MPA Internships and Jobs
Below are internships and jobs available for MPA students.
MPA Local Government Internship with the City of Missoula. Click here for details.
MPA Program Internship to assist the MPA Director. Click here for details.
Internships at the Missoula Food Bank
We currently have several opportunities, including two food security policy internships (one childhood, one nutrition program), that may be a cool fit for students in your program. They are both posted on Handshake, where we are taking applications.
Missoula Food Bank's Advocacy program is seeking a dedicated intern to support work in child nutrition policy and programs. This opportunity includes one-on-one work with families and children in story collection, as well as in direct services in Missoula Food Bank programs. This project will primarily focus on objectives set in the Montana Partnership to End Child Hunger's 10 Step Plan, with a lens on Missoula County. Applicants should have excellent communication skills, be willing to receive constructive feedback, the ability to work independently, and an interest in social justice and equality. Hours are flexible. This is an unpaid internship.
Missoula Food Bank's advocacy program is seeking a dedicated intern to support work in federal nutrition program policy and programs. This opportunity includes one-on-one work with people and families in story collection, as well as in direct service in Missoula Food Bank programs. This project will primarily focus on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and will include leadership development, volunteer training, and local, state and federal advocacy support. Applicants should have excellent communication skills, be willing to receive constructive feedback, be able to work independently and in groups, and have an interest in social justice and equality. Hours are flexible. This is an unpaid internship.
We are excited to bring on talented students, and do work with them to fit these projects to credit-earning opportunities through their programs.
Internships at the Montana World Affairs Council (click here for the application)
THE MONTANA WORLD AFFAIRS COUNCIL is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to fostering global awareness and understanding in Montana’s classrooms and communities. Our mission: Bringing the world to Montana and Montana to the world.
Potential internship for University of Montana Master of Public Administration students
Hi there. I'm the Executive Director of DanceSafe, and we're currently looking for a Development And Grant Writing Intern. I've included the job posting below if you would like to share it with your students.
DanceSafe is seeking a development and grant writing intern to join the team!
The Grants Intern will work closely with DanceSafe’s Executive Director and other staff to help sustain and expand revenue. The intern will plan and perform grant research, grants management, grant coordination, and grant submission. Excellent tracking of all tasks and organizational skills are required for this position. You will gain valuable experience in many aspects of fundraising, as well as learn the techniques of a successful Development Department. This internship is only available to individuals doing an internship for academic credit.
+ Grant prospect research (Google and database search for potential funders)
+ Assist with grant donor outreach and cultivation
+ Writing and editing grant applications
+ Gathering data for reports, needs statements, etc
+ Assist with the creation and preparation of communication materials
+ Assist with updating and maintaining potential grant database
+ Must maintain and execute confidential information
+ Support other staff members with duties and responsibilities as assigned
+ Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field in progress (at least 2 years completed by requested internship season)
+ Masters Degree in progress prefered
+ Excellent research abilities and a thorough attention to detail
+ A self-starting attitude and ability to maintain deadlines, multi-task, and work efficiently in a fast-paced environment without close supervision
+ Strong ability to work both independently and collaboratively
+ Experience with Slack and Trello (not required but preferred)
+ Personal background in electronic music community (not required but preferred)
+ Computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office, especially Excel
+ Strong written and verbal communication skills
Benefits and skills learned: This internship will provide an opportunity to broaden your knowledge of fundraising for an established and successful national nonprofit. You will learn how to navigate a donor database, hone your research, writing, and editing skills, and learn what constitutes a successful grant proposal. Additionally, you will learn about development and community engagement in a nonprofit setting. As a fully virtual organization with nomadic staff, this internship can be completed in any location.
Compensation Details: This is an unpaid/volunteer position. Hours are flexible and can be full-time or part-time, adapting to the candidate’s availability and class schedule, with a minimum of 10 hours per week for 12 weeks. Priority will be given to candidates who can commit for the entire school year. Please indicate potential hours/days available when applying.
How to Apply: Please send a cover letter, resume and one writing sample if available to GrantIntern@DanceSafe.org
DanceSafe is a 501(c)(3) public health organization promoting health and safety within the nightlife and electronic music community. Founded in 1998, DanceSafe quickly grew into a national organization with chapters in cities across North America. DanceSafe has two fundamental operating principles: harm reduction and peer-based, popular education. Combining these two principles has enabled us to create successful, peer-based educational programs to reduce drug misuse and empower young people to make healthy, informed lifestyle choices.