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Summer Internship Program at OHSU

Are you 16+ years old and interested in healthcare? Held every summer, the University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) Summer Internship Program (SIP) provides opportunities for a diverse group of Oregon high school or early college students to gain experience in the disability field, develop transferable skills, and learn about various career paths in health care. Interns will receive training on disability justice, advocacy and career options.  Interns will participate in professional development sessions and tours at OHSU labs, clinics, and facilities.  

Interns will participate approximately 24 hours per week in a project at one of the Institute on Development and Disability centers, gaining knowledge in research, clinical care, information dissemination, or community programs. Interns also have an opportunity to network with other interns, as well as OHSU staff and faculty. At the end of the internship, interns present about their summer experience to their cohort, internship supervisors and IDD faculty and staff.  

2024 Summer Internship Program Details: 

  • Internship placements for SIP 2024 will be hybrid, with some telework and the possibility of in-person activities.  

  • Internship Application acceptance period: 11/20/23 to 1/15/24

  • Internship dates: June 17th through August 9th, 2024 

  • Intern hours: 24 hours per week during regular business day hours  

  • Internship stipend: Each intern will receive a $1,800 stipend that will be disbursed over the 8 week, 24-hour per week internship. 

  • Housing provided: No 

  • Work experience disciplines: Our internship work experience placements change each year. Past years' disciplines have included public health education, sexual health education, assistive technology, policy and advocacy, physical therapy, psychology, diversity and inclusion, and social work.   

The following students are strongly encouraged to apply:  

  • students who have a disability  

  • students with siblings or family members with a disability  

  • students who self-identify as a member of the LGBTQI2S+ community 

  • students from historically underrepresented groups in the health and science professions 

  • * Underrepresented racial or ethnic minority defined in the OHSU Fact Book as: Black/African American, Hispanic/Latinx, American Indian/Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, Korean, Vietnamese, or any 2 or more races with at least 1 classified as URM   

  • students who are first generation college students 

  • students who live in Oregon 

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