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

3-Credit Winter Break Field Science Course

Ecosystem Field Studies


December 27, 2019--January 16, 2020 Open until filled



DANTA Field Course:   "Methods in Primate Behavior and Conservation" 

Association for Conservation of the Tropics

Osa Conservation,

Costa RIca

Winter Session:  Dec. 28, 2019 --Jan. 12, 2020 

Several Summer Session classes available.

Winter Session:  December 1, 2019 

Summer Session earliest deadline: May 15, 2020  (See announcement for specific course deadlines.)

Program Announcement
Marine science career development field course opportunity Cape RADD Cape Town, South Africa 2- or 4-week field course (not for credit)  Ongoing 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.

Wildlife and Conservation Field Study in South Africa African Insight Academy South Africa Year round opportunities Year round rolling deadline


Paid Internships and Temporary or Seasonal Positions
Position Title Organization Location Dates Application Deadline More Information
Community Volunteer Ambassador         (Paid Internship) National Park Service 50+ National Park Service sites February, 2020--January, 2021 October, 2019 Informational Flyer
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

Crew Member

Vegetation and Soil Survey with BLM

Southwest Conservation Corps Las Cruces or Carlsbad, NM

July 15-December 22

Rolling deadline

Position Announcement

13 Chronic Wasting Disease Technician positions available

Montana Fish, Wildlife, & Parks Multiple locations:  Missoula, Libby, Chester, Ekalaka, Ashland, Hysham, Malta, Glasgow, & Plentywood

Approximately October 15-December 6


Position Announcement

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

M.S. Graduate Assistantship

The School of Marine Sciences, University of Maine

Orono, ME

January 1, 2020 (possible earlier start date optional) Not specified


Masters Degree Scholarship for North Central Tribal Members  "Tribal Climate Leaders Program"

North Central Climate Adaptation Science Center, Univ. of CO--Boulder

Boulder, CO

Fall 2020-2022 December 2019


MS Graduate Research Assistantship

Department of Watershed Sciences & The Ecology Center, Utah State University Logan, UT Negotiable but preferred Spring 2020 Open until filled.

Position Announcement

Professional and Full-Time Positions
Position Title Organization Location Dates Application Deadline More Information

Fisheries and Aquaculture Extension Educator

Minnesota Sea Grant, University of Minnesota --Duluth Campus

Duluth, MN   Application Review Date: October 11th--open until filled

Position Announcement