Summer Internships

2019 Summer Interns
2019 Summer Interns

The application process

We anticipate opening our summer internship application by January 15, 2021, with an anticipated deadline of February 15, 2021.  Please check back in January for updates.

Our Occupational Health Sciences intern program is presently planned to be a hybrid of both an in-person and remote internship. We acknowledge that further spread of COVID-19 may prevent that. If we cannot be in-person, we will offer a remote program consisting of virtual activities and interactions.

As always, the contents of our application will consist of a personal statement, a current resume, copies of unofficial college transcripts, and an optional letter of recommendation. The content of your statement should address, in two pages, any or all of the following: your exposure to science (including subjects taken, workshops, special classes, volunteer or work experience), relevant activities, scientific/research interests, future educational plans and career goals, and the reasons you would like to participate in this internship – including how this internship would further enhance your academic and career goals.  You may also share any obstacles or challenges you have overcome in the pursuit of your educational goals.

Please address questions about the internship to Alisa Mukai at

Summer internship program details

Occupational Health Sciences' Summer Student Research Awards are 10 week paid summer internships designed to introduce undergraduate students to biomedical and occupational health research. ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible for an Institute funded award, students must be Oregon residents or attend college in Oregon and be working on their first undergraduate degree. Students at all undergraduate levels may apply.

The Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences provides 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 program.

Listen to our Summer Intern podcast episode to learn more about experience from past interns.