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Research Enterprise Internship/Traineeship Program Overview

The research enterprise at Boise State University hosts a wide array of disciplinary expertise that ranges from raptor biology and quantum research to environmental health and K-16 education, from infant biomechanics and public policy, to metal sculpture and refugee psychology. Supporting the research enterprise is hard work and requires the collaboration of more than a dozen university offices and services.

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Research at Boise State is growing fast and is in need of qualified staff with the specialized knowledge and skills required to help faculty develop successful research programs, to manage the administrative and financial aspects of sponsored research, and to assist and advise with research compliance activities.

The Research Enterprise Internship/Traineeship Program is a training program developed by Boise State University for potential research development and administration professionals.

The program is designed to provide interns and trainees with the experience and training necessary to begin a career in research administration. The intern/trainee should have good communication and interpersonal skills. Basic familiarity and interest in one or more of the following areas are helpful: finance, writing, law, contract management, accounting transactions, or project/grant management. It is expected that after the successful completion of this program, the intern/trainee will have the experience and qualifications needed to apply for a position within the research enterprise at Boise State University. Interns and trainees will be supported in their roles by mentors and supervisors.

Eligibility

Basic familiarity and interest in one or more of the following areas is helpful but not required: finance, writing, law, public policy/administration, contract management, accounting transactions, or project/grant management.

The Research Enterprise Internship/Traineeship Program has two hiring tracks depending on applicant qualifications:

Internship: Currently enrolled degree-seeking undergraduate, preferably with upper division standing (58 or more credits).
Traineeship: Completed bachelor’s degree.

Compensation

Interns will receive compensation of $17.00/hour and tuition remission for 3 credit hours of spring semester coursework.

Trainees will receive compensation of $20.00/hour for the traineeship.

Program Requirements

Interns and trainees will be required to attend a two week orientation. They will also be required to complete four distinct rotations. Both orientation and rotations require 19 hours of work per week. Remote/hybrid options will be considered.

Application

Interested candidates must submit a cover letter, resume, two reference letters, and unofficial transcripts by August 19, 2022. Applications for student interns are available via Handshake, and trainee applications are available here.

Selection Process:

The selection process will include interviews. Selected applicants will be notified of acceptance to the program by August 31, 2022.

Timeline
  • Orientation: September 6, 2022 – September 16, 2022
  • Rotation 1: September 19, 2022 – November 11, 2022 (8 weeks)
  • Rotation 2: November 14, 2022 – January 13, 2023 (6 weeks; no work during Thanksgiving and Winter Break)
  • Rotation 3: January 13, 2023 – March 10, 2023 (8 weeks; no work during spring break)
  • Rotation 4: March 13, 2023 – April 28, 2023 (6 weeks)

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