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Oregon Health & Science University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities  Summer Internship Program

Remote & In-person
Timetable
Summer
Cost
Compensation
$1800 Stipend
Application Deadline
January
Duration
Eight Weeks
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Held every summer, the University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Summer Internship Program 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 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 participate approximately 24 hours per week for eight weeks 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, participants present about their summer experience to their cohort.  

This internship is designed for students who are interested in pursuing a career in health care, with an emphasis on disability.

Location(s)

The OHSU UCEDD 2023 Summer Internship Program will be hybrid (some in-person and some virtual activities). The in-person activities will be held at OHSU’s University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities in Portland, Oregon.

Schedule

  • Late June to mid August

Cost/Compensation

  • Each intern will receive a $1,800 stipend that will be disbursed over the internship.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Be at least 16 years old 
  • Be able to participate on summer break from high school or undergraduate college or university. 
  • Be available for the entire 8 weeks of the internship and participate 24 hours per week during regular (9 a.m. - 5 p.m.) business hours 
  • Complete and submit internship paperwork (called on-boarding paperwork) at least 8 weeks before the start date of the internship  
  • Complete 3-5 hours of online training before the start of the internship  
  • Visitors and volunteers who have an in-person experience at OHSU must be fully vaccinated (14 days after last dose). Exception requests from visitors and volunteers will not be accepted. Please be prepared to provide proof of vaccination, or to receive a COVID-19 vaccination, as a requirement for onboarding for your in-person experience at OHSU. You will not be allowed to participate within OHSU if you are not compliant with this policy.

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 LGBTQI+ community 
  • Students from historically underrepresented groups in the health and science professions 
  • Students who are first-generation college students
  • Students who live in Oregon

Deadline

  • Mid January 

Application or Entry Requirements

  • Completed online application
  • Short answer questions
  • Two references

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Oregon Health & Science University is dedicated to improving the health and quality of life for all Oregonians through excellence, innovation and leadership in health care, education and research.

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