Enrich your Education with Real-World Experience

Funding for Academic Enrichment opportunities: Student Travel Fund.

Deadlines: Always on the 5th of: Oct., Dec., Feb., April and June

You can apply for up to $400 in Traveling Funds!

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 Upcoming Opportunities:

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 Experiences Abroad!

  • Start exploring early to find a faculty-directed study abroad experience you find interesting. Small groups of students led by UM professors explore and learn globally and earn credits! Cost and length of programs vary (a few weeks to a semester). Begin your search:

o   From UM’s Study Abroad website: Faculty-Directed Study Abroad Programs:

o   From the College of Forestry and Conservation website: Faculty-Led Study Abroad Programs:

  • New Zealand-Australia (Dec. 26, 2014 – Jan. 19, 2015) Deadline to apply: Oct. 15, 2014
  • Vietnam (Dec. 27, 2014 – Jan. 20, 2015) Information Session: Tues., Oct. 14, 1 – 2 p.m. in CHCB 452: Deadline to apply: Oct. 25, 2014
  • Chile-Patagonia (Jan. 3-25, 2015) Information Session: Tues. Oct. 14, 1 – 2 p.m. in CHCB 452. Deadline to apply: Oct. 25, 2014
  • If you found a faculty-directed study abroad program you liked, but it’s too late to apply, start planning for next year. Most of these faculty-directed programs are offered every year. Don’t forget to check out the scholarships below—many listed below are to help students have an abroad experience.
  • Study Abroad Office
  • Learn more about Experiences Abroad.


  • Internship Opportunity! Immerse yourself in a Washington DC internship with The Washington Center . They offer internships for all majors, and the Center’s experienced staff, knows of, and can offer internship sites, with fantastic experiences for students. (Check out sample internship sites). Housing and financial assistance are available to applicants who meet eligibility criteria. Early deadline: Oct. 15, 2014/ Regular deadline: Nov. 19, 2014 (for spring internships). Contact Dr. Andrea Vernon (Director of the Office for Civic Engagement) for advice and information about The Washington Center program. (Deadline for summer internships: Feb. 18, 2015)
  • Internship Opportunities! Volunteer Missoula is an online recruitment and resource hub for volunteers. They have 4 paid internship opportunities to help grow their new non-profit: Marketing Internship; Fundraising Internship; Outreach and Nonprofit Promotions Internship and Training and Resources Internship. Find how to apply on GRIZ eRECRUITING. (Job IDs 53281, 53280, 53283, 53284).
  • Internship Opportunity! The Holewinski Group, a multi-dimensional firm focusing on all aspects of website development, is looking for an intern with diverse marketing and website development skills. Here’s an opportunity to learn new skills and work/think outside the box. Find out more GRIZ eRECRUITING (Job ID 54254)
  • Find more internship opportunities! GRIZ eRECRUITING
  • Questions? Internship Services at 406.243.2815 or interns@umontana.edu.
  • Internship Services Website.


  • Service Saturday, Oct. 19 from 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.: Volunteer with the Missoula Food Bank as part of family weekend! Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend. RSVP by Fri. Oct. 17th service.saturday@mso.umt.edu (include: name, phone, if you wish to join the walking group to the location).
  • Alternative Breaks – Winter Trip (Jan. 10 – 18, 2015): A one-week volunteer opportunity to the Hollywood district in Los Angeles working at local soup kitchens, helping with homeless adult and children’s programs, urban gardening and restoration and working with groups and individuals working for change in the city. Price: $400 (apply for Student Travel Fund to help fund!). For more information: Melanie.gagen@umontana.edu or call 243-5531. Deadline to apply: Fri., Oct. 31.
  • Volunteer Opportunity! Montana Natural History Center needs several volunteers to serve: Youth Programs; Special Events; Field Notes for Public Radio; Native Plant Garden and Fall Auction support. To apply: GRIZ eRECRUITING (Job ID 52371)
  • Volunteer Opportunity! Help tutor K-5 students here in Missoula. Improve the reading and math skills of elementary-age students. This is a community-wide effort that enlists the help of local teachers, administrators, parents, UM students and faculty, community volunteers, businesses and other organizations.
  • Find more volunteer opportunities: GRIZ eRECRUITING and Volunteer Missoula.

Undergraduate Research and Creative Scholarship!


  • Learn more about the Boren Scholarship and Fellowship (see below). Information Session: Oct. 15 from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m., GBB 119: The Boren Awards for International Study, provide undergraduates the opportunity to study in world regions critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad programs. Students interested in language, culture, and national/global security, sustainable development, environmental degradation, global disease and hunger, population growth and migration, and economic competitiveness should check this out!
  • Student Travel Fund: Deadline December 5, 2014 (offered again the 5th of Dec., Feb., April and June). Up to $400 to pursue academic enrichment opportunities such as, civic engagement, internship, field experience, study abroad, undergraduate research and more.
  • Goldwater Scholarship: UM Deadline October 29, 2014. Provides $7,500 to students committed to careers in math, science, or engineering with two years of college remaining. Contact: Laure Pengelly Drake,
  • Critical Language Scholarship Program: UM Deadline October 29, 2014. Offers an intensive summer language institutes in thirteen foreign languages. Contact: Laure Pengelly Drake,
  • Truman Scholarship: UM Deadline October 30, 2014. Candidates apply as juniors. Must demonstrate outstanding potential for public service. Contact: Laure Pengelly Drake
  • Latin American Studies Scholarship: Deadline November 15, 2014 (for spring or summer, 2015 study abroad). Four $500 scholarships for students minoring in Latin American Studies and studying abroad.
  • Udall Scholarship: UM Deadline November 18, 2014.  Awards up to $5,000 to undergraduate students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to the environment. Contact: Laure Pengelly Drake. More tips.
  • Boren Scholarship and Fellowships: Deadline January 24, 2015. Awards up to $20,000 for undergraduate and graduate students studying abroad.
  • More Scholarships! www.scholarships.fatomei.com and https://www.grad.illinois.edu/fellowship/
  • Need help with a scholarship application? Contact Laure Pengelly Drake, Director of External Scholarships and Advising.

Other Opportunities and Resources!

  • Field Experience Opportunities:
    • Aerie Backcountry Medicine provides wilderness and rural medical training to students. Field work is offered in a variety of locations, a few being, Missoula, Glacier Park and Costa Rica. (Course accredited through UM)
    • Ecosystem Field Studies offers students field education experiences with exciting, hands-on, 19-day courses in Colorado and Mexico. (Courses accredited through UM)
    • Nature Link works to connect students with the environment through education, research and advocacy. (Courses accredited through UM)
    • North West Connections pioneers on-the-ground collaborative conservation and offers unique experiential learning opportunities. Some of their courses: Animal Tracks & Sign; Wildlife in the West; Landscape & Livelihood; they also offer some great internships! (Courses accredited through UM)
    • Wild Rockies Field Institute offers a range of real adventure and real learning that caters to your interests, schedule, and academic needs. (Courses accredited through UM)
    • Find more opportunities on the Academic Enrichment website.

Academic Enrichment |The University of Montana

406.243.2569 | www.umt.edu/ae | academic.enrichment@umontana.edu


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Claire Chandler

Adventure is merely inconvenience rightly considered.


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