The MT Rangeland Resources Committee and Rangeland Resource Program at DNRC just successfully completed their first MT Rangeland Internship season. The 2018 interns traveled from Polson to Culbertson staying two weeks at each of the Committee’s ranch, giving a small glimpse into the life of a conservation/ community involved producer to help further the interns professional career.
The program will be seeking new mentor and intern applications for the 2019 season! If you or someone you know is interested in being a mentor or intern, and would like more information, contact Stacey Barta at 406-444-6619, or email@example.com. Click on the links below to find the application paperwork and program overview.
Rangeland Internship Program
This internship is designed to offer beginning agriculturalists, natural resource and range specialists real-world and hands- on experience implementing the educational tools already gained. This paid internship will last for three months during the 2018 summer where interns will work, learn, and gain valuable insight from mentoring ranchers from across the state of Montana. A stipend of $1,600 will be given at the end of each month with room and board supplied by the mentoring ranch and the possibility of 1-3 credit hours. Students are responsible for working with their advisor/professor to obtain credit hours. Sophomore, Junior, Senior or Grad students majoring in any natural resource related field are encouraged to apply for this opportunity.
Program Mission & Goals
The West is losing experienced land stewards. Our goal is to prepare the next generation of land stewards. In a unique opportunity, we are providing ranching experience and a rancher’s pragmatic perspective on resource management to students who may later pursue careers in resource management in either government or the private sector.