iLab Scholarships

Interning at the iLab


Throughout the year, internships and scholarships become available at the Hatfield iLab. See the listings below for internship opportunities, application links, and further details.

Roundhouse Foundation Scholarship and Internship Fund

With the generous support of the Roundhouse Foundation, scholarship and internship, students will get the opportunity to utilize the Innovation Lab at the Marine Studies Building at Hatfield to experience hands-on learning that will support their educational and career goals. There are two types of student opportunities at the Hatfield Innovation Lab. The first is a year-round scholarship, and the second is a summer internship. Learn more about these opportunities below.

Undergrad Scholarships and Internships

Fall, Winter and Spring Term Options

Thanks to the generous support of the Roundhouse Foundation, the Innovation Lab Scholarship and Internship Fund can support up to three Oregon State University undergraduate students interested in developing the programs and operations of the Hatfield Innovation Lab. Below are details on this opportunity.

Amount - Up to three awards of $18,640 each

Structure - This Roundhouse Foundation-support fund includes three aspects:

  • OSU student hourly position in Fall, Winter and Spring terms
  • Scholarship

Criteria - The candidate must be:

  • Enrolled as an undergraduate in any college at Oregon State University
  • In the second year or more of study

To Apply

  • Students must submit their application through OSU Scholar Dollars.
  • Option #1: Opens November 1, 2023, Closes December 3, 2023, Awarded December 15, 2023
  • Option #2: Opens April 1, 2024, Closes May 1, 2023, Awarded May 12, 2024
  • Full application details are available here
  • Questions? Contact Cynthia Leonard at the Marine Studies Initiative


Summer Internship - Innovation Lab Assistants

This recruitment will be used to fill student summer position(s) that are up to 40 hours per week over the course of the summer term. Housing on the Hatfield Marine Science Center campus in Newport will be provided.

Duties: The duties of iLab Assistant interns are a combination of learner, designer, builder and mentor. The students will focus on the engineering and design associated with studying the marine world, developing and building a new project idea or one proposed by the iLab Manager.

The iLab Assistant will collaboratively work with other students and staff members on a variety of projects.
50% Project innovator – work on design and development of projects within the lab
30% Lab technician – aid in the troubleshooting and completion of small projects in the lab
10% Lab and field testing – setup and conduct tests of systems within the lab
10% Lab maintenance – take on day-to-day jobs to keep the lab operational
Minimal Eligibilty:
  • Must be academically enrolled in a high school, community college, or university and pursuing a program or course of study
  • Must meet Academic Standing Requirements; students on academic suspension are not eligible for employment
  • Must meet the applicable minimal enrollment standard

Apply: Applications for summer positions will be available in the spring of 2024.