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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



More Information

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


Field Course for Credit:  Alaska--Clean air, climate change, & policy

Wildlands Studies


July 27--August 10, 2024

May 1, 2024

Dinosaur Dig Fieldwork Volunteers

Museum of the Rockies

Montana Badlands

June--August, 2024

Applications reviewed as received--open until filled


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

Student Contractor--Wildlife Disease

USGS-Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center & MT FIsh, Wildlife, & Parks

Prefer Boulder, Colorado

Bozeman or Missoula, Montana

Remote work possible

Starts May/June 2024 for maximum of 9 months

March 10, 2024

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

Field Tech & Crew Lead:  Passerine Bird Bander

Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation & Nature Mapping

Jackson Hole, WY & backcountry

Late May--Late August, 2024

Reviewed as Received until March 31, 2024

Field Tech/Crew Lead: Mapping Invasive Grasses

Spatial Analaysis Lab at University of Montana

Eastern Montana or Mission Valley, Montana

Late May/Early June--early August

Reviewed as received until May 1, 2024 or until filled

Peak Opportunity Fellowships for upper-division undergrad or grad students for White Mountains Survey

Gloria Great Basin

White Mountains, New Hampshire

July 15--21, 2024

April 1, 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

Research Techs:

Fire & Grazing Ecology in Grassland and Sagebrush Steppe

USDA Ag Research Service's Livestock and Range Research Laboratory

Miles City, Montana

Mid-to-late May--Late August, 2023

(8-10 Weeks)

Open until filled



Field Research Station Summer Staff

University of Wyoming & National Park Service

Grand Teton National Park, WY

Summer season

Reviews begin March 15, 2024

Crew Leads, Botanists, Technicians to work on monitoring crews

University of Montana

Backcountry of




Open until filled

MSGC Summer Internships

Montana Space Grant Consortium


Summer (10 Weeks, full-time)

February 29, 2024

Monitoring Techs

Greater Yellowstone Network & MSU's Institute on Ecosystems

Field-based backcountry terrain

Late May--late July/early August, 2024

Open until filled

Undergraduate Research in Plant and Pollination Ecology

Montana State University

Bozeman & field locations in Hamilton, and Glasgow, MT

Mid/late May--Mid-August, 2024

Open until filled

Raptor Experience Internship

The Draper Natural HIstory Museum at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West

Cody, Wyoming

Summer 2024

Open until filled



Restoration Technicians

Mid-Columbia Fisheries Enhancement Group

Ellensburg or Yakima, Washington

March 11--December, 2024

Open until filled--reviewed as received

Biological Science Aid/Technician


Sidney, Montana

Start Date:  April 29--May 13, 2024 

March, 29, 2024

Spring WNS Surveillance Technicians

& Fall Telemetry

Bat Conservation International / National Park Service

Based out of Boulder City, Nevada and then Ashland Oregon

Telemetry in Northern California

March 18--May 31




Aug. 5--Nov. 1, 2024

Open until filled

Summer Field Technicians--effects of herbicide on vegetation, avian, and pollinator communities

Montana State University

Charles M. Russell Wildlife Refuge

May 15-June 21


June 24-August 3, 2024

Applications will be reviewed as received, with interviews starting in late February/early March

Plant Protection & Quarantine Technician

USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

Billings and Helena, Montana

Mid-May--August/September, 2024

March 1, 2024

Matanuska Glacier Summer Internships

Matanuska Glacier Park

Matanuska Glacier Park, AK

Summer season

Open until 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

Native Plant Seed Collection Interns

U.S. Forest Service

MT locations include: Bitterroot, Beaverhead-Deerlodge, Flathead, and Helena-Lewis & Clark National Forests (out-of-state locations available as well.)

19-23 weeks starting Mid-May to early June, 2024

Open until filled


(Fill out "Interest" form)

Bear Tech Specialist Internship

(B.S. Degree Required, unpaid, but stipends available with 6 mos or more extension)

Wildlife Restoration Foundation
Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem

4 months field season

Open until filled

Seasonal Avian Technicians--Pinion Jays

Intermountain Bird Observatory, Boise State University

March 3--May 11, 2023, with possible work on other projects through July

March 15, 2024

Wilderness Steward Interns
Absaroka Beartooth Wildnerness Foundation / USFS

Gardiner / Boulder / Red Lodge Ranger Districts

May 15--September 15, 2023

Open until filled

STEM Content Creator for H.S.  Students am 

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

Jerry O'Neal Research Fellowship--up to $7K

Open to Grad Students and Superior Upper Division Undergrads

Glacier National Park Conservancy
Remote, but for Research pertaining to Glacier National Park

March 26, 2024

Graduate Research Assistantship in    Insect Ecology

Department of Entomology, University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky
Starts in Fall 2024, but summer opportunity available

Open until filled

US FIsh & Wildlife Maintenance Fellowship:  Bowdoin National Wildlife Refuge plus multiple other opportunties

MobilizeGreen & US Fish & Wildlife Service
6 or 12 month commitment

Open until filled

Gloria Barron $25K Scholarship for graduate students interested in Wilderness Conservation

The Wilderness Society
Any accredited graduate school in U.S.
2024-25 Academic year

April 15, 2024

NSF RaMP Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Post-Bacc Program

University of Kansas
Lawrence, Kansas

March 1, 2024

PhD Assitantship--Human Dimensions of Prescribed Fire

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

Open until filled

John W. Marr Ecology Fellowship for MS/PhD students

Montana State University or 1 of 10 other eligible universities

late March, 2024

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

Biological Science Technician


Center for Veterinary Medicine, FDA

Laurel, Maryland


March 5, 2024


Non-Game Wildlife Biologist

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks

Miles City, Montana


March 7, 2024


Recent Graduate "Multiple Pathways" --various positions

Natural Resources Conservation Service

Multiple locations


February 26, 2024

GIS Specialist

Natural Resources Specialist

Soil Conservationist

Wildlife Biological Technician

North Dakota Game & Fish Lonetree WMA, Rural Harvey, North Dakota  

March 3, 2024


Assistant Professor of Applied Quantitative Ecology

Montana State University Bozeman, Montana  

Screening begins March 5, 2024


Montana Cooperative Fishery Research Unit Program Manager

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana  

Open until filled