|Diverse + Inclusive Naval Oceanographic (DINO) Summer Internship Program (SIP)||Information|
DINOSIP provides undergraduate students the 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, beginning 18 June and running through 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
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APL-UW conducts research in many fields: oceanography and polar science, ocean observations, ocean acoustics, software and environmental engineering, data analysis and signal processing, oceanographic sensors, and autonomous underwater vehicles.
DINO internships are awarded to undergraduates who are currently registered at universities, community colleges, and technical schools. Graduating seniors are also eligible to apply. All projects are matched to the student's level of experience. By the start of the intership, students will need to have completed one year at their institution, have one term of pre-calculus (or equivalent), and have one term of a basic science or engineering course. Experience in a lab-based course or with computational software (like Excel, Matlab, Python, R, etc.) is helpful, but not required.
Applicants may be studying any STEM field, but must have an interest in ocean sciences and other types of research conducted at APL-UW. Members of historically underrepresented groups including, but not limited to African-, Hispanic- and Native-Americans, Pacific Islanders, first generation, LGBTQ+, military veterans and families, and disabled persons in STEM fields are highly encouraged to apply.
Falling short of prerequisites will not necessarily result in rejection, so all are encouraged to apply if this program is of great interest to you.
|Requirements||Research Themes for Undergraduate Interns|
The following documents are required and must be submitted through HANDSHAKE.
APL-UW Departments: Expertise
Air-Sea Interaction and Remote Sensing. Conducts research on the air-sea interface using a variety of remote sensing techniques. Interests include global scale processes of climate change and ocean circulation, regional studies of nearshore and coastal processes, and the small-scale physics of air-sea heat and gas exchange.
Environmental and Information Systems. Investigators pursue three core research areas. (1) Acoustics and signal processing, (2) Environmental sensing and modeling, and (3) Information and control systems. Expertise is applied to the needs of the Department of Defense, other federal agencies, and industry.
Electronics and Photonic Systems. Develops and builds state-of-the-art solutions to challenging problems faced by the U.S. Navy and provides engineering solutions for the installation and support of cabled ocean observatories.
Acoustics Department. Studies the propagation and scattering of sound in the ocean. Its primary focus is to study the ocean and ocean structure using theory, numerical modeling, and field experiments.
Ocean Engineering Department. Delivers science and technology solutions at sea. The department serves as a resource to scientists at APL-UW, other research and development organizations, and the U.S. Navy.
Ocean Physics Department. Investigators pursue research focused primarily on small-scale and meso-scale oceanographic processes and design and build unique instruments to facilitate these studies.
Polar Science Center. Conducts interdisciplinary research on the oceanography, climatology, meteorology, biology, and ecology of ice covered regions on Earth and elsewhere in the solar system.
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Is it required to have a Ph.D. to be an APL-UW scientist or researcher?
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Can this internship lead to other opportunities at APL-UW?
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If my background is in biology, will there be a project for me?
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Will I pay tuition for the seminar summer course?
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