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Volunteer Opportunities, Field Courses, and Options for Undergraduate Course Study
Position Title Organization Location Dates Application Deadline More Information
Caribbean Ecosystem Field Studies Ecosystem Field Studies   May 21 - June 10, 2019  

Field Course Announcement

Ecosystem Field Studies Website

5-week immersive summer field study opportunity The Alaska Coastal Field Institute   July 22-August 23, 2019  

Program Flyer

Colorado Ecosystem Field Studies Ecosystem Field Studies Colorado Rocky Mountains July 26 - August 15, 2019  

Field Course Announcement

Ecosystem Field Studies Website

Landscape & Livelihood Field Program Swan Valley Connections Montana August 26 - November 1, 2019 Early Enrollment Discount Deadlines: December 31, 2018 and March 1, 2019

Swan Valley Connections website

Immersive Summer College Course Wrangell Mountains Center Alaska Wilderness Program dates: June 22-August 9, 2019 Rolling Admissions until April 25, 2019

Field Studies Info Website

Application & Deadlines

Summer Session Courses Flathead Lake Biological Station Northwest Montana Summer 2019 (multiple date ranges) Scholarship application deadline March 18, 2019. Apply online through May 6, 2019.

FLBS Summer Program Overview

FLBS Summer Session Brochure

Salmon Culture Semester University of Alaska Southeast Sitka, AK Fall 2019 Semester

Priority Deadline: May 15, 2019. Open enrollment until filled.

UAS Flyer

Program Website

DANTA Tropical Biology Field Courses DANTA: Association for Conservation of the Tropics Costa Rica Multiple dates in Summer & Winter 2019

Summer Session Deadline: June 1, 2019

DANTA website

Course Descriptions

Marine science career development field course opportunity Cape RADD South Africa 4-week field course (not for university credit)   Cape RADD website
Tropical Ecology Research Intern Para La Tierra Pilar, Paraguay 3-6 month program as it suits applicants Rolling application period Position Description
Volunteer as student, post-graduate, early-career scientist, or marine biologist Shark & Marine Research Institute South Africa almost year-round opportunities    Research Program Overview
Study Abroad / Intern / Volunteer Eko Tracks Multiple locations in South Africa Year Round   Eko Tracks website
Volunteer internship or travel opportunities in organic agriculture Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms, USA (WWOOF-USA) wide variety     WWOOF-USA website
Volunteer Internship Montana Grizzly Encounter Bozeman, MT minimum time commitment: 3 months Applications accepted on rolling basis; flexible work hours for students.

Internship website

Can stop in and talk to Amy or Paige in person.

Paid Internships and Temporary or Seasonal Positions
Position Title Organization Location Dates Application Deadline More Information
Conservation, Connectivity & GIS Intern The Wilderness Society Bozeman, MT    

Position Description

Note: $15/hr listed in email from organization

Research and Advocacy Intern Mountain Pursuit HQ in Jackson, WY    

Position Announcement

Volgenau Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem Fellow  National Parks Conservation Association Bozeman, MT    

Position Announcement

Conservation Intern Montana Conservation Corps Work throughout Nothern Rockies and Plains multiple  

Position Application

More info on Conservation Intern Program

Field Technician (2-3 positions) Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks with University of Montana Based on the Blackfoot Clearwater Wildlife Mgmt Area    

Position Announcement

Multiple Internships Available Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Montana Check link for Current Intern announcements multiple deadlines

MTFWP Internship website listings

Science Field Technicians (multiple positions) Yellowstone Ecological Research Center Based in Bozeman, MT March-June or May-Sept, 2019  

Position Announcement

Multiple positions in Youth Programs, Wildland Restoration, Field Crews Montana Conservation Corps   Varying dates, mostly April or May start dates  

Field Crew

Youth Program Leaders

Wildlife Restoration Team

Research Technician, Sage-grouse and habitat study Montana State University and Red Rock Lakes National Wildlife Refuge Centennial Valley of southwest MT May-August, 2019  

Position Announcement

Yellowstone Field Intern Ecology Project International Based in Missoula, MT May through August, 2019  

Position Announcement

Fisheries Research Technician - Huntley Diversion Study Montana State University Based in Billings, MT Early May through late August, 2019 Open until filled.

Position Announcement

Pollinator Research Technician Montana State University Montana National Forests May 7 - August 24 (flexible end date)  

Position Announcement

Wilderness Ranger Internship Selway Bitterroot Frank Church Foundation Based in Missoula, MT Program Dates: May 13,-Aug 16, 2019  

Position Announcement

Pollinator Garden Maintenance Position Flenniken Lab, Montana State University MSU Pollinator Garden at the Horticulture Farm May 15-August, 2019 (flexible)  

Position Announcement

Summer Glacier Interns Matanuska Glacier Park Matanuska Glacier Park, AK Mid-May through early-September, 2019  

Position Announcement


Crew Member, Women's Fire Crew Montana Conservation Corps Start in Bozeman, MT. Projects in WY. Program Dates: May 16 through November 1, 2019  

Women's Fire Crew Program

Position Announcement

Seasonal Trail Technician Sheridan Community Land Trust Sheridan, WY Summer 2019. Preferred Start Date May 20, 2019  

Position Announcement

Field and Operations Intern Montana Wilderness School Belgrade, MT May 20-Aug 31, 2019 Position open until filled.

Position Announcement

MWS Website

Reserve Technician (multiple positions American Prairie Reserve On the American Prairie Reserve, northeastern Montana. High guest season is May-September. No deadline listed.

Position Announcement

Wild Sky Technician American Prairie Reserve Lewistown, MT 12 month position; 6 month commitment may be considered No deadline listed. Position Announcement
Field Technician - Mesic Sagebrush Restoration Montana State University, Department of Ecology with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Centennial Valley in SW Montana June 3 - August 23, 2019   Position Announcement
Seasonal Technicians (invasive plant and vegetation management) U.S. Bureau of Land Management, Dillon Field Office Dillon or Ennis, MT 2019 seasonal First Consideration deadline: January 18, 2019 Position Announcement
Field Coordinator and Technicians - Vegetation and Invertebrate Sampling University of Montana with MTFWP Missoula, MT Full-time seasons support available for up to two field seasons (April-July) Review of applications will begin February 26, 2019

Field Coordinator Position Announcement

Field Technicians Position

Youth Internship Colorado Park and Wildlife Lathrop State Park, CO May 1, 2019 - Jan 31, 2020 Open until position is filled.

Position Announcement


Seasonal Invasive Grass Intern Sheridan Community Land Trust Sheridan, WY Preferred start date: June 4, 2019.  

Position Announcement

Lewis and Clark Caverns Tour Guide Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Whitehall, MT Summer 2019 Initial screening date April 15, 2019

Position Announcement

Bat Research Technician (2 positions) Montana Natural Heritage Program Northern Montana Mid-May through mid-July, 2019 Deadline April 26, 2019

Position Announcement

Research Technician Montana State Universiy Bozeman Fish Technology Center May 15 - August 15, 2019 Deadline April 26, 2019

Position Announcement

Snorkel Diver Frank Moore Steelhead Sanctuary North Umpqua Basin, OR July 1 - August 31 (approximately)  

Position Announcement

Research Assistant in Plant Ecology Archbold Biological Station Lake Placid, FL Position available July, 2019 Application review begins May, 2019; open until filled.

Position Announcement

Graduate School and Postdoctoral Positions
Position Title Organization Location Dates Application Deadline More Information
Postdoc Research Associate (Wildlife Biology) University of Nebraska-Kearney, Department of Biology Kearney, NE   Application review begins April 19, 2019 Position Announcement
Graduate Student Position (MS/PhD) - Honey Bee Lab Oregon State University   Expected start date in January or April 2019.   Position Announcement
MSc Opportunity in Fish Community Responses to Brownification and Deacidification Cooperative Freshwater Ecology Unit, Laurentian University Sudbury, ON, Canada Position will begin May 2019.   Position Announcement
PhD Graduate Research Assistantship in Ungulate and Carnivore Ecology Wildlife Biology Program, University of Montana / Idaho Department of Fish and Game Northern ID Expected to begin May 2019.   Position Announcement
PhD Graduate Student Arctic Marine Invertebrate Research group several potential locations in Canada Position to begin May, 2019.   Position Announcement
Active Learning Initiative Postdoc (11 positions) Cornell University, multiple departments   Multiple start dates Multiple deadlines Cornell Website with More Information on specific positions
Graduate Research Opportunities in Water Studies and Sustainability (1-3 MS/PhD students) University of Missouri, Department of Biomedical, Biological, and Chemical Engineering Columbia, MO Start dates are Spring or Fall, 2019.   Positions Announcement
PhD students, Toxic Risks to Bees in Urban and Agricultural Landscapes Department of Entomology, The Ohio State University   Beginning Fall 2019.   Position Announcement
Professional and Full-Time Positions
Position Title Organization Location Dates Application Deadline More Information
Director, Northern Rockies Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) Bozeman, MT     Position Description
Executive Director

Mountain Pursuit

Jackson, WY    

Position Announcement

Visitor Center Director

American Prairie Reserve

Lewistown, MT    

Position Announcement

Yellowstone Program Manager

National Parks Conservation Association

Bozeman, MT Posted March, 2019  

Position Announcement

120 Mission Critical Positions

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

United States  

Positions scheduled to open first week in January, 2019.

Positions Announcement

Assistant/Associate Professor in Fisheries & Aquatic Sciences

Department of Natural Resources Management, Texas Tech University

Lubbock, TX Anticipated Start Date September, 2019

Review of applicants begins March 1, 2019

Position Announcement

Administrative Associate III Montana State University, Department of Ecology Bozeman, MT  

Application review begins April 4, 2019

Position Announcement

Research Fish Biologist

Columbia Environmental Research Center / Department of the Interior

Columbia, MO  

Soft Deadline April 14; Open until filled

Position Announcement

Biometrician I/II

Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Division of Wildlife Conservation

Fairbanks, AK  

Deadline April 30, 2019

Position Announcement

Restoration Coordinator

Bitter Root Water Forum

Based in Hamilton, MT  

Review of candidate will begin April 30, 2019

Position Announcement

Big Game Migration Coordinator - Statewide

Wyoming Game & Fish Department


Deadline May 1, 2019

Position Announcement

Coordinating Wildlife Biologist

Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever

Bastrop, LA  

Deadline May 1, 2019

Position Announcement

Fish Wildlife & Parks Game Warden (5 positions)

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks

Helena, MT  

Deadline May 3, 2019

Position Announcement

Research Ecologist/Wildlife Biologist

Department of the Interior / Alaska Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit

Fairbanks, AK  

Deadline May 3, 2019

Position Announcement