Careers and Internships

Internship opportunities
with the Western Organization of Resource Councils (WORC)
Billings, Montana

The Western Organization of Resource Councils (WORC) is seeking two interns to work in its Billings, Montana office. WORC is a network of eight grassroots organizations in seven states with 12,200 members and 39 local community groups. WORC helps its member groups succeed by providing training and by coordinating regional issue campaigns. Our members are farmers, ranchers, small business and working people who seek to protect the environment, family farms, and rural communities. WORC provides research and community organizing assistance to its member groups to increase their effectiveness on regional and national public policy decisions affecting their members. For more information about WORC, see our web site at www.worc.org.

Internship description

The internships will provide an excellent opportunity to be involved in federal, state and local public policy decisions within the context of a rural, community-based organization, and to learn about community organizing, advocacy, and research. Our current priorities are our Campaign for Clean Energy and Responsible Development, which works to reduce the impacts of oil and gas, coal, and uranium development on public and private land, air, and water, and promotes the sustainable production and use of renewable energy; and our Farm to Market Sustainability Project, which seeks safe food policies and economic justice in agricultural markets, promotes local food policies, and opposes animal factories.

The internships will support WORC’s program activities. Responsibilities of the Billings interns will include researching and writing on our priority issue areas, writing and editing fact sheets and action alerts, and assisting with other publications and tasks.

The interns will receive a stipend of $325 per week for up to 12 weeks. We are interested in internships for the summer months in 2016.

Qualifications

Strong writing, research and communications skills, a commitment to family-farm agriculture, environmental protection and grassroots organizing, and a familiarity with Windows computers and software are required. Candidates must possess excellent organizational skills and enjoy striving to achieve high standards in a hardworking, small office environment. WORC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To Apply

Send cover letter, resume and a writing sample to:

John Smillie, Executive Director, WORC
220 S. 27th Street, Suite B
Billings, MT 59101
406-252-9672
billings@worc.org

Deadline

We would like to fill these internship positions for the summer of 2016. We encourage applicants to apply immediately, and no later than April 15.

NORTHERN PLAINS RESOURCE COUNCIL
220 South 27th Street, Suite A
Billings, Montana 59101
(406) 248-1154
info@northernplains.org