Want to help Montana’s beginning farmers grow successful, sustainable businesses?  Want to learn about how to develop new resources, plan educational opportunities, host events, and evaluate programs?  CFAC is looking for an intern for this spring to assist with a range of projects, including:

  • Promoting and marketing a new statewide resource, Farm Link Montana (to be launched in mid-November), to farmers and ranchers and the people who work with them across the state (throughout the spring)
  • Planning, promoting, administering, and evaluating a series of business planning oriented workshops in Missoula (January – March)
  • Supporting MSU Extension and small business staff across Montana in offering business planning workshops in their communities (January – March)
  • Working with a range of partners to develop tools to connect farm and food businesses with investors in Western Montana, including considering the full range of options (January), hosting our first round of funding (February), and evaluating the funding round (April)
  • Planning and promoting a series of on-farm, farmer-led Field Days, including developing a guide for hosts and an evaluation tool for participants (offered over the summer, planning and promotion in March – May)

Note: you will not be expected to lead these projects, but will have the opportunity to assist in development and management as appropriate. As an intern, you will have the opportunity to assist with multiple projects.  We can offer a $1,000 stipend to applicants able to offer at least 10 hours/week between January and May.

To apply, email annie@missoulacfac.org with your resume and a note on the project(s) in which you’re interested and any additional relevant information not covered in your resume.  We will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis with a planned intern start date of January 25th.