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.  Results are presented in a poster session in August.  Our 3-month paid internship program begins in June and concludes in mid- to late-August. We typically receive 100-145 applicants, and accept 11-15 interns each summer. 

The program is directed by Saurabh Thosar, PhD., and coordinated by Alisa Mukai, BA.


Applicants must be Oregon residents or attend Oregon institutions of higher education, and working toward their first baccalaureate degree.  Students at all undergraduate levels may apply.

How to Apply

Check back here in December 2021 to apply for summer 2022 internships.

Questions about the internship can be addressed to Alisa Mukai at

Additional Resources

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

View our faculty webpages to learn about their current research.  In addition to our flagship summer research program, OccHealthSci faculty participate in several other OHSU summer internship programs for undergraduate and high school students.