Internship Program

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

The Department of Medical Informatics & Clinical Epidemiology (DMICE) offers High School and Undergraduate Data Science paid Internships.

These internships will provide full-time summer internships in data science and biomedical informatics to college undergraduates 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.

Due to the funding agency, this program is open to U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents only.  High School students must be 16 years of age when the internship project begins.

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 link and applications will open January 2022 for Summer 2022 experiences

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


The application period for summer 2021 is now closed and will reopen for Summer 2022 in February 2022.

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.