Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic and in an effort to protect students, employees, and the campus community, Career Services will be operating remotely until the campus re-opens. Please contact Eva Oruste at if you have any questions, need assistance, or would like to schedule a one-on-one appointment via Google Meet.

As the career preparation does not stop during this challenging time, please take advantage of the free digital resources SKC has made available for students. They are listed below. We also frequently email useful articles and resources to the student bulletin board and post helpful information and tutorials on our Facebook page at Please check your student emails often for important news and updates.


The Federal Work-Study applications are due on September 21st! Please refer to the Applying for SKC FWS Positions guide below and log in to Handshake to apply today!


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

SKC offers 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 career goals. Please contact Career Services for more information and application directions.

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.

How to find (and keep) an internship or entry-level job in this Covid-19 world



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