Job Overview


Be Remarkable, Make a Difference! Join the Natural Resources Conservation Service team and help us conserve our nation's Natural Resources!  Visit our web site ( to learn more.

This vacancy announcement is open to U.S. citizens. We expect to fill six positions at the following locations in Montana: Big Timber, Forsyth, Jordan, Kalispell, Shelby and Sheridan.  The location will be determined upon hire.

The purpose of the Pathways Student Intern Program is to provide interns with exposure to public service, enhance educational experience and provide financial support to encourage and support educational goals. The program is formally structured to give interns the opportunity to work in positions related to their academic/career goals. Participants will complete assigned duties, tasks, readings, and developmental activities as specified in the program.   

Students will work full-time in the summer. Students are normally placed into a non-pay status when they return to school each fall, then returned to work the following summer. Students must be willing and available to be assigned to any of our field or area offices within Montana.


As a Soil Conservationist student intern, you will work with staff specialists to assist with various stages of conservation planning, surveying and carrying out resource conservation plans. The internship provided intensified training in soil conservation and is qualifying for a professional position upon graduation from college.

Duties include:

·        Accompanying soil conservationist to observe methods used in meeting resource conservation needs.

·        Gathering and assembling data for use in basic conservation plans.

·        Performing surveys used for design and preliminary layout work, participating in inspections of construction and making field notes.

·        Be able to use a personal computer, scanner, or other automated office equipment.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Some travel is involved during the summer months. The amount of this travel will vary from site to site and is dependent on project work load. This travel may be on improved or unimproved roads.

Relocation Authorized

  • No
  • Additional Duty Location Info

    6 vacancies in the following locations

    • Big Timber, MT
    • Forsyth, MT
    • Jordan, MT
    • Kalispell, MT
    • Shelby, MT
    • Sheridan, MT