Currently Accepting Applications

AMERICORPS VISTA (Volunteer in Service to America)
This is a one-year Americorps position that includes a living stipend. Based in Silverton, CO, the VISTA will build capacity for MSI's youth and volunteer programs and support MSI's work to advance mining reclamation capacity.

Four Corners - Federal Lands Internship Program (FC-FLIP):
This paid summer internship program places around 10-12 interns with regional land management agencies (USFS, BLM, & Mesa Verde) and with Mountain Studies Institute for 11 weeks - late May - early August.


Interested in working with us in mountain environments?

External resources and opportunities

Frontiers of Science Institute - University of Northern Colorado
FSI is for rising high-school juniors and seniors with a strong interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).

Internship Program List and FAQ by Affordable College Online
Internship Resume Guide by Zety

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Mountain Studies Institute is a growing research and education center focused on developing science that people can use to address environmental issues facing the San Juan Mountains. We are committed to hiring and empowering a diverse work force at all levels of our organization thereby creating a culture that allows us to better serve our community, our partners and our employees. We value and encourage the contributions of our employees and strive to create an environment where everyone can reach their full potential and drive outstanding results.

MSI is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law. This policy applies with regard to all aspects of one’s employment, including hiring, transfer, promotion, compensation, eligibility for benefits, and termination.