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Diverse + Inclusive Naval Oceanographic (DINO) Summer Internship Program (SIP)

This internship program for undergraduate students provides opportunities to experience and conduct research, participate in professional development, build community with young scientists, and learn to navigate a career in maritime and oceanographic science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) fields.

The internship is hosted by APL-UW from 18 June to 18 August 2023. Interns receive a stipend of $6000, housing, and limited travel expenses.

Application deadline: 31 March 2023

Applicants will be notified of decisions by the last week of April 2023

Postdoc (SEED) Science & Engineering Enrichment & Development

The Laboratory provides two fellowships per year; each is funded for 2 years. Applicants for the felowships will have research interests aligned with APL-UW areas of expertise: polar science, ocean physics, air-sea interaction and remote sensing, or ocean engineering.

Fellows will define their own research programs in conjunction with an APL-UW principal investigator mentor. Successful postdoc fellows will be motivated and prepared to pursue independent research funding at the end of the 2-year fellowship period.

Formal announcements are advertised in April each year. Finalists will travel to APL-UW for interviews before August. Start dates from 1 October to 31 March are anticipated, depending on candidate graduation dates or other job-related timelines.

Candidates will submit a CV and a proposal that outlines their planned research while at APL-UW as well as their long-term career goals.

The application window typically opens in April each year.

Benefits of Working @ APL-UW   Community Commitment  

As an APL-UW employee you receive:

  • Medical and dental insurance
  • Life insurance and long-term disability insurance
  • Retirement and investment plans
  • Vacation up to 26 days/year depending on length of service
  • Eleven holidays
  • Tuition-free access to university credit classes
  • Group rates for auto and homeowners insurance
  • Pre-tax dependent care assistance
  • Subsidized sick child care on campus
  • Career development and general training courses at low or no cost
  • Subsidy for public transportation

Diversity, Inclusion, Equity

Diversity is a core value of the University of Washington and the Applied Physics Laboratory. We are focused on building and sustaining an inclusive and equitable research environment for all staff, students, and collaborators. We believe every member on our team enriches our community by exposing us to a broad range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design, and deliver solutions.


The University of Washington is an equal opportunity and affirmative action — EOAA — employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

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