Undergraduate Summer Intern

Employment Type
Intern (Part Time)
Requisition number
Multiple Departments
Location : City


BRI offers college undergraduates the chance to expand their learning experiences beyond the traditional classroom through its in-person Summer Internship Program. The 8-week internship offers top-achieving and highly motivated science students the opportunity to work and learn under the mentorship of BRI's renowned researchers. The 2023 summer internship will run from June 20th-August 11th, 2023


This position is for 20 hours per week and will be paid $18.69 per hour.


Interns will:

  • Be assigned to a research laboratory for the duration of the internship
  • Work directly with a mentor in the lab to perform experiments and/or analyze data
  • Attend laboratory-specific meetings
  • Attend and participate in organized educational programs with other summer interns, including journal clubs, seminar series, and roundtable discussions
  • Present research findings at the end of the internship at a research symposium


  • Enrollment in a college or university with completion of at least one year education at this level, though preference will be given to students that have completed at least 2 years of college coursework by the start of the internship
  • College coursework in the sciences, preferably in biology, is required


How to apply:

  • Complete the application process by uploading:
    • a resume/CV
    • a current unofficial college transcript (additional documents)
    • a personal statement describing in 2 pages maximum (cover letter)
      1. your research experience
      2. your motivation for applying for an internship at the Benaroya Research Institute
      3. your career goals.
  • Provide 1-2 letters of reference from a college or university professor. At least one letter should be from a professor from a science course. This letter of reference should be confidential and emailed directly by your recommender to summerinternship@benaroyaresearch.org by March 17th, 2023


APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY March 17th, 2023. Accepted applicants will be notified no later than April 14th, 2023.


If you have any questions regarding the internship, please contact Ruth Penn at summerinternship@benaroyaresearch.org  



$18.69 - $18.69 per hour


  • Medical, dental, vision hardware insurance
  • Flexible spending accounts: health care, dependent care, commuter
  • Short and long-term disability and life and AD&D insurance
  • 403(b) retirement plan with matching funds after one year of employment
  • PTO: 13 holidays, three weeks of vacation and two weeks of sick leave per year
  • Employee assistance program
  • Tuition reimbursement program
  • Subsidized bus pass
  • Subsidized YMCA membership
  • Voluntary benefits, e.g., pet insurance, accident, critical illness, identify theft
  • See benaroyaresearch.org for benefit details 

About Us

Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason (BRI) has a bold mission: Predict, prevent, reverse and cure immune system diseases, from autoimmune disease to cancer to COVID-19. We examine the immune system in both health and disease to understand how disorders start and how to rebalance the immune system back to health. Equipped with innovative tools and robust biorepositories, our team chips away at the biggest mysteries behind these conditions to work toward our vision of a healthy immune system for all. As an independent non-profit organization within Virginia Mason Franciscan Health, we collaborate with clinicians to accelerate the path from innovative lab discoveries to life-changing patient care.


At BRI, each role is valued and an important contributor to the vision and mission. BRI is committed to a safe, caring and diverse workplace; as well as to taking action to further our commitments to foster inclusion, equity and belonging so employees feel comfortable bringing their full selves to work. Consider making a difference, join our team. Because together, we are Powering Possibility.


Visit BenaroyaResearch.org or follow BRI’s Autoimmune Life BlogFacebookInstagram, 
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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status. If you need assistance completing the application process, please contact Human Resources at 206-287-5646 or email jobs@benaroyaresearch.org


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