CDCB Summer Research Internship Program

Engaging scientific curiosity in the next generation of scientists.

INFO FOR 2018 pending.

Email  with questions.
Program runs June -August.
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The application and all supplemental materials MUST be submitted to  by Wednesday, February 15, 2017. Only completed applications submitted by t-he deadline will be reviewed.

2017 Summer Internship Application
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What are the benefits of the CDCB Internship Program?

  • Gain direct hands-on experience in running basic lab techniques. 
  • Introduction to experimental design and critical thinking. 
  • Participate in a guided project facilitated by a departmental researcher.
  • Develop written and oral communication skills. 
  • Various networking opportunities with a community of scientists. 

What will you do over the course of the internship?

Interns will enter the research world for the summer. They will have an established schedule, complete tasks in agreed-upon periods and follow laboratory standards or guidelines. Interns will attend weekly lunch education sessions covering topics from cutting edge technologies and animal models, to career development. Students will also participate in a weekly journal club where they can develop skills required to read and critically evaluate primary literature. As a culminating experience, each intern will prepare and present their research at the final poster session to their peers and members of the Cell, Developmental & Cancer Biology Department.  

Is a break or vacation allowed during the 9 week program?

No, we ask that if you are selected for the internship that you do not  take a vacation or break for the duration of the 9-week program.

Will I get paid?

Students selected for the internship will receive a stipend. 

Is housing provided? CDCB Summer Internship Program image2

No, housing is not provided for this internship. 

Where is the internship located?

The internship is typically performed in the Department of Cell, Developmental & Cancer Biology and Knight Cancer Institute laboratories on the OHSU Marquam Hill Campus in Portland, OR. Interns must use mass transit or bicycle to get to campus (no on-site parking is available). Bus passes will be provided by the program.

Who is eligible to apply?

  • Motivated college undergraduates with a strong interest in a career in biomedical sciences and who have completed introductory science courses.  
  • Students must be available and present for the duration of the internship, no vacations/breaks may be taken.
  • Unfortunately, we are unable to provide visas for foreign students.

What do I need to apply? CDCB Summer Internship Program image4

Complete the 2017 CDCB Internship Application and submit all required materials by February 15th, 2017. ALL application materials must be emailed to  by the 15th, no late application materials will be accepted. Students will be notified of acceptance by March 1st.  

Please submit the following materials to be considered for this internship: 
  • The application form.
  • Your resume; highlight science courses and relevant lab experience if applicable. 
  • A one page single-spaced essay on why you are applying and how you expect the experience to facilitate your career goals. 
  • Official transcript(s) for the last 12 months.
  • Recommendations are highly encouraged but not required. 

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