Are you a student looking for an internship at OHSU? Make sure you check out our internship positions. We offer programming and research internships.

How it works

  • Our intern positions are for a period of three or six months. Winter (January – March), Spring (March – June), Summer (June – September), Fall (September – December). Start and end dates are flexible. If you are an undergraduate student looking for a summer internship, we highly recommend that you apply though CROET’s summer internship program. Applications are due in April for a three-month paid summer internship. For details, click here.
  • We usually have one open position for each field but we love teamwork. Do you know a fellow student you want to team up with? Let us know.
  • We work 40 hours per week, Monday – Friday.
  • Contact us by email and explain why you want to work as an intern at OHSU and what you expect to learn and do during this period, what are your goals?
  • We love it when our interns have great ideas! We always have internships available to focus purely on creative concept development. Getting things done and passion for your soon-to-be profession are the characteristics that matter.
  • Your workstation won’t be part of the coffee corner nor will it be located on top of the copy machine. We take our interns seriously and expect the same from them. Together we will agree upon your responsibilities and a roadmap will be made. You don’t have to worry that you won’t be busy. If you have requests (e.g. graduation project) please let us know in your first email.

Some of our past interns include:

  • Bridget Leineweber (2010; University of San Diego). Her summer project was development of an education and research module on sleep (sleep quality, chronotype and daytime sleepiness).
  • Cindy Lin (2011, University of Oregon). Her summer project was development of breast cancer feedback according to the stages of change model.
  • Diana Cater (2012, Whitworth University). Her summer project analyzed student attitudes towards research before and after participating in Let’s Get Healthy!

Let’s Get Healthy! gave me the incredible opportunity not only to conduct my own research, but participate in an amazing public health outreach program. I could have never guessed how much I would learn (and how much fun I would have) working with the awesome LGH staff to prepare for and conduct public events. LGH offers a truly unique and engaging approach to health education, and it was such a joy to interact with the public and supply them with vital information about their health. The kindness and enthusiasm of the LGH staff really made me feel like a part of the team, and I know the knowledge and experience I gained from my internship will stay with me for years to come.

Sincerely yours,

Diane Carter

Available Internships

Programming Internship - Developer

The first thing you will notice if you start a development internship at OHSU, is that it is not about writing as much code as possible in a short amount of time. On the contrary, with us you will be part of a multidisciplinary team, where you learn how to use different techniques to create the user experience that we as a team are looking for.

Now of course that doesn’t mean you won’t write code. You will most probably work with Actionscript, JavaScript, HTML, CSS and maybe even some Objective-C if you’re into that. We do expect you to experiment, play and innovate whenever you can. Pushing boundaries is heavily encouraged.  Let us know if you have any video game programming experience.

Programming Internship - Designer

The Let’s Get Healthy! projects require several design steps that encompass and include differing programming needs: Information Architecture, Interaction Design, Interface Design and Visual Design. All of these components must all work together – seamlessly – towards one goal: an amazing user experience. As a design intern you will get a feel for all of these steps while working extensively with the developers who make the designs come to life.

That being said, we do not expect you to be an all around designer who can do it all. The only thing we ask of you, is that you have a passion for creating an amazing user experience. An understanding of tools such as Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, After Effects and Flash is a big bonus but not necessarily a prerequisite for every role. Be aware; we will challenge you to push your own boundaries and we expect active collaboration with the rest of the team.

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