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Paid Internship: Marine Science Undergraduate Intern, Foundry10

Foundry10 is a philanthropic educational research organization looking for a part-time undergraduate intern to support the marine science team for up to 10 weeks in summer 2021 (flexible dates to be determined upon acceptance). Foundry10 spans many subjects from virtual reality to dance, and we are actively growing in the marine science and environmental education field. The marine science team’s goal is to empower local youth to take action for global ocean and climate resilience while anchoring all programs and partnerships in environmental justice. 

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Paid Internship Opportunity: Windward, Summer 2021

Application period closes April 21, 2021
Windward is seeking an intern to work in our Seattle, Washington office. The work is expected to be remote, except for the field work, for which Windward will provide all necessary training and safety precautions. This is a paid internship.
Interns at Windward engage in many diverse activities, including:

Conducting field work—including collection of sediment, surface water, stormwater, groundwater, soil, and biological samples (including fish)—according to written sampling plans and procedures
Supporting the preparation of technical reports and study plans—such as remedial investigations, feasibility studies, data reports, biological assessments, environmental assessments, and quality assurance project plans—for internal and external audience
Analyzing, interpreting, compiling, and summarizing scientific data to determine validity, quality, trends, and scientific significance
Conducting quality control reviews of database entries, calculations, data tables, and maps to ensure accuracy
Reviewing scientific and regulatory literature for background information and methods


Completed or in-progress college degree in environmental science, environmental engineering (may be through a civil or chemical engineering degree program), ecology and related disciplines, biology, toxicology, or chemistry
Strict attention to detail
Excellent communication skills (oral and written)
Ability to work in a dynamic team environment
Ability to complete multiple tasks under tight schedules
Willingness to participate in field work

Windward offers the opportunity to work in an informal, collegial atmosphere with nationally known scientists and engineers. 

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Apply for a 2021-22 UW SAFS Scholarship!

The School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences (SAFS) is pleased to announce the availability of 2021–22 scholarships for undergraduate majors and prospective majors in SAFS.
2021–22 Scholarships for Prospective SAFS Majors
Application deadline: April 11, 2021
Decisions: Award notifications will be made in late April.
2021–22 Scholarships for Current SAFS Majors
Application deadline: May 2, 2021
Decisions: Award notifications will be made in mid-to-late May. 

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Spring 2021 COASST Internships

COASST interns work as a team directly with staff and gain valuable, hands-on experience with citizen science programs and the complexities of volunteer-collected data. These positions will involve a variety of tasks that will likely be performed remotely (from home) for the Fall quarter.

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2021 Varanasi Summer Internship Opportunity

The Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NWFSC) and the University of Washington request applications for students in the Mathematical Sciences for a summer internship at the NWFSC. Interns will spend summer (~16 June – 15 September) working on a research project that integrates mathematics with the science that informs fishery managers. A stipend of $2,500 will be provided from the Usha and S. Rao Varanasi SAFS Faculty Endowment for Student Support, the NWFSC and School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences. The successful applicant will also be provided with office space at the NWFSC and a NWFSC mentor.

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