About the Institute

max-in-glacier.jpgWe’re inspired by the legacy of former U.S. Senator and Ambassador Max Baucus to break down barriers so that students can see, serve, and lead in Montana and throughout the world. We do this through three areas of focus: public service, climate, and U.S./China relations.

We carry on the Ambassador’s commitment to working together in the noblest of all human endeavors: public service.


Our internship and study abroad programs are for undergraduate or graduate student in Montana, whether you attend the University of Montana, Montana State University, a tribal college, or a community college. 

Our Stockman Bank Speakers series is for our entire community, with options for attending whether you are down the street or across the globe.

To learn more about each program, please click the links below:

Max S. Baucus Papers


The Max S. Baucus Papers serve as evidence of a career spent in public service and provide a window into the day-to-day life and work of a member of Congress. The collection includes administrative files, constituent correspondence, sponsored and cosponsored bills, floor and hearing statements, committee files, voting records, legislative subject files, press materials, campaign files and ephemera, and some personal material.

Portions of the official archives of Ambassador Max S. Baucus are available for research at the University of Montana's Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library.

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