Small University Undergraduate Summer Internship

Students from Pacific Lutheran University and Seattle Pacific University who are pursuing a degree in biology, biochemistry or chemistry are eligible for this nine-week summer program in Fred Hutch’s Vaccine & Infectious Disease Division. Interns help with basic laboratory maintenance and research; at the end of the summer, they give presentations detailing their research projects.

Important Dates 

The Small University Undergraduate Summer Internship program runs from June 17 through August 16, 2019.  The application deadline for the 2019 program has passed.

The application deadline for the 2020 program will be posted here when available. 

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Entering junior or senior year in Fall 2019
  • Pursuing a degree with a concentration in biology, biochemistry, chemistry, or a related field
  • Students must be able to commit to entire program period in order to participate.
  • For lab-based positions:
    • A minimum of two wet lab courses with emphasis in pipetting, sterile technique, data interpretation, and good lab notebook practices
    • Must be comfortable working with biohazardous/infectious agents (BSL2) under carefully controlled conditions: HIV, HSV, and bacteria
  • For the position in the Schiffer Group, experience in statistics and/or bioinformatics is required.
    This is not a lab-based position.

Application Requirements

  • Cover letter explaining why you are interested in research and your preferred participating lab(s) to do your internship. If you prefer a lab, please explain why in your cover letter
  • Resume
  • Two letters of recommendation from science professors

Apply for the Small University Undergraduate Summer Internship Program

Questions & Comments:

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Human Resources
Mail Stop J1-105
PO Box 19024
Seattle, WA 98109-1024

Last Modified, October 28, 2019