Montana Historical Society

Big Sky ~ Big History

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Fellowship, Internship, and Scholarship Opportunities for Students

Digital Antiquities Research Fellow

This semester-long fellowship includes a $3,000 award to graduate students enrolled at Montana State University (MSU), $1,000 incentive paid to supervising faculty, and waived tuition for credits directly associated with the fellowship. The fellow will use SHPO’s online cultural records and GIS files as part of their research under the supervision of a MSU faculty. 

Learn more / Apply

History Conference Preservation Scholar

Montana SHPO offers a $700 scholarship for university students presenting their work on historic preservation at the Montana History Conference. The scholar will attend the conference as a speaker, poster presenter, or panel member, sharing their research / project related to preserving Montana’s historic and cultural places and communities.

Apply here by September 1, 2024 Award announced on September 10.

Y.A.S.P. Heritage/Archaeology Field Instructor

This position supervises and transports teams of high school students who will monitor heritage and archaeological sites on public lands near Helena and the surrounding area as part of the Youth Forest Monitoring Program (YFMP). Montana SHPO has sponsored the addition of the Youth Archaeological Survey Program (YASP) to YFMP since 2023. The field instructor position is based in Helena and runs June 3 to July 26, 2024.  

Learn more about YFMP and how to apply

Historic Preservation Intern

Summer position is currently filled. 


Archaeology Intern
No internship opportunities are available at this time.
Public History Intern

Summer positions are currently filled.

GIS and Data Intern

Summer position is currently filled.