February 1, 2024

Now Hiring: Business Operations Intern

WestWater Research is the leading economic consulting firm in market research, pricing, valuation, and transaction advisory services for water rights and water resource development. For more than 20 years, our clients have relied on our expertise to make sound water resource management and financial decisions as water demands increasingly outpace available supplies.

WestWater works across the country with five regional offices to provide market intelligence, valuation, transaction advisory, strategic planning, and asset management services relating to water rights and water resources.

We are known for our rigorous analysis and information-driven investment strategy formulation. Backed by more than thirty years of research and data collection, our proprietary Waterlitix database is the world’s largest and most comprehensive pricing tool for water transactions in the West. At WestWater Research, we know the value of water.

For more information, visit us at https://waterexchange.com/.

Internship/Job Title

Business Operations Intern

Internship/Job Location

3858 N Garden Center Way, Suite 205, Boise, Idaho 83703

Internship/Job Timeframe

Part-time (P/T), expecting 10-20 hours per week. Available to start immediately through the rest of the semester.

This internship offers a valuable opportunity to gain hands-on experience in a fast-paced environment. Exceptional interns who demonstrate consistently strong performance and a passion for our mission may be offered a full-time position upon successful completion of the program.


This internship offers a competitive hourly wage in the range of $16-$22, depending on qualifications.

Internship/Job Overview or Description

Calling all detail-oriented data wizards and accuracy crusaders! We’re seeking a Business Operations Intern to join our vibrant team in Boise, Idaho and take the reins on a variety of critical tasks, from mastering data entry to managing Accounts Payable with precision and efficiency.


  • Accounts Payable Ace: Dive deep into the world of vendor invoices! You’ll be responsible for:
    • Entering invoices with a hawk-eye for accuracy and completeness.
    • Filing backup documentation meticulously and ensuring proper organization.
    • Preparing batch reports for review by the Controller, contributing to smooth financial processes.
    • Assisting with other Accounts Payable tasks as needed.
  • Financial Flow Expert: Track client payments like a pro! You’ll handle:
    • Recording payments from clients promptly and accurately.
    • Making remote deposits with confidence and ensuring timely recording.
    • Reconciling bank statements, detecting and resolving discrepancies with finesse.
  • Data Mastermind: Conquer the data mountains! You’ll tackle:
    • Entering, classifying, and reconciling credit card transactions with precision.
    • Reviewing employee expense reports for accuracy and adherence to company policies.
    • Performing general data entry and administrative duties with skill and speed.
  • Tech-Powered Data Dynamo:  Dive into our new CRM tool! You’ll play a crucial role in:
    • Entering and managing contact information for clients, partners, prospects, and friends of WestWater.
    • Maintaining data integrity and organization within the system.
  • Team Player Extraordinaire: Be a supportive teammate and lend a hand wherever needed! You’ll:
    • Provide general support to the team, contributing to a positive and efficient work environment.
    • Embrace additional duties as assigned and demonstrate flexibility in taking on ad-hoc projects.
  • Growth & Development: Gain valuable hands-on experience in business operations, sharpen your data management skills, and deepen your understanding of Accounts Payable processes. This internship offers a gateway to professional growth and the opportunity to embark on a rewarding career journey at WestWater.


Requirements / Desired Qualifications

  • Essential:
    • Strong attention to detail and a meticulous approach to data accuracy.
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and eager to learn new software tools.
    • Excellent communication and collaboration skills.
    • Ability to work independently, take initiative, and manage multiple tasks effectively.
  • Optional:
    • Basic understanding of accounting principles a plus (though not required).
    • Experience with Financial software, such as NetSuite and/or OpenAir.
    • Experience with CRM tools, such as HubSpot.

How to Apply

The position is competitive and will be based on the applicant’s qualifications and ability to communicate information and concepts. To be considered for the position, applicants MUST submit the following information:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter expressing your interest and how this opportunity will advance your professional goals.

Please apply through handshake or send a complete application package with both materials in PDF format to employment@waterexchange.com.  Please title your email subject line: “2024 Business Operations Intern”.

Closing Date

Feb 15