Undergraduate Internships

One of the strengths of the MCB program is that our faculty participate in a large number of undergraduate internship programs. These programs provide substantial opportunities for undergraduate students to do conduct in MCB labs and see if the MCB graduate program would be a good fit.

Current MCB students have opportunities to work with these programs, volunteer and gain mentorship experience!

If you are interested in listing your undergraduate internship program, please contact mcb@uw.edu.

Fred Hutch Summer Undergraduate Research Program

The Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) is an intensive, nine-week internship designed to provide research experience and mentorship for undergraduate students who are interested in biomedical research.

Summer STEM Research Programs at UW

The University of Washington offers a number of summer undergraduate research opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

UW Genome Sciences Summer Program

The Department of Genome Sciences, in partnership with the National Human Genome Research Institute and the University of Washington Genomics Outreach for Minorities program, provides summer research opportunities for undergraduate students.

UW GenOM Project

The GenOM Project sponsors two undergraduate research programs; one during the academic year, and one during the summer. The academic year undergraduate research program is a rare and wonderful opportunity for undergraduate students at the University of Washington. The program offers a first-hand, quality experience in the laboratory of an established researcher, providing opportunities to probe deeper into the cutting-edge science of genomics over an academic year.

Equity and Excellence in the Pharmaceutical Sciences (UW-EEPS)

UW-EEPS provides research opportunities for undergraduate students who are:

  • Thinking about graduate school in the pharmacological or biomedical sciences
  • Committed to enhancing equity and inclusion in the sciences
  • Looking to gain hands-on research experience in areas of the basic biological and physical sciences such as:
  • drug metabolism
  • pharmacokinetics
  • cellular and molecular pharmacology
  • molecular biophysics
  • microbiology

Supporting Undergraduate Research Experiences in Environmental Health (SURE-EH)

Supporting Undergraduate Research Experiences in Environmental Health (SURE-EH) provides underrepresented students at the UW with a meaningful opportunity to work with experienced faculty on a research project addressing the relationship between environmental exposures and human health. 

Administered by the UW Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences (DEOHS), SURE-EH trainees work as paid student researchers for up to 2 years: up to 40 hours per week during summer and part-time (up to 15 hours per week) during the academic year.

Friday Harbor Laboratories’ REU-Blinks Summer Internship Program

The REU-Blinks Summer Internship Program links undergraduate students with scientist-mentors as collaborators in marine science research projects. The program takes advantage of the pristine environment, remarkable biodiversity, and the scientific and technical resources at UW Friday Harbor Laboratories, a marine science research facility in the San Juan Islands.