UCEDD Summer Internship Program

UCEDD Summer Internship Program

About the UCEDD Summer Internship Program

Applications are now closed for the 2016 UCEDD Summer Internship. Applications for the 2017 program will be accepted from December 1, 2016 to January 31, 2017.

Held every summer, the UCEDD Summer Internship Program provides opportunities for high school or early college students to gain experience in the disability field, develop transferable skills, and learn about various career paths in health care. Interns will receive training on disability theory, practice, and advocacy, as well as support and guidance in career planning and networking.

Interns will work 10-20 hours per week on a project at one of the Institute on Development and Disability units, gaining experience in research, education, training, and dissemination. After developing their own personal goals for the internship, interns will participate in activities that align with their career interests such as informational interviews, clinical shadowing, Grand Rounds, and other OHSU activities. Interns will also participate in group tours and field trips to OHSU labs, clinics, and facilities.

All students participating in the Summer Internship Program will be expected to:

  • Attend a 20 hour orientation during the first week (June 13 - 17, 2016)
  • Commit to attending the entire 8 weeks of the internship (June 13 - August 8, 2016)
  • Work 10-20 hours per week
  • Attend regularly scheduled seminars, meetings, and field trips

This internship is designed for students who are interested in pursuing a career in health care, specifically with a focus on disability. The following students are strongly encouraged to apply:

  • Students who experience a disability
  • Students with siblings or family members who experience a disability
  • Students from historically underrepresented populations in the health and science professions
  • Students from socially and economically disadvantaged populations

The UCEDD Summer Internship Program is a paid opportunity and runs June 13 – August 8, 2016.