Wilderness Internship Position Summary
The Bob Marshall Wilderness Foundation (BMWF) offers two different types of Wilderness Internships each summer: Wilderness Steward (WS) Internships and Wilderness Conservation Crew (WCC) Internships. Both are field based training programs for college and high school age students planning to pursue careers in natural resources and related fields. Interns gain valuable skills that build career opportunities in the Forest Service and non-profit partner field.
About Wilderness Intern Positions
Wilderness Interns will be placed into one of two types of internships at the discretion of BMWF’s program staff with consideration taken for personal preference, availability, and relevant experience:
Requirements include: camping at primitive sites, extensive hiking over varied terrain and working in a variety of weather conditions. There may be opportunities to work with pack stock on some projects, but stock will not be provided for every project. Wilderness Interns may occasionally work with adult and youth volunteers.
Wilderness Interns will have the opportunity to meet numerous professionals in the wilderness management field and make connections for future opportunities in wilderness and recreation management.
This internship is based out of Hungry Horse Montana. Interns are required to be present in Hungry Horse for: Training, pre-trip planning, a midseason review, final review and exit interview.
Write and provide photos for one blog entry for the BMWF website on a topic relevant to the Wilderness Internship experience.
This position is a paid internship. Intern will receive a stipend of $5,500 per 14-week season.
Other benefits include:
Academic Credit: BMWF will work with colleges or universities to facilitate course credit by providing all necessary coordination, documentation, and evaluation for the internship course.
Basic computer proficiency including email communication, knowledge of Microsoft Word, digital photo downloading and sharing, ability and willingness to learn other software as needed.
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