Fields: Policy, advocacy, agriculture, rural, sustainability
Location: Billings, Montana
About the Organization: WORC is a regional network of eight grassroots organizations in seven Western states. Our members are farmers, ranchers, Native leaders, small business and working people who seek to protect the environment, family farms, and rural communities.
About the Position: The Western Organization of Resource Councils (WORC) is seeking a policy intern to contribute to our work to hold the coal industry accountable, build food sovereignty, support family-farm agriculture, and to foster renewables and transitions from fossil-fuel dependent communities. 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. We are interested in internships for the summer months in 2019, but have some flexibility.
Special Requirements/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.
Estimated Salary: $500 per week for up to 12 weeks
Western Organization of Resource Councils