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


Volunteer Tech-Tundra Nesting Birds Joint effort: Manomet Inc., USFWS Migratory Birds, Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, and Univ. of Alaska--Fairbanks Institute of Arctic Biology

Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, AK

Early to mid-May--late July, 2021 with possible extension through September



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

Fisheries Technician 2


Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks

White Sulphur Spings, Montana

Summer Season May 31, 2021


Seed Potato

  Field Crew/Lab Crew

Montana Seed Potato Certification Program

Plant Growth Center, Montana State University

June 15-August 15, 2021 Open until 27 positions filled


Student Hire (any discipline):

Program Assistant--Development Team

Montana PBS

Culbertson Hall, Montana State University


Open until filled



Grounds Keeper Assistant  Private Ranch near Choteau, Montana

Summer season (prefers 2-summer commitment)

Open until filled


Matanuska Glacier Summer Interns

Matanuska Glacier Park Alaska Mid-May thru late August, 2021 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
MS Graduate Research Assistantships (2):   Mule Deer Space Use Utah State University and USGS Utah Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit Logan, Utah 2.5 year Open until filled Announcement
PhD Conservation Policy Assistantship Auburn University School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences Auburn, Alabama Starts Fall 2021 for 3 years ASAP--Open until filled.  Closes on May 15, 2021 Announcement
Professional and Full-Time Positions
Position Title Organization Location Dates Application Deadline More Information

North Dakota Game Wardens    (1 Full-time permanent, and 1 full-time temp (long-term) with possibility of moving into permanent position)

North Dakota Game and Fish Department

North Dakota


Initial testing will be done June 11 in Bismarck. 

Anticipated start will be September, 2021

June 8, 2021


Wildlife Disease Biologist

USGS, Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center

Bozeman, MT

Full-time, 1-4 yr term

Open until filled


Fishery Biologist

(B.S. Degree  requirement)

Blackfeet Fish & Wildlife Dept.

Blackfeet Indian Reservation and associated areas, Montana

Full-time / Permanent

Open until filled


Entry-level Game Warden

(Several openings)

Wyoming Fish, Wildlife and Parks


Anticipated hire date: September 2021

ASAP to begin testing/application process

Job Description

Exam Info

Technician--Contemporary Evolution of Invasive Plants Plant Sciences and Plant Pathology, Montana State University Bozeman, MT 12 month position with possibility of renewal with funding

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