OccHealthSci Undergraduate Summer Internships
About Our Program
The OccHealthSci Summer Internship program began in 1995. Our program is designed to introduce undergraduate students to biomedical and occupational health research. We provide unique research opportunities across various basic and applied research areas. Whether studying molecules, cells, organ systems, non-human organisms, or gathering data in the community, students will gain valuable experience conducting a specific project aligned with their host faculty member's research.
Over the summer, interns conduct a research project in their host faculty member’s laboratory. Our 3-month paid internship program begins in June and concludes in mid- to late-August with interns presenting their work at a poster session. We typically receive 100-145 applicants, and accept 11-15 interns each summer.
The program is directed by Saurabh Thosar, PhD.
Applicants must be Oregon residents or attend Oregon institutions of higher education and be working toward their first baccalaureate degree. Students at all undergraduate levels may apply.
How to Apply
UPDATE: We will begin accepting applications Monday, January 16, 2023, with a deadline of Wednesday, February 15, 2023. A link to our application portal, as well as updated program information and application instructions will be posted on this page at that time. Required application materials will be (a) unofficial undergraduate transcript(s), (b) current resume, and (c) a two-page personal statement.
Questions about our program can be directed firstname.lastname@example.org.
See the 2022 summer intern page
See the 2021 summer intern page
See the 2019 summer intern page
See the 2018 summer intern page
See the 2017 summer intern page
See the 2016 summer intern page
See the 2015 summer intern page
See the 2014 summer intern page
See the 2013 summer intern page
See the 2012 summer intern page
See photos from the 2006-2011 summer intern poster sessions
In addition to our flagship summer research program, OccHealthSci faculty participate in several other OHSU summer internship programs for undergraduate and high school students.
- Summer internship program of the Center for Diversity & Inclusion Equity
- Cellular, Developmental & Cancer Biology summer internships
- Ted R. Lilley CURE Program
- Independent summer sponsorships
- BUILD EXITO (not just summer)
Our faculty are open to participating in other internship programs. External organizations who want to place interns in our labs should contact relevant faculty labs or the Director's office to discuss opportunities.