2020 UW Environmental Career Fair

The 2020 Environmental Carer Fair will be held on February 27, 2020, 1:00 – 4:00 PM, in the HUB North Ballroom. Open to all UW students and alumni, the Environmental Career Fair is an opportunity to explore careers in environmental and natural resources fields.

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NOAA Pathways Internships (various locations in WA, OR and CA)

NOAA is seeking bright, innovative, results-oriented students who are pursuing a degree or certificate program in an accredited educational institution for our Summer Intern Program.  The NOAA Summer Intern Program targets students currently enrolled (or currently enrolled and accepted for enrollment) in a degree-seeking or Certificate program at least on a half-time basis.

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Society and the Oceans (SMEA/ENVIR/JSISB 103), Spring 2020

SMEA 103 course flyer

Today the oceans have become the ultimate proving ground of whether humans are capable of achieving a sustainable relationship with a planet showing increasing signs of stress. Dealing with these complex human-environment interactions requires study rooted in both the social and natural sciences and responses that employ difficult-to-develop institutional arrangements.

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Northwest Fisheries Science Center Symposium 2020

The Northwest Fisheries Science Center conducts exciting and innovative research on topics that many in your community will find interesting.  Every other year, we hold a Science Symposium to highlight this research. This year, the event (SciSym 2020), will be held on March 31 and April 1, 2020, at NOAA’s Western Regional Center in Seattle.

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Four Paid Field Tech Positions Available: Southern Resident Killer Whale Research, Summer 2020; Oceans Initiative (San Juan Island, WA)

Oceans Initiative is a team of scientists on a mission to protect marine wildlife. Our US team is based out of Seattle, WA. We are currently recruiting 4 highly motivated field technicians to collect behavioral and AIS data on killer whales and vessels from land-based study sites on San Juan Island for our summer 2020 field season.

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‘The blob,’ food supply squeeze to blame for largest seabird die-off

When nearly 1 million common murres died at sea and washed ashore from California to Alaska in 2015 and 2016, it was unprecedented — both for murres, and across all bird species worldwide. Scientists from the UW School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, the U.S. Geological Survey and others blame an unexpected squeeze on the ecosystem’s food supply, brought on by a severe and long-lasting marine heat wave known as “the blob.”

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Sugar Kelp Volunteer Internship, NOAA NW Fisheries Science Center Manchester Research Station (Port Orchard, WA)

The student will participate in an outdoor laboratory study investigating the effect of Sugar Kelp photosynthesis and metabolism on seawater pH.  The work is part of a larger project examining the value of Sugar Kelp farming as a tool to counter ocean acidification. 

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NOAA Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center Young Scientist Opportunity Internships (Honolulu, HI)

The Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center Young Scientist Opportunity (PYSO) is a collaborative program with the Joint Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. This program offers professional scientific research experience and formal training opportunities for qualified participants tailored to meet their educational and professional goals and interests.

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Hatfield Marine Science Center Research Experience for Undergraduates in Ocean Sciences (REU-OCE): From Estuaries to the Deep Sea… (Newport, OR)

Oregon State University is offering summer marine science internships to 20+ college students through its National Science Foundation  Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program at the Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) in Newport and College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences (CEOAS) in Corvallis.

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(Part-time) Youth Engagement Mentor, Seattle Aquarium (Seattle, WA)

The Seattle Aquarium is looking for a part-time youth engagement mentor to join the Volunteer Engagement team. This position works with the Youth Engagement team to implement the Youth Ocean Advocates volunteer program for high school–age youth in a manner that is both beneficial to the youth participating in the program and to the Aquarium’s mission.

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