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Internship Opportunities with the

Western Organization of Resource Councils (WORC)

Billings, MT

The Western Organization of Resource Councils (WORC) is seeking two interns to work in its Billings, Montana office, and contribute to our work to hold the coal industry accountable and foster a just transition for fossil-fuel dependent communities. WORC is a regional network of eight grassroots organizations in seven Western states. Our members are farmers, ranchers, small business and working people who seek to protect the environment, family farms, and rural communities. WORC is nationally respected for its 40 years of winning campaigns on natural resource, food and farm issues through community organizing, training, leadership development and voter engagement. For more information about WORC, see our website at

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 priority is holding the coal industry accountable for full and prompt cleanup of strip mines, ensuring the public is protected as the industry continues to decline.

The internships will support WORC’s program activities. Responsibilities of the interns may include researching and writing reports on our priority issue areas, writing and editing fact sheets and action alerts, and assisting with other publications and tasks. Interns will be expected to undertake multiple projects with clear deliverables.

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 2018, but have some flexibility. We can also consider an extended internship of up to 24 weeks for interested applicants.


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 committed to a diverse workforce.

How To Apply

To Apply

Send a cover letter (tell us why you want to work for us and where you saw the job announcement), resume and a writing sample to: Sara Kendall, Program Director at


We would like to fill these internship positions for the summer of 2018. We encourage applicants to apply as soon as possible, and no later than April 1.