Marine Science and the Arts

Summer Internship


The Shannon Point Marine Center (SPMC) and the College of Fine & Performing Arts are jointly sponsoring a summer internship for WWU undergraduates who are majoring in some aspect of the arts. The internship is part of the marine center’s well-established summer program for undergraduates. The student selected to receive the internship will join 8 other students from WWU and from around the nation who will be spending nine weeks in residence at the marine center located in Anacortes, WA. While SPMC has operated undergraduate research programs in the marine sciences for more than 20 years, bringing the arts to the program is a new feature. It is anticipated that the student intern, in association with a faculty adviser, will be stimulated by the activities at SPMC and the marine environment to apply his/her artistic talents to whatever medium is appropriate. At the conclusion of the summer program, the intern will provide a showing of the results of the project coincident with the presentations made by the other summer interns.

The intern will be invited to participate in all group activities at SPMC that are conducted for the research interns, including field trips and workshops on application of the scientific method to marine science.

Student support will include a $4725 stipend plus a $595 food allowance and housing at SPMC for the nine week session (June 23-August 21). A $500 allowance for materials and supplies will be provided. The faculty supervisor will be provided with a $2500 stipend.

How to Apply

Applicants must be enrolled in a degree program at WWU leading to a major in one of the arts disciplines that will lead to the Bachelor’s degree. Applicants should submit the on-line form , a statement of interest in the program that includes a proposed project and project space and logistical needs, undergraduate transcripts (informal acceptable), and a letter of reference from a prospective faculty adviser.

Get an Application Form

*IMPORTANT: The application form works best from a desktop or laptop, not a tablet or smartphone. Download the form to the desktop/laptop before completing.

Materials should be submitted by April 22, 2015 to

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