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ENCORE: Connecting College Students With Paid Internships During COVID-19

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John Kelly
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Boise State University

This interview originally aired Oct. 15, 2020.

When the pandemic hit in March, businesses suffered. And all those people who were going to start new jobs or internships were suddenly left hanging. But Boise State’s College of Business and Economics saw an opportunity. They’re matching students with local nonprofits and small businesses for internships supported by some generous grant funding. 

Now, students left without work are getting real world experience, and local organizations typically unable to pay interns are getting that much needed support. 

Breanne Lobenberg is a student interning at the Red Cross of Idaho and Montana and joins Idaho Matters live with Laura Chiuppi, the Director of Career Services for the College of Business and Economics at Boise State. 

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Molly Wampler is a newsroom intern at Boise State Public Radio. Originally from Berkeley, California, she just graduated from the University of Puget Sound in Washington state. There, Molly worked for her university's newspaper but is stoked to try her hand at and learn all there is to learn about radio journalism.