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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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
Application Deadline
More Information
Volunteer Nest Searcher
Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta Nest Survey

Yukon-Kuskokwim delta in western Alaska

May 31-June 17, 2022

Open until filled

River Recreation Study Volunteers
Big Sky Watershed Corps

Upper Yellowstone River from Gardiner to Livingston, MT

Summer 2022

Open until filled

Museum of the Rockies     Paleontology FIeldwork
Museum of the Rockies' Department of Paleontology


Ekalaka, or

Glendive, Montana

June 6-27    

July 11-25

July 25-Aug. 15

Open until filled

Fish/Shellfish/Seaweed Field Semester Away for Credit
University of Alaska SE

Sitka, AK

Fall Semester 2022

Priority:  May 1, 2022--open until filled

Tropical Biology FIeld Courses



May 15, 2022

Winter, Summer and Fall 2022 Wildlands Studies Field Programs for Credit
Wildlands Studies

Varies:  Yellowstone, Banff, Hawaii, Arizona, California

Varies depending on program


Rolling Basis



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

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

June 22-August 9, 2021

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

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 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
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

Recreation Site Technician

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
Decker, Montana


May 16, 2022


Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
Havre, Montana

Summer season

May 12, 2022

Biological Science Aid Field Assistants

Jackson Field Research Station



May 12, 2022


Alaska Dept. of Fish & Game--Marine Mammals Program
Juneau, Anchorage, or Fairbanks, Alaska

May 23, 2022

Facilities Manager & 

Summer Staff

University of Wyoming--National Park Service Research Station

Grant Teton National Park

May--August, 2022

Open until filled

Fish & Wildlife Technician (III)

Alaska Dept. of Fish & Game

Forrester Island Complex, Southeast Alaska

May 31--July 13, 2022

Open until filled

Animal Resource Center Student Employees

Animal Resource center, Montana State University

Bozeman, MT

Summer jobs with possible continuation during school year


Contact [email protected]


Field Technician--Vegetation Sampling of Invasive Species

Field Coordinator--Vegetation Sampling of Invasive Species

Spatial Analysis Lab, University of Montana & Bureau of Indian Affairs

Tribal Lands in Southeastern Montana

Starts by May 30, 2022 through early August.

Priority deadline May 10, 2022--Open until filled

Wildlife Technicians--Wetlands & Waterbirds

Illinois Natural History Survey, Prairie Research Inst., Univ. of IL

Forbes Biological Station, Havana, Illinois

Summer and/or fall

Open until filled

Undergrad interns in Water Quality

The Montana Consortium for Research on Environmental Water Systems

Bozeman, Montana

Summer Field Season and Fall Meeting

Open until filled

Skilled Laborer/Loader Operator Positions

Clearwater Restoration

Bozeman, Montana

Summer 2022 or longer

Open until filled

Seasonal Information and Intelligence Technician

Wildlife Defense Systems

Bozeman, Montana


Open until filled

Montana Ponds Summer Help

Montana Ponds

Bozeman, Montana

Summer Season

Open until filled

Range Technician--Grassland Field Work

Montana State University

Across Montana

May--August, 2022

Open until filled

Student Field Technicians   --  Forage Research & Extension Lab

Montana State University

Bozeman, MT (Travel Req'd)

May 16-August 24, 2022

Open until filled

Barker Ranch Waterfowl & Wetland Summer Techs

The Barker Ranch

West Richland, Washington

Begins:  April/May/June

Ends:  September/October

Open until filled

Highland Mountains Bighorn Sheep Research Project Field Technicians

Montana FIsh, Wildlife & Parks

Highland Mountains, Montana

April 11--August 31, 2022

Open until filled

Waterfowl Drone Operators

Delta Waterfowl

Minnedosa, Manitoba, CAN

Mid-June--early August, 2022
Open until Filled
Vegetation Survey Interns

Idaho National Laboratory

Based out of Idaho Falls, ID
May 16th for up to 14 weeks
Open until filled

Backcountry Lakes Survey Interns

Student Conservation Association & US Fish & Wildlife Service

Wind River Mountains, Lander, WY

July 4--October 2, 2022
Open until filled

Wilderness Steward Interns

Absaroka Beartooth Wildnerness Foundation

Gardiner, MT

Livingston, MT

Red Lodge, MT

May 15--September 15-2022
Open until filled

STEM Content Creator for H.S.  Students

Position can be done remotely
Graduate School and Postdoctoral Positions
Position Title
Application Deadline
More Information
MS Graduate Assistantship in Wildlife Ecology & Environmental Sciences
University of Maine
Orono, Maine

Start June 2022--2 years

Open until filled 

Postdoctoral Research Associate--Colorado River
Utah State University
Logan, Utah

Prefer summer 2022 start

ASAP or by May 23, 2022

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

District Game Wardens (2)

North Dakota Game & Fish Dept. North Dakota Testing Date: May 27, 2022

May 24, 2022


Fish & Wildlife Biologists (2)

Native American Fish & Wildlife Society Remote  

June 10, 2022


Academic Services Coordinator

Department of Ecology, Montana State University Bozeman, Montana ASAP

Open until filled


Regional Access Manager

Montana Fish, Wildlife, & Parks Glasgow, Montana  

May 12, 2022


Visiting Lecturer--Vertebrate Zoology

Eastern Washington University Cheney, Washington 1-yr appt beginning Sept. 2022

May 24, 2022


Field Coordinator

Centennial Valley Association Centennial Valley--Seasonal housing provided Full time field season:  May 23-Oct. 31, and 3/4 time in offseason Nov-Apr

Open until filled


Assistant Professor of Plant Pathology

Dept. of Plant Sciences and Plant Pathology, Montana State University Bozeman, Montana  

August 15, 2022


Water Resources Environmental Scientist

(Possible entry-level position as well)

SWCA Environmental Consultants Boulder or Fort Collins, Colorado  

Open until filled

Email interest to Jenny McCarty


Highland Mountains--Big Horn Sheep Project    Research Assoc.

(MS required)

University of Montana / Fish, Wildlife & Parks Bozeman, Montana with field season in Highland Mountains

April 1, 2022--Dec. 30, 2026

Open until filled


TT Assistant/Assoc. Professor of Biology

University of Montana Western Dillon, Montana August 1, 2022

Open until filled


Restoration Consortium Director

Quinney College of Natural Resources, Utah State University Logan, Utah  

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