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Energy Policy Intern - Governor's Office of Energy and Mineral Resources


The Governor’s Office of Energy and Mineral Resources coordinates energy and mineral resource planning and policy development for the state to enhance and sustain the quality of life for the citizens of Idaho. This position is located in OEMR’s downtown Boise office. The individual in this position will research energy and mining topics, help prepare reports, and create materials to provide education to the public on energy and mining issues. Internship expected to work 10 hours/week over the course of a semester, or over four months. Compensation is $1,200.

 Opportunity/Project Duties:

  • Provide research and develop memos on various energy and mining issues.
  • Write, review, edit and proof website posts, newsletters, social media posts and outreach materials.
  • Work collaboratively to maintain GIS and Excel databases.
  • Gather, organize, and format information related to the agency’s goals, objectives, and services.
  • Coordinate information sharing using social media.


  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to communicate technical (analytical/research) information clearly to a range of audiences.
  • Knowledge of research methods.
  • Excellent organizational skills and an ability to prioritize tasks.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and professionalism in a political environment.

Skills You Will Develop:

  • Experience using ArcGIS Online, WordPress, Twitter, Constant Contact, and Adobe.
  • Knowledge of energy policy and mining issues.
  • Project management.
  • Working between diverse stakeholders.

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.