Internship Opportunity: NOAA NW Fisheries Sciences Center Manchester Research Station (Port Orchard, WA)

Unpaid internship at NOAA facility in 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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Student Spotlight: An Interview with Katie Hearther

 
Katie Hearther is a double major in both Marine Biology and Oceanography here at the University of Washington as well as a minor in Arctic Studies. She sat down with us to discuss her trajectory as a student, internship opportunities, and advice for prospective and current students interested in the marine sciences.
Why Marine Biology and what drew you to the marine science programs here at the University of Washington? 

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Gulf of Maine Research Institute Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU): Integrated Studies in a Rapidly Warming Fishery Ecosystem (Portland, ME)

The Gulf of Maine Research Institute is in its second year as a NSF-funded REU Site – Integrated Studies in a Rapidly Warming Fishery Ecosystem.  Students in this program will have an opportunity to participate in field, lab, or computer-based research on the dynamics of the fish, plankton, and human communities in and around the Gulf of Maine. 

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Internship – North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission (Vancouver, BC)

Objectives: To help early-career professionals gain experience and knowledge in operations of the Commission and provide an opportunity to test their interest in international governmental organizations, fisheries management, salmon biology, ecology, and fisheries enforcement.

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NW Fisheries Science Center Ocean Acidification Internship (Seattle, WA)

The NOAA NWFSC ocean acidification research group is looking for volunteer interns to help with experiments evaluating the potential effects of ocean acidification of Dungeness crab larvae.

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2020 REU program at Shannon Point Marine Center (Anacortes, WA)

Program participants work one-on-one with faculty mentors studying themes related to productivity and nutrient cycling in local watershed systems; ocean acidification; marine microbial ecology; marine chemical ecology; physiology of symbiosis; ecology and physiology of seaweeds; larval development, physiology, ecology; and environmental toxicology.

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2020 Summer Internship at UCSD/Scripps Inst. of Oceanography/Marine Physical Lab (REU)

The Marine Physical Laboratory, at UC San Diego’s world renowned Scripps Institution of Oceanography, is currently seeking inquisitive, motivated undergraduate students with exceptional aptitude for quantitative science to apply for the 2020 MPL Summer Internship Program.

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Resident orcas’ appetite likely reason for decline of big Chinook salmon

Each year orcas consume more than 2.5 million adult Chinook salmon along the West Coast. Except for the endangered southern resident population in Washington, all other fish-eating orca populations that live along the coast, called “residents,” are growing in number. The rise of resident killer whales, and their appetite for large Chinook salmon, is driving a decline of the big fish.

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PAC-ISLEs Study Abroad (Tonga: Summer, 2020)

Study abroad program for UW undergraduates studying Present-day and Ancient Connections between Island Societies and Local Ecosystems (PAC-ISLEs). Fully funded for four undergraduate and two graduate students. Application deadline is 1/31/2020, and there will be an information session on 1/15.

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NOAA Hollings Preparation Program Scholarship (deadline March 15, 2020)

Are you a college freshman with an interest in a NOAA internship and training opportunity? The Hollings Preparation Program (HPP) will prepare freshmen students to be competitive applicants for the full NOAA Hollings Scholarship in their sophomore year of college.

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