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. 
Location: Missoula, MTEnds on January 19, 2018
We’re excited you want to join us for a month of wildlife, conservation, and fun this summer at MPG Ranch! Completing this simple application is the first step towards becoming an intern. Please be thorough in your answers.

As a BWI intern you will be expected to:
- Actively and enthusiastically participate in all internship activities.
- Develop a scientific research question and complete a slideshow to be presented to EPI and MPG staff and fellow interns at the end of the internship.
- Participate in environmental restoration work like fence removal, invasive plant, management and seed collection.
- Assist MPG researchers in gathering high-quality data.
- Help with meal preparation and camp clean-up.
- Participate in an intern/researcher pairing evening event in May and an end-of-season symposium at the end of August.

Who we are looking for:

- You must be able to attend all field days of the internship and be willing to work in inclement conditions (rain, heat, bugs, and rough terrain).
- You should have completed freshman year of high school, but not yet have started freshman year in college.
You should have a basic understanding of the scientific process and have a desire to participate in conservation, research and outdoor learning.

There are two internship options for 2018. The first session will begins June 17th and ends July 12th. The second session begins July 22nd and ends August 16th.

Interns will be paid a stipend of $30 per day, totaling $480, after the successful completion of this internship.

Transportation from EPI’s Missoula office to MPG Ranch on Sundays and back on Thursday evenings will be provided. Additionally, meals, snacks, transportation, and camping gear will be provided at the ranch. Interns will not be provided accommodations by EPI Thursday evenings through Sunday afternoons.

This program was designed for alumni of Ecology Project International field programs who reside in Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming. 

Have questions? Not sure how to complete the application? Call us and ask for Rachel Garwin at (406) 218-2602.