• Intern - Science Education

    Job ID
    Temporary Part-Time
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
  • Overview

    Cures Start Here. At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home to three Nobel laureates, interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. Fred Hutch’s pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation led to the development of immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system to treat cancer. An independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle, Fred Hutch houses the nation’s first cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women’s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Careers Start Here.


    The Science Education Partnership (SEP) is a program for Washington state science teachers sponsored by Fred Hutch. Since its inception in 1991, 550 science teachers from across Washington state have participated, and use our resources with over 15,000 students annually. Through professional development workshops and a science mentor program, teachers learn molecular biology techniques and also have the opportunity to participate in an introductory laboratory research experience. A large component of our work is SEP's Kit Loan Program, in which, teachers partnered with SEP can borrow biotechnology supplies and equipment (kits) to use in their classroom. We provide over 70 kits on 18 different topics, including gel electrophoresis and bacterial transformation. The SEP Intern would help support the Kit Loan Program by preparing kits and assisting with tracking kit usage, thereby learning valuable skills to pursue a career in science education or science laboratory research.


    A cover letter with a statement of interest is required for this position


    The SEP Intern will help in kit preparation by assisting in the following:

    • Unpacking and inventorying items in returned kits
    • Refurbishing kits and equipment
    • Repacking kits for use in classroom
    • Preparing reagents and maintain backup stocks
    • Performing occasional quality control tests
    • Performing data entry in FileMaker database as needed


    • High school degree or equivalent required. Currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate life science or education program
    • College-level Biology coursework required, preferably with lab experience
    • Organized, able to follow directions, punctual, and reliable
    • Strong time management skills
    • Detail-oriented
    • Able to lift 40-50 pounds
    • Must be interested in science and science education
    • Associates or BA/BS degree in the life sciences or a degree in education with an emphasis in the life sciences preferred

    Our Commitment to Diversity

    We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) Employer. We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability (physical or mental), marital or veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology, or membership in any other legally protected class. We are an Affirmative Action employer. We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds to apply and desire priority referrals of protected veterans. If due to a disability you need assistance/and or a reasonable accommodation during the application or recruiting process, please send a request to our Employee Services Center at escmail@fredhutch.org or by calling 206-667-4700.


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