Since 2010, the Idaho District Export Council and Boise State University’s International Business Programs have partnered in Idaho’s Export Excellence, an internship program benefiting local companies and undergraduate students. International Business Programs, directed by Dr. Meredith Black, is the exclusive provider of interns to the Export Excellence program, which matches companies interested in exporting with an international business major and Idaho District Export Council coach. These teams develop a customized export plan, including market assessments, distribution strategies, and legal requirements. Past participants, both companies and students, have raved about their experiences with Export Excellence. Recent students have highlighted the opportunities to “apply book knowledge to a real-life situation” and claimed the program to be “well-refined and virtually seamless.” Export Excellence allows students to learn and contribute to the success of Idaho businesses, adding value to all stakeholders involved.

The IDEC continues to build partnerships with Idaho universities and to provide unique opportunities for students to work with the state’s emerging exporting companies. If your school would like to participate in a future Export Excellence, and possibly working with companies in your locality, please contact us.

Here is a list of Idaho Schools and their associated internship program links…