What are your plans for Summer 2017?

2016 summer intern Group picture

2016 summer interns

Interested in an internship with the Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences?  Or do you know an undergraduate student who is?

Our application cycle for the summer of 2017 opens on January 15, 2017.  Check our application home page for downloadable instructions and access to our online application.

Our program aims to introduce Oregon college students to the multidisciplinary fields of biomedical and occupational health research.  Interns participate in the everyday research activities of their hiring labs.  Projects that the interns work on are aligned with their hiring faculty members research interests and often go on to be publishable.

We do have strict eligibility requirements.  Applicants must be an undergraduate student pursuing their first 4-year degree, either from a school in Oregon, or if attending an out-of-state school then they must be Oregon residents.  We do accept recent graduates, but if you have recently graduated then you must have graduated within the current academic year in order to still be eligible for our program.

Our interns work with their faculty members and labs for a period of three months during the summer.  Most interns start between mid-May and mid-June depending their institution’s academic calendar.  Interns are expected to work a standard 40-hour work week, so we don’t recommend doubling up with a summer course load.

Occ Health Sci Summer internship poster session overview 2016

2016 poster session

The high point of the internship is a scientific poster session held about the second week of August.  All Institute faculty and staff attend to view the interns showcase their summer work.  We welcome family and friends to attend as well.

Don’t delay in preparing your application: our March 1 deadline is going to come up fast!  More questions?  Check out our intern application home page for FAQs, instructions and program contact information.

Submitted by Alisa Mukai, Administrative Coordinator

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Dede supports the Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences and the Oregon Healthy WorkForce Center's research, engagement and education programs. She is a certified industrial hygienist.

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