College Undergraduate Biomedical Informatics and Data Science Internship Program

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 2023.  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 that encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds, including those from groups underrepresented in the biomedical and behavioral sciences, to pursue further studies or careers in research. 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 new program from the National Library of Medicine (NLM) to enhance diversity in biomedical informatics and data science. A video from the NLM highlights their view of the program.

Please Note:   In compliance with Oregon law, OHSU's COVID-19 Immunization and Education policy will go in effect Oct. 18, 2021.  Visitors, volunteers and inters who have an in-person experience at OHSU must be fully vaccinated (14 days after last dose).  Exception requests will not be accepted.  Please be prepared to provide proof of vaccination, or to receive a COVID-19 vaccination, as a requirement for onboarding for your in-person experience at OHSU. You will not be allowed to participate within OHSU if you are not compliant with this policy.

Project details are in this document 

Short term experience – summer quarter. 40 hours per week for 10-12 weeks @ $15.00 per hour.


Summer 2023 application is now closed.  All applicants were notified of final decisions by April 28, 2023.

Questions should be sent to Andrea Ilg via email

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.