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
Waterfowl Bander (multiple positions) U.S. FWS, Western Canada Cooperative Preseason Waterfowl Banding Program multiple locations in Canada Last about 3 1/2 weeks in August 2019.

Deadline April 1, 2019

Position Details

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

Program Flyer

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

Summer Session Courses Flathead Lake Biological Station Northwest Montana Summer 2019 (multiple date ranges) Early Bird Discount Deadline: January 14, 2019. Applications not accepted after May 6, 2019.

FLBS Summer Program Overview

FLBS Summer Session Brochure

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

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
Paid Internships and Temporary or Seasonal Positions
Position Title Organization Location Dates Application Deadline More Information
Conservation Intern Montana Conservation Corps Work throughout Nothern Rockies and Plains multiple no deadline listed

Position Application

More info on Conservation Intern Program

Multiple Internships Available Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Montana Check for Fall announcements multiple deadlines

MTFWP Internship website listings

Wilderness Ranger Internship Selway Bitterroot Frank Church Foundation Based in Missoula, MT Program Dates: May 13,-Aug 16, 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 No deadline listed.

Women's Fire Crew Program

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: Visitor Services American Prairie Reserve On the American Prairie Reserve, northeastern Montana. Busy guest season is May-October. No deadline listed. Initial Job Announcement: Dec 3, 2018.

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
Backcountry Campsite Caretaker Appalachian Mountain Club Pinkham Notch Visitors Center, NH May 20 - end of August, 2019 Begin hiring end of January and conclude process by March, 2019

Position Announcement

Warden Trainee (2 positions) Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks located in city of student's university   Deadline February 22, 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

Raptor Caretaker & Presenter Intern Buffalo Bill Center of the West Cody, WY Seasonal; up to 14 weeks between May and September Deadline March 1, 2019

Internship Description

Center of the West Internships Website

Summer Session Assistants Flathead Lake Biological Station Polson, MT Summer 2019 Deadline March 1, 2019

Position Announcement

Undergraduate Internships (10 available) Flathead Lake Biological Station   Summer 2019 Deadline March 1, 2019

Summer Internships website

Wildlife Field Technician

Navajo Nation Desert Bighorn Sheep Ecology and Management Project

Bluff, UT March 25 - June 30, 2019 Deadline March 1, 2019

Position Announcement

Wildlife Intern Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Billings, MT May 23 to Aug 23, 2019 Deadline March 1, 2019

Position Announcement

Graduate School and Postdoctoral Positions
Position Title Organization Location Dates Application Deadline More Information
Graduate Research Assistantships in Conservation and Sustainable Development (3 PhD positions available) Montana State University Department of Ecology, the Northern Arizona University Ecological and Environmental Informatics Program, and the University of Northern British Colombia Natural Resources & Environmental Studies Program Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru Intended start date: August 2019 or sooner. Deadline March 1, 2019 Position Announcements
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow Fisheries and Oceans Canada Burlington, ON, Canada Starting April, 2019 Deadline March 1, 2019 Position Announcement
M.Sc. - Chromium and Arsenic Bioaccumulation in Boreal Fish Species of Ontario Cooperative Freshwater Ecology Unit, Laurentian University Sudbury, ON, Canada Begin as early as Jan 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 Student Arctic Marine Invertebrate Research group several potential locations in Canada Position to begin May, 2019.   Position Announcement
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
Assistant Professor of Entomology

Mississippi State University

Mississippi State, MS  

Review of Applications will begin January 1, 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 Professor in Wildlife Biology

University of Vermont, Wildlife and Fisheries Biology Program in the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources 

Burlington, VT Anticipated Start Date August 15, 2019.

Review of applicants will begin on January 15, 2019.

Position Announcement

Assistant Professor (Root Microbiome), Biology

University of Nebraska Kearney

Kearney, NE Desired Start Date 5/13/19

Application Review Begins 2/19/19

Position Announcement

Associate/Assistant Professor (Ecology), Biology

University of Nebraska Kearney

Kearney, NE Desired Start Date 8/19/19

Application Review Begins 2/19/19

Position Announcement