Undergraduate Internship with the Beauchamp Lab (School of Aquatic & Fishery Sciences)

The Beauchamp Lab in the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences is looking to take on 1-2 interns this fall willing to work either 3 or 6 hours/week (i.e. 1 or 2 internship credits). Interns will be working on a project that aims to understand patterns in early marine growth and survival of juvenile Pacific salmon in Puget Sound. Each intern will be responsible for a variety of lab work, including:

Dissecting whole-body fish samples to collect biological data, including DNA, scale, and gut samples
Preparing fish scales for examination to determine growth patterns in Puget Sound salmon stocks
Examining fish gut contents to quantify prey types eaten by Puget Sound salmon species during their early marine experience in Puget Sound
Entering data
Other lab duties as needed

If the intern is interested, there is potential to continue into the internship into winter quarter or develop a capstone project in the future. 

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Explore New Research Tags

Marine Biology is a broad field that encompasses many specific areas of research, and this is represented by nearly 50 faculty from across the University of Washington. Don’t know where to start or who to contact? Our new faculty profiles can be searched by research area. Find faculty who research or teach in areas you are currently interested in, or explore a whole new side to marine biology! 

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Alexandra Ulmke asks: Can law save the whales?

Student Alex Ulmke collecting data on whale from a boat in the Puget Sound

At the beginning of her sophomore year, Alex Ulmke had no idea what to major in. She had grown up visiting her grandparents’ house on a Florida inlet with manatees swimming by, and she wanted to become a marine biologist to save them. During her freshman year at UW, she took study breaks to watch documentaries about whales. After taking a course from a UW professor who was researching whales and the Endangered Species Act, she figured out she could tailor her UW education to her fascination with marine mammal conservation. 

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