Internship Program

The Department of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology (DMICE) is offering High School and Undergraduate Data Science paid internships beginning January 2019.

These internships will 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.

Due to the funding agency, this program is open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents only.

The Biomedical Informatics Internship Program application for winter quarter is now open. Winter projects included below.

Short term experience – winter and spring quarters. 10 hours per week for 10 weeks @ $12.00 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

Full-length experience – summer quarter. 40 hours per week for 12 weeks @ $12.00 per hour.

  • Work on summer-long 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
  •  Participate in weekly conference to learn more about the field of biomedical informatics in general as well as the specific projects of their peers and mentors
  • Taking part in summer internship activities offered by OHSU to all interns on campus, such as seminars and social events
  • A symposium presentation of the summer project at the end of the summer to improve public presentation skills and have a set of presentation slides to take with intern for future presentations
  • Participate in writing up project results, potentially leading to one or more publications

Applying

  1. Review Projects and Faculty Sponsors for 2019
  2. Complete online application 
a. The application contains a short essay question.  You can download the application to view the question/essay and prepare your answer before starting the application in SurveyMonkey. 
  1. Email or fax unofficial transcripts, letters of recommendation, and any other supporting materials to Andrea Ilg at

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.

Questions?

Please see the FAQs for complete application instructions before submitting an application.