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 Organization Location Dates Application Deadline More Information
Summer and Fall 2021 Wildlands Studies Field Programs Wildlands Studies


Varies depending on program

Rolling Basis


More Information

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




Flyer          Agenda      Price List      Announcement


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 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
Grad student/Post-doc opportunities for examining adaptive potential of butterflies to climage change Collaborative labs:  Georgetown Univ., UC-Davis, UNC-Chapel Hill, UNV-Reno, UAK-Fairbanks Varies Fall 2022 Open until filled


Stream Survey techs (multiple positions)

Bureau of Land Management Based in Corvallis, OR  April/May --Sept 2022 October 15, 2022


Undergraduate Research Assistant

Montana State University Thum Lab Fall semester Open until filled


AmeriCorps Environmental  Stewards

Green Iowa AmeriCorps and University of Northern Iowa Iowa (many locations across the state) Mid-September, 2021 through mid-August, 2022 Open until filled


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

Early Career Ecology Researcher


Fort Collins, Colorado

1-2 year term November 12, 2021


GIS Analyst/Programmer

University of Alaska/AK Coop Unit

Fairbanks, Alaska

Start Fall/Winter 2021 Until filled


Farm BIll Biologist

Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever in conjunction with USDA-NRCS and MFWP

Chinook, Montana

(other job opportunities in Hysham and Billings)

Starts November 30, 2021 October 22, 2021


Wildlife Biologist (Non-game)

Montana Fish, WIldlife & Parks

Glasgow, Montana   October 18th, 2021


Wildlife Management Biologist

Montana Fish, WIldlife & Parks

Malta, Montana   October 18th, 2021


TT Assistant Professor in insect biodiversity

University of Illinois

Urbana, Illinois   October 31, 2021


Assistant Professor in Wildlife Ecology

Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Conservation @ Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA   October 15, 2021


Wildlife Research Specialist

(MS required, PhD preferred)

North Dakota State University

Fargo, North Dakota Early 2022 (Flexible) for 12 months 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