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The Montana Institute on Ecosystems has put together a list of internships and undergraduate research opportunities with their affiliates and partners as well.  
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



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Shark Institute Research Program

Shark & Marine Research Institute

Cape Town, South Africa

2 weeks-3 months duration starting on 1st and 15th of every month


Undergraduate Research Opportunity for credit (WILD 490R):  Impacts of plague mitigation on the black-tailed prairie dog

Becker lab, Montana State University

Bozeman, Montana

Fall 2024

Open until filled

Wrangell Mountain Field Studies 

for credit

Wrangell Mountain, Org and University of Maine

McCarthy, Alaska

June 22--August 10, 2024


Field Course for Credit:  Caribbean or Colorado Ecosystem

Ecosystem Field Studies

Caribbean or Colorado

Caribbean: May 22-June 11, 2024

Colorado: July 19-August 8, 2024


Tropical Biology & Conservation Courses in Costa Rica

(for credit or non-credit)


Costa Rica

Spring: April 9--May 22, 2024



June 5-20, July 11-26



Raptor Center Education Program Volunteers

Montana Raptor Conservation Center

Bozeman, Montana


Open until filled

Parrot Husbandry Volunteer
Echo Bonaire

Bonaire, Dutch Caribbean



Conservation Study Abroad and Field Experience
Round River Conservation Studies

Varies:  Patagonia, Botswana, Mongolia, British Columbia, Belize, Sky Island Borderlands

Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters

Rolling Basis

Summer 2024 Wildlands Studies Field Programs for Credit
Wildlands Studies


Australia, Iceland, Belize, Bulgaria, etc

Varies depending on program


Rolling Basis



Wrangell Mountains Summer Field Studies (Credits Avaialable)
Evergreen State College

Wrangell--St. Elias National Park & Preserve, Alaska


Rolling Basis

"Safe Capture" Online Chemical Immobilization Course
San Diego Zoo Global Academy




Primatology and Primate Conservation Online Course
Para La Tierra


Individualized at student's own pace

Rolling deadline

Kelp Forest / Marine science career development field course opportunity
Cape Town, South Africa
2- or 4-week field course (not for credit)
Tropical Ecology Research Intern
Para La Tierra
Pilar, Paraguay
3-6 month program as it suits applicants
Rolling application period
Volunteer as student, post-graduate, early-career scientist, or marine biologist
Shark & Marine Research Institute
South Africa
almost year-round opportunities 
Study Abroad / Intern / Volunteer
Eko Tracks
Multiple locations in South Africa
Year Round
Volunteer internship or travel opportunities in organic agriculture
Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms, USA (WWOOF-USA)
wide variety
Volunteer S
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
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
Application Deadline
More Information

Bozeman Field Organizer

Montana Conservation Voters

Bozeman, Montana

Rolling basis until Nov. 15, 2024

Rolling basis through November 15, 2024

Remote Camera Survey Field Technicians (5)

Montana State University

Yellowstone National Park

September 9--mid-November, 2024

Application Review begins on July 15.  Open until filled

Biological Field Technicians

Western Ecosystems Technology, Inc.

Multiple Locations across U.S. & Canada

Spring, Summer, & Fall field seasons, 2024

Until filled or July 31, 2024

Forestry Health Surveyor and Monitoring Tech

National Park Service / American Conservation Exp.

Yellowstone National Park

June--October, 2024 (Req. 20 week minimum)

Applications reviewed as received--open untli filled

 Conservation  Interns

& Conservation Fellows

Montana Conservation Corps/Americorps


May 15--August 14, 2024


May 15--October 4, 2024

Applications accepted on a rolling basis

STEM Content Creator for H.S.  Students am 

Position can be done remotely
Graduate School and Postdoctoral Positions
Position Title
Application Deadline
More Information

ORISE Fellows  (3)

(Postdocs and Advanced Graduate Students)

USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station and the University of Kansas

University of Massachusettes--Amherst


University of Kansas--Lawrence


August 2, 2024

Applications reviewed on rolling basis.

Postdoctoral Researcher in Biomedical and/or Rural Health Research

McLaughlin Research Institute
Great Falls, Montana

Open until filled


PhD Assitantship--Human Dimensions of Prescribed Fire

Department of Society & Conservation, University of Montana
Missoula, Montana

Open until filled

Professional and Full-Time Positions
Position Title Organization Location Dates Application Deadline More Information

District Game Warden

(1 Permanent and 1 Temporary that could lead to Permanent based on funding.)

North Dakota Game and Fish Department North Dakota

Required Testing Dates (10:00 AM):

July 17--Williston

July 18-- Bismarck

July 19--Fargo

July 10, 2024


Coordinating Wildlife Biologist

Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever Glasgow, Montana

Starts June 2024

Open until filled