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2014 Summer Undergraduate Internship is Accepting Applications

Intern works on modeling project with mentor.2013 intern Meadow Rodriguez, with mentor Tuomas Karna, discusses his research into symbolic regression analysis of ecologically significant model parameters in support of the Columbia River Treaty review process. CMOP is now accepting applications for the 2014 summer internship. The internship is offered to undergraduate college students with backgrounds and majors in biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, environmental science, mathematics, and physics.

Summer interns are engaged in leading-edge research to understand and predict biological, chemical and physical processes of the river-to-ocean ecosystem.  Interns work closely with senior scientists, post-doctoral fellows, and graduate students on interdisciplinary projects.

The goal of the program is to give undergraduates early exposure to graduate-level study and to help them make the connection between their academics and professional applications.

"CMOP gave me the tools I needed to be a successful undergrad at USC," said undergraduate alum Alexandra Rios. "The independent research experience impressed many professors, causing them to offer exclusive research positions in their laboratories."

Recently stories about CMOP interns from Heritage University were published in the university's magazine, Wings. One story features Patrick Feller's summer of studying Pacfic Lamprey. The other features Meadow Rodriquez Jr. and Aric Washines in the article Columbia River Interns go with the Flow.

The deadline for 2014 applications is February 28, 2014. For your convenience, CMOP accepts all documents as e-mail attachments except for the official transcript.

For complete list of application requirements visit the Undergraduate Internship web page.