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COBE Internship Board

Welcome to the COBE Internship Board. Below is a list of internship opportunities and other unique jobs that will provide hands-on experience. Looking for more? Log onto Handshake to find other opportunities.

If you are interested in receiving academic credit for your internship, please contact the appropriate departmental advisor about the process. Still need help? Learn more about the for-credit internship application process.

All Business Majors

DreamStyle Remodeling – Events Representative Intern (Become an Event Planning Expert)

Payette Capital – Business Acquisitions Intern (Learn How to Acquire a Business)

Micron – University Recruiting Intern (Spread the Micron Excitement)

HP – Boise State Internship Partnerships (Shape Your Success Story)

PepsiCo – Sales Management Intern (Become a Leader in Sales)

Alder – Summer Sales Internship (Sales, the Career Hidden Gem!)

Rule Steel – Sales Intern (All About Sales in Manufacturing)

Accounting and Finance

Accounting Assistant - Bish's RV (Diverse Private Accounting Experience!)

Posted 1/10/2019

About the Company

Bish’s RV is the largest family-owned RV dealer in Idaho, with four locations across the state. We are dedicated to providing quality products and services that exceed the expectations of customers and to creating an atmosphere were our customers can enjoy a positive experience as friends of our family business.

About the Opportunity

The Accounting Assistant is part of the the team that ensures the Company’s daily accounting functions run accurately and effectively. Responsibilities include keeping records updated, preparing reports, reconciling statements, preparing bank deposits, researching transaction discrepancies, and providing assistance and support to the Accounting team. This position is located at our Corporate office – 3715 E Overland Road, Suite 205.

Qualifications

  • Positive attitude and willingness to learn and grow
  • Familiarity with basic accounting procedures
  • Experience in an accounting-related role such as accounts payable or accounts receivable highly desired
  • Competency with MS Office products and ability to learn new systems quickly
  • Accuracy and attention to detail with an aptitude for numbers
  • Strong organization skills
  • Strong typing, data entry and 10-key skills

To Apply

To apply, send resume and cover letter to HR@bishs.com by 1/21/2019

Accounting Intern - River City Accountants (Great for 1st Time Acct Internship)

Posted 12/19/2018

About the Company

We are a small, yet fiercely growing accounting and tax shop. Seeking an Accounting Student who desires to apply their education to real world accounting services. We are located on Parkcenter Blvd near campus and offer flexible hours to accommodate a student’s schedule.

About the Opportunity

Bookkeeping; using QuickBooks for a variety of clients (no real-world experience necessary). This will include Customer and Vendor data management, A/R, A/P, and bank/CC reconciliations, Payroll, as well as Non-Income Tax Compliance.

Income Tax Compliance; Preparation of Individual and Small Business income tax returns, utilizing CCH tax software, you will also be using existing and building from scratch spreadsheets to ensure accuracy and validity of returns.

With these service-based tasks comes light clerical duties such as scanning, filing, and client communication.

You will be working under the direction of a CPA who can assist you with working towards that goal, should this be your desire.

Qualifications

Little to no experience necessary with tax software, however, we expect you to be familiar with Microsoft Office products such as Excel and Outlook.

We are looking for 15-20 hours a week, pay will start at $10 per hour, with increases and potential for benefits after one year.

To Apply

Please submit your resumes to nate@rivercitycpa.com ASAP, with an anticipated start date in January 2019.

Client Services Accounting Analyst Intern - Clearwater (Summer 2019)

Posted 12/5/2018

About the Company and Opportunity

Clearwater is a leading provider of web-based investment portfolio accounting, reporting, and reconciliation services for institutional investors at thousands of organizations.  Their Boise headquarters is looking for talented accounting and finance students who thrive on solving problems and developing new skills. They offer interns real-world experience and exposure to cutting-edge investment accounting software, which supports global accounting standards including US GAAP, US Stat, US Tax and IFRS. Interns work as a member of their client servicing teams and have opportunities to interact with and learn from investment accountants at some of the world’s largest institutions. Additionally, Clearwater offers interns a competitive compensation package and a path to long-term full-time employment.

Responsibilities

  • Work closely with Client Servicing Team to build and manage valuable relationships with clients (institutional investment accountants and investment managers)
  • Assist with client inquiries & requests
  • Learn and understand reconciliation of investment transactions for portfolios using a state of the art web-based system
  • Manage and complete assigned projects & coordinate necessary resources

Qualifications

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Strong accounting and/or finance skills
  • Strong problem solving and math skills
  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Excel skills
  • Working towards a bachelor’s or master’s degree in accounting or finance
  • Target graduation of December 2019 or May 2020
  • Desired full-time employment at Clearwater
  • Right to work in the U.S. without employment-based sponsorship now or in the future

To Apply

Apply at on the Clearwater Job Board before April 2019.

Acquisitions and Asset Mgmt Intern - Alturas Capital (Perfect for Excel Wizards)

Posted 11/5/2018

About the Company

Founded in 2015, Alturas Capital Partners is a real estate private equity firm based out of Eagle, Idaho. Alturas focuses on the acquisition of office, retail, and industrial properties in growth markets of the western United States.

Alturas is a growing organization that is actively seeking to enter new markets. In the three years since inception, Alturas has brought $100 million under management while providing phenomenal returns to its investors.

About the Opportunity

Acquisitions interns will learn to underwrite office, retail, and industrial properties, helping them gain significant experience in financial modeling using Excel. Underwriting will include performing due diligence analyses of rent rolls, trailing financials, lease abstracts, rent comps, sales comps, and overall returns. Additional duties may include performing market research and producing detailed reports on real estate market conditions.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate is pursuing a career in real estate finance. They are highly motivated and actively seek ways to improve company processes. Connections to Idaho are a bonus.

Additional requirements include:

  • Ability to work 35-40 hours per week during the summer
  • Ability to work 7-10 hours per week during the school year (if applicable)
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word
  • Writing and communication skills
  • Basic understanding of real estate

To Apply

For information regarding hiring and interviews please reach out to Travis Barney at travisbarney@alturas.com.

This internship is for Summer 2019, with the possibility of working part-time during the winter semester.

Client Services Accounting Analyst - Clearwater Analytics (Great for Problem Solvers)

Posted 10/26/2018

About the Company

Clearwater Analytics® is an innovative financial tech company headquartered in Boise, Idaho. We are adaptive, self-organizing, and hard-working, yet we also know to call it a day and enjoy our friends, families, and all the good things Boise has to offer. We value constant improvement in our employees, who learn new skills and expand their horizons. Dedicated employees are the reason Clearwater has become a leader in the financial services industry. Our employees come from a variety of educational and employment backgrounds, but they are committed to adding value and solving challenges in new and creative ways.

About the Opportunity

Clearwater is looking for talented accounting and finance students who thrive on solving problems and developing new skills. Clearwater offers interns with real-world experience and exposure to cutting-edge investment accounting software supporting global accounting standards including US GAAP, US Stat, US Tax and IFRS. Interns work as a member of our client servicing teams and have opportunities to interact with and learn from investment accountants at some of the world’s largest institutions. Clearwater offers interns a competitive compensation package and a path to long-term full-time employment.

Responsibilities

  • Work closely with Client Servicing Team to build and manage valuable relationships with clients (institutional investment accountants and investment managers)
  • Assist with client inquiries & requests
  • Learn and understand reconciliation of investment transactions for portfolios using a state of the art web-based system
  • Manage and complete assigned projects & coordinate necessary resources

Requirements

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Accounting and/or finance skills
  • Problem-solving and math skills
  • Computer skills, including Microsoft Excel skills
  • Working towards a bachelor’s or master’s degree in accounting or finance
  • Target graduation of December 2019 or May 2020
  • Desired fulltime employment at Clearwater
  • Right to work in the U.S. without employment-based sponsorship now or in the future

To Apply

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter using the Clearwater Analytics job board before May 2019.

Investment Mgmt Summer Intern – Ferguson Wellman (Show Your Investing Passion)

Posted 10/3/2018

About the Company

Founded in 1975, Ferguson Wellman Capital Management is a privately-owned investment and wealth management advisory firm established in the Pacific Northwest. As of June 30, 2018, Ferguson Wellman serves 814 clients and manages $5.2 billion in assets that comprise union and corporate retirement plans, endowments and foundations, and portfolios for individuals and families. Our minimum is $3 million. In 2013, West Bearing Investments was founded, a division of Ferguson Wellman Capital Management that utilizes the investment principles, structure, and expertise of Ferguson Wellman. West Bearing serves individuals and institutions with portfolios starting at $750,000.

About the Opportunity

Ferguson Wellman is looking for an intern for the summer of 2019. This person will be responsible for completing various projects and presenting the results to the firm. Additionally, this individual will receive an introduction to all facets of Ferguson Wellman’s business.

Ferguson Wellman is offering the right person competitive compensation as well as an introduction to Ferguson Wellman and the investment profession. The start date of the internship can be flexible.

Qualifications

  • Detailed-oriented, focused and able to balance multiple tasks and deadlines
  • A junior pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in business, finance, or marketing
  • Proven academic excellence and a passion for investing
  • Exceptional computer skills, able to perform essential functions listed above (experience and competency with spreadsheets preferred)
  • Ability to work in a team environment, to adapt to frequent task changes and work with various personalities smoothly

To Apply

Please email your resume and cover letter to intern@fergwell.com. Deadline is 1/25/2019.

Marketing

Social Media Marketing Intern - YSTEM (Manage STEM Social Media for a Non Profit!)

About the Company

Y STEM and Chess Inc. (YSC) is an Idaho nonprofit that seeks to empower the most underserved while providing inclusivity, lowering the job shortages and reducing poverty. As a STEM focused foundation, YSC’s mission is to provide free classes in Math, Coding, and Chess to underserved children.

About the Opportunity

The Social Media Manager will administer the company’s social media marketing and advertising. Administration includes but is not limited to:

  • Deliberate planning and goal setting
  • Development of brand awareness and online reputation
  • Content management
  • SEO (search engine optimization) and generation of inbound traffic
  • Cultivation of leads and sales
  • Administration of the creation and publishing of relevant, original, high-quality content
  • Identification and improvement of organizational development aspects (ie: employee training, recognition and rewards for participation in the company’s marketing and online review building)
  • Implementation a regular publishing schedule
  • Implementation of a content editorial calendar to manage content and plan specific, timely marketing campaigns
  • Promotion of content through social advertising

In this role, you will be working alongside the Founder, Executive Director and the Board Members to help grow the company. A full time salaried position may available in the future.

Qualifications

The Social Media Manager is a highly motivated, creative individual with experience and a passion for connecting with current and future customers. That passion comes through as this person engages with customers on a daily basis, with the ultimate goal of turning fans into customers.

Community leadership and participation (both online and offline) are integral to a Social Media Manager’s success. An essential component is communicating the company’s brand in a positive, authentic way what will attract today’s modern, hyper-connected buyers.

The Social Media Manager is instrumental in managing the company’s content-related assets. Google’s #1 search ranking factor is relevant content (content that serves the searchers needs the best). Managing content should be part of the Social Media Manager’s experience and strengths.

The Social Media Manager should always be learning, as it’s a crucial component to their success. Social and digital marketing best practices shift constantly, so staying up to date is critical.

Compensation

This position is unpaid because YSC is a nonprofit. You will be working alongside the Founder, Executive Director and the Board Members to help grow the company. Hourly wage will be available in the coming months. A full time salaried position may available in the future. Any hours contributed can be deducted from employees taxes.

To Apply

Email resume and cover letter outlining how you will grow the YSC’s social media presence to Devin Nakano at devin@ystemandchess.com. This position will remain posted until filled.

Marketing Representative Intern - DearmStyle Remodeling

Posted 1/17/2019

About the Company

Founded in 1989, Dreamstyle Remodeling has been on a mission to provide our customers throughout the Southwestern United States with the best home improvement experience of their lives. We are the pre-eminent provider of a variety of home improvement services while prioritize building relationships with homeowners who love their homes. Dreamstyle Remodeling builds value for our corporate team, our customers, and our business partners by providing exceptional home products, expert installation, and extraordinary customer service. We have fun as we support one another on the job and serve our homeowner customers and communities. As a result of our expansion and growth, we look forward to building an internship partnership with universities in our cities. We believe in investing into the next generation of leaders in our industry and know we can serve collegiate students well in their professional and personal development.

About the Opportunity

As a Dreamstyle intern, you will gain hands-on experience working in our home remodeling industry while collaborating closely with a mentor. This is an exciting opportunity for anyone interested in pursuing a career in events, marketing, communications, sales, and many other avenues. Our ideal intern will be energetic, assertive, innovative, and reliable. We can assure you that your work will add value both to our company and to your personal and professional development!

Time commitment — Part-time 10 to 20 hrs/week (scheduling is flexible, however consistency is very valued).

The intern will receive hourly pay and may work with their University Department Internship Coordinator should they wish to receive academic credit for this experience. They will have great mentorship, opportunities for hands-on experience, and experiential learning.

Overview

  • 50% Hands-on Community Engagement
  • 25% Project Management
  • 15% Research
  • 10% Administration

Learning Objectives

  1. The ideal candidate will gain experience with hands-on marketing methods, project management, and enhancing brand image.
  2. The marketing intern will grow in practicing traditional and non-traditional marketing methods, research skills, and acquire understanding in the best ways to connect our products and services to our target market.

Main Duties

  • Project management — non-traditional marketing projects, print marketing projects (i.e. create a Dreamstyle events and/or marketing guide), and digital marketing projects (i.e. create digital viewing portfolios, brochures, or packets)
  • Freedom for innovation, feedback, and creativity (i.e. explore social media marketing options)
  • Customer relationship research — seek, survey, and interview community members seeking interest in remodeling their homes/gain feedback on needs, concerns, etc.
  • Plan marketing strategies for non-traditional and traditional marketing
  • High quality and professional execution of engagements and special projects
  • Research information on our products, customers, and competitors then present the information to mentor
  • Enhancing brand image through an assortment of avenues and explore ways for community involvement
  • Gain confidence in applying traditional and non-traditional marketing strategies
  • Grow in knowledge (i.e. read business, events, communications, and marketing related materials to increase knowledge then present new learning to mentor)

Qualifications

Accepting all majors and ages

To Apply

Submit your resume and cover letter to the Dreamstyle Boise Director of Events & Proximity Marketing – aivanov@dreamstyleus.com

Marketing Intern - Idaho Trust Bank ('Head of Communications' Here You Come!)

Posted 12/19/2018

About the Company

Idaho Trust Bank is a dynamic, full-service bank providing an array of banking and investment management solutions. The bank provides a beautiful work environment in downtown Boise and great staff to train our new team member. We work in a professional dress environment.

About the Opportunity

Idaho Trust Bank is looking for an energetic, detail-oriented person to help coordinate its advertising and marketing communications activities. This position is a great opportunity for the right person to get in on the ground floor and make an impact in a growing, fast-paced environment.

Responsibilities

  • Coordinating the creation and production of ad copy and applicable marketing collateral materials
  • (brochures, direct mail cards, Google Adwords, email blasts, etc.)
  • Assisting in the execution of direct marketing campaigns (print & email)
  • Supporting content creation for Social media posts
  • Facilitate processes for editing and compliance review of marketing materials and collateral
  • Assist in organizing and planning bank events
  • Marketing database management (data input, list generation, report generation, etc.)
  • Other administrative and writing duties as assigned
  • 16 hours a week, flexible schedule between 8am-5pm

Qualifications

  • Working knowledge of MS Office tools (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook)
  • Good understanding of online marketing activities (Google Adwords, Social Media channels,
    Constant Contact, etc.)
  • Some experience using Adobe Creative Suites (Indesign, Photoshop, etc.)
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)

To Apply

Please email your resume and cover letter to llm@idahotrust.com or bring them by the bank at 888 W Broad Street, Boise, Idaho 83702. EOE. Position will remaining posted until filled.

Marketing Specialist Intern - Hoff Companies (Deploy Your Marketing Super Powers)

Posted 12/7/2018

About the Company

Hoff Companies employs approximately 165 people and is involved in a number of diverse operations that have evolved from their wood products and manufacturing divisions — such as Hoff Timber and Lands, Western Window, and Trimco Millwork.

About the Opportunity

Hoff Companies is in search of a candidate to lead and take ownership of our marketing program. We are a building products distribution company with 5 locations including our corporate office. The responsibility of marketing our products has always fallen on the shoulders of our sales teams. We have decided to take a more centralized approach in our marketing efforts by creating this Marketing Specialist position at our corporate office in Meridian. We are is looking for for a creative individual who is willing to learn from and work closely with our location’s team members, has an excellent knowledge of marketing principles and software, and will take ownership and pride in building this position.

Responsibilities

  • Managing one-off and reoccurring projects
  • Working with our sales team and managers, suppliers, and customers to create and promote marketing efforts for our company
  • Creating marketing literature and presentations (brochures, catalogs, PowerPoints, etc)
  • Updating pricing in software and creating price pages
  • Maintaining our business websites
  • Updating spreadsheets and databases with statistical, financial, and non-financial information
  • Administrative support
  • Occasional brief traveling to outside locations (primarily in Idaho, Colorado, and Utah)

Qualifications

  • Minimum 2+ years schooling in Marketing/Business or equivalent working experience
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office, photo editing software, marketing related software, online applications, and printing processes
  • Outgoing and personable
  • Self-starter
  • Proficient writing and speaking skills
  • Extreme attention to detail
  • Well-organized
  • Professional and confident
  • Willingness to learn
  • Flexibility (ability to multi-task and adapt to changing company priorities/projects)
  • Anticipates problems/creates solutions

To Apply

If you are interested in this position as an internship or part-time job, please contact Charlie Hoff through Handshake or at charlieh@hoffc.com. Position will remaining posted until filled.

Non Profit

Idaho Youth Ranch – Program Administration Intern (Support a Strong and Caring Team)

Supply Chain

Lamb Weston – Global Supply Chain Transformation Project Intern