Summer Internships

2016 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!

Have more questions? Visit the Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences' Students Research Awards Frequently Asked Questions page.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted through our online application. The application will remain open through April 1, 2016 (11:59 pm).

Faculty review of applications will begin on or about April 2.  Candidates who move onto the interview phase of the selection process will be notified on a rolling basis throughout the month of April and sometimes into May 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

2015 Summer Intern Selections

Colin Boehnlein  – University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA –Rohlman Lab
Jared Cayton
– Oregon State University, Corvallis, WA – Lim Lab
John Donlan
 – Northeastern University, Boston, MA – Kretzschmar Lab
Aaron Greenfield - University of Oregon, Eugene, OR – Truxillo Lab
Kasey Ha
– University of California San Diego, San Diego, CA – Olson Lab
Afsara Haque
– University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA – Olson Lab
Christiana Huss
– Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR – Turker Lab
Allison Schue
– Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR – Anger Lab
Kaycee Smith
  – Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX – Wipfli Lab
Julia Yu
– Emory University, Atlanta, GA – McCullough Lab

*As usual, all of the students chosen for the internship program were Oregon residents or attend Oregon schools.