Opportunities and Resources


In addition to the scholarships below, the W.A. Franke College of Forestry and the University of Montana also offer a range of scholarship opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students. For more information, visit the FCFC scholarship page.

American Indian Science and Engineering Society scholarships and internships

Native Science Fellows from Hopa Mountain

Truman D. Picard Scholarship for undergrads and Native American Natural Resource

Research Scholarship

Dennis and Phyllis Washington Native American Graduate Scholarship

American Indian College Fund

UM Native American Studies Dept. scholarships

American Indian Services

American Indian Forestry & Conservation Scholarship from W.A. Franke CFC

UM Sloan Indigenous Graduate Partnership



Salish Kootenai College Center for Tribal Research and Education in Ecosystem Sciences (TREES) partners with the BIA to provide Pathways internship opportunities to students that are majoring in forestry and an enrolled member of a federally recognized tribe. This is a multiple year program that pays $5,000 per academic year toward tuition, provides a summer job in forestry with the BIA or a tribe, trainings in tribal silviculture and the guarantee of a conversion to a professional series job with the BIA or a tribe upon successful completion. Apply on USAJobs.

BMM Test Labs Internship

Yellowstone National Park Native American Resource Management Internships

  • Native American Resource Management Internship (pdf) - Work in Mammoth Hot Springs in Yellowstone National Park. The majority of position duties are associated with vegetation management but may also include educating and managing visitors, data entry and database management, and forest and residential pest management.
  • Native American Archeology Program Internship - Work with the Yellowstone National Park archeologist as part of a team responsible for inventory, monitoring, evaluation, and management of cultural resources within the park.

Selway Bitterroot Frank Church Foundation Wilderness Ranger Internship

The SBFC Wilderness Ranger Intern program (.pdf) is a 14-week internship for military veterans and college students doing undergraduate or graduate work in conservation, resource management, wilderness, recreation or related fields. The internship offers wilderness skills training including the basics of trail maintenance, Wilderness First Responder, and Wilderness Act history and policy, followed by 12 weeks working in the Selway-Bitterroot and Frank Church Wilderness areas, with trained wilderness professionals, U.S. Forest Service managers and volunteers.

FCFC Student Resources

Visit the W.A. Franke College of Forestry Student Resources page for more information on:

  • Advising
  • Course Syllabi
  • Jobs
  • Student Clubs

UM Student Resources

Visit the my.umt.edu page for more information on a variety of resources like some listed below:

  • Financial Resources
  • Housing
  • Services
  • Calendars

Other Resources

Plateau Peoples' Web Portal - This portal is a collaboratively
curated and reciprocally managed archive of Plateau cultural

American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES)

Careers page

SACNAS Opportunities Board

National Research Mentoring Network

Wildlife Society

Native American Fish & Wildlife Society

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Native American Programs

Animal names and pronunciation in Salish video

Handouts for 2020-21 IMP Sessions

Fish and Wildlife Service - Native American Program

Working together with Native American Liaisons and officials from among the Federally recognized Tribes nationwide, the Office of the Native American Liaison identifies areas where both Federal and Tribal conservation efforts can most effectively conserve fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats.


Affiliated Programs UM AISES

American Indian Science and Engineering Society
The Society for Advancement of Hispanics/Chicanos and Native Americans in Science
Ford Foundation Fellowship Program
Udall Foundation