MCV and MCVEF Seek Billings Intern for the 2011 Fall Semester

 Want to help make the environment a key issue in the public debate? Montana Conservation Voters has an exciting internship available for 15 – 25 hours per week. Don’t miss this great opportunity!


Montana Conservation Voters is the political arm of Montana’s conservation and environmental community, working to elect pro-conservation candidates to the legislature, local and statewide office. MCV works to engage conservationists in the democratic process as voters and activists. MCV has a chapter in Yellowstone County and coordinates the Billings Conservation Roundtable, bringing groups together in an effort to advance pro-conservation policy priorities, educate the public, and hold local and legislative officials accountable for their votes on the environment. 


Location, Supervision, Time Commitment:  The internships will begin in mid to late September, 2011 in MCV’s home office, located at 3318 3rd Ave N. Ste 208, Billings, MT 59101. The internship is between 15 – 25 hours per week, depending on credit load. Interns work in a supportive, professional environment. Internship hours are flexible but regular. Desk, computer, phone and materials are provided.


Compensation: Interns may earn credit for participation in the program.  Unpaid, research-based projects by graduate students may waive the minimum hourly requirement.  Approved out of pocket expenses incurred with the internships are reimbursed, though none are expected.



  1. Arrange programs and assist in coordinating the Billings Conservation Roundtable, bringing diverse conservation leaders together to discuss conservation and environmental issues;
  2. Research and prepare city council voting record, tracking relevant votes and actions of importance on conservation and the environment; 
  3. Prepare one or more briefing paper on priority city issue;
  4. As time allows, use MCV video camera to record and produce educational materials for web site and social networking sites.



  1. Graduate or upper class student in Environmental Studies, Media and   Communications or Political Science.  Others are encouraged to apply if their studies or individual goals relate to MCV’s mission.;
  2. Strong communications skills, both written and verbal;
  3. Strong academic record with good or excellent grades;
  4. Can demonstrate how internship will enrich educational and professional goals;
  5. Committed to MCV’s mission to protect t environment through political action.


To apply: Please provide a cover letter, resume, and three references (can be academic and/or work related) to Eric Halstvedt, Database Administrator, at PO Box 63, Billings, MT, 59103 or email at materials to