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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
Beneficial Insect Undergraduate Research Program  University of Nebraska

Lincoln, NE

Summer 2020

March 1, 2020

Program Website
Yellowstone Phenology Project Volunteers Yellowstone National Park

Gardiner, MT

Flexible dates April--October, 2020

Open until filled

Presentation  on Yellowstone Phenology Project to be held at Bozeman Public Library large meeting room on February 13, 6-8pm.


PDF Announcement

Wildlife Conservation Study Abroad International Field Studies

Borneo, Malaysia

June 24-August 5, 2020

April 1, 2020



2020 Summer Field Courses (Acquatic and Terrestial available)

University of Montana

Flathead Lake Biological Station

Summer 2020 (dates vary by class)

May 4, 2020.


EcoAcademy Workshops

Natural Resources Ecology Laboratory, Colorado State University

Fort Collins, CO

January 13-17, 2020

June 14-27m 2020


Open Until FIlled



PDF Flyer


Volunteer Summer Fieldwork

Master's Field Research 

Rock Creek (Skalkaho Pass) and Big Hole (near Phillipsburg)

Mid-May through early August Open until filled


Research Summary

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

Association for Conservation of the Tropics

Osa Conservation,

Costa RIca

Several Summer Session classes available.

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

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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


International Environmental Volunteer Opportunities NGOabroad Many locations around the world Year round opportunities Rolling deadlines--for summer work, recommended application completion by March.


Paid Internships and Temporary or Seasonal Positions
Position Title Organization Location Dates Application Deadline More Information

Habitat Monitoring Technicians

University of Montana Bird Ecology Lab (UMBEL) near Dillon, MT Mid-May to August, 2020 Until filled


Field Coordinator & Technicians

University of Montana Golden Valley and Musselshell counties, Montana April-July 2020 February 25th, 2020


Wolf Technician

MT Fish, Wildlife and Parks Base in Missoula, but travel required Summer Season March 8, 2020


Restoration Ecology     Instructor                (M.S. degree minimum)

Wild Rockies Field Institute Position based in Bozeman  June 15-July 18, 2020 February 28, 2020


Nursery Intern & Manager Positions

For the Wild Northern Mendocino County, California ASAP for 3+ months ASAP Until FIlled

Nursery Intern

Nursery Mgr.

Fisheries Technician 2

MT Fish, Wildlife and Parks Fort Peck, MT Summer season March 8, 2020 Announcement

Assistant Wildlife FIeld Technician     (2-3 Positions)

University of MT and US Fish & Wildlife Service Northwest Montana/Northern Idaho May-September, 2020 February 24, 2020 Announcement

Lead Wildlife Field Technician

University of MT and US Fish & WIldlife Service Northwest Montana/Northern Idaho May-September, 2020 February 24, 2020 Announcement

Grizzly Bear Field Technician

Montana State University Yellowstone/Grand Teton National Parks May 10--August 21, 2020 February 21, 2020 Announcement

Sagebrush Restoration Research Intern

National Park Service Grand Teton National Park Late May--Early September, 2020 (flexible) March 1, 2020 Announcement

Grizzly Bear Research & Management Intern

National Park Service Grand Teton National Park late May--early September 2020 (flexible) March 1, 2020


STEM Content Creator for H.S.  Students

Numerade Position can be done remotely    

Apply here

Fisheries Naturalist Aides (25)

Department of Natural Resources Multiple locations in IN Various start dates beginning March 1, 2020 Open until filled



Field Technician

Montana State University Grand Teton National Park Mid-May through late July, 2020 February 28, 2020


Undergrad Research Technician

Montana State University Bozeman Fish Technology Center May 15, 2020--August 15, 2020 February 28, 2020


Wildlife Field Technician

Navajo Nation Desert Bighorn Sheep Ecology Management Project Bluff, UT March 25-June 30, 2020 March 1, 2020


Fisheries Intern

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks

Livingston, MT

May 15--August 15, 2020 March 2, 2020


Sage Grouse Research Technicians (2)

Dept. of Animal and Range Sciences, MSU

Centennial Valley, Montana

Mid-May to Mid-August 2020 Open until filled


Wildlife Caregiver

American Heritage Wildlife Foundation

Clark Fork, ID

Summer 2020 Open until filled



Additional Info

Job Detail and demands


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

Graduate School and Postdoctoral Positions
Position Title Organization Location Dates Application Deadline More Information
MS Student in Infectious Disease Epidemiology of Animals Laboratory University of Wyoming Laramie, WY Starting Fall 2020 Open until filled


Research Plant Ecologist Postdoc

US Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station Provo, UT 2-yr Funding February 29, 2020


Graduate Assistantship in Plant Physiological Ecology

Montana State University Bozeman, MT August, 2020 for 24 months April 1, 2020


Jerry O'Neal Research Fellowship

Glacier National Park Conservancy

Glacier NP, Grant-Kohrs Ranch Natl. Historic Sight, or Little Big Horn Battlefied Natl. Monument

2020 February 20, 2020

Program Announcement

Ph.D. Student position in stream fish community ecology

Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA

  Open until filled


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
Assistant Professor / Fisheries Ecologist New Mexico State University

Las Cruces, NM

August 17, 2020 March 15, 2020


Molecular Conservation Genetics Laboratory Manager University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, and Wisconsin Cooperative Fishery Research Unit

Stevens Point, WI

Start Date:  April 1, 2020 February 25, 2020


Assistant Professor of Conservation Biology University of Maine

Orono, ME

September 2020 March 1, 2020


Wildlife and Range Research Technician NDSU Hettinger Research Extension Center

Hettinger, ND

  February 26, 2020


Native Fish Biologist (2 positions) MT Fish, Wildlife & Parks

Dillon or Helena/Great Falls

  February 23, 2020


Assistant Professor in Fish Ecology Department of Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Ecology at New Mexico State University--Las Cruces

Las Cruces, NM

  Application Review begins March 1, 2020


Director, National WIldlife Research Center

USDA/APHIS Wildlife Services

Fort Collins, CO

  Approx. February 2020


Aquatic Biologist IV (SCUBA)

State of Hawaii--Land and Natural Resources

Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

ASAP Open until filled

Position Announcement

Non-tenure Track Faculty 

(Applicant Pool)


Department of Land Resources & Environmental Sciences,

Montana State University

Bozeman, MT Contracted by Semester Open

Position Announcement

North Pacific Groundfish Observer Positions

Alaskan Observers, Inc.

Bering Sea/North Pacific, Alaska

Year round openings Rolling deadline