Current Internship & Learning Opportunities
Montana Agricultural Experiment Station, Summer 2019 Internships
The Montana Agricultural Experiment Station (MAES) has faculty and supporting staff conducting research and outreach programs addressing crop and animal production methods, market growth opportunities, pest management and environmental quality issues. MAES has seven off-campus Research Centers that address production challenges in the diverse agro-ecosystems of the state. Paid internships are available at the various MAES Research Centers. Interns will assist with various research projects, farm and ranch related tasks, data analysis and much more. Applications are due by March 15, 2019. Click here to learn more and apply!
Montana Conservation Corps
Conservation Interns serve at partnering federal/state agencies, nonprofits, tribal offices, and other community-based conservation organizations across Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota and Idaho. Learn more and apply.
North 40 Ag Internship
North 40 Ag works with farmers and ranchers to improve their operations, not only focusing on productivity and their bottom line, but thinking outside the box to improve their resiliency by emphasizing soil regeneration. Interns will be exposed to all facets of the business. Duties include: regular field inspections, monitoring and diagnosing weed, disease and pest issues, making fertilizer, chemical and seed recommendations, determining cover crop biomass, designing grazing systems, monitoring soil moisture, creating irrigation schedules, taking soil samples, generating reports, generating custom cover crop seed mixtures and more. The qualified applicant will be proficient with Microsoft Office, demonstrate effective communication skills, show self-confidenc lift 50lbs me and the ability to make decisions, work independently and with teams, demonstrate ability to work outside multiple times a day, and demonstrate a strong work ethic.
The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) Internship
NASDA International Trade Programs Internship: NASDA is a nonpartisan, nonprofit association with the mission to grow and enhance agriculture by forging partnerships and creating consensus to achieve sound policy outcomes between state departments of of agriculture, the federal government and stakeholders. This internship is based in Arlington, VA. All NASDA interns receive monthly stipends. Deadline is October 26, 2019. Learn more about the NASDA International Trade Programs Internship and apply.
NASDA Stephen Haterius Student Agriculture Leadership Program: Agricultural Policy Internship for Sophomore, Junior or Senior Standing. Highly motivated students interested are being sought. Deadline is October 26, 2019. Learn more about Agriculture Leadership Program
Sitz Angus Summer Internships
Sitz Angus Summer Ranch Internship: The ranch internship will provide an opportunity to work with a progressive livestock operation at multiple ranches in Southwest Montana. This position requires a willingness to work with other ranch interns and managers in a complete unit. Long term interest in ranch management is preferred. This paid internship is an excellent opportunity for students to receive hands-on training in ranching and ranch management. Housing and utilities are provided. Applicants must be currently enrolled as a student at a college or university to be considered.
Interns may be involved with feedlot/yard operations, heifer development, maternal herd management, terminal herd management, and summer calving herd management. Interns may also assist with electronic identification, artificial insemination and records management. All interns will receive an introduction to range management and ranch financial management. In addition, interns will be expected to do seasonal tasks, such as pivot irrigating and meadow haying operations in the summer.
Sitz Angus Summer Farm Internship: The farm internship will provide an opportunity to work with a progressive agricultural operation. This position requires a willingness to work with other interns and managers in a complete unit. Long-term interest in farm or ranch management is preferred. This paid internship is an excellent opportunity for students to receive hands-on training in farming and farm management. Housing and utilities are provided for this internship opportunity in Southwest Montana. Applicants must be currently enrolled as a student at a college or university to be considered.
Interns may be involved with seasonal tasks, including planting, cultivating, pivot irrigation, and haying operations. Interns may also get exposure to crop scouting. All interns will receive an introduction to farm management and farm financial management.
USDA Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Be Remarkable, Make a Difference! Join the Natural Resources Conservation Service team and help us conserve our nation's Natural Resources! The Pathways Student Intern Program provides interns with exposure to public service, enhances educational experience and provides financial support to encourage and support educational goals. The program is formally structured to give interns the opportunity to work in positions related to their academic/career goals. Students will work full-time in the summer. Positions are available in Big Timber, Forsyth, Jordan, Kalispell, Shelby and more locations across the state. Visit: www.nrcs.usda.gov for more information.
Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Internships
The ORISE has several research projects available at the U.S. EPA. These projects provide opportunities to participate in ongoing research activities at various EPA offices and locations. Qualifications, appointment location and appointment length vary depending upon the project. Participants will receive a stipend depending on educational level and research experience. Visit: orise.orau.gov/epa for more information!
Yerba Buena Farm Beekeeping & Essential Oil Distillation Internships, Jamaica
A family farm, located on the north coast of Jamaica, the Farm's mission is to take part in and promote economically and environmentally sustainable agriculture. Interns work on a variety of projects involving top bar beekeeping, building and managing colonies, planning and leading workshops and more. Due to a recently received grant, scholarships amounting to $200 per month are available to female interns. To apply and learn more about this unique opportunity, click here.
Fellowships and Additional Learning Opportunities
McNair Scholars Program, MSU
The McNair Scholars Program at MSU is funded by the Department of Education to serve the needs of 25 undergraduate students annually from ALL majors who are either first-generation/low-income or minorities traditionally underrepresented in graduate schools. With the end goal of increasing the number of McNair students receiving doctoral degrees and entering the professoriate. The program provides a stipend for two consecutive summers while conducting original summer undergraduate research under the guidance of a faculty mentor in ANY discipline/major and more. Visit www.montana.edu/mcnair for more information.
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