Internship Opportunities with the Western Organization of Resource Councils (WORC)

Internship Opportunities with the

Western Organization of Resource Councils (WORC)

Billings, MT, and Washington, DC

The Western Organization of Resource Councils (WORC) is seeking interns to work in its Billings, Montana, and Washington, DC offices. WORC is a network of grassroots organizations from seven states with 10,000 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

Internship Descriptions

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 seeks responsible development in the oil and gas, coal, and uranium industries, 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 support WORC’s program activities. Responsibilities of the Billings intern will be researching and writing on our priority issue areas, writing and editing fact sheets, action alerts and assisting with other publications and tasks. Responsibilities of the Washington, DC, intern will include research and writing, tracking legislation and rulemakings; attending hearings; networking with allied organizations; lobbying Congressional staff; and office support work.

The interns will receive a stipend of $250 per week for up to 12 weeks. We are interested in at least three month internships for the summer months in 2014.


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:

Patrick Sweeney, Director, WORC

220 S. 27th Street, Suite B

Billings, MT 59101, 406-252-9672

Please indicate whether you are applying for the internship in Billings, Montana; the position in Washington, D.C; or whether you are interested in either position.


We would like to fill this internship position for the summer of 2014. We encourage applicants to apply immediately, and no later than April 1.