The Montana Natural History Center offers internships through the University of Montana, but these opportunities are also offered independently. MNHC internships offer an excellent opportunity to gain practical experience in natural history education as part of a professional non-profit organization. Participating interns will acquire essential teaching and program development skills through involvement in outdoor and environmental education and community events. Interns will have the flexibility to work in programs of specific interest to them and will be able to emphasize skills they wish to further develop. Credit is available (1 credit for every 3 hours of work per week).

Interns should be self-motivated and committed to the principles of environmental education. Independent study credits are also available. Internships are unique opportunities to create, build, and enhance the educational exhibits and programs at MNHC.

Current Openings:

miniNaturalist Pre-K Program Internship

An internship with the miniNaturalist pre-K program will provide experience in early childhood education, environmental education, and museum or nature center programming. Opportunities also exist for curriculum design and development.

To see the complete position description, click here.

Please apply below: 

miniNaturalist Internship Application
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For more information and for application information, please contact Christine Morris at 406.327.0405 ext. 204 or cmorris [at] montananaturalist [dot] org.

Tom McKean with Pleistocene Exhibit
Tom McKean, 2015 intern, with the new Pleistocene exhibit he created.
Mike Foote, fall 2009 intern, leads 4th-grade students on a field trip
Mike Foote, fall 2009 intern, leads 4th-grade students on a field trip