Scripps Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) summer program

The Scripps Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) summer program invites undergraduates from across the country to spend ten weeks conducting original research in collaboration with faculty and researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. In addition to their research project, students participate in career and graduate school workshops, research seminars, field trips, social events and a final poster symposium.

Application deadline: March 15, 2021

Partners for Justice Client Advocate fellowship

Partners for Justice places recent college graduates as Client Advocates in public defender offices across the country, including in Pablo, Montana, to help low-income people survive the criminal justice system. This work is especially important right now, as incarcerated people face a high risk of coronavirus infection and low-income people are being devastated by economic shutdowns and the unavailability of social services.

Application deadline: March 26,2021

Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument All Native Crew

Conservation Corps New Mexico is a non-profit program that is looking for young adults for outdoor projects such as trail construction and habitat restoration. This April, they will be recruiting a crew of Indigenous young adults to live and work at the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument.

Application deadline: April 27, 2021


Virtual Workshops and Fairs on Handshake

Log in to Handshake to see the current list of virtual workshops, information sessions, career fairs, and more.


Weekly Workforce Wednesdays

Polson Job Service hosts weekly virtual job fairs called Weekly Workforce Wednesdays that feature one employer and other hot jobs of the week.

Bank of America Campus Connect

We’re excited to invite Business freshmen and sophomores to attend our Fall 2020 Campus Connect Webcast Series, designed to educate you on all that Bank of America has to offer and help you define your interests. These webcasts will provide guidance as you begin your journey towards pursuing a future career. Visit the Bank of America Fall 2020 Campus Connect Webcast Series website for a full list of events.

Amazon's Future Builder Fridays

Future Builder Fridays (FBF) is a virtual series designed for students to gain deeper insight into Amazon’s technology, business, culture, and career opportunities. Future Builder Fridays provides a platform to continue professional and skills development, trainings, and build new relationships with fellow Amazonians.


Explore careers

Montana Career Information System helps you identify your interests, skills, and values and explore occupations and career paths that match your strengths and goals. Find the right degree or certificate program, compare schools that offer them, and search for scholarships.

Find opportunities

Looking for an internship, fellowship, and/or a work-study, seasonal, part-time, or full-time job? Log in to Handshake to see and apply for one of the hundreds of on-campus, local, regional, and national opportunities hand-selected for our students!

Please see the complete list of Handshake tutorials in the Resources section below for more information about Handshake, step-by-step instructions, video tutorials, and blog posts.

See a comprehensive list of job and internship search sites at the Virtual jobs and internships and Job and internship search sections below

Ace your interview!

Are you preparing for a graduate school, internship, or job interview? Big Interview is a proven step-by-step system that combines expert video lessons and interactive practice tools designed to help you ace your interview and land your dream position.

See the list of other interview skills tutorials at the Interview tutorials section below

One-on-one assistance

We are here to help you with career planning, resume, cover letter,  job search, applications, and more! Please use the appointment feature on Handshake or contact the Career Services to schedule a one-on-one session.


Call: 406-275-4826

Federal Work-study Program

The purpose of the Federal Work-Study Program (FWS) is to expand part-time employment opportunities for students with great unmet financial need. To the maximum extent possible, FWS jobs complement and reinforce each recipient’s educational program or career goals. All current openings are posted on Handshake. Please note that most positions are filled at the beginning of the academic year, so apply early! Please contact Career Services for more information and application directions.

Project Success Paid Internship Program

Internships are an excellent way to network with potential future employers, gain hands-on professional experience, build your resume and confidence, and develop the skills and knowledge required in today's workplace. Thanks to generous funding from Ascendium, Project Success Paid Internship Program offers a limited number of paid internships to eligible students in all majors. Please check Handshake often for current openings and contact Career Services to discuss designing an internship that specifically matches your interests and career goals. Please contact Career Services for more information and application directions.

Native Fellows Program

The SKC Native Fellows Program is seeking to increase the number of Native American students who are engaged in community-based geosciences research, field experiences, and careers. The project is seeking student applications that include well-planned work experience proposals that allow applicants to gain hands-on knowledge in a geoscience field.

SKC TREES Internships in Natural Resources

Are you interested in a career in natural resources? The Salish Kootenai College Center for Tribal Research and Education in Ecosystem Sciences—SKC TREES—has opportunities for tribal and non-enrolled students of Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs). TREES places college students in science-based internships with the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the U.S. Forest Service and other qualified partners. Positions available for Fire and Forestry with BIA Pathways. $5,000/year tuition support, summer job, non-competitive, post-graduation career placement.




SKC has partnered with Parker Dewey to offer our students the opportunity to pursue short-term, professional, paid work experiences through Micro-Internships.

Through Micro-Internships, students can demonstrate their skills, explore career paths, and develop their professional networks.

  • The internships can be completed remotely!
  • These paid opportunities typically range from 5 to 40 hours of work.
  • Students can be selected for multiple Micro-Internships.

Internship programs for multi-ethnic students











Post position announcements

Interested in recruiting SKC students for internships, fellowships, and/or seasonal, part-time, or full-time jobs? Post your positions on Handshake!

Host an intern

Career Services has made it a strategic priority to forge strong collaborative relationships with employers in order to create talent pipelines, enhance recruitment efforts, and meet their workforce needs. Strong internship programs have proven to be highly effective in recruiting and retaining fresh talent as well as increasing students' academic and long-term career success. Please contact us if you are interested in setting up an internship program in your organization. If you already have a program and would like to become one of our approved host sites, please complete the Internship Host Site Application below.

Attend a career event

The Career Services and individual departments organize several smaller, targeted career exploration and recruitment events every year. Please see the upcoming events section on this page for a list of currently planned events.

Recruit on campus

Employers are welcome to set up information tables or offer classroom presentations and workshops in order to enhance their recruitment efforts. Please complete the On-campus Recruitment Request Form to provide details about your proposed recruitment activity.


SKC Career Services is committed to providing comprehensive services that will empower students to identify and attain their educational and career goals. 

Career Services assists current and potential students with career planning, gaining hands-on work experiences during their studies, preparing for employment, networking with potential employers, searching for jobs, writing cover letters and resumes, and developing interview skills. We offer online career preparation tools as well as one-on-one assistance. Career Services manages paid internship and Federal Work-Study programs and hosts career events, workshops, and presentations by organizations seeking to hire our graduates. All services are available to all SKC students at no cost.

Contact us!


Eva Oruste, Director of Career Services

Salish Kootenai College

P.O. Box 70

Pablo, MT 59855

Phone: 406-275-4826

Fax: 406-275-4801