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
Primatology and Primate Conservation Online Course Para La Tierra


Individualized at student's own pace

Rolling deadline


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

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


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

Kevin Hurley Wild Sheep Foundation Internship--Database Development 

Wild Sheep Foundation, Montana State University, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Bozeman & Helena October, 2020--April 15, 2021 (up to 120 hours) October  12, 2020 Announcement

Wildlife Technician

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Bozeman/White Sulphur Springs, MT Winter 2020/2021 September 29, 2020 Announcement

Short-term Field Help Removing Artificial Dams

Colorado State University Yellowstone National Park/Gardiner MT October 3-17th, 2020 ASAP Announcement

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Department of Plant Sciences & Plant Pathology, MSU Bozeman, MT 2020-2021 Academic Year Open until filled Announcement

STEM Content Creator for H.S.  Students

Numerade Position can be done remotely    

Apply here

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 Graduate Assistantship: Distribution and abundance of Bridle Shiner

University of Maine--Orono

Orono, ME

Start date:  January 1, 2021 for 3 years

October 21, 2020


Postdoctoral Research Associate--Spatial epidemiology of West Nile Virus on ruffed grouse

Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA

1-yr appointment with possible 6-month extension

September 25, 2020


Postdoctoral Research Associate--Linking Genetics to Movements of White-tailed deer to assist surveillance for Chronic Wasting Disease

Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA  (Remote work possible)

Flexible, but within 1-2 months of offer

September 25, 2020


PhD Student Opportunity in Freshwater Ecology and Management

University of Melbourne and University of Washington

Melbourne, Victoria, AUS

and Seattle, WA (Remote work possible)

3-4 year

October 7, 2020


Graduate Research Assistantship (M.S.)

Department of Ecology, Montana State University Bozeman and summer fieldwork in Southern Idaho

January 2021 for 2 years

October 15 with applications being reviewed as they are submitted.


Apply Here

Postdoctoral Scholar--Modeling response of biotic endpoints to changes in land management via water quality

School of Natural Resources, University of Missouri Columbia, Missouri

Preferred Start date by November 2020

Open until filled



PDF Flyer

Postdoctoral Researcher (or Post MS considered)

(2 positions or 1 that rolls into the other)

Missouri Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit, University of Missouri Columbia, Missouri--Position 1 can start working remotely

Position 1: ASAP

Position 2: Early 2021


ASAP--until filled Announcement

PhD Assistantship

Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation, Virginia Tech Blacksburg, VA   October 16, 2020 Announcement

Postdoctoral Research Scholar

Department of Fisheries & Wildlife, Oregon State University Corvallis, OR 1 yr, with possible 1 year renewal.  Start date no later than December, 2020 November 1, 2020 or until filled Announcement

MS Assistantship--Pronghorn Spatial Ecology

University of Nebraska Lincoln, NE Preferable start August 2020, but flexible to Jan 2020 Open until filled Announcement
Professional and Full-Time Positions
Position Title Organization Location Dates Application Deadline More Information
Supervisory Research Plant Pathologist/Tree Physiologist/Tree Geneticist U.S. Forest Service West Lafayette, IN  

September 30, 2020

Hunter Survey Coordinator Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Helena, MT  

October 11, 2020

Freshwater Fisheries Conservation Scientist The Nature Conervancy DC Metro Area  

September 25, 2020

Hubbard Young Leaders in Conservation Fellowship (bridge year opportunity) The Nature Conservancy Platte River Prairies, NE February 1, 2021--January 31, 2022

September 30, 2020

Wildlife Laboratory Technician Matson's Laboratory LLC Manhattan, MT  

Open until filled


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