Hi Interns, here are your instructions for the first day, which is coming up fast!!
Monday, July 8th – arrive in the lobby of the Ocean Sciences Building on the UW – Seattle campus at 9am.
1492 NE Boat Street, Seattle WA 98195
If you are running late, text Rick at 206 259 1645 just to let us know. Same if you get lost on campus – we will come find you. If you are early, come on up to the 5th floor and find us in room 525 or thereabouts.
If you are getting dropped off, the best drop-off location is the corner of Brooklyn and Boat (see the google map link above). If you are going to try and park in the u-district, good luck! The best spots for 1-hour parking are along Boat street to the west of our building. The best free parking is near the John Stanford School, about 1/2 mile to the west of us. Park on the street there and walk. Check metro transit and sound transit for bus options – there are many routes that go directly to UW and drop off very close to our building.
DRESS CODE: The first day will be casual but beginning on the days when you go into the lab, you will need to cover your legs (it is a safety thing). We have lockers you can use if you bring clothes to change into. Lots of students bring sweat pants to wear in the lab. No worries though, just dress casual and avoid offensive t-shirts and other obvious mishaps. Close-toed shoes are mandatory – no sandals or flip-flops in the labs.
WHAT TO EXPECT THE FIRST DAY: There will be some mandatory safety and etiquette overviews, a review of safety in the labs, and we will get a tour of the department. You will meet all of your mentors and learn about the research you will be doing in the following weeks.
Bring money for lunch (or pack a lunch). Most of us pack a lunch, and there is a microwave and soda machine. If you want to buy food there are lots of options near us and the average price for a lunch is probably about $10.
Your stipend will be dispensed in one lump sum after the internship is over, and will be prorated if you have to miss several days.
We will dismiss at 4pm from the same location at which you arrived.
We are looking forward to meeting you!