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Internships in Bozeman

Montana Instruments:

Montana Instruments makes researchers more effective by creating high-precision optical measurement solutions for research, industry and education. Their passion is for innovation that serves their customers and they are building a team of talented engineers, scientists, and professionals who understand and are committed to serving the next generation of researchers worldwide.

Montana Instruments is considering summer positions including their “High Tech Apprenticeship” program, as well as part-time positions for students during the school year. These positions are located in Bozeman, MT. Montana Instruments is looking for fill two positions in their High Tech Apprenticeship program for Summer 2018.

1. Electrical Engineer

2. One of the following three options:

  • Physics with optics Interest and/or background or
  • Electrical Engineer with optics interest and/or background or
  • Mechanical Engineer with optics interst and/or background

Application Priority Deadline - March 1, 2018.

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Space Science and Engineering Laboratory (SSEL):

10 weeks working with Montana's small satellite program, located on the MSU campus, specifically for students NOT from MSU. $6,000 stipend. Select SSEL on the internship application for this opportunity.

Application Priority Deadline - March 1, 2018.

SSEL internship info

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Internships in Missoula

Sunburst Sensors:

Sunburst Sensors designs and manufactures autonomous instruments to measure the carbonate chemistry of marine and freshwater helping scientists understand important processes, such as ocean acidifcation. Our products operate for long periods with ultra-low power and reagent consumption, providing valuable time-series data to researchers around the world. We are developing other instruments for the measurement of alkalinity, carbonate ion, and total carbon. Sunburst Sensors won the Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health XPRIZE in 2015 in a competition that drew teams from around the world to develop accurate and affordable pH sensors.

Sunburst Sensors is considering summer 2017 positions for motivated interns interested in working with them on a number of possible projects. These positions are located in Missoula, MT.

Desirable skills include any of the following

  • LabView or Matlab coding
  • Basic Chemistry Laboratory experience
  • Optics - Colorimetry - Spectrophotometry
  • Arduino or Energia programming
  • Digital and/or Analog Circuit Design
  • SolidWorks experience

Application Priority Deadline - March 1, 2018.

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Internships in Bozeman and Missoula


10 weeks working with MSGC's high altitude balloon program on the MSU or UM campus. $6,000 stipend.

Application Priority Deadline - March 1, 2018.

BOREALIS internship info

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The MSGC Intership Program includes the following elements:

A student must be a U.S. citizen enrolled as a full-time student at a Montana Space Grant Consortium campus.

A final report of at least 2 pages must be completed at the end of the term. Students must make a presentation about their research at the annual MSGC Student Research Symposium in Bozeman.

If you are awarded an internship, you must complete the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) training course, HERE.

Previous MSGC Interns

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