executives, civic leaders and other community organizations.

Duties will include:

  • Update and maintain the Chamber’s social media presence
  • Assist in planning, writing and managing the weekly newsletter
  • Assist with email marketing campaigns
  • Help design flyers and other promotional materials for Chamber programs and events
  • Update and fulfill new and renewing membership packets
  • Update membership information in database
  • Assist with updating digital event calendar
  • Assist with promotion and preparation of various programs and presentations

The successful Work U student will be:

  • Familiar with the usage and tools of various social media platforms
  • Attentive to detail
  • Able to communicate in a professional manner in person and by phone
  • Strong in organizational skills
  • Strong in computer skills
  • Familiar with Microsoft Office products (Word, PowerPoint, Publisher)

Skills you will develop:

  • You will gain confidence in working with other in a professional setting
  • You will learn more about the Meridian business community and the Meridian Chamber’s efforts to support, promote and advocate on behalf of member businesses
  • You will gain skills in promoting business and professional programs and events through digital and social media

Meridian Library District

Media Archivist, Communications and Marketing Department

Overview:

The Meridian Library District is seeking a detail-oriented Work U student to oversee a comprehensive media preservation, organization, and archiving project. You will work with our Communications and Marketing Specialist to develop educational materials for both library staff and the community. Meridian Library District is the winner of the 2019 National Medal for Museums and Libraries, a 2019 Best Practice Honoree of the Library of Congress, 2018 Penguin Random House Foundation Innovation Award winner and the 2016 Meridian Chamber Small Business of the Year. This award-winning library is a fast-paced work environment, providing exceptional literacy and community service to the residents of Meridian.

Duties will include:

  • Curating photos and news articles from library scrapbooks, digital archives, and
    social media to create a central, organized archive.
  • Meeting with library employees and community members to gather stories and
    attach contextual information to material in the archive.
  • Establishing procedures for all future additions to the archive.
  • Compiling key photos and information for the history section of the Meridian
    Library’s website.

The successful Work U student will be:

  • Self-motivated and very organized.
  • Interested in research and storytelling.
  • Detailed-oriented, accurate, organized, and can juggle tasks and priorities.
  • Ability to complete tasks under time constraints and deadlines.
  • Ability to learn and adapt to new software and equipment technologies.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively and
    appropriately both orally and in writing.
  • Builds and maintains positive working relationships with individuals at all levels of
    the organization.

Skills you will develop:

  • Experience conducting interviews, collecting and organizing information from a
    range of sources, creating educational materials, and managing a professional
    project.
  • Knowledge of library services, history, digitizing and/or archiving

Meridian Library District

Accounting Intern

Overview:

The Meridian Library District is seeking a detail-oriented Work U student to work with our Finance Manager to assist with accounting and bookkeeping tasks in a paperless accounting environment. The student will have the opportunity to work closely with an experienced CPA licensed accountant on grant administration, online bill pay, budget to actual tracking in a governmental agency environment. Meridian Library District is the winner of the 2019 National Medal for Museums and Libraries, a 2019 Best Practice Honoree of the Library of Congress, 2018 Penguin Random House Foundation Innovation Award winner and the 2016 Meridian Chamber Small Business of the Year. This award-winning library is a fast-paced work environment, providing exceptional literacy and community service to the residents of Meridian.

Project Duties:

  • Records financial transactions such as cash receipts and disbursements primarily into QuickBooks but may work in other internal systems. Accurately enters, updates, reconciles, and/or retrieves accounting data, such as credit card charges, from systems and monitors purchases and financial transactions to comply with current District policy and procedures, including maintaining confidentiality with sensitive documents and information and maintaining supporting documentation.
  • Processes payments and documents such as invoices and employee expense reimbursements and ensures payments and reimbursements are properly documented and have appropriate management approval per District procedures. Researches problems such as incomplete documentation and contacts the appropriate individual to initiate changes to resolve the problem.
  • Scan, file and log accounting documents.
  • Assists in accurate and timely tracking of fixed asset inventory.
  • Supports monthly close process. Assists in preparing payroll, budget and other financial reports, ensuring reports are compiled timely and accurately, and consistently using established reporting methods and following District policies and procedures.
  • Makes recommendations to streamline and automate financial information workflow.

Successful Work U student. Qualities we are seeking:

  • Detailed-oriented, accurate, organized, and can juggle tasks and priorities.
  • Ability to complete tasks under time constraints and deadlines.
  • Ability to learn and adapt to new software and equipment technologies.
  • Provides exemplary customer service and maintains a favorable public image of the library.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively and appropriately both orally and in writing.
  • Builds and maintains positive working relationships with individuals at all levels of the organization.

Skills you will develop:

  • How to work in a paperless accounting environment – learn to pay bills, integrate platforms, import data into an accounting software
  • Quickbooks Online – learn how to run financial reports, track budgets, reconcile bank statements in one of the most popular accounting software applications
  • Bill.com (paperless payables platform) – learn how to assign accounting codes using a chart of accounts and preparing bills for payment. Learn about approval workflows and accounting software integration.
  • Budget to actual tracking and reporting – learn how to develop budgets, report actual expenses and analyze variances in budget to actual expenses
  • Grant tracking – learn how to track expenses for grant awards within the accounting software to complete grant reporting requirements. A skill important in both government and non- profit organizations.
  • Governmental accounting experience – experience in governmental fund accounting

Morrison Center for the Performing Arts

Student Production Intern

Located on the Boise State University campus, the Morrison Center for the Performing Arts seeks students who are flexible, self-motivated, comfortable with ever-changing priorities, and excited to learn in a fast-paced and multi-tasking environment. These individuals will train with our professional staff for a career in the entertainment industry. Candidates must be detail-oriented, team players, organized, punctual, and be willing to offer creative solutions to obstacles and problems that may arise.

Duties will include:

  • Working with local and national touring acts and arts groups to facilitate the needs of the production.
  • Participate in the process of setting up, running and tearing down live or recorded performances in the Morrison Center.
  • Learning and performing duties involving setting up and routing microphones, hanging and focusing lights, cameras, projectors and other video equipment, and setting and positioning chairs/props/platforms for a performance.

The successful Work U student will be:

  • A good listener with a desire to learn about the entertainment industry and live performing arts
  • Able to understand instructions and be unafraid to ask questions about the process to clarify expectations.
  • Punctual, professional, and maintain a positive, collaborative attitude when working with clients and co-workers.
  • Able to demonstrate initiative and ownership of assigned tasks.
  • Able to work well under pressure, and maintain tight deadlines.

Skills you will develop:

  • Gain confidence in the art of stagecraft.
  • Ability to read and interpret theatrical paperwork and blueprints.
  • Develop knowledge in the process of setting up and using microphones, mixing equipment, entertainment lighting, entertainment video, automation and scenery.
  • Responsibility and innovation as you participate in the process of running a performance from beginning to end.

NeighborWorks Boise

Communications and Event Support

Overview

NeighborWorks® Boise’s mission is to lead in creating innovating housing solutions for underserved populations through strategic partnerships that contribute to building stronger communities. We are seeking a creative and motivated student to serve as Communications and Event Support.

Project duties:

  • Work with Director of Communications and the Marketing and Communications Coordinator to further develop our social media presence
  • Assist with messaging and graphics for a fundraising campaign: Idaho Gives
  • Assist with one of our signature events, Paint The Town™. This will mainly be fundraising efforts and our Buy a Bucket campaign
  • Attend Paint The Town™ committee meetings and provide input
  • Help with sponsorship recruitment
  • Be part of a team working on rebranding some of our print material

The successful Work U student will be:

  • Personable and willing to engage in conversation with partners, donors, and committee members
  • Creative, with special interest in marketing and social media
  • Attentive, with ability to follow policies and procedures
  • Eager to learn about non-profits and how they function
  • Interested in affordable housing and/or community development
  • Skilled in some graphic design and/or social media communication

Skills you will develop:

  • Committee participation and engagement
  • Fundraising and development
  • Marketing
  • Event planning, especially related to fundraising
  • Team collaboration

NIFC/UAS

Storyboard Graphic Specialist

The Interagency UAS Program is seeking creative and motivated Work U student (or students) to develop professional podcasts, storyboards, scripts, and video for the Interagency UAS program. These stories will be shared with the interagency wildland fire community nationwide. The intent of the ‘story’ program is to utilize technology and expertise to share UAS program knowledge, experience, and program updates in a fast, accessible, and meaningful way.

Project duties:

  • Develop storyboards to deliver concise UAS program messaging
  • Utilize technologies and techniques such as podcasts, live stream, and video to tell program stories
  • Consult with content specialists
  • Assist in project development to determine goals and objectives of productions
  • Facilitate interviews

The successful Work U students will be:

  • Committed to seeing a project through from beginning to end
  • Capable of leading and development the ‘story’ program within Interagency UAS
  • Collaborate with various team members, partners, and customers
  • Skilled writer and storyboard creator and facilitator
  • Able to work with technology, various cameras and media, and media sharing platforms
  • Be a teammate working in a diverse and challenging team environment
  • Always demonstrate the values of the fire service: Duty – Respect – Integrity

Skills you will develop:

  • Production and product delivery
  • Working as a team
  • Communication and active listening
  • Leading and developing a program

NIFC/UAS

Webmaster/Totara LMS

The Interagency UAS Program is seeking creative and motivated Work U student (or students) to develop build, create, and maintain web based content to include website(s) and Learning Management Systems (LMS). Interagency UAS wildland fire community employees will use these sites for information and training.

Project duties:

  • Maintain and enhance websites using Drupal and other approved platforms
  • Maintain and enhance learning management system content using Totara LMS
  • Work with interagency partners to utilize relevant and appropriate terminology
  • Collaborate with partners to develop and post content

The successful Work U students will be:

  • Committed to seeing a project through from beginning to end
  • Able to work with technology including Drupal and Totara LMS
  • Be a teammate working in a diverse and challenging team environment
  • Always demonstrate the values of the fire service: Duty – Respect – Integrity

Skills you will develop:

  • Working with others in a highly technical field and have confidence in knowledge of that field.
  • Communication and active listening
  • Producing quality content in the web environment for international wildland fire community and partners

NIFC/UAS

Graphic Designer

The Interagency UAS Program is seeking creative and motivated Work U student (or students) to create logos and branding for the program. The interagency UAS community responds to incidents and natural disasters domestically and internationally. Proper branding is requested for this diverse work group.

Project duties:

  • Develop ideas for logos and branding relative to the UAS mission and mission profiles.
  • Create approved logos and branding to shape and influence the image of the program.
  • Develop and pursue commercial avenues to make products available to program and partners.
  • Collaborate with partners to develop concepts.

The successful Work U students will be:

  • Committed to seeing a project through from beginning to end
  • Able to work with applicable software and programs (i.e. Adobe)
  • Be a teammate working in a diverse and challenging team environment
  • Always demonstrate the values of the fire service: Duty – Respect – Integrity

Skills you will develop:

  • Working with others in a highly technical field and have confidence in knowledge of that field.
  • Communication and active listening
  • Producing quality content for international wildland fire community and partners

NIFC/UAS

Broadcast Technician

The Interagency UAS Program is seeking innovative and motivated Work U student (or students) to assist with UAS broadcasting capacity within the program. The Interagency UAS community responds to incidents and natural disasters domestically and internationally.

Project duties:

  • Provide for broadcasting capabilities in the UAS program.
  • Build, teach, maintain broadcasting methods to allow live broadcasting in UAS training and operations.
  • Collaborate with partners to develop concepts.

The successful Work U students will be:

  • Committed to seeing a project through from beginning to end
  • Able to work with applicable technology and software
  • Be a teammate working in a diverse and challenging team environment
  • Always demonstrate the values of the fire service: Duty – Respect – Integrity

Skills you will develop:

  • Working with others in a highly technical field and have confidence in knowledge of that field.
  • Communication and active listening
  • Producing quality content for international wildland fire community and partners

Open Roads Marketing

Marketing & Branding

Overview

Open Roads Marketing focuses on the strategic approach to marketing and branding success for a variety of clients. In this environment you will not only learn the many hats small business owners wear, but will assist in providing excellent marketing, branding, and communication campaigns to clients.

Duties include:

  • Research the viability of new campaigns
  • Generate a marketing plan or other report
  • Play a role on a campaign or promotion
  • Copywriting, editing, proofreading
  • Produce training videos
  • Write press releases and articles
  • Assist in the creation of email campaigns, online promotion, etc.
  • Website and social media optimization
  • Critique company website from the user perspective
  • Provide creative input and projects

The successful Work U student will be:

  • Team oriented, self-starter with excellent organizational and communications skills
  • Tech savvy
  • Multi-tasker
  • Want challenging work
  • Accepts feedback
  • Socially conscience

Skills you will develop:

  • Learn the intricacies of a start-up business
  • Work with a variety of business sectors
  • Able to work in fast-paced, multi-projects environment
  • Critical decision making and strategic planning
  • Supporting marketing plans to support marketing strategy

Scott Swan Real Estate at Keller Williams Realty Boise

Marketing Coordinator

Who we are:

At Scott Swan Real Estate we value a strong work ethic, running a profitable business, and building a good life. We help our clients move from a leap of faith to making small steps of faith while navigating the home selling and buying process. We believe knowing our clients’ hopes and dreams, and building a strong relationship with them allows us to use our skills to find them the best possible option to fit their immediate and long-term investment goals and living needs.

If you want to know more about who we are, take a moment to look at our Facebook and Instagram accounts – just search for Scott Swan Real Estate. You can also find out more about our team by searching for Scott Swan, Jessica D’Orazi, Travis Powell.

Overview

The marketing coordinator (“MC”) will assist the real estate team in the creation of marketing materials and the management of social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn). The MC will also assist in the creation of a strategic marketing plan.

Project duties:

  • Creation of new marketing materials such as brochures, mailers, and educational materials.
  • Evaluating and updating current marketing materials.
  • Management of social media via creating and publishing posts.
  • Assisting the designated mentor in the creation of a strategic marketing plan.

The successful Work U student will be:

  • Excited to use their creative skills in a professional environment.
  • Able to manage multiple projects.
  • Well versed in social media platforms and various creative software/web sites (ex. Canva, Publisher, Adobe).
  • Interested in marketing and/or real estate.
  • Enthusiastic to try new things and turn big ideas into reality.

Skills you will develop:

  • Project and time management.
  • Presenting and discussing new ideas.
  • Creating a marketing plan.
  • Professional communication.
  • Achieving goals while staying within a designated budget.

Silverdraft Supercomputing

Software Architect/Engineer

Overview

This exciting position is focused on someone with Software Engineering experience. This position will be project-based and will have real-world opportunities focused on development, user experience, and integration.

Project Duties:

  • Analyzing Code
  • Developing Code
  • Benchmarking Systems and software
  • Student needs to have experience and understanding in C/C++, Python, Machine Learning Frameworks, Higher-order Statistics (statistical mechanics) and Benchmarking Software.

Area’s of Focus:

  • Virtual Reality
  • Augmented Reality
  • A.I
  • M.L

The Successful Work U Student will be:

  • A good listener
  • Able to take direction and work independently
  • Pivot to high priority projects as needed

Skills you will develop:

  • Developing and understanding various software languages and how they interact with hardware
  • End user experience
  • How to productize software features
  • Understanding visualization workflows

St. Luke’s Health System

Onboarding and Orientation Designer, Student Services

Overview

The Student Services department at St. Luke’s Health System is seeking a highly motivated, self-starting Work U student to help design and implement an updated onboarding and orientation process for our students. After all, first impressions are everything! This project will assist the Student Services team in both revamping the current onboarding process, as well as creating an engaging orientation experience for our student populations, taking advantage of our current remote state of operations.

Project duties:

  • Familiarize themselves with the current onboarding and orientation material
  • Research onboarding and orientation models used at other institutions
  • Work closely with members of the Student Services team to understand what is necessary in student onboarding and orientation
  • Draft new and/or improve upon current onboarding and orientation materials based on both regulatory requirements and input from the Student Services team members, pitch drafts of materials to the Student Services team
  • Assist Student Services team in finalizing materials prior to implementation
  • Propose an implementation plan for new and/or revised onboarding and orientation materials

The successful Work U student will be:

  • Self-motivated and able to function optimally in a remote setting
  • Creative and forward thinking, critical problem-solving skills
  • Exceptional time-management skills, able to meet set deadlines

Skills you will develop/opportunities to learn:

  • Ability to work collaboratively within a team while remote
  • Ability to communicate effectively to a variety of stakeholders
  • Ability to professionally explore, create, and pitch innovative ideas
  • Ability to improve user experience (our audience encompasses students & instructors)
  • Ability to potentially implement a large-scale, ongoing process for a large organization that will impact over 2,000 people annually!

St. Luke’s Health System

Project Manager

Overview

St. Luke’s Food and Nutrition Services is seeking a tech-savvy, marketing-oriented and highly motivated Work U student to develop a Virtual Healthy Community Cooking Class platform with the ability for attendees to interact with the instructors (chef and dietitian).

Project duties:

  • Would be a project manager position.
  • Use current technology to develop a real-time, online teaching platform for community members to attend a virtual cooking class, presented by a chef and dietitian (currently a quarterly, one-hour, in person class offered at no cost).
  • Work with the St. Luke’s culinary team and dietitian to develop class structure, content and flow.
  • Responsible for creating the class platform virtually, establishing class set-up on site (kitchen), and developing marketing materials to promote class.
  • You will be responsible for the full-implementation and execution of this class.

The successful Work U student will be:

  • Self-starter with good organization, time management and communication skills.
  • Able to multi-task and adhere to deadlines
  • Team-oriented
  • Creative with the ability to propose new ideas

Skills you will develop:

  • Project Management Experience
  • Opportunity to work with different interdisciplinary teams within an organization.
  • Have an impact on the delivery of a community resource promoting health & well being.

Additional Information

VIRTUAL HEALTHY COMMUNITY CHEF PRESENTATIONS

MISSION: St. Luke’s Chefs and Dietitians will provide virtual presentations of nutritious recipes and culinary tips that will help to achieve healthier eating habits and to enhance culinary skills. This mission statement supports the St. Luke’s Health System mission: “To improve the health of people in the communities we serve.” Today that means not only treating you when you’re sick or hurt, but doing everything we can to help you be as healthy as possible.

FORMAT: Virtual on Zoom. Length of presentation to be determined. Two to four recipes on each presentation. Interactive with participants. Culinary techniques, ingredient tidbits, and nutritious information to be featured in each presentation. Initial classes for adults, but in future could explore developing cooking classes for kids as well as participants cooking alongside at home. Presentations planned by coordinator and team members.

AUDIENCE: Adults and families throughout St. Luke’s Health System communities. Possibly kids target audience for presentations in the future.

LOCATION: St. Luke’s Plaza, St. Luke’s Magic Valley, Whoop Um Up Demo Kitchen in Meridian Meadowlake Building or new kitchen in Nampa

THEME/SCHEDULE OPTIONS: Fall, Holiday, February/Heart Health Month March/Nutrition Month, Spring, BBQ, Diet Specific (diabetic, low-sodium, etc.)

STAFF: St. Luke’s Chefs from Treasure/Magic Valley; RDN/LDN’s from Treasure Valley/Magic Valley, coordinator for each presentation, marketing person for each presentation, technical support

MARKETING: St. Luke’s staff, St. Luke’s Health System communities, and St. Luke’s Connect. Team member in charge of this component.

PARTICIPANT INTERACTION: Accessibility to presented recipes, feasibility of interaction with virtual attendees/questions/comments, and evaluation of each presentation by attendees (online)

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS: Zoom set-up and connection, visual and audio of presenters, trouble shooting of technical issues

EVALUATION: Evaluation format (online)

PLANNING TEAM: Determination of schedule, theme, presenters, coordination of activities, location, nutritious analysis of recipes

St. Luke’s Health System

Integrated Health Technologies (IHT) Developer Intern

The Application Services Department includes the Device Integration, Software Development, Integration, and Testing teams. One of its main charters is advocating for the adoption of Agile tools and processes across the Integrated Health Technologies (IHT) organization to enable innovative and highly reliable solutions and services that maximize St. Luke’s ability to deliver exceptional patient-centered care.

Meaningful projects and tasks to be performed (what each Work U student will be doing):

The Test Automation project is aimed at reducing manual and repetitive tests or tasks routinely performed within the IHT organization. It uses special software to control the execution of tests and the comparison of actual outcomes with predicted outcomes. Among its goals are reducing testing cost, risks, and time; speeding-up detection and reporting of issues before deployments; improving test coverage, accuracy, and pre-deployment validation; and increasing standardization and visibility of testing efforts. We are looking for interns who have an interest in programming to help us automate a set of manual tests or tasks currently performed within our team.

Duties will involve:

  • Reviewing requirements, specifications, tests, and product documentation
  • Participating in an Agile Scrum team and its ceremonies
  • Collaborating with senior IHT Developers on the creation and implementation of test automation user stories
  • Developing test automation scripts in Eggplant, Azure DevOps, and Git

Several traits and skills the Work U student(s) will need to be successful:

  • Programming or coding experience in a high-level, object oriented, scripting language such as SenseTalk or JavaScript is preferred, but the mentor is willing to train the Work U student
  • Team oriented, self-starter with good organization, time management, and communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task and adhere to deadlines
  • Must be creative and have the ability to develop new ideas

Several skills Work U students will be able to develop or improve as a result of this Opportunity:

  • Learning about software testing and test automation
  • Gain relevant experience working within the Healthcare industry
  • Ability to work with Information Technology professionals

St. Luke’s Health System

St. Luke’s Office of Clinical Continuing Education HUB – Start-up Team Intern

The Work U intern selected for this role will have the opportunity to get in on the ground floor of a newly approved department at St. Luke’s Health System. The intern will work with a Program Manager and Clinical Educator 3 to design and proof the supportive documents required to support this new work.

A recent decision by St. Luke’s executives brings the important work of Continuing Medical Education (CME) internally after five decades of external support. A supportive departmental structure is evolving. This role will be on the ground floor of setting up the operational components in preparation of an April 1, 2021 go-live.

Duties:

  • Proofing evolving documents to meet the critical expectations of some of our highest educated internal and external customers.
  • Searching online for best practice examples to support the leadership team will be an important skill.

Important Traits:

  • Strength in technical writing, grammar, advanced vocabulary and editing skills are required.
  • Ability to work with an evolving/forming team.
  • Meeting tight deadlines.
  • Open and receptive communication.

Skills you will Develop:

  • Strengthen editorial skills
  • Fine tune inter-professional communication
  • Explore professional workplace expectations.
  • Confidence in working with others in a professional setting
  • Opportunity to network and learn about other areas within St. Luke’s Health System

St. Luke’s Health System

Internal Governance Coordinator Intern

Overview

The Internal Governance team at St. Luke’s manages the integrity, foundations, and processes of our decision-making bodies at both population-health (regional) and system-wide levels. This includes Executive Committees and Management Committees. We are looking for students that exhibit a high level of self-awareness, professionalism, and a desire to understand the decision-making process of a large organization regarding strategic and investment opportunities.

Duties will include:

  • Managing entry of decisions and action items into cloud-based tracking system
  • Writing, reviewing, editing Executive Summaries
  • Helping schedule and organizing meetings and meeting calendars
  • Collecting quantitative and qualitative data for annual governance report

Successful Work U Students Are:

  • Able to work in an agile, quickly changing environment
  • Attentive to detail and thorough
  • Able to understand complex ideas
  • Able to clearly communicate and articulate both written and verbally

Skills Students Will Develop:

  • Report writing and editing
  • Data tracking and analyzing
  • Knowledge of project prioritization
  • Understanding of communication needs across difference audiences
  • Their executive presence
  • Effectively navigating an executive environment (diplomacy)

Students will report directly to the Governance Program Managers but may also take direction from the AVP, Operations.

St. Vincent de Paul Southwest Idaho

Sustainability Coordinator

Overview

St. Vincent de Paul Southwest Idaho is a local nonprofit working to prevent homelessness in our communities. We are looking to improve sustainability, curb waste, and reduce our environmental footprint, all while better serving our neighbors in need. The sustainability coordinator will review new waste stream management plans, track performance, propose potential action, and implement plans.

Duties will include:

  • Reviewing new waste management initiatives to determine effectiveness
  • Visiting our various thrift store locations across Southwest Idaho to investigate waste streams
  • Measuring, interviewing, analyzing, and researching our impact and potential solutions
  • Finding solutions that will continue to make an impact after the internship
  • Leading project from start to finish
  • Working independently with regular check-ins
  • Identifying creative solutions that do not incur extra costs or incur extra labor hours on an ongoing basis

The successful Work U student will be:

  • Excited about making a difference in the environment
  • Motivated, and able to work without constant supervision
  • Able to identify, propose, and implement creative ideas
  • Wanting to make a difference in the larger community and help St. Vincent de Paul Prevent Homelessness

Skills you will develop:

  • Learn more about nonprofit organizations, waste streams, thrift stores, and logistics
  • Valuable project management experience
  • Experience working with sustainability projects

Notes:

  • Primary location will be at St. Vincent de Paul’s State Street Store
    o Reliable transportation to the State Street Store and all St. Vincent de Paul locations (spread from SE Boise to Caldwell) is needed
    o St. Vincent de Paul will reimburse mileage at federal rate
  • Personal laptop is required for work
  • When at State Street Store, workspace will be in shared spaces
  • Mentor will be Director of Stores – Bobby Anderson

SUEZ

Human Resources Intern

Why you should apply! Supporting the local water company will provide insight into what it takes to deliver quality, timely and accurate data in a collaborative and consultative environment, designed to protect the environment, citizens and public health. This position will afford you the opportunity to work in a progressive field and work with a dynamic team making a difference for the communities in which we serve.

Overview

The HR team focuses on delivering dynamic solutions that source, develop, and engage our valued employees through partnering with the local operations. We have a total of 113 employees and more than half of our employee population are covered under The United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe fitting Industry of the United States and Canada U.A. Local Union 296. Position involves working with the HR Generalist and various Idaho departments to carry out assignments supporting SUEZ Water Idaho, Inc.

Project duties:

Interns will be supporting a variety of HR-related projects and will gain experience in new hire onboarding, inter-department collaboration, data analytics, and job description evaluation. Typical tasks will include:

  • Helping HR and the operations with local new hire onboarding
  • Preparing new hire onboarding documentation
  • Entering eVerify documentation
  • Collecting new hire survey data
  • Help plan, execute and attend employee engagement events

The successful Work U student will possess the following skills:

  • Excellent communications, organizational, interpersonal, and problem solving skills
  • Knowledge of state and federal HR laws
  • Ability to function in the digital world, using computer, laptop, tablet, smart phone devices, and software to communicate and perform and record work
  • Comfortable speaking in front of audiences
  • Ability to work in a team environment and support fellow team members
  • Take initiative and work independently with minimal direction (your mentor will be readily available to answer questions and is committed to working directly with you for at least 2 hours a week)
  • Critical thinking skills with the ability to extract information from data while maintaining strong attention to quality, detail, and accuracy
  • Ability to shift priorities and effectively perform under pressure

Requirements:

  • Pursuit of an Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree
  • High School Diploma or Equivalent

Skills you will develop:

  • Ability to work with the local HR community
  • Relationship building
  • Critical thinking
  • Data analytics
  • Workplace etiquette
  • Knowledge of working in a unionized business

TechHelp at Boise State

Copy Writer

Overview

TechHelp seeks one student who can help with projects that require writing and social media skills. TechHelp manufacturing consultants help Idaho manufacturers, food processors, and inventors/entrepreneurs improve their competitiveness through continuous product and process innovation.

Duties will include:

We are looking for a student who can help us write copy for our new website as well as stories that showcase our client’s success and demonstrate how other clients could benefit from our services. The student will need good writing skills, the ability to post information to the web & social media, and graphic design skills required to include photos and graphics in stories.

The successful Work U student will have:

  • Good writing skills and a passion for writing
  • The ability to post stories to the web and social media
  • Graphic design skills required to incorporate pictures and graphics into stories

Skills the student will be able to develop:

  • Writing, graphic design, web, and social media skills
  • Complete projects promptly
  • Work closely with TechHelp colleagues and Idaho manufacturing clients to gather information and write stories

TechHelp at Boise State

Web/Graphic Designer

Overview

TechHelp is seeking one student who is eager to put their web and graphic design skills to use refreshing TechHelp’s WordPress based website and helping to create a Shopify site for the New Product Development Lab at Boise State. In this project, you would review, revise, and, when needed, replace content on TechHelp’s WordPress and Shopify sites. You would be given the freedom and autonomy to use most if not all of your web design skills. TechHelp’s team of university-based consultants helps Idaho manufacturers, food processors and inventors/entrepreneurs improve their competitiveness through continuous product and process innovation.

Duties will include

  • Review, revise, and refresh current web content.
  • Update imagery and web banners.
  • Use videos to help tell the TechHelp story.
  • Review and revise the structure of the site to make it more intuitive.
  • Strengthen website SEO and tie that into TechHelp’s Google Ad strategy.
  • Tie the TechHelp web to social media.

The successful Work U student will:

  • Have a strong knowledge of website layout and design tools in WordPress.
  • Have graphic design skills required to incorporate pictures, graphics, and videos into web pages.
  • Be able to multitask and adhere to deadlines.
  • Be creative and show initiative in developing new ideas.

Skills you will develop:

  • Web design, writing, graphic design, and social media
  • Complete projects in a timely manner
  • Work closely with colleagues and clients to gather information and post content.

The Land Group, Inc.

Business Operations and Team Member Services

Overview

The Land Group is seeking one or more Work U student(s) to work independently or as a team to assist our Human Resources and IT departments in developing a Secure Employee Records Storage and Access Portal system. In this project, you will research legal requirements for employee records storage and retention, develop streamlined and secure protocol for in-person and remote employee intake and employment verification process, and development of an employee records organization, access portal, and retention tools. The project will develop skills in the processes and procedures of new employee intake, cyber security, and how to effectively communicate with employees to run a successful business.

Duties will include:

  • Working side by side with staff to learn current employee intake process & procedure and work with staff to develop proposed improvements to our process.
  • Research and understand the protocol on legality of employee records document retention
  • Work with IT Manager to develop secure employee portal to access records
  • Work with firm Principals to understand the leadership and accounting side of human resources

The successful Work U student will:

  • Be detail oriented with good organization, time management, and communication skills
  • Have ability to adhere to strict confidentiality requirements
  • Have ability to perform independent research and clearly communicate results to team members
  • Have ability to implement creative problem-solving skills
  • Have ability to work in a collaborative team environment both in-person and remote
  • Have programming and IT/IS skills to develop document storage security protocols and tools
  • Have programming and IT/IS skills to develop employee document portal

Skills you will develop:

  • Learning different aspects of office management and records security and confidentiality
  • Gain confidence and experience performing independent research and communicating findings to your team
  • Relevant work experience in HR and IT/IS departments
  • Gain confidence in working with others in a professional setting

The Phoenix

Work U Outreach & Fundraising Assistant

Overview

  • The Phoenix is a nonprofit organization offering free sober active community. All we require is that our clients have at least 48 hours of continuous sobriety to attend our events. We offer a wide range of programs from yoga to mountain biking, strength training to arts & crafts. We are a national organization in over 25 states and maintain a facility near downtown Boise. We are in a period of dynamic and exciting growth with a goal of reaching 1 million people by 2025. The Phoenix’s mission is to build a sober active community that fuels resilience and harnesses the transformational power of connection so that together we rise, recover, and live.
  • This project will be supervised by the Boise Chapter Manager with support from other local staff and volunteers. There is also support from our Talent Acquisition team and National Office available as needed.

Project duties:

  • As a Work U student, you will be working on a local outreach and fundraising project. The outreach goal is to identify organizations, groups, and other potential community partners in the Treasure Valley and across Idaho. Once identified we will then implement a plan to engage them, their members, patients, and participants in Phoenix programs.
  • The Phoenix falls in the category of “Recovery Support Service,” so targeted organizations would include (but not be limited to) treatment centers, department of corrections, veterans’ groups, and other recovery-based organizations.
  • The fundraising aspect of this project is to identify any potential funding partners that would support our work while engaging them in outreach. For example, would a for-profit treatment center consider making an ongoing donation, or have a willingness to offer contracted Phoenix activities to their patient’s recovery plan?

The successful Work U student will be:

  • The perfect candidate for this position would be self-motivated, able to work without direct supervision, and have a connection to our mission. Someone who is organized, able to work effectively with diverse groups of people and individuals, as well as having a mature level of understanding of the problem we are facing.
  • We work with many veterans, incarcerated individuals, homeless, and other disadvantaged groups. Our primary focus is working with those affected by substance use disorder, but we also welcome other types of recovery. Connection, interest, or experience in those areas will be valuable in this position.
  • This position requires your own transportation

You will have the opportunity to benefit from this experience by:

  • Networking with business & community members
  • Gain a deeper understanding of existing conditions, challenges, successes, and emerging opportunities regarding the impact of Substance Use Disorder in Idaho and across the country
  • Build or further develop communication and collaboration skills
  • Working directly with a variety of government agencies and nonprofit organizations involved in impacting substance use disorder at local, regional, statewide, and national levels
  • Gain a better understanding of the immense problem our communities, state, & country face due to the impact of SUD
  • Enhancing and improving skills that may create a potential for future opportunities

The Scout Guide Boise

Editorial Assistant

Overview

The Scout Guide Boise is a yearly publication whose story begins in print and continues online. We seek to support and promote local businesses throughout the Treasure Valley and beyond through target distribution of the guide as well as social media channels, monthly newsletter, city blog, and national editorial pieces. We are looking for someone to assist in these areas.

Duties will include:

  • Assisting with all aspects of the editorial department such as:
  • Working directly with clients to gather the info needed
  • Helping to put together monthly newsletter
  • Researching and writing short editorial assignments
  • Helping with social media
  • Working with our national office to assist in gathering materials
  • Assisting with digital marketing campaigns
  • Helping with the planning of content

The successful Work U student will be:

  • Professional in manner and appearance
  • Able to write copy and short editorial pieces
  • Tech-savvy
  • Self-starter

Skills you will develop:

  • An understanding of what is needed to help to promote small businesses
  • Improved marketing and editorial writing skills
  • Networking opportunities with a variety of businesses in the Treasure Valley

Trailhead

Marketing, Social Media and Event Planning

Overview

Trailhead Boise is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit co-working space located in the heart of downtown Boise. We serve 200+ members, including community leaders, entrepreneurs, and remote workers. Trailhead has a team of three full-time employees and facilitates 120+ events per year. This internship will include event planning, media relations, social media strategy, feature writing, member communications, and tons of hands-on experience.

Project duties:

  • Social media posts for Trailhead and Boise Startup Week
  • Media relations (event tips, press releases, etc.)
  • Event planning and management (coordinating speakers, panelists, floor plans, attendee correspondence)
  • Writing blogs, features, news releases, newsletters, media pitches, social media campaigns
  • Designing flyers, posters, and social media posts in Canva or Adobe CC
  • Communicating important news and updates to members
  • Assisting with day-to-day operations including making coffee, loading dishwasher, and moving tables and chairs
  • Working with Trailhead staff to continue growing and engaging our community of entrepreneurs

The successful Work U student will be:

  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to take initiative and problem solve
  • Professional demeanor
  • Clear written and verbal communication
  • Ability to adapt and succeed in an ever-changing work environment
  • Strong team player mentality

Skills you will develop:

  • Confidence in working with others in a professional setting
  • Tools that translate to running a small-business, event coordination, and business promotions
  • Opportunity to network with a multitude of local business owners and leaders

Treefort Music Fest – Hackfort

Marketing Intern

Overview

Hackfort is not your traditional tech conference! We proudly wear the title ‘digital humanities conference’ and aim to bring those passionate about tech culture together in one place to trade new ideas and experiences. We love having a good time engaging all things tech.

We’d love to have you on our team if you are confident in your writing and communication, have the ability to work individually and have access to a smartphone and computer. You’ll be able to help build a community online, hone skills in social media marketing, and experience what it’s like to plan our first (and possibly only) spring Hackfort and Treefort Music Fest as part of the team.

Duties will include:

  • Interact with the community via Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter
  • Edit video and audio, publish videos on YouTube, edit audio for a podcast
  • Planning our content strategy
  • Work with marketing team and within our established brand guidelines

The Successful Work U Student will be:

  • Self-motivated
  • Creative
  • Excited about content creation and strategy
  • Excited about technology and events
  • Knowledgeable with audio/video editing, Instagram, YouTube, and Twitter

Skills you will develop

  • Content marketing strategy development
  • Social media marketing
  • Evaluating metrics

Urban Land Institute Idaho

Event Planning and Community Engagement Intern

Overview:

Urban Land Institute (ULI) provides leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide. ULI Idaho delivers this mission through programs and initiatives providing education, networking, and opportunities to give back to professionals in the real estate and development industry. See more about our work at www.idaho.uli.org.

ULI Idaho is seeking an intern to assist in the planning and execution of several spring events. In this project, you will assist with event and program planning and execution from start to finish, including delivery of ULI Idaho’s UrbanPlan program. This would include conducting research to identify potential topics and speakers, coordinating logistics and event details with community partners and vendors, preparing and implementing communications and marketing plans and tasks, and when possible assisting with event execution.

Project Duties:

  • Coordinate meeting for event planning including sub-committees and speaker meetings
  • Research potential speakers and panelists for event themes/topics and evaluate their relevance to issues in local real estate
  • Track current health restrictions/recommendations for events with in-person gathering and trends in best practices from similar organizations
  • If necessary, organize logistics for speaker travel and coordinate planning meetings between speakers/panelists
  • Track details and delivery of event sponsorship benefits, including the coordination of potential VIP receptions
  • Assist with event details whether virtual or in-person including venue, catering, seating arrangements, and other tasks and duties as needed

Traits for success:

  • Strong attention to detail
  • Personable and clear communication by phone and email
  • Ability to track overlapping tasks and timelines
  • Understanding of, or experience with social media marketing

Skills you will develop/improve:

  • Event planning and execution for delivering mission objectives and hitting budget targets (events are a major revenue source for ULI Idaho)
  • Gain knowledge about and exposure to the local commercial real estate development and city planning industries
  • Understanding of nonprofit program administration and community engagement through
  • Networking and community engagement through attendance at committee and board meetings, performing outreach to potential partners, and participating in conference calls and planning and decision-making processes

Wish Granters, Inc.

Operations Assistant

Overview

The Operations Assistant role requires many diverse duties to be performed both in and outside of our nonprofit organization. Our organization is constantly seeking ways to help our community, fundraise, and spread the word about our organization. We are looking for a Work U student who is eager to give back to their community and to aid us in this endeavor.

Project Duties:

The Operations Assistant will report directly to our Director of Development and Programs to assist in several different areas, such as:

  • Assisting in fundraising planning and execution
  • Researching grants and other possible fundraising opportunities
  • Performing clerical work
  • Aiding in donor retention and appreciation

The successful Work U student will be:

  • Organized and able to multi-task
  • Team-oriented and have good communication skills
  • Creative and able to develop new ideas

Skills you will develop:

  • Learning how a nonprofit functions and serves its community
  • Gain experience in the planning and execution of fundraising events
  • Ability to work with local businesses and create partnerships

Women’s and Children’s Alliance

Philanthropy Intern

Overview

For more than 30 years, the Women’s & Children’s Alliance (WCA) has been at the forefront of providing services to women, men and their children healing from domestic abuse and sexual assault. Since its founding, the WCA’s crisis program has evolved into one of the most vital, unduplicated, comprehensive programs in our community and region. The WCA is proud to be a community leader in providing these critically needed services.

Intern duties:

  • Volunteer and In-Kind Donation Support – Throughout their internship, the Philanthropy Intern will assist with volunteer coordination, donation drive drop offs, donor communication and other duties as needed.
  • Assist Volunteer and Events Coordinator and Philanthropy Specialist with a variety of events and programs including:
  • Tribute to Women and Industry (TWIN) – Every April, this event honors 50 women from businesses and organizations around the state. The Philanthropy Intern will help with editing TWIN bios, sorting nametags, event preparation and tear down, and any follow-up that is needed.
  • Philanthropy Events, including but not limited to Healing Begins with Hope October event volunteer, ambassador, hope and table host appreciation events. Philanthropy Intern will assist with all event aspects including gathering supplies, coordinating staff and volunteers to speak at the event, event preparation and tear down. May be in-person or virtual.
  • Idaho Gives – Philanthropy Intern will assist Philanthropy Specialist with aspects of Idaho Gives Day in May including social media promotion, staffing any day of events and other duties as needed.
  • Ambassador relationship-building events and activities including virtual and in-person Behind-the-scenes sessions and communication. Contributing to ambassador cultivation efforts including the monthly newsletter.

A successful Work U student will be:

  • Passion for the mission of the Women’s and Children’s Alliance
  • Team oriented, self-starter with good organization, time management and communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task and adhere to deadlines
  • Must be creative and have the ability to develop new ideas
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Detail-oriented
  • Fast learner

Skills you will develop:

  • Event Management
  • Volunteer Management
  • Community Relations
  • Fundraising Techniques

Women’s and Children’s Alliance

Outreach Intern

Overview

For almost 40 years, the WCA has been at the forefront of providing services to women, men and their children healing from domestic abuse and sexual assault. Since its founding, the WCA’s crisis program has evolved into one of the most vital, unduplicated, comprehensive programs in our community and region. The WCA is proud to be a community leader in providing these critically needed services.

Intern Duties:

  • Assists in building the capacity of businesses, healthcare provider offices, hospitals, first responder organizations, and law enforcement agencies in recognizing and addressing domestic abuse and sexual assault violence, as well as building capacity for prevention.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with community members, recruit community members to join in outreach efforts, and support providers and professional healthcare organizations, higher education institutions in implementing awareness-raising, education and prevention work.
  • Expand the network for WCA resource distribution (shoe cards, brochures)
  • Provide community- and organization-based education aimed at decreasing the prevalence of sexual and domestic violence in the Ada County community
  • Implement ongoing evaluation and assessment activities to determine efficacy of organizing efforts.
  • Assist with Domestic Violence Awareness Month and Sexual Assault Awareness Month activities, including the Clothesline Project, Denim Day, etc. in the Ada County community.

A successful Work U student will be:

  • Passionate for the mission of the WCA
  • Team-oriented, a self-starter with good organizational, time management and have good written and oral communication skills
  • Detail-oriented, able to multi-task and adhere to deadlines
  • Skilled in social media, graphics, and video etc a bonus

Skills you will develop:

  • Community Engagement
  • Project Management
  • Community Relations
  • Awareness Campaign Development and Management
  • Potential for: Writing, digital content development and social media

Zero Waste Boise Institute

Fundraising Specialist

Overview

The non-profit Zero Waste Boise Institute (ZWBI) furthers environmental sustainability through the lens of material consumption and waste. ZWBI increases awareness of the environmental, social, health, and financial impact of throw-away consumerism, by advancing the principles of reduce and reuse. ZWBI provides environmental literacy outreach to audiences of all ages, and develops programming to make it easier to reduce and reuse in the Treasure Valley. ZWBI is currently led by a volunteer Director and Board.

Duties will include:

The Fundraising Specialist will support ZWBI to develop its fundraising strategy, create fundraising campaign materials, and make appeals to local funding sources. The specialist will assist in the effort to:

  • Conduct prospect research to identify grant funding leads, build a grant-seeking calendar, and prepare a boilerplate proposal.
  • Conduct prospect research to identify individual major donors and prepare fundraising messages and collateral.
  • Design an individual donor strategy and research online giving modalities.
  • Identify corporate giving and employee giving opportunities.
  • Develop sponsorship-based fundraising programs for key online outreach projects.
  • Engage in special event planning for signature ZWBI fundraisers such as Art Revival 2021, including sponsorship-seeking, in-kind solicitations, marketing, and logistics.
  • Provide outreach at public events (i.e. tabling).

Successful Work U candidates will:

  • Have a strong, innate commitment to environmental sustainability and natural resource conservation;
  • Have a desire to pursue a career in non-profit management, fundraising, marketing, or sales;
  • Be outgoing and willing to approach area contacts independently on a “cold-call” basis;
  • Have strong communication and writing skills;
  • Be able to work independently (remotely) and as a member of team;
  • Be able to interact with co-workers and members of the public at large in a courteous, diplomatic, and respectful manner at all times;
  • Provide their own laptop computer and transportation;
  • Be available to attend consistently scheduled weekday remote meetings (based on their respective class schedule) as well as occasional after-hours events (evenings and weekends).

Skills & Knowledge you will develop:

  • Knowledge Base: Sustainability, natural resource conservation, fundraising methods and portfolios.
  • Primary Skills: Communications, social marketing, specific fundraising techniques, budgeting.
  • Potential Secondary Skills: Graphic design, display design, marketing and fundraising copywriting.
  • Computer Skills (depending on interest/need): Word, Excel, PowerPoint and more.

Work Environment:

Work will be completed remotely, with the exception of a socially distanced, in-person orientation. As a grassroots organization, ZWBI operates on a minimal budget with an all-volunteer staff, but offers immediate proximity to organization leadership and the opportunity to produce meaningful work that will be directly utilized in service to the organization and the community.

 

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