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

Immersive Summer Field Ecology Courses Flathead Lake Biological Station multiple multiple dates throughout Summer 2018 Deadlines

See website for details.

University of Montana credits may be transferable as Upper-Division electives

21-Day Backcountry Field Studies Course Rocky Mountain Field Institute / Earth Corps Colorado wilderness July 23-August 13, 2018 April 27, 2018 RMFI Course Website
Mongolia Summer Field Course Zoological Society of London Mongolia August 5-17, 2018 May 15, 2018

Field Course Invitation

Course Brochure

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

Caribbean Ecosystem Field Studies Course Ecosystem Field Studies   June 7-27, 2018  

EcoFS 2018 Course Announcement
EcoFS.org

Courses available for transferable Upper-Division credit through UM

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 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 Summer 2018 multiple deadlines

MTFWP Internship website listings

Undergraduate Research Assistant Trowbridge Lab in the Plant Growth Center at Montana State University Bozeman, MT Summer 2018  

Position Announcement

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

Position Listing

Grassland Ecology Internship (2 positions) Montana Audubon, Smithsonian National Zoological Park Conservation Biology Institute, and American Prairie Reserve American Prairie Reserve in Northeastern Montana (near Malta, MT) April 15 - Nov 15; shorter appointments will be considered Open until filled.

Position Posting

Summer Field Crew (2 positions) Yellowstone Ecological Research Center   2 positions - May start and June start  

Job Announcement

Water Resources and Amphibian Field Technician Montana Institute on Ecosystems - Greater Yellowstone Network Internship Based in Bozeman, MT with field work in multiple locations Mid-May to Mid-August, 2018  

Position Announcement

Conservation Intern Montana Conservation Corps Montana Summer 2018  

Conservation Intern Program overview

Conservation Ecology & GIS Intern The Wilderness Society Bozeman, MT Summer 2018  

Position Announcement

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 April to late October (June-August positions also available)  

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

Research Assistant Montana State University Red Rock Lakes NWR, Lima, MT May 7 - August 17, 2018 Position will be filled ASAP

Job Announcement

Pollinator Research Technician Montana State University Helena-Lewis & Clark National Forest and Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest May 7 - June 1, 2018 Applications reviewed until position is filled.

Position Ad

Interpretive Biologist Guide Yellowstone Safari Company

 

Spring and Summer 2018

Deadline March 30, 2018 or until filled

Job Description

Seasonal Field Botanist Montana Natural Heritage Program Based in Helena, MT (most work will be field-based) Beginning late May/early June, ending in September Review will being April 13; position open until filled

Job Description

Biological Science Technician (3 positions) USFW: Div. of Natural Resources & Conservation Planning Prairie City, IA   April 18, 2018

Job Vacancy Announcement

Conservation Education Program Instructor Jack Creek Preserve Ennis, MT Start Date: May 1, 2018 April 23, 2018

Job Announcement

Watershed Restoration Specialist I Nez Perce Tribe Department of Fisheries Resource Management-Watershed Division McCall, ID seasonal April 27, 2018

Website Announcement

Application Details

Northern Great Plains Science Intern World Wildlife Fund Bozeman, MT Summer 2018 April 30, 2018

Job Announcement

Biological Science Technician (12 positions) US Fish and Wildlife Service multiple locations in ND Term - 13 months April 30, 2018

Position Announcement

Peaks & Potentials Youth Camp Counselor (multiple positions) MSU Continuing, Professional and Lifelong Learning - Peaks & Potentials Youth Camp MSU Campus, Bozeman, MT June 17-22, 2018 April 30, 2018, or until positions fill

Position Announcement

Rape Prevention Education/Program Data Analysis and Evaluation Intern Montana Department of Public Health & Human Services (DPHHS) Helena, MT June-August (flexible) Review of apps begins May 1, 2018. Open until filled.

Internship Announcement

Amphibian Field Technician University of Montana, Department of Wildlife Biology and Montana Cooperative Wildlife Research Unit Prairie Pothole Region between Medicine Lake, MT and Crosby, ND Late May to early July, 2018 Open until filled.

Position Announcement

Visitor & Facilities Support American Prairie Reserve On the American Prarie Reserve (offices based in Bozeman, MT) April-October, 2018  

Position Description

Fish & Wildlife Tech II (2 positions) Alaska Department of Fish & Game Southcentral Alaska May 1 - August 31, 2018  

ADF&G shorebird and small mammal research tech positions

Applicants must be Alaska residents

USGS NSF Internship Opportunity: Evaluating best practices for genetic sampling of bear populations USGS: Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center West Glacier, MT Timeline is flexible; up to 12 months June 1, 2018

Job description

Interested students should contact Tabitha Graves (tgraves@usgs.gov) for more info about position and how to apply.

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
M.Sc. Position Stream and Riparian Research Lab in the Department of Forest and Conservation Sciences at the University of British Columbia

Vancouver, Canada

Anticipated start date for field work is May 2018

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Position 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
Postdoctoral Fellow, Human Dimension of Community-Based Monitoring (particularly fish projects) University of Saskatchewan

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

Open Date: 1/22/18

  Position Announcement Website
Postdoc position in continental-scaled freshwater ecology Penn State University

State College, PA

  Open until Filled. Position Announcement
MS Graduate Assistantship - emerging contaminants in aquatic ecosystems Penn State University / USGS

State College, PA

Start Fall 2018

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
M.S. Research Assistantship (Lake sturgeon)

Wisconsin Cooperative Fishery Research Unit, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point

  Start Date Sept 1, 2018 April 30, 2018 Assistantship Announcement
PhD Position in Aquatic Landscape Ecology Trent University

Ontario

Starting dates in September, 2018 May 1, 2018 Position 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
Professional and Full-Time Positions
Position Title Organization Location Dates Application Deadline More Information
Office Coordinator Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) Bozeman, MT    

Job Posting

Shorebird Biologist Manomet In proximity to the Georgia Coast, USA open immediately  

Job Opportunity website

Payroll Administrator Montana Conservation Corps Bozeman, MT Preferred Start Date March 5 Applications accepted until position is filled.

Position Announcement (Still looking for applicants at beginning of March)

Conservation Specialist American Bird Conservancy Buffalo, SD   Open until the position is filled Position Description
Regional Director, Rocky Mountain West Region Wildlife Conservation Society Ft. Collins, CO or Bozeman, MT     WCS Job Posting
Fisheries Staff Biologist Missouri Department of Conservation Sedalia, MO     MDC Job Announcement Webpage
Senior Science Specialist, Northern Great Plains World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Bozeman, MT     Position Description
Assistant Professor of Rangeland Vegetation Ecology Department of Ecosystem Science and Management, University of Wyoming Laramie, WY   Review of Applicants Begins March 16, 2018 Position Announcement
Assistant Professor of Rangeland Herbivore Ecology and Management Department of Ecosystems Science and Management, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Wyoming Laramie, WY   Review of applicants begins March 30, 2018 Position Announcement
Environmental Specialist I/II/III Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Environmental Services Program, Water Quality Monitoring Section Jefferson City, MO Actual Posting of position expected to occur no later than March 30, 2018   See info about posting register on Vacancy Announcement
Land Steward The Nature Conservancy Johnstown, NE Anticipated start date: May 14, 2018 April 20, 2018 Job Description
Quail Focus Area Coordinator Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever South Carolina Anticipated start date: May 1, 2018 April 20, 2018 Job Announcement
Wildlife Biologist (Migratory Birds) US Fish and Wildlife Service Albuquerque, NM   April 23, 2018 Job Announcement
Wildlife Program Associate Greater Yellowstone Coalition Bozeman, MT Open until filled April 27, 2018 Position Announcement
Middle Missouri River Fisheries Biologist Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Lewistown, MT   May 1, 2018 Position Description
Restoration Science Specialist The Nature Conservancy Lander, WY full-time term position (3 years) May 3, 2018 Job 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 Job Advertisement
Instructor, Natural Resource Management Department of Natural Resource Management, South Dakota State University Brookings, SD 9-month position Position open until filled; full consideration given to apps received by May 4, 2018 Job Advertisement
Fish Hatchery Manager Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Big Timber, MT   May 6, 2018 Position Posting
Research Wildlife Biologist Department of the Interior, US Geological Survey and Idaho Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Moscow, ID   May 10, 2018 Position Announcement
Development Officer Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever Location Negotiable Anticipated Start Date: June 1, 2018 May 12, 2018 Job Vacancy Announcement
Research Ecologist/Research Wildlife Biologist Department of the Interior, US Geological Survey and Arkansas Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Fayetteville, AR   May 25, 2018 Position Announcement