The next MSU Connections will be on January 30th! Registration will open early January!
Promote your programs and services at the following events:
Two-day festival on campus in August that welcomes new and returning students to MSU and exposes students and their families to the array of campus and community resources, clubs, organizations and local businesses.
Monthly service projects that are held on the first Saturday of each month, September
through April from 10am-12pm
at various non-profit locations in the community. Student volunteers are available for a variety of volunteer needs! Dust off
that to-do list and let us help! Longer projects are possible, upon request.
We invite community organizations to campus bi-annually to help you recruit volunteers, student employees and interns for your organization.
We can help you recruit volunteers, interns, student employees, work-study students, etc!
Do you accept volunteers on a regular basis? If yes, be sure to be included on our
online Community Organization List.
The list is comprised of various Gallatin County area organizations. We frequently direct students who are interested in getting involved in the community to this list.
Do you have an ongoing or ont-time volunteer opportunity you want to see listed on
our Upcoming Service
Opportunities page? Students refer to this page when they want to participate in an upcoming volunteer opportunity.
The opportunities submitted on our Upcoming Service Opportunities page is also sent out on our email listserv. This is sent every other week to over 1,400 active subscribers!
Need interns, student employees or part or full-time employees?
Work Study is a federal or state funded program offered to eligible students (who
demonstrate financial need)
and the money earned is intended to assist with meeting educational expenses. The money earned through a
Work Study job is paid in the form of a paycheck on an “hour’s work for an hour’s pay” basis and does not credit to
the student's account.” The MSU Work Study Program assists non-profit employers in finding qualified work study
staff to fill their positions, and educates students about the rewards and benefits of taking jobs with
• Only students who have received Work Study as part of their federal aid package are eligible to be hired in a
Work Study position. You set the hourly wage for your Work Study position, but students may not earn more
than $12/hr and they cannot work more than 20 hours/week. As a Work Study employer, your organization
will be responsible for 30% of the students’ wages; the MSU Work Study Program will cover the other 70%.
Additionally, your organization is responsible for FICA, Workers Compensation, and a 10% administrative fee
based on the students’ monthly earnings.
Contact the MSU Office of Financial Aid Services to find out if your organization is already an approved employer.
If you’re not yet approved, you’ll need to request application materials. Once the application is approved, you will
be established as a user for Hire-A-Bobcat.
Post your jobs (full-time and part-time), internships, and ongoing volunteer opportunities
on MSU’s free online
recruiting system Hire-A-Bobcat. Contacts Career, Internship & Student Employment Services at to learn how to
post your open positions.
Career, Internship & Student Employment Services offers four
opportunities annually for you to connect with students/alumni
to recruit them for your part-time employment, internship
employment or full-time positions.
• Attend the bi-annual Job and Internship Fair to connect
with qualified students/alumni for your internships and
full-time employment opportunities. The Office of Student
Engagement offers a discounted rate to non-profit
organizations. Limited spots available.
• The Student Employment Job Fair provides you opportunities each fall and spring semester to recruit
employees for your part-time/seasonal positions.
For assistance or to inquire about non-profit rates and sponsorship, please contact Career, Internship &
Student Employment Services.
The MSU Office of Student Engagement (OSE) is committed to fostering strong, reciprocal relationships with area community-based organizations. If you are interested in learning more about ways to partner with Montana State University please plan on attending one of our MSU Connection Seminars. At the MSU Connections Seminar you will learn about Catapalooza, the Fall and Spring Involvement Fairs, Service Saturdays, Hire A Bobcat, Volunteer Reserves, Community Work-Study program, how to post your volunteer opportunities on the OSE website, and more. Want to participate in the Involvement Fair after MSU Connections? Sign up HERE!
Organizations that have attended past sessions:
|Belgrade Senior Center|
|Big Brothers Big Sisters of Gallatin County|
|Big Sky Youth Empowerment|
|Boys and Girls Club|
|Bozeman Amateur Hockey Association|
|Bozeman Bike Kitchen|
|Bridger Healthcare Community|
|Buffalo Field Campaign|
|Children's Museum of Bozeman|
|Community Health Partners|
|Custer Gallatin National Forest|
|Downtown Bozeman Association|
|E-Free Church College Ministries|
|Gallatin County DUI Task Force|
|Gallatin History Museum|
|Gallatin Solid Waste Management District|
|Gallatin Valley Farm to School|
|Gallatin Valley Land Trust|
|Gallatin Valley YMCA|
|Great Beginnings Montessori School|
|Girl Scouts of Montana and Wyoming|
|Habitat for Humanity|
|Healthy Gallatin Lactation Education Program|
|Heart of the Valley Animal Shelter|
|Intermountain Opera Association of Bozeman|
|The Human Resource Development Council|
|Montana Conservation Corps|
|Montana Outdoor Science School|
|Montana Racial Equity Project|
|Montana Wilderness Association|
|MSU Leadership Institute|
|Sacks Thrift Store|
|SGI USA-Bozeman District|
|Special Olympics Montana|
|The Community Cafe|
|United Blood Services|
|US Forest Service|
|Warriors and Quiet Waters Foundation|