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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
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Methods in Primate Behavior & Conservation

Costa Rica

July 10-25, 2023

June 1, 2023

Conservation & Sustainable Development in Costa Rica

Costa Rica

June 5--June 22, 2023

May 15, 2023

Immersive Summer Ecology Courses for credit
Flathead Lake Biological Station

Flathead Lake, Montana

June 19-August 11, 2023

Earlybird by January 13, 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


Banff National Park

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
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Water Quality Monitoring Field Technician

Montana Dept. of  Environmental Quality

Based in Helena with travel across Montana

Mid-May--Mid-October, 2023

February 7, 2023

Biological Science Technician--Fisheries & Aquatics

DOI, USGS, Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center

Glacier National Park, MT

Mid-May--Mid-November, 2023

Open until filled

Telemetry Technicians

Wildlife Habitat Ecology Lab, Montana State University

Western, MT

May 1--early August, 2023

February 8, 2023

Wildlife/Vegetation Response Field Technicians

Animal & Range Science Dept.,  MSU

Various locations in Montana

May 1--September 29, 2023

Open until filled

DEVELOP Internship Program:  Earth Sciences/Remote Sensing


Pocatello, Idaho

June--August, 2023

February 24, 2023

Lead/Assistant Bat Technicians

University of Wyoming

Laramie, Wyoming

Starts late April, 2023

January 31, 2023

Fisheries Internships

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks

Various locations in Montana

Most are May-September, 2023

Open until filled

Working Lands Internships Program


Various locations in Montana


February 1, 2023

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

Various Internships Available

Minnesota Dept. of Natural Resources

Various locations in Minnesota


January 31, 2023

Conservation Fellows

Montana Conservation Corps


May 17--October 6, 2023

Immediate Review w/ priority for those received by February 12, 2023

Plant Protection & Quarantine Aid/Technicians (multiple)

USDA Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service

Billings or Helena

Mid-May to August/September, 2023

March 3, 2023

Work Study 

Front Desk Position

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks

Bozeman, Montana

10-15 hrs/week flexible schedule

Open until filled


Apply in Person at 1400 South 19th Ave. Ask for Margaret or Deb

Summer Internships

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Across Minnesota

Starting May/June

January 31st, 2023

Fisheries Technician

Hickey Brothers Research, LLC

Yellowstone National Park

May 15--October 13, 2023

January 27th, 2023

River Point Song Bird Count Technicians

UM Bird Ecology Lab

Madison River and Missouri Rivers of Montana

Mid-May -- end of July

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

Field Biologist

WEST, Inc.

Bismarck, North Dakota

January 1-July 31, 2023

Open until filled

Seed Microbiology Internships

Gonzaga Univ. "Seeds for the Future" Program

Moscow, Idaho, or Spokane, WA

May 23--July 28, 2023

February 12, 2023

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
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Postdoc--Urban Spatial Ecology

Arizona State University

Tempe, Arizona

January 30, 2023

Ph.D. Position in Soil Spatial Ecology/Entomology: Ant Impacts of Rangeland Seeds

New Mexico State University

Las Cruces, New Mexico
Starts June, 2023 (Negotiable)

February 15, 2023

PhD Assistantship:  Population Modeling of Cerulean Warblers

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VIrginia
1 year--starting May or August

February 17, 2023

Postdoctoral Researcher:  Monarch Butterflies & Other Pollinators

University of California -- Davis

Davis, California

Reviews begin January 23, 2023

PhD Assistantship--Marten Monitoring

Montana State University Ecology Department

Bozeman, Montana
Starts August 2023

March 13, 2023

Graduate Fellowship in Tribal Natural Resources Science & Management

USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture / University of Minnesota


March 3, 2023 (extended)

IOE Program Manager Position

Institute on Ecosystems--Montana State University
Bozeman, Montana

Flexible hours from .5-1.0 FTE

Open until filled

Graduate Assistantship--  Avian Ecology

Texas Tech University and USGS TX Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit
Lubbock, Texas

Starts April/May 2023 for 2.5 years

February 1, 2023
Professional and Full-Time Positions
Position Title Organization Location Dates Application Deadline More Information

Wildlife Research Technician

Montana Fish, Wildlife, & Parks

Bozeman, Montana 3-7 years funded

February 9, 2023


Cooperative Mule Deer Biologist

Mule Deer Foundation / Arizona Game & Fish Dept.

Phoenix, Arizona Guaranteed funding for 3 years w/ possible extension

February 15, 2023 or until filled


Research Wildlife Biologist/Research Ecologist

USDA Forest Service--Southern Research Station

Clemson, South Carolina  

January 30, 2023


Wildlife Biologist (Avian Emphasis)

Catena Consulting

Central & Eastern Montana  

Reviewed as Received--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


Conservation Education Director

Jack Creek Preserve Foundation Ennis, Montana  

Open until filled


Invasive Species Coordinator

Native American Fish & Wildlife Society Remote Work 2 years + more with funding

Open until filled


North Pacific Groundfish Observer Positions

Alaskan Observers, Inc.

Bering Sea/North Pacific, Alaska

Year round openings Rolling deadline