Montana Rangeland Internship Program

Job Type(s): Other
Deadline: March 23, 2018 12:00 am

The Montana Rangeland Resources Committee and the Rangeland Resource Program
at DRNC are excited to announce a unique opportunity for 2 students for the summer of
2018. The successful applicants will have the opportunity to spend 2 weeks at each of
the 6 host/mentor’s ranch operations. This internship is designed to offer beginning
agriculturalists, natural resource and range specialists the real-world and hands-on
experience implementing the educational tools already gained to a ranching operation.
This paid internship will last for three months during the 2018 summer where interns will
work and learn from mentoring ranchers from across the state of Montana. A stipend of
$1,600 will be given at the end of each month with room and board supplied by the
mentoring ranch. Students majoring in any natural resource related field are
recommended to apply for this opportunity.

Please note that the Rangeland Internship Program is not designed solely as a working
ranch hand position, but students will be responsible to help in any way possible
throughout the summer doing various chores that are necessary for daily ranch
operations. Interns will have the opportunity to learn about rangeland monitoring, plant
and weed identification, rotational grazing, ranch economics, erosion control, habitat
conservation and much more.
There will be two parts to the application process for the Rangeland Internship Program;
approval of the application and essay and, a phone interview with the Internship
Selection Committee. Students will be contacted to schedule the interview.
College credit may be available for this internship, but is not guaranteed.
Internship Highlights:
•Free housing
•Monthly Stipend of $1,600
•Networking with ranchers, agency personnel and more
•Hands-On Rangeland Experience in a ranch environment
•1-3 College Credit Hours Available (Student is responsible for applying to obtain credit
Application Deadline is March 23 rd , 2018. For more information contact Stacey at 406-
444-6619, or .