The following are opportunity announcements that have been shared with our department. Please directly contact those listed in the position announcement or on the specified website for more information on the opportunity. Where possible, jobs are listed in order by application deadline date, then by dates the opportunity is offered.

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Volunteer Opportunities, Field Courses, and Options for Undergraduate Course Study
Position Title Organization Location Dates Application Deadline More Information
Intern Shades of Hope Wildlife Refuge Pefferlaw, Ontario, Canada Internships year round; May-Sept is busiest Interviews begin in January 2018 Shades of Hope Internship
Wildlife in the West Field Course Swan Valley Connections Montana May 21-June 30, 2018  

Swan Valley Field Course Website

3-day Wildlife Handling Course: Wildlife Handling and Chemical Immobilization for Wildlife Professionals Global Wildlife Resources Bitterroot College, Hamilton, MT May 22-24, 2018 Register asap (course limited to 25 participants)

Course Announcement

Montana Camp (multiple courses) Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management, Iowa State University French Camp, Alberton, MT Multiple courses from May-Aug, 2018  

Montana Camp Website

Courses may be transferable for Upper-Division credits through ISU.

Ducks Unlimited Montana Conservation Program Intern Ducks Unlimited Based in Bozeman, MT Start and end dates can vary between May and August, 2018 Open Until Filled

Position Announcement

Must be Junior or Senior student in MSU's Department of Ecology

Volunteer - Karner Blue Butterfly Monitoring US Forest Service Baldwin/White Cloud Ranger District, Lower Michigan Mid-July to mid-August Open Position Announcement
Colorado Ecosystem Field Studies Ecosystem Field Studies   July 25- August 14, 2018  

EcoFS 2018 Course Announcement
EcoFS.org

Courses available for transferable Upper-Division credit through UM

DANTA Tropical Biology Field Courses DANTA: Association for Conservation of the Tropics Costa Rica Multiple dates in Summer beginning June 15, 2018  

DANTA website

Course Descriptions

Landscape & Livelihood Field Course Swan Valley Connections Montana August 27-Nov 2, 2018  

Swan Valley Field Course Website

Wild Rockies Field Institute Courses WRFI (Wild Rockies Field Institute) off-campus in the Rockies multiple courses offered in Summer and Fall 2018 multiple deadlines

WRFI Field Course Announcement

WRFI website

Credits received through University of Montana may be used as electives credits in your major.

SCUBA and free diving field course for career development Cape RADD (Research & Diver Development) Cape Town, South Africa    

Course Website

Development Opportunity Email

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
Volunteers in whale, dolphin, african penguin, and shark conservation Marine Hope Conservancy Port Elizabeth, South Africa     Marine Hope Conservancy brochure
Paid Internships and Temporary Positions
Position Title Organization Location Dates Application Deadline More Information
Multiple Internships Available Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Montana Check for Fall announcements multiple deadlines

MTFWP Internship website listings

Temporary Field Technician (multiple positions) National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) Fairbanks, AK Begin April-June; End Sept-Oct, 2018  

Position Listing

Glacier Institute Field Camp Teacher/Naturalist The Glacier Institute Glacier Park Field Camp June to late September (may be flexible)  

Glacier Institute Website

Position Description

Glacier Institute Big Creek Teacher/Naturalist The Glacier Institute Big Creek Outdoor Education Center June-August  

Glacier Institute Website

Position Description

(volunteer internship positions also available)

Glacier Institute Field Camp Intern The Glacier Institute   June to late September (position dates may be flexible)  

Glacier Institute Website

Position Description

Glacier Institute Big Creek Intern The Glacier Institute   June to late September (position dates may be flexible)  

Glacier Institute Website

Position Description

Summer Opportunity in mountain pine beetle chemical ecology Rocky Mountain Research Station Lab at MSU Bozeman, MT July and August   Position Announcement
Waters Outreach Intern(s) Greater Yellowstone Coalition Bozeman and Park County, MT

Expected start date: July 2, 2018

30 hours/week, 8 weeks

Open until filled

Job Announcement

Application Information

Field Personnel (5 positions) Western Oregon Owl Prey Study Central Cascade Range of Oregon End of August to Mid-November, 2018  

Position Announcement

Lead Technician - Chronic Wasting Disease Surveillance Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Based out of Glasgow, Malta, or Havre with field work August 15-March 22 annually June 24, 2018 Job Posting
Fisheries Research Technician Montana State University, Montana Cooperative Fishery Research Unit Swan Lake, MT August-October, 2018 Review will begin immediatley, open until filled Job Announcement
Visitor & Facilities Support American Prairie Reserve On the American Prarie Reserve (offices based in Bozeman, MT) April-October, 2018  

Position Description

Graduate School and Post-Doctoral Positions
Position Title Organization Location Dates Application Deadline More Information
Research Associate / PostDoc USFWS Arcata Fisheries Program and the USGS California Coop Fish & Wildlife Research Unit, through Humboldt State University

Arcata, California

Start Date Early 2018

 

Job Announcement
MS Assistantship in Natural Resources Ecology and Management Iowa State University and the USGS Iowa Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit  

Expected start date: June 1, 2018

  Movements and Survival of Urban Canada Geese position announcement
PhD Student (3 positions) University of Florida Program of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences

Gulf of Mexico coast

Start summer or fall semester 2018

  U of FLorida PhD Oyster project
Postdoc position in continental-scaled freshwater ecology Penn State University

State College, PA

  Open until Filled. Position Announcement
M.S. Assistanship: Elk Population Ecology in New Mexico and Arizona New Mexico Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit at New Mexico State University

Eastern Arizona and Western New Mexico

Fall 2018 semester start

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until a suitable candidate is found. Assistantship Announcement
Ph.D. Assistantship: Elk Population Ecology in New Mexico and Arizona New Mexico Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit at New Mexico State University

Eastern Arizona and Western New Mexico

Fall 2018 semester start

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until a suitable candidate is found. Assistantship Announcement
Ph.D. Student Opportunity in socio-ecological aspects of prescribed fire planning University of Wyoming, Department of Ecosystem Science and Management   August or December 2018 start   PhD Opportunity Announcement
PhD in Fish Movement Ecology Lakehead University

Thunder Bay, Ontario

Begin between Sept 2018 & May 2019 Will begin review of applications March 9, 2018. Open until filled. Position Announcement
PhD Research Assistantship evaluating the stocking of Striped Bass in Bull Shoals Reservoir Missouri Cooperative Fish/Wildlife Research Unit, The School of Natural Resources, University of Missouri

Columbia, MO

Start date of August 2018 or January 2019. Review begins April 1 and open until filled.  Assistantship Announcement
MS Assistantship - Fisheries Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management, Oklahoma State University, Oklahoma Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit

Stillwater, OK

Start date is August, 2018 June 30, 2018 Yaqui Catfish assistantship advertisement
Postdoctoral Scientist - Invasive Brown Treesnakes Washington Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, University of Washington

Seattle, WA

Start date - Autumn 2018 June 31, 2018 Position Announcement
Post-Doctoral - Population genetics of endangered freshwater fishes in the Canadian Prairies Fisheries and Aquatic Conservation Laboratory, University of Alberta, Canada

Alberta, Canada

Ideal start date:Fall 2018 Review begins July 2, 2018. Open until filled Position Announcement
Ph.D. & M.Sc. - Freshwater fish species at risk of extinction in the Canadian Prairies Fisheries and Aquatic Conservation Laboratory, University of Alberta, Canada & Fisheries Oceans Canada

Alberta, Canada

Ideal start date: September 2018 Review begins July 2, 2018. Open until filled Position Announcement
Postdoctoral Position - Sabelfish Management Strategy Evaluation Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Various locations in Canada: see announcement for details

Available to start September 1, 2018 CV's accepted until position is filled Position Announcement
Paid MS Assistantship - Invertebrates University of Missouri, Columbia

Columbia, MO

Preferred start date: Fall 2018 Open until filled Job Announcement
Professional and Full-Time Positions
Position Title Organization Location Dates Application Deadline More Information
Project Manager Montana Aquatic Resources Services Headquartered in Livingston, MT Frequent in-state travel required   June 15, 2018 Job Posting
Development Coordinator Montana Conservation Corps Bozeman, MT Preferred start date: July 2, 2018 Open until filled Job Posting
Senior Science Specialist, Northern Great Plains World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Bozeman, MT     Position Description
Environmental Specialist I/II/III Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Environmental Services Program, Water Quality Monitoring Section Jefferson City, MO    Continuous Enrollment Vacancy Announcement
Instructor, Natural Resource Law Enforcement Department of Natural Resource Management, South Dakota State University Brookings, SD 9-month permanent position Position open until filled; full consideration given to apps received by May 4, 2018

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Job Posting

Program Associate, Sustainable Ranching Initiative World Wildlife Fund Bozeman, MT   Position open until filled: resume reviews begin mid-June

Job Posting

Range and Wildlife Conservationist Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever Marsing, ID Anticipated start date: July 16, 2018 June 15, 2018

Job Announcement

Farm Bill Wildlife Biologist Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever North Platte, NE Anticipated start date: July 23, 2018 June 20, 2018

Job Announcement

Farm Bill Wildlife Biologist Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever Woonsocket, SD Anticipated start date: July-August 2018 June 22, 2018

Job Announcement

Fisheries Habitat Biologist I/II (2 Positions) Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, Department of Natural Resouces, Fisheries Program William A. Grant, Water & Environment Center, Walla Walla Community College, Walla Walla, WA   June 29, 2018

Job Announcement

Wildlife Biologist - Nongame Emphasis Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Missoula, MT   July 2, 2018

Job Posting

Fisheries Biologist Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Missoula, MT   July 11, 2018

Job Posting

Northern Rockies Program Manager National Forest Foundation Central ID and western MT   July 12, 2018

Job Posting