The Mountain Environments Research Institute currently offers Extended Education courses and study abroad opportunities through Western Washington University. Students can take courses in a variety of disciplines that provide opportunities to gain experience working in mountain environments through outdoor leadership development, climbing and mountaineering, field-based science, and international and local community development.
Courses offered Winter 2019:
- ESCI 328 Introduction to Ecosystem Management - CORE
Courses offered Summer 2019:
- ESCI 498D Mountain Research and Ecology in the Peruvian Andes - CORE
Other Student Opportunities
MERI faculty, students, as well as volunteers and other students from around the globe are participating in the 2019 Everest Environments Expedition: Changing Climate, Changing Lives. Follow their blog about the Mt. Everest Expedition.
The Aldo Leopold Wilderness Research Institute in Missoula, Montana is hiring two research scientist positions. One position is a Research Ecologist and/or Biological Scientist and will focus on landscape ecology. The second position of a Research Ecologist, Biology, Geographer, Social Scientist, or Biological Scientist will focus more on recreation. Both positions range from GS-12 to GS-14, depending on qualifications. If you are interested in applying for one of these positions, please send Susan Fox (firstname.lastname@example.org) your contact information, which position you are interested in, a brief statement of why you would be a quality candidate, and a resume no later than June 1, 2019.
Friends of Mount Adams is calling for research grant proposals. Their board invites students to submit a proposal for a research grant ($500-$2,500) who are conducting scientific and social science research on Mt. Adams. If interested, send a 1-2 page outline of your proposed research and timeline to Jocelyn Akins at email@example.com. More information can be found on the Friends of Mount Adams webpage and by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rocky Mountain Field Institute, a nonprofit dedicated to conservation and stewardship of public lands in Southern Colorado, is hiring for a Field Instructor, High Alpine Field Instructor, and a Generation Wild Internship. More information about opportunities for employment, internships, courses, and volunteering opportunities can be found on their webpage.