MCB students have the opportunity to experience research in industry firsthand through this externship program in coordination with companies in the Puget Sound area. MCB students are encouraged to apply to participate in this program in the early spring. Applications are reviewed by the Externship Program Director, and then submitted to participating companies in hopes of finding a match. This externship is available only during the first summer to students who have completed 3 rotations and identified a dissertation laboratory. Students are supported by MCB for the summer quarter.