College Undergraduate Biomedical Informatics and Data Science Internship Program

Summer 2024 Application

Summer 2024 application is available now and will close on Friday, February 16, 2024. All applicants will be notified of final decisions by March 22, 2024.

The Department of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology (DMICE) will be hosting its College Undergraduate Biomedical Informatics and Data Science Internship Program again in the summer of 2024.  These internships provide full-time experiences in biomedical informatics and data science to college undergraduates to increase their knowledge and skills in these areas.  The program’s goals are to provide exposure to biomedical informatics and data science with respect to best practices, impact of research on medicine and health, as well as possible graduate study and career paths.  In addition to  participation in a faculty-led research project, the experience will include:

  • Knowledge of the motivations, activities, and challenges for biomedical informatics and data science
  • Skills development in data science through the use of standard data sets and tools
  • Training in responsible conduct of research
  • Student-led and faculty-facilitated health data ethics and equity seminar

In addition to carrying out research projects under the supervision of a faculty mentor, summer interns will participate in weekly didactic classes, participate in a health data ethics and equity seminar, and attend the department’s weekly research conference.

The overarching goal of this summer program is to support educational activities and encourages applications from individuals with diverse background--including those from groups underrepresented in the biomedical and behavioral sciences--to pursue further studies or careers in research.” Please note that NIH interprets this phrase broadly. I.e., NIH generally defines “individuals from diverse backgrounds” broadly to capture to all dimensions of diversity (e.g., educational background, geography, area of scientific interest, etc.).  Thus, this language is intended to mean that the program is open to a wide array of students (underrepresented or not), of which students from underrepresented groups are a part. 

This College Undergraduate Biomedical Informatics and Data Science Internship Program is funded by two programs from the US National Institutes of Health (NIH):

Due to the funding agency requirements, this program is open to U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents only. Some of the positions are funded by a program from the National Library of Medicine (NLM) (started in 2022) to enhance diversity in biomedical informatics and data science. A video from the NLM highlights their view of the program.

Short term experience – summer quarter. 40 hours per week for 10-12 weeks, starting Monday, June 17, 2024 @ $15.45 per hour. Open to undergraduate and graduate students.

Applying

Summer 2024 application is available now and will close on Friday, February 16, 2024.  All applicants will be notified of final decisions by March 22, 2024. Information about applying is in this document.

Questions should be sent to Andrea Ilg via email ilgan@ohsu.edu

Testimonials from OHSU summer interns

Michael A. Summer 2019
Thank you so much for this incredible summer opportunity. I am very grateful to have had this experience to pursue meaningful summer research surrounded and supported by brilliant peers and mentors. This was my first introduction into academic research and it was an incredibly beneficial experience that will shape my future and career for years to come.
 
Alyssa H. Summer 2019
I developed a strong interest in informatics and health data science. I truly had an amazing summer and learned a lot. I’m grateful I was able to have this opportunity and all the help and support the DMICE department provided me along the way. Thank you so much.