University of Alaska Southeast


Company: University of Oregon
Location: Eugene, OR
Position: Intern - Alaska Oregon Research Training Alliance
Requirements: See internship posting

Alaska Oregon Research Training Alliance (AORTA) summer research program for talented undergraduates who may be considering a career in life sciences research.  

The META (Microbial Ecology and Theory of Animals) Center is funded through the NIH Centers of Excellence program, and it brings together researchers from our Institutes of Molecular Biology, Neuroscience, and Ecology and Evolution, and it involves studies in microbiology, evolution, developmental biology, genomics, bioinformatics, molecular genetics, structural biology, biophysics, molecular biology, cell biology, computational biology, and biochemistry. 

AORTA interns work closely with active mentors in basic life sciences research.  Our program offers a ten week immersion into the life of a scientist. Interns participate in weekly group and lab meetings, faculty seminar series, professional development workshops, peer instruction, a final Undergraduate Research Symposium, and cultural, social, and recreational enrichment activities.  Interns form a close knit group, living and working together. Stipend, travel, and living expenses are provided. AORTA provides aid and encouragement for interns to present their work at a national conference. 

There is not a hard deadline. We will begin making offers of admission in January, and we will continue to review applications until all slots are filled. Please note that space is very limited.

For a program description, activities, FAQs, and an online application, click on Internship Link below:

Internship Link

Contact: Peter O'Day
Contact at: or (541)346-4518
Closing Date: Open Until Filled