Opportunities for students

Undergraduate laboratory research

Undergraduate research opportunities are available in the following areas: biogeochemistry, ecosystem processes and aquatic geology.

Please see the listing of current projects for research conducted by the Global Change and Watershed Biogeochemistry group.

Motivated undergraduates are encouraged to contact John Harrison about current openings in the laboratory.

Summer research for undergraduates

Our summer program engages current undergraduates from around the Vancouver, Washington/Portland, Oregon region in high-quality research in the Columbia River Basin. You’ll study both aquatic and terrestrial habitats to examine how biotic and abiotic drivers influence ecosystem dynamics across the aquatic-terrestrial gradient in this dynamic, and iconic, landscape.

This nine-week summer research experience takes place at WSU Vancouver. We offer a $4,725 summer stipend, plus commuting and meal expenses, and participation in several two-day field trips to locations across the Columbia River Basin. Additional program details and application information.


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Work-study positions and jobs on campus

Student employment provides an online job board called CougLink where students can search and apply for jobs. View details including who hires students on campus and browse postings.

Undergraduate summer grants

The Washington State University College of Arts and Sciences summer grants support the creative, scholarly, and research efforts of undergraduate arts and sciences majors. Student-led extracurricular projects, especially those with an interdisciplinary emphasis, qualify for consideration.

View the general application guidelines for more information.