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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

Raptor Center Education Program Volunteers

Montana Raptor Conservation Center

Bozeman, Montana


Open until filled

Dinosaur Dig Field Crew

Museum of the Rockies, Dept. of Paleontology

Various Montana dig sites

Varies--2 week sessions

Open until filled

Colorado & Caribbean 3-Cr Field Studies 
Ecosystem Field Studies

Colorado or Mexico

Summer 2023 (3 weeks each)

Open until filled

Parrot Husbandry Volunteer
Echo Bonaire

Bonaire, Dutch Caribbean



Methods in Primate Behavior & Conservation

Costa Rica

July 10-25, 2023

June 1, 2023

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 2023 Wildlands Studies Field Programs for Credit
Wildlands Studies


Australia, Iceland, Belize, 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

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
Biology Assistant 
Scientists in the Parks--Citizen Science Program

West Glacier, Montana

12 weeks, flexible start date:  October 2, 2023

Open until filled

Winter Resource Assistants

USDA Forest Service


Starts February 5, 2024 (minimum 960 hours)

May 31, 2023

Climate Friendly Gardening  Intern

Yellowstone Big Bend Ranch

Big Timber, MT

May 15--July 30th, 2023

Open until filled

Conservation Summer Intern

Yellowstone Big Bend Ranch

Big Timber, Montana

May 15--August, 2023

Open until filled

Undergrad Student Assistantships in Seed Biology

Borokini Lab, Dept. of Ecology, Montana State University

Bozeman, Montana

Starts August 28, 2023

June 12, 2023

Winter 23/24 National Parks Internships

Scientists in the Parks Program

National Parks across the country


June 11, 2023

Field Technician

Burkle Lab, Montana State University

CMR National Wildlife Refuge

Mid-May--Mid-August, 2023

Open until filled

Summer Lab Technician

Verhille Lab, Montana State University

Bozeman, Montana

May 1 -- mid-Auguest, 2023

Open until filled

Fish & Wildlife Technicians

Alaska Dept. of Fish & Game, Commercial Fisheries Division

Soldotna, Alaksa

July 1--mid-August, 2023

Open until filled

Pond Build & Maintenance Crews

Montana Ponds

Bozeman, MT

Seasonal--full and part-time avail.

Open until filled

Conservation Intern and Fellow Opportunities

Montana Conservation Corps


Intern:  May 17--August 16, 2023

Fellows:  May 17--October 6, 2023

Open until filled

Invasive Species Team Members

American Conservation Experience/USFWS

Jet, Oklahoma

June 5--August 11, 2023

Open until filled

Grand Teton Park Summer Staff

University of Wyoming/National Park Service

Grand Teton National Park

Summer 2023

Open until filled--will continue to fill openings through August 27

Wildlife Vegetation Technicians (4)

University of Montana, Cooperative Wildlife Research Unit

Noxon, Montana

May 1--August 31, 2023

Open until filled

Carnivore Monitoring Program Techs 

The Great Basin Institute

Porterville Duty Station/Shaver Lake & Sierra Nevada back country, California

May/June--October/November, 2023 

Open until filled

(Supervisor positions have been filled)

Range Tech / Range Tech Crew Leader positions (for credit opportunities)

Grouse Mountain Environmental Consultants

Buffalo, Wyoming

Summer 2023

Open until filled

Matanuksa Glacier Internships

Glacier Tours

Matanuska Glacier--2 hours north of Anchorage, Alaska

Summer and full year internships available

Open until filled

Field Technician--performing point counts on birds/pollinators

Dept. of Ecology, Montana State University

Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge

Mid-May--Mid-August, 2023

Open until filled

Stream Restoration Crew 

Dept. of Earth Sciences, MSU

Cimarron, New Mexico

4 people for 6 mos and 2 for summer only
Open until filled

Wildlife/Vegetation Response Field Technicians

Animal & Range Science Dept.,  MSU

Various locations in Montana

May 1--September 29, 2023

Open until filled


*Pay increased to $18.50

Fisheries Internships

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks

Various locations in Montana

Most are May-September, 2023

Open until filled

Big Horn Sheep Technicians

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks and Montana Cooperative Wildlife Research Unit

Highland Mountains, Montana with housing in Melrose provided

April 10--August 31 (flexibile), 2023

Open until filled

Native Seed Collection Technicians

Cooperative:  Chicago Botannical Garden / USFS / BLM / PLC / SOS

National Forests in many western states--including several in Montana

Starting from Mid-May to early June for 19-22 weeks

Open until filled

Wilderness Steward (3)

Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness Foundation

Gardiner, Livingston, Red Lodge, Montana

May 15-September 15, 2023

Open until filled

Wilderness Trip Leader

(Must be 21)

Birch Trail Camp for Girls
Minong, Wisconsin

June 2--August 13, 2023

(WFR Certification, if needed, begins May 24th)

Open until filled

GIS Work Study position

Yellowstone Ecological Research Center (YERC)
Flexible schedule

Open until filled

BSWC--Americorps Member Opportunity

Big Sky Watershed Corps
January 9--November 17, 2023

Reviewed on rolling basis with interviews beginning end of August

STEM Content Creator for H.S.  Students

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

Ph.D. Graduate Research Assistantship--Biological Weed Control 

Land Resources & Environmental Science Department, Montana State University & USDA Forest Seervice Rocky Mountain Research Station

Bozeman, MT
3-yr funding, starting August, 2023 or January, 2024 (2023 field season availability would be helpful, but not required)

Open until filled

MS Student Contractor

USGS Wyoming-Montana Water Science Center

Helena, Montana

Open until filled

Research Fellow/Lab Manager

University of Minnesota

Twin Cities, Minnesota

Open until filled

Postdoctoral Research Scholar:  Landscape Ecology of Western Flower Thrips

North Carolina State University

Mills River, North Carolina
30 months + additional possible dependent on funding

Open until filled

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

Wildlife Research Technician

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks

Helena/Kalisipell, Montana


June 2, 2023


Fish & Wildlife Biologist

(Bat emphasis)


Pierre, South Dakota


May 17, 2023


Pollination Ecology Crew Leader

The Rogers Lab, Dept, of Fish & Wildlife, Virginia Tech University

Mariana Islands (Guam, Saipan, Rota)

ASAP--August 2024

Open until filled


Habitat Specialist

Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks

Malta, Montana  

May 19, 2023


Wildlife Biologist 4 (Research Coordinator)

Alaska Dept. of FIsh & Game

Juneau, Alaska  

May 22, 2023


Wildlife Laboratory Technician

Matson's Laboratory

Manhattan, Montana  

Open until filled


Research Associate II

University of Idaho

Moscow, Idaho  

Open until filled


Associate Biologist--FIeld Coordinator

Western EcoSystems Technology, Inc.

Bismarck, North Dakota  

Open until filled


Fish & Wildlife Senior Research Scientist 2

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

Multiple locations across Washington with remote/hybrid work flexibility  

Open until filled


North Pacific Groundfish Observer Positions

Alaskan Observers, Inc.

Bering Sea/North Pacific, Alaska

Year round openings Rolling deadline