University of Alaska Southeast

Internship

Company: Western Organization of Resource Councils (WORC)
Location: Billings, MT
Position: Communications Intern
Requirements: See job description
Summary:

The Western Organization of Resource Councils (WORC) is seeking an intern to work in its Billings, Montana office, and contribute to our work to hold the coal industry accountable, foster a just transition for fossil-fuel dependent communities, and build local food systems. 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

The communications internship will provide an excellent opportunity to learn about digital organizing, media advocacy, filmmaking, and to be involved in federal, state and local public policy decisions within the context of a rural, community‑based organization. The communications intern will be working with a variety of storytelling mediums from social media campaigns and blogging, to ongoing narrative projects including helping to build the second season of our Homegrown Stories project, which tells the stories of WORC members who are organizing to fight back against the growing impacts of corporate control and increased industrialization of farms and our food system. 

The internship will help support communications for WORC’s regional organizing activities. Responsibilities may include researching, writing, graphic design, video production, and learning new media. Interns will be expected to undertake multiple projects with clear deliverables. The interns will receive a stipend of $500 per week for up to 12 weeks. We are interested in internships for the summer months in 2019, but have some flexibility.

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: Angel Amaya, Communications Director at aamaya@worc.org.

We would like to fill these internship positions for the summer of 2019. We encourage applicants to apply as soon as possible. We will review applications and begin scheduling phone interviews on March 11, but welcome applications until the positions are filled.

Full internship job description can be found here

Contact: Angel Amaya, Communications Director
Contact at: aamaya@worc.org
Closing Date: March 11, 2019