What we need to know about volunteers and interns
Mentoring high school students and undergraduates is an important part of our research work at OHSU–and it’s even better if this information is tracked so that we can use the data. If you are mentoring a high school or undergraduate student this summer, either on your own or through any program (such as CURE, ASE, OIDD Summer Youth Employment Program, Partners in Scientific Inquiry, etc.), please email Susan Shugerman (firstname.lastname@example.org), director of Science Education Opportunities, with the name, email address and grade level (HS or undergraduate) of the individual you are mentoring. This will greatly assist the Office of Science Education Opportunities in tracking mentoring activities on campus.
Registering and protecting your interns
Anyone who is not being paid for their work at OHSU, including high school and undergraduate students doing summer internships, must register as an OHSU Volunteer. Please contact Ivy Nelson at email@example.com for detailed instructions on this process. Registration will insure the student’s eligibility for Workers Compensation benefits in the event of a work-related injury. Volunteer enrollment and reporting of volunteer hours is necessary for the receipt of worker’s compensation in the event of an injury. (If the student is receiving a pay check, they are in the system and are covered.)
Please refer to the instructions for “Visiting Scientists and Other Affiliates” to ensure you complete the necessary steps for hosting a student over the summer. Some of these requirements should be completed before the visitor’s arrival on campus (such as the Background Disclosure Form).
If your student is under the age of 18, please contact Susan Shugerman at firstname.lastname@example.org for “Guidelines for Hosting Minors in Labs at OHSU.”
Join the party for your interns or volunteers
The Office of Science Education Opportunities is hosting a welcome session for all high school and undergraduate students and teachers on campus this summer to meet peers and learn about various campus programs and resources that may be of interest. This is an optional event for all OHSU mentors, students and teachers working at OHSU. Please make a note of these dates and times:
West Campus: Thursday, June 25, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm, Primate Center, Malinow Lunch Room (pizza will be provided).
Marquam Hill Campus: Tuesday, June 30, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm, Marquam Room, MacHall Café (pizza will be provided).