2020 Summer Internship, Rural Community Organizing

Northern Plains Resource Council Published: February 13, 2020
Billings, Montana
Job Type
Admin/ Gen Mgmt / Outreach / Advocacy /

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~ Our mission is to protect Montana’s greatest assets: the quality of our natural resources and the ability of citizens to shape the public policies that affect our land and water, family farming and ranching, and our quality of life so that we may pass them on, unimpaired, to future generations. ~

Position Summary

Northern Plains Resource Council is accepting internship applications for Summer 2020. This 12-week internship is geared toward providing the selected candidate with training and hands-on experience in rural community organizing. 

The 2020 Summer Rural Community Organizing Intern will gain experience in one-on-one meetings and relationship building, canvassing and canvass data management and entry, phone-banking, advocacy research and action, event organizing, as they help advance Northern Plains’ work on clean energy and other campaigns.

  • This position is a mix of office and field work.
  • This role mainly works from Billings, Montana with travel and potential assignments working from our Helena and Missoula offices.

Starting Date:

  • Position runs from approximately mid-May through mid-August, 2020, start and end dates dependent on applicant’s availability. 


  • Commitment to Northern Plains’ issues and values, ability to get along well with people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Strong research and organization skills and excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Proficiency in using common word processing and spreadsheet programs (e.g. Word, Google Docs, Excel, Google Sheets, etc.) and comfort in using social media and navigating database programs.
  • Preferred: some experience working or volunteering on a political campaign.
  • Preferred: completion of two or more years of college in a related field.


Salary and Hours:

  • $15/hour.
  • 40 hours a week between approximately 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. except when travel or tasks (e.g. canvassing, evening meetings, etc.) require earlier or later start/end times.

To Apply

  • Before close of business on March 13, 2020, please click "Apply" below to email the following to Sydney Ausen, Lead Organizer:
    • Cover letter (tell us why you want the job);
    • Resume;
    • Short writing sample; 
    • Contact information for 2 references.
  • Applications will be received and reviewed on a rolling basis.
  • Position open until filled.
  • Early applications encouraged to apply.

Northern Plains does not discriminate in employment based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

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