Aerial photo of HMSC2015 summer interns and mentors

From Estuaries to the Deep Sea . . .

Oregon State University is proud to announce the availability of paid research internships for 20-24 students during each summer. 10-12 students will be located at the Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) on the Pacific coast in Newport and another 10-12 located at the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences (CEOAS) in Corvallis. 

Funded by the National Science Foundation, the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program offers students the unique opportunity to work on individual research projects, and participate in group field trips, seminars and science colloquia over a 10-week period at CEOAS and HMSC under the guidance of university and research agency scientists, who serve as mentors.

The Research Experience for Undergraduates program runs from June 15 - August 22, 2020  at both the Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) in Newport and at the College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences (CEOAS) in Corvallis. HMSC offers a particularly broad range of undergraduate research opportunities and applications in marine and estuarine science. CEOAS offers research opportunities in ocean ecology and biogeochemistry, marine geology, sedimentology, and paleoclimatology, geophysics, physical oceanography and autonomous ocean observing, and geomicrobiology.

If you want to apply what you've learned in the classroom to real-world problems, then a research experience in marine, estuarine, earth and atmospheric sciences may be right for you! We welcome applications from students with backgrounds and interests in any of these areas, including biology, chemistry, earth science, physics, environmental science, mathematics, computer science, or engineering majors. Both research sites use the same application and students should browse both lists of mentors.

While students work independently with their research mentors, there are numerous opportunities to interact with other scientists and students at the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport and in CEOAS and other departments on the Corvallis campus, through orientation, weekly seminars, group field trips, social events, and final project presentations. Lists of potential mentors and project research areas appears below.

Eligibility: Currently enrolled undergraduates who are not graduating seniors may apply. Eligibility limited to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. Students from underrepresented groups, community colleges and institutions with limited research opportunities are especially encouraged to apply.

REU interns receive a stipend ($612/week), housing on-site, and round-trip transportation from their home area if needed.  


2020 SUMMER APPLICATION HERE! (Available: 11/15/20)



Funding for this REU site is provide in by the National Science Foundation’s Division of Ocean Science's located in Alexandria, VA (NSF OCE-1758000). The NSF contact for this program is Elizabeth Rom. NSF does not handle REU applications; please contact each REU site directly for application information.