Ecology Project International (EPI) is hiring two field instructors to mentor and deliver academic content for 12 Bitterroot Wildlife Internship program interns this summer. Interns and instructors will spend Monday morning-Thursday of each week at the ranch completing conservation service projects (approximately 10hrs/week), conducting ecological research (approximately 16hrs/week), and learning about the Bitterroot Valley’s ecosystem (approximately 6 hrs/week). Instructors and interns will camp in a designated campsite on the ranch Monday-Thursday. Conservation projects on the ranch might include fence repair or removal, invasive species mitigation, seed collection, native plantings, or similar work. Potential research involvement includes avian, soil, plant, ungulate, and insect projects. Instructors will also provide interns with the opportunity to build Leave No Trace awareness, develop wildlife observation skills, and hone their nature journaling abilities. The instructors are responsible for student supervision and rigorous risk management while delivering the field experience.

Because of the diversity of BWI participants (and of MPG and EPI staff), it is also important that field instructors have the skills to address implicit bias and be culturally responsive in interactions with participants and co-workers. Instructors are also empowered to identify ways in which we can enhance inclusivity in planning and implementing our program.

• Room and board while in the field with interns Monday – Thursdays.
• $150/day per field day and $120/day during instructor training. Instructors will be expected to work at least four hours in EPI’s Missoula office on Fridays, and this office-based work will be paid at $15/hour.

For a complete job announcement and to access the application, visit https://ecologyproject.bamboohr.com/careers/73.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Priority deadline to apply is March 11th, 2024.

Tagged as: Instruction and Guiding


• 2-3 years of prior experience delivering science and ecology-based curriculum to middle and high school students in a formal or informal setting;
• Outdoor leadership experience working with young adults in remote settings;
• Bachelor's degree in biology, ecology, environmental education, natural resource management, or related field; OR equivalent experience

About Ecology Project International

EPI is an international non-profit organization dedicated to addressing critical conservation issues through field-based partnerships between local experts and high school students. We engage adolescent youth from local communities and visiting youth from other regions in applied hands-on science and conservation as they learn about and help protect threatened species and habitats. Through EPI’s programs in five countries throughout the U.S. and Latin America, teens are inspired and empowered to engage in conservation efforts at home and worldwide to become the next generation of conservation leaders. More information can be found at www.epiyellowstone.org.

Application Instructions

To view the full job description and access the application, visit https://ecologyproject.bamboohr.com/careers/73.