Summer Student Research Awards
Frequently Asked Questions
How much will I be paid?
Interns are paid a stipend of up to $3000 for a 3-month appointment. Normal working hours will usually conform to the hours of the laboratory, but are flexible. Internships last three months, between May and September.
Who is eligible for the program?
To be eligible for a CROET-funded award, students must be Oregon residents or attend college in Oregon.
Where are these internships located?
All of the internship appointments are located at the Center for Research on Occupational and Environmental Toxicology (CROET) on the campus of Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Oregon. Some work may involve field studies off campus (travel expenses paid).
I am a freshman. Can I apply for these awards?
While your application is more competitive as an upper classman, freshman may apply.
Can I work with a specific faculty member?
There is no guarantee that you will be able to work with the faculty member of your choice. However, if you are interested in the work of specific investigators, indicate on your application who you want to work with and why. You may also want to email a faculty member separately about your interest in their work.
What are the available research topics?
Do you provide housing assistance?
While CROET and OHSU do not have student housing, College Housing Northwest, an organization that oversees housing at Portland State University, leases affordable student apartments in Portland for the summer. Also, you can contact Portland State University’s Summer Housing and Conferencing office at (503) 725-4336
How do I travel to and from CROET?
There is no parking for summer interns at OHSU. Many employees take public transportation to work. Information about traveling to CROET.
When is the application deadline?
Website open for applications - Jan 15 (0600am) - April 1 (11:59pm)
How do I submit my application?
Applications must be submitted online. You will also need to submit an unofficial college transcript via uploading a PDF online.
What are my chances of being accepted?
There is no way to anticipate the number of applications received each year. The number of internships available usually depends on the ability of each lab to accommodate a student. Normally, between 8-12 awards are given each year, and the number of applicants ranges from 60-100.
When will I find out if I was accepted?
We anticipate notifying all award winners by May 1.