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
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 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.

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

Fisheries Research Technician Montana Cooperative Fisheries Research Unit, MSU Swan Lake, MT September-November 2019 Open until 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

Hunting Access Technician (Short term recurring)

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Broadus, MT


August 18

Position Announcement

Hunting Access Technician (<6 months)

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Missoula, MT


August 25, 2019

Position Announcement

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

GRA positions (2)

MSU Library

Montana State University Bozeman, MT Fall 2019   Position Information and Application
PhD students, Toxic Risks to Bees in Urban and Agricultural Landscapes Department of Entomology, The Ohio State University   Beginning Fall 2019.   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.) Date has been extended.  Open until filled Position Announcement

Graduate Research Fellowship Program 

Welder Wildlife Foundation     October 1, 2019

Announcement & Application 

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


PhD Graduate Research Assistant

U.S. Geological Survey, Tennessee Cooperative FIsheries Research Unit, Tennessee Tech Univ.

Cookeville, TN

Preferred Fall 2019 Open until filled. Position Announcement

MS Graduate Student

MSU Ecology Department, Fish & Wildlife Ecology & Mgmt Program, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Bozeman, MT ASAP for Fall Semester Open until filled.

Position Announcement

or PDF

Sara E. & Bruce Collette Postdoctoral Fellowship in Systematic Ichthyology

National Museum of Natural History

Smithsonian Institution

Washington DC January 2020 (2 Yr Award) September 1, 2019 Position Announcement Flyer and Web Page 

Postdoctoral Fellowship David H. Smith Conservation Fellowship Program

The Society for Conservation Biology   Start date between March-Sept 2020 for  24 months Sept. 13, 2020 Position Announcement
Professional and Full-Time Positions
Position Title Organization Location Dates Application Deadline More Information

2 Research Ecologist/Scientist positions

Aldo Leopold Wilderness Research Institute

Missoula, MT    

Position Descriptions

Wetland Conservation Technician Ducks Unlimited Jackson, MO October 2019-January 2021 + depending on funding August 23, 2019 Position Announcement

Area Wildlife Biologist

Montana Fish, Wildlife, & Parks

Great Falls, MT   August 25, 2019

Position Announcement

Grizzly Bear Technician

Montana Fish, Wildlife, & Parks

Deer Lodge, MT   September 2, 2019

Position Announcement