Summer Internship Opportunities at NOAA

(NOTE: this is a revised call for submissions with an extended deadline)

Conduct Research with Scientists at the Marine Mammal Laboratory

The Marine Mammal Laboratory of NOAA’s Alaska Fisheries Science Center (MML/AFSC) and the University of Washington’s School of Aquatic and Fisheries Sciences (SAFS) request applications for student summer internships. Internships will be for about 10 weeks (during June to September) working on a marine mammal research project. The School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, the Marine Biology Major and MML/AFSC will provide a stipend of $2,500 for each intern. The successful applicant will be provided with a scientific mentor and arrangements will be made to undertake the research project remotely via computer. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 crisis, the MML/AFSC at NOAA’s Sand Point campus is closed and all staff are currently required to telework until further notice.

The following marine mammal research projects may be available for internships during summer 2020 at the Marine Mammal Laboratory:

  1. Cetacean species differentiation using machine learning on song patterns (MML/AFSC Mentors: Catherine Berchok, Daniel Woodrich) [1 position is available for a 10 week internship during the period of late June-early September (start/end times may be negotiable); a $2,500 stipend is offered].
  2. Cook Inlet beluga photogrammetry and photo-identification (MML/AFSC Mentors: Janice Waite, Christy Sims, Paul Wade) [1 position is available for a 10 week internship during the period of late June-early September (start/end times may be negotiable); a $2,500 stipend is offered].

For more information on these projects contact the lead MML/AFSC mentors – Catherine Berchok (catherine.berchok@ noaa.gov) and Janice Waite (janice.waite@noaa.gov)

Additional information: RFS SAFS-MML summer interns 2020_rev042120

HOW TO APPLY

Please submit the following by the deadline:

  • Online Application:https://forms.gle/9hshcHrqxZXBNQYe7
  • Application Materials – upload (using form linked above) the following materials in one pdf. Save as “LastnameFirstname_MML2020.pdf” (where Lastname and Firstname are your name):
    • Recent Resumé
    • Unofficial UW Transcript
    • Letter of Interest – include name of project that most interests you and why; how internship will further your studies

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION

May 6, 2020

DECISIONS

Award notifications will be made by May 15, 2020