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Operations Coordinator Intern - Trailhead (hybrid)


Trailhead is the hub for all things entrepreneurial in Boise, providing downtown co-working space, educational programs, mentorship, fundraising opportunities, and networking to Boise’s entrepreneurs and business professionals. 

Our flagship event, Boise Entrepreneur Week, is the largest entrepreneurial event in Idaho and one of the largest in the West. It’s a high-energy, community-powered 5-day event celebrating and building Idaho’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. The event features a variety of workshops, keynotes, panel discussions, networking opportunities, and social events, bringing together entrepreneurs, investors, and community leaders to share ideas and insights, connect with one another, and celebrate the vibrant entrepreneurial community in Boise.

As an Operations Coordinator Intern, you will play a key role in coordinating, planning, and implementing Trailhead events like Boise Entrepreneur Week, You Lead Idaho, Boise Pitch Night, Tree City Trailblazers, and more! This is an exciting opportunity to gain hands-on experience in operations and event planning while contributing to a dynamic and impactful event that has become a cornerstone of the entrepreneurial community in Boise.

Opportunity/Project Duties:

  • Assist with event planning, coordination, and implementation of Boise Entrepreneur Week, including logistics, vendor management, and scheduling
  • Coordinate with vendors, sponsors, and partners to ensure a successful event
  • Provide on-site support during Boise Entrepreneur Week events


  • Strong organizational and project management skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience with event planning and coordination
  • Self-starter with the ability to take initiative and identify opportunities
  • Ability to work independently and with ambiguity in a fast-paced environment
  • Preferably on a study path related to business, marketing, communications, event planning, or a related field (not a requirement)

Skills You Will Develop:

  • Event coordination and logistics management
  • Project management 
  • Vendor and sponsor relations and management
  • On-site event management and execution
  • Budget management and financial tracking
  • Collaborating with a team to achieve project goals

Additional Student Requirements (if applicable):

  • Reliable transportation to attend in-person meetings, in-person shifts, and events at our downtown Boise office location.
  • Availability to work some evenings
  • A quality laptop for remote work.

What is Work U?

The first round of Work U applications is open from February 26 - March 8.

This position lives within the Work U program at Boise State. You may apply to up to three different Work U opportunities.  Work U is a unique internship program that gives you hands-on professional experience, clarity on your career goals, an opportunity to be mentored, focused classroom time, and a chance to build your resume and network – all while gaining three upper-division credits.