2014 summer undergraduate internship is accepting applications


OHSU Institute of Environmental Health is now accepting applications for the 2014 summer internship. The internship is offered to undergraduate college students with backgrounds and majors in biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, environmental science, mathematics, and physics.

Summer interns are engaged in leading-edge research to understand and predict biological, chemical and physical processes of the river-to-ocean ecosystem. Interns work closely with senior scientists, post-doctoral fellows, and graduate students on interdisciplinary projects.

The goal of the program is to give undergraduates early exposure to graduate-level study and to help them make the connection between their academics and professional applications.

"The internship gave me the tools I needed to be a successful undergrad at USC," said undergraduate alum Alexandra Rios. "The independent research experience impressed many professors, causing them to offer exclusive research positions in their laboratories."

Recently stories about interns from Heritage University were published in the university's magazine, Wings. One story features Patrick Feller's summer of studying Pacfic Lamprey and the other features Meadow Rodriquez Jr. and Aric Washines in the article Columbia River Interns go with the Flow.

The deadline for 2014 applications is February 28, 2014. For your convenience, IEH accepts all documents as e-mail attachments except for the official transcript.

For complete list of application requirements visit the undergraduate Internship web page.


OHSU Institute of Environmental Health believes preventative medicine starts with a healthy environment. There is overwhelming evidence that human activities and the global climate are affecting environmental health and sustainability. Increasingly, these consequences are causing serious implications for human health. IEH seeks to develop scientific understanding in environmental and biomolecular systems that  elucidates environmental processes and their links to human health.