Summer Internship FAQ

Who is eligible to apply for an internship?

College Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors interested in Biomedical Informatics. It helps to have a background in Biology, Computer Science, Mathematics or Statistics, but is not required.

Will the intern work with a specific faculty member?

The application will provide a description of each project available for the summer. Applicants will rank the top 4 projects of interest.

Where are the internships located?

On Campus at Oregon Health & Science University Biomedical Informatics Communication Center (BICC) Students Labs in Portland, OR.

Is this a paid internship?

Yes. Interns are paid $12 per hour. Internship will last 10-12 weeks during the summer months, and interns will work 40 hours per week. Internships will begin the Third Monday of June.

Is housing assistance provided?

OHSU does not have student housing. College Housing is an organization that oversees housing at Portland State University. They lease affordable dorm units that are usually available June 16 – September 21. Go to and search “The Ondine” or “The Broadway”. For more information, call 503-752-4336

How do I travel to and from OHSU?

Parking is at a premium at OHSU, so it can be very difficult to drive everyday. Most employees take public transportation to work.

Is there an application deadline?

Yes, April 1.

How do I apply?

The main application can be submitted online beginning early February. Unofficial college transcripts, a letter of recommendation, and other supporting materials should be emailed to or faxed to 503-494-4551, Attention Biomedical Informatics Summer Internship Program.

When will accepted interns be notified?

On or before May 1st

More questions?

Contact Andrea Ilg at or call at 503-494-2547