University of Alaska Southeast


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

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 internship will support WORC’s issue campaigns, providing 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. Responsibilities 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 $500 per week for up to 12 weeks. We are interested in internships for the summer months in 2018, 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: Sara Kendall, Program Director at

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: Sara Kendall, Program Director
Contact at:
Closing Date: March 11, 2019