Research & Internships

Research & Internships

The University of Washington places a strong emphasis on experiential learning, which is the process of learning by doing and reflecting on your experiences. High impact experiences such as research, internships, volunteering, engaging in student groups, and studying abroad can give you the perfect opportunity to connect theoretical science with real-world applications, build a strong résumé, network with potential future colleagues and employers, and permanently enrich your worldview and sense of self.


Finding research

To explore possible research opportunities on the UW Bothell campus and elsewhere, please visit the following pages:

  • Visit our Biology faculty page for contact information and to read about each instructor's areas of interest. Once you have met with an instructor and agreed to work together, you can visit the Biology Forms & Handouts page to complete a BBIO 498/499 registration request.
  • Visit our Physical Sciences research page to find biology-related work in chemistry and physics. Once you have met with an instructor and agreed to work together, you can visit the Physical Sciences Student Forms & Resources page to complete a BCHEM/BPHYS 498/499 registration request.
  • Visit our Conservation & Restoration Science faculty page for contact information and to read about each instructor's areas of interest. Once you have met with an instructor and agreed to work together, you can work with your research faculty and the Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences (IAS) advisors to get registered.
  • Visit the UW research database to search for biology-related work at all UW campuses. Scroll to the bottom of the page for the database link. Talk to your research faculty about how to register for research credit at other UW campuses.

Finding internships

Visit our Career Services page for strategies and resources to find an internship at an organization in the Puget Sound region and beyond!