In concert with the UNCF-Mellon Summer Ecology Program, the National Science Foundation, Federation of American Scientists for Experimental Biology and American Society for Cell Biology, University of Washington’s Friday Harbor Laboratories’ Blinks-REU Research Internship Program offers paid summer research internships on San Juan Island in the state of Washington. These internships cover 100% of research interns’ costs, including round trip airfare, room and board, research supplies, and a stipend of $1000 per month. During their eight week internship, students will work directly with one marine scientist and rub elbows with other scientists from around the world.
San Juan Island offers a pristine, biologically diverse environment for marine science research. The cool temperate waters are rich in plankton and support staggering biodiversity across dozens of phyla ranging from microscopic plankton to killer whales. Summers are warm and generally dry.
Student interns will investigate timely and important topics, including ecology, climate change, neuroscience, developmental biology, marine birds, and more. Many of our former research interns have co-authored publications in peer-reviewed journals, attended scientific conferences, and have gone on to attend graduate school.
Applicants from all ethnic groups traditionally under-represented in the sciences are especially encouraged to apply. Applications are due March 1. Click here for more information–>