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Two women scan mountainside for mountain goats; one looks through scope, the other through binoculars.
Seasonal citizen science staff scan the hillside for mountain goats during a high country citizen science survey.


NPS Paid Positions at the Research Learning Center

The Crown of the Continent Research Learning Center (CCRLC) enlists the help of seasonal staff to assist with various research and education projects. These positions typically run five to six months (May-October), but some may be as short as 12 weeks (June-August). Most summer seasonal employees work closely with our Citizen Science Program, but we regularly offer positions in science communication and office administration.

Our summer positions are generally announced in January or early February through USAjobs. Applications can only be submitted when a vacancy occurs and only during the time period specified in the announcement. It is best to apply within the first few days of the announcement opening, as some positions close once specific applicant limits are met. Selected employees will be notified by early April.

Internship Opportunities

The CCRLC does not offer internships on a regular basis, but does work with other park divisions and park partners to provide some opportunities during certain years. In the past, the Research Learning Center has had interns working on sustainability issues, citizen science, and science communication. These positions are typically unpaid, but at times paid internships do occur. In addition, housing is often provided free of charge. When available, internship opportunities will be posted on this page.

We also maintain a list of numerous other internships, fellowships, and jobs for students in science-related fields around the country. To be added to our mailing list, email us. Provide your name, email, level of education, field of study, institution attending, and dates of availability. We send notifications to our mailing list when CCRLC positions are posted and when we receive announcements about other related opportunities.

Scientists in Parks Internship

The Crown of the Continent Research Learning Center hires two interns each year through the Scientists in Parks Program. Typically, these "Guest Scientist" positions work with Glacier National Park's Citizen Science Program, but other opportunities in science communication and education may also be available.

For the Citizen Science Program, the Guest Scientist helps the program bring its work up to date with current technology for citizen science and assists with pioneering new technologies to manage the enormous volume of data generated by the program. The intern will also work to raise the bar on our data quality assurance/quality control and will develop communication products for sharing this data with park managers and the public. This is a great opportunity for a student or recent graduate to gain valuable experience in research, data collection management, and science literacy. Generally, one Guest Scientist is selected for a winter internship and one for a summer internship.

To check for current Guest Scientist opportunities, see our Scientists in Parks announcement page.

Last updated: February 17, 2021