The Summer Associate program is a short-term service opportunity through which college students, and soon-to-become college students serve with nonprofits or college campuses for eight or ten week terms to alleviate poverty in Montana communities. Priority programming areas are nutrition/summer feeding, summer learning loss prevention, STEM programming, and veterans and military family programming. Summer Associates serve full time in both an indirect and direct capacity.

MTCC 2017 Summer Associate Host Site Application is now live! The priority application deadline is February 15th, 2017.

Applications received after this deadline are awarded on a case by case basis depending on available resources. Contact Erin Barstow, VISTA Program Manager for more information.

Application Materials

MTCC 2017 Summer Associate Program Application
MTCC 2017 Summer Associate MOU and Attachments (required with application)

If applying for a Summer Associate to help with summer feeding refer to this Summer Associate Assignment Description template created by No Kid Hungry Montana for help with your application.


Prospective Host Site Webinar Playback - January 2017
**Strongly encouraged for new host sites. Learn about MTCC Summer Associate program priorities, tips and instructions to complete the application, the role of the supervisor and host site, and the recruitment process.

MTCC 2017 Summer Host Site Timeline

January 19th (2 PM): New prospective host site webinar - RSVP to barstow@mtcompact.org

February 15th: Priority Deadline -proposals due to MTCC network office

February 15th-March 1st: Clarification period

March 1st: Award notifications sent/Candidate recruitment begins

Early May TBA: Final offers extended to candidates

Early May TBA: Host site preparation webinar

May 22nd: Pre-Service Orientation for members and first day of service (1st cycle)

June 1st: Pre-Service Orientation for members and first day of service (2nd cycle)

July 31st: Last day of service (1st cycle)

August 9th: Last day of service (2nd cycle)

For more information contact VISTA Program Manager Erin Barstow at 406-243-5458