Summer Internships

2017 Summer Internship Program Details

Summer Student Research Awards are three-month paid summer internships designed to introduce undergraduate students to biomedical and occupational health research. To be eligible for an Institute-funded award, students must be Oregon residents or attend college in Oregon. Students at all undergraduate levels may apply.

The Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences provides unique research opportunities across a range of basic and applied research areas. Whether studying molecules, cells, organ systems, non-human organisms, or out gathering data in the community, student award winners will gain valuable experience conducting a specific project aligned with their host faculty member’s research program.

Student interns are required to present their findings in a scientific poster session in August. Top posters are recognized with awards. Families and friends are welcome to come see your work!

Prior to applying we recommend that you review our program's Application Instructions and FAQs.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted through our online application. The application will remain open until 5:00 pm PST on March 8, 2017 (Deadline extended as of 2/23/2017).

Faculty review of applications will begin after the second week of March.  Candidates who move onto the interview phase of the selection process will be notified throughout March and April to schedule their interview.  Likewise, final acceptances into the internship program only occur after the interview and will likely be before the middle of May.

Questions?  Contact Alisa Mukai at: or call 503-494-2506

2016 Summer Intern Selections

Below are a few of the 2016 Summer Intern selections.

Yvonne Barsalou - Oregon Health &Science University, Portland, OR – Lim Lab
Georgeann Booth –Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR – Shea Lab
Todd Carroll - University of Portland, Portland, OR – Olson Lab
Kathleen Daly-Jensen - Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA – Turker Lab
Alejandra Garfias - Portland State University, Portland, OR – Hammer Lab
Ali Noel Gunesch - Brown University, Providence, RI – Allen Lab
Julia Khoury - Oregon State University, Corvallis, WA – Olson Lab
Sadie Krahn - George Fox University, Newberg, OR – Kretzschmar Lab
Eleanor Lagnion - Washington State University, Pullman, WA – Wipfli Lab
Luke Mahoney - Portland State University, Portland, OR – Hammer Lab
Mubark Mebrat –Portland State University, Portland, OR –Lloyd Lab
Natalie Ploof - Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA – Wipfli Lab
Austen Suits - University of Washington, Seattle, WA – Spencer Lab
Shivam Swamy - University of Portland, Portland, OR – Butler Lab
Vivienne Voisin - Portland State University, Portland, OR – Hurtado Lab