Nestled in the beautiful Gallatin Valley, Montana State University is located near the following important research collections and internship venues.

  • Museum of the Rockies
  • Yellowstone National Park
  • Buffalo Bill Historical Center

Museum of the Rockies

In 1957, the Museum of the Rockies was founded as a part of Montana State University to begin the study and interpretation of this extraordinary region. The museum has acquired broad-based collections which are used for research, publication, exhibition and teaching.

The Museum of the Rockies can be contacted directly for more information regarding internship opportunities here:

Yellowstone National Park

Established in 1872, Yellowstone National Park is America's first national park. Located in Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho, it is home to a large variety of wildlife including grizzly bears, wolves, bison, and elk. Preserved within Yellowstone National Park are Old Faithful, the most popular geyser in the world, a collection of the world's most extraordinary geysers and hot springs, and the colorful Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. The Heritage and Research Center is a state-of-the-art facility that is home to Yellowstone National Park's museum collection, archives, research library, historian, archeology lab, and herbarium.

Internship opportunities within the National Parks Service can be found here: Feel free to directly contact Yellowstone National Park to inquire about available opportunties.

Buffalo Bill Center of the West

With five museums under one roof, the Buffalo Bill Historical Center located in Cody, Wyoming ranks as one of the premier Western museums in the world: 1) Buffalo Bill Museum; 2) Cody Firearms Museum; 3) Draper Museum of Natural History; 4) Plains Indian Museum; 4) and 5) the world-renowned art gallery, The Whitney Gallery of Western Art.

Visit the Buffalo Bill Center of the West's website,, to learn more about volunteer opportunities. Contact Terry Harley at 307-578-4089 to discuss the possibility of internship opportunties.