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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An additional list of potential funding sources for graduate students has been compiled by our own graduate students.
Volunteer Opportunities, Field Courses, and Options for Undergraduate Course Study
Position Title Organization Location Dates Application Deadline More Information
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  

Swan Valley Connections website

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 Field Course:   "Methods in Primate Behavior and Conservation" 

Association for Conservation of the Tropics

Osa Conservation,

Costa RIca

December 28, 2019 --January 12, 2020 Approximately December 1, 2019 (Check announcement for update) Program Announcement
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
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

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

MTFWP Internship website listings

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

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

Position Announcement

Fisheries Technician Tutka Bay Lagoon Hatchery

Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association Tutka Bay Lagoon (across Kachemak Bay from Homer, AK) July 1 - Sept 3, 2019 June 21, 2019

Position Announcement

Canvas Organizer Montana Engagement Partnership Bozeman, MT

Summer &

Open Until Filled

Position Announcement and Information

Madison River Field Technician Dept. of Ecology, MSU Field Work On location at Madison River  (Campsight/food provided)

ASAP-August 19

ASAP, Open untl filled

Position Announcement

Crew Member

Vegetation and Soil Survey with BLM

Southwest Conservation Corps Las Cruces or Carlsbad, NM

July 15-December 22

Rolling deadline

Position Announcement

Guest Scientist Internship/ Biology Assistant

Geoscientists-in-the-Parks Program

Glacier National Park                West Glacier, MT

October 2019--March 2020 July 12, 2019

Position Announcement

Graduate School and Postdoctoral Positions
Position Title Organization Location Dates Application Deadline More Information
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

Assistant FIeld Technician Invasive Grass Species Mapping

The Spatial Analysis Lab (SAL) of the MT Natural Heritage Program, University of Montana

Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge

ASAP-8/2019 ASAP Position Announcement

Post-Doctorate Position: Climate Change Vulnerability of Grassland Ecosystems and Birds

Wisconsin Cooperative Wildlife Research Unit, Dept. of Forest & Wildlife Ecology at UW-Madison

Madison, WI

Fall 2019 (24-month appt.) June 7th priority date has been extended.  Open until filled Position Announcement

Post-doctoral Research Associate:  Aquatic Landscape Conservation

Missouri Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit,  University of Missouri

Columbia, MO

August 2019 start (flexible to  Jan 2020) Extended to June 21, 2019 Position Announcement

PhD opportunity:          White-tailed Deer Management

University of Georgia

Athens, GA

August 12, 2019 June 14, 2019 Position Announcement
Professional and Full-Time Positions
Position Title Organization Location Dates Application Deadline More Information

Great Lakes Network Program Manager

National Park Service

Ashland, WI Permanent

June 26, 2019

Position Announcement

Faculty Mentor & Postdoctoral Fellow Research Team


National Park Foundation Conway Science Fellowship


June 30, 2019

Position Announcement

Lecturer in Environment & Sustainability

Western Colorado University

Gunnison, Co Starts July 25th

July 1, or until filled

Position Announcement

Wildlife Data Manager

Conservation Ecology Center, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute

Front Royal, VA September 2019

July 14

Position Announcement