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Procurement Intern - Blue Cross of Idaho


Blue Cross of Idaho is an Idaho-based health insurance company that has been a part of the community since 1945. As a not-for-profit, we are driven to help connect Idahoans to quality and affordable healthcare while building strong networks and services. We aim to create a brighter future for all with the help of customer-centric professionals.

The Procurement department at Blue Cross of Idaho is responsible for all business processes related to competitive bidding, supplier selection and supplier contract negotiations. The team works with all functional departments inside BCI in carrying out these duties. Procurement also stewards the supplier management process which is performed by various departments. Key roles in the area include Category Managers, Procurement Coordinators, Systems Analysts, and Shipping/Receiving Clerk.

Opportunity/Project Duties: 

  • Metrics – review and understand the data; support regular updates; assist and implement improvements for strategic and operational procurement metrics
  • Master data – understand the master data environment including supplier, inventory , purchase order, transactions, contracts; support accuracy, timeliness and updates as necessary for the procurement process
  • SharePoint site – update and archiving old documents; rearranging storage of documents; assistance in process documentation updates
  • Support procurement related transactions in business systems (Workday and Supplier Contracts systems) supporting both strategic and operational activities

Project Duties: 

  • Defining scope of work for the project
  • Managing the timeline of a project
  • Providing regular update reporting of project status
  • Producing metrics, reports and analytics related to the project


  • Organization – ability to multi-task and manage time with multiple priorities
  • Inquisitiveness - not afraid to ask questions, attempt to figure things out
  • Independence - can work under moderate supervision; is self-motivated
  • MS Office - proficient Outlook, Excel and Word skills

Skills You Will Develop: 

  • Analysis and presentation of data
  • Communications in the business environment
  • Procurement strategies, practices, processes

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.