American Independent Business Alliance

AMIBA Internships

AMIBA is a 501c3 nonprofit educational organization helping communities launch and successfully develop and sustain initiatives to support local entrepreneurs and build vibrant and durable local economies. We are unable to offer stipends for beginning interns unless specified for a particular position, but academic credit often can be arranged with your college or university. A housing stipend may be possible for commitments of 20+ hours/week. Positions are at AMIBA’s Bozeman, MT headquarters unless otherwise noted. To apply for any position: Email cover letter and resume 

Writing Intern

AMIBA seeks a writing intern whose primary focus will be researching and writing original profiles of pro-local organizations, commentaries and letters-to-the-editor. AMIBA staff have extensive writing and editing experience and have published articles in many leading newspapers and magazines. A dedicated intern can expect to gain notable bylines. Some experience in reporting or other concise, active writing is a plus. Candidates need not reside in the Bozeman, MT area, though local applicants are welcomed.  A stipend and performance-based rewards are possible, based partly on experience and time commitment.

  • All internships require a minimum commitment of 3 months at 10 or more hours per week (nine weeks of 15+ hours for summer internships).

Please send a cover letter, resume and 3 writing samples (non-academic samples preferred).  Include samples either in body of email or link to published articles.  Submit to news @ AMIBA[dot]net  For students, the recommendation of an instructor is helpful.

Marketing Intern


  • Help develop merchandising strategy
  • Contact potential AMIBA affiiates to inform them of our services and support
  • Reach out to potential customers and clients via various forms of communication
  • Hands-on social media outreach (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram)


  •  Coursework or work experience in marketing, advertising, or communications
  •  Self-direction, motivation and willingness to learn and be part of a team
  •  Recommendation of instructor desirable for students
  •  All internships require a minimum commitment of 10 or more hours per week for 14 weeks or 15+ hours weekly for summer internships).

Public Relations Intern


  • Media research, distribution and outreach
  • Composing and distributing press releases
  • Routine contact with AMIBA’s community-based affiliates
  • Develop short segments for online newsletter, edit and publish


  • Coursework or job experience in English, communication, journalism or business/public relations preferred.
  • Strong writing skills and willingness to learn. Please include at least two writing samples with your cover letter and resume.
  • All internships require a minimum commitment of two semesters at 10 or more hours per week (nine weeks of 15+ hours for summer internships).

For students, recommendation of an instructor is helpful. This internship may be possible as a remote opportunity for the right candidate.

AMIBA Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

AMIBA seeks diverse staff, interns and volunteers who bring to the organization a richness of life experiences. We encourage applicants of any race, ethnicity, age, physical ability, gender and gender identity, religion, sexual preference, marital status, parenthood status, amnesty, or veteran status.

Any personnel harassment based on, but not limited to, the above characteristics is expressly prohibited. AMIBA complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment. This policy applies to all employment terms and conditions, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

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