Are you a College Science or Engineering Student Looking for a PAID SUMMER INTERNSHIP?

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Learn more about this exciting opportunity at :

Minority Undergraduate Student Internship Program (MUSIP)

What is MUSIP?

MUSIP is a 10-week summer internship program for undergraduate students and is designed to foster research, development, testing, and application of technologies at one of the nation’s premier chemical and biological defense laboratories.

Students will conduct science and engineering research in areas of interest to ECBC in onsite laboratories. The goal of MUSIP is to provide students who have limited engineering and applied research experience an opportunity to participate in integrated science, technology and engineering solutions along with an assigned ECBC mentor. Students will present their findings during the last week of their appointment to senior leaders at the Center.

ECBC offers internship opportunities for undergraduate minority students who are enrolled full-time at a College or University pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in the following:

  • Chemistry
  • Engineering
  • Biology
  • Environmental Science
  • Physical Science

Student Opportunities

A core mission of RAIN is to develop Tacoma’s diverse human resources through investing in the life science sector leaders of tomorrow. We currently have projects with university students, as well as local high school, and middle school students. If you are interested in diving into an ongoing project or starting your own...

 Students working on DNA plasmids during their summer research project.

Students working on DNA plasmids during their summer research project.

University Students

RAIN offers powerful experiential learning opportunities for university students, undergraduate and above. UW Tacoma students have the potential for class credit and internships in science and business.

Contact Katrina Sells, the RAIN Outreach Coordinator below to learn more.

K-12 Students

RAIN supports STEAM learning for high school students in Pierce County and hopes to inspire bright young minds to explore rewarding careers in STEAM entrepreneurship and innovation.

To learn more about student opportunities or our STEAM program, contact Katrina Sells, the RAIN Outreach Coordinator below.

We welcome inquiry on the following:

  • Mentorship
  • Capstone projects
  • Internships
  • Student jobs
  • Site visits
  • Class projects
  • Research projects
  • Independent study




  • Social Media Manager - Help manage RAIN's social media platforms: Twitter, Linkedin, Facebook, and Instagram.
  • Accounting/Finance - Help with processing, analysis, and reporting.
  • Web Developer - Nurture and update website with images, research, student projects, start-up spotlight corner, monthly SoS update, and blog/newsletter. Build out website functionality.
  • Graphic Designer - Create engaging materials for RAIN public engagement.
  • IT Manager - Help develop an upcoming Hack-a-thon competition at RAIN. Build out facility functionality including IoT.


  • Environmental DNA (eDNA) Study - Developing assays for eDNA detection to monitor invasive, rare, or reintroduced species, specifically within habitats on Fort Lewis.
  • Environmental Monitoring - Develop a protocol and implement an Environmental Monitoring project for the Port of Tacoma.


Please fill out the form below if you are interested in finding out more about internship opportunities at RAIN.

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