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Bighorn Sheep

Hands-On Experience

In order to best prepare for the future, we require each student to participate in approved work experience. This can include jobs with the Forest Service, state wildlife agencies, utility companies, non-governmental organizations like The Nature Conservancy or Ducks Unlimited, or private companies for example.

In the past, our students have worked as biological technicians, monitoring animal populations, controlling noxious weeds or gathering field samples for genetic analysis, or as fire fighters or GIS specialists. Regardless, your approved work experience will serve to expand your horizons as well as give you better insight into opportunities available to wildlife resource graduates. Our team can assist you in identifying these opportunities; it’s also important to ensure your work meets all necessary requirements prior to completion.

The Career Center and Student Temporary Employment Office are also great resources available to assist you in finding approved internships and summer jobs.

Natural Environment an Ideal Location
The location of the University of Idaho Moscow campus is one of our program’s most well-known assets. The inland northwest is an ideal environment for studying natural resources, and in particular wildlife resources. For example, the Taylor Wilderness Research Station located in central Idaho is used by many of our faculty members and students for, training events and research pursuits.

Our on-campus labs and facilities, along with those that we share with other programs within the College of Natural Resources, will give you a competitive advantage throughout your career.