Summer Internship Opportunities at NOAA

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The following marine mammal research projects may be available for internships during summer 2023 at the Marine
Mammal Laboratory:
1. Steller sea lion remote camera imagery
Mentors: Molly McCormley and Carey Kuhn
2. Northern fur seal and Steller sea lion entanglement in plastic debris in Russian waters
Mentors: Tom Gelatt and Vladimir Burkano
3. Population abundance, vital rate estimates, and foraging ecology of California sea lions and northern fur seals
at San Miguel Island, CA
Tony Orr, Marine Mammal Laboratory, Alaska Fisheries Science Center, NOAA
4. Assessing bowhead and beluga whale distribution using satellite imagery
MML / AFS mentors: Kim Goetz and Megan Ferguson
SAFS values the strengths and professional experience that students, faculty, and staff bring to our community. We are
committed to providing an excellent education to all our students of every race, gender, class, nationality, physical ability,
religion, age, or sexual orientation. We are proud of the different roles that our students, staff, and faculty play in the
community of the School and the College of the Environment. Science is richer and the SAFS and MML/AFSC communities
are more vibrant when a diverse group of people participate in research. We are especially interested in candidates who can
contribute to our programs’ diversity through their life experiences, scholarship, and/or service to the institutions. People of
color, women, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.
All UW undergraduates who graduate in Autumn 2023 or after are eligible to apply.
Please submit the following by the deadline:
• Online Application:
• Application Materials: upload (using the form linked above) the following materials in one pdf. Save as
“LastnameFirstname_MML2023.pdf” (where Lastname and Firstname are your names):
o Recent resumé
o Unofficial UW transcript
o Letter of interest (maximum of four pages) – include the name of the project that most interests you and why; tell
us about yourself and your research interests; explain how the internship will further your studies and career;
include other information the selection committee should be aware of, such as what it means to you to have a
commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: 11:59 pm on April 12, 2023 – late or incomplete applications will not be
considered DECISIONS: Award notifications will be made by April 28, 2023