ISB Summer Undergraduate Research Experiences Program

Opportunity Description:

The ISB Summer Undergraduate Research Experiences Program offers undergraduates with a diversity of backgrounds, career goals and experiences the opportunity to experience research side by side with experts in systems biology.

ISB is an internationally renowned non-profit research institute dedicated to the study and application of systems biology. Founded in 2000 in Seattle, Washington, ISB´s goal is to unravel biological complexity by deciphering vast amounts of data in order to gain valuable insights and achieve breakthroughs across scientific disciplines.

To support learning, student interns will:

  • Be paired with a mentor based on their interests. Students with a demonstrated interest in fields such as biology, chemistry, computer science, information science, applied mathematics, and/or engineering are all good fits for the types of research projects available
  • Participate in a research project developed by the student intern’s mentor
  • Be included in all events at ISB, including lab meetings and retreats
  • Participate in ongoing professional development including attendance at workshops, seminars, & team tasks
  • Complete a poster with the support of their mentor and other ISB staff to be shared at an ISB-wide mini-symposium
  • Be included (where applicable) on the development of publications that result from their research project

Logistics of research experiences at ISB:

  • The program selects a broad range of students, from current freshmen through to seniors with a diversity of backgrounds, career goals and experiences
  • Student interns will work 30-40 hours per week 
  • Dependent upon project and pandemic regulations, participants may be full or part time at the ISB facility in Seattle or be asked to work remotely
  • Student interns with financial need, will receive financial assistance
  • Students interns will participate for 10 consecutive weeks that must include the seven week period between June 20, 2022 to August 5, 2022.
  • ISB does not  provide housing but students qualify for summer intern housing at UW

Minimum Qualifications and/or Eligibility Requirements: 


  • Must be authorized to work in the US
  • Must currently be a full-time student at an accredited college or university in the United States (To be eligible, graduating seniors must demonstrate they have been accepted to graduate school immediately following their internship at ISB)
  • Must have a current minimum GPA of 3.0

Application Process: 

Complete the online application anytime before 4 PM PST on February 22, 2022. The application can be completed in two ways:

Only online applications will be considered. Phone interviews will be conducted and informal offers will be made from January 31 through March 31. Formal offer letters will be sent to applicants the week of April 4.

Application deadline: February 22, 2022

Application Deadline: 

Tuesday, February 22, 2022
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