Internship Program

The Department of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology (DMICE) is offering High School and Undergraduate Data Science

DMICE internships provide both short term experiences and full-length summer internships in data science and biomedical informatics to college undergraduates and high school students to increase their skills with respect to data literacy and stewardship.  The program’s goals are to provide exposure to data science and informatics with respect to best practices, impact of research on medicine and health, as well as possible career path for interns.  In addition to the research project, each intern will attend weekly Informatics Research Conferences and will present their work at the end of the internship in a mini-symposium.

This program is open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents only.

Due to circumstances related to the COVID-19 pandemic, we cannot offer internships for Summer 2020.

Project details are below.

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

  • Contribute to ongoing research project under direct faculty mentorship
  • Complete a self-paced online R “Bootcamp” providing interns an introduction to the R Statistical programming language and applications with respect to data stewardship
  • Presentation of project work at Informatics Research Conference toward end of experience
  • Participate in writing up results, potentially leading to co-authorship on a publication or pre-print

Applying

  1. Projects and Faculty Sponsors (when available)
  2. Complete online application
  3. The application contains a short essay question. 

Testimonials from OHSU summer interns:

Isaac Goldstein – Summer 2016:  I’ve had a lot of experience in Tableau, R, and Excel thanks to this internship. It’s been totally invaluable in that regard, and I’m really thankful for the opportunity. I also enjoyed getting to learn about the history and context of EHR adoption in the United States. This is clearly an important moment in U.S. healthcare, and it was good to have the opportunity to understand it better. I definitely feel better equipped to go out and learn new software and techniques on my own, and appreciate the chances I’ve had to develop that skill.

Kevin Loftis – Summer 2016:  Working with my mentor has been an incredibly positive experience; it has solidified my resolve to pursue higher education in healthcare informatics. Truthfully, this internship has exposed me to the interdisciplinary nature of this topic and to the wide variety of professional roles that one can pursue. This experience has inspired me to take the next steps in determining what path to take within the field. I have taken the initiative to begin the graduate school application process, so that I can further develop my understanding of healthcare informatics and determine where I can best apply my skillset.