OHSU Institute of Environmental Health

There is overwhelming evidence that human activities and global climate change are affecting environmental health and sustainability, posing serious risks for human health. OHSU Institute of Environmental Health believes that predicting and steering environmental change will be integral to next generation preventative medicine. We are poised to advance the scientific understanding of how environmental processes are linked to human health.

IEH’s summer undergraduate internship program offers college students the opportunity to work side-by-side with scientists performing environmental research from gene to climate scales.

Internships are based at Oregon Health & Science University’s Marquam Hill campus in Portland, Oregon. Interns receive a stipend of $4,600 and out-of-state students may be eligible for additional travel and housing support.

IEH considers applications from: undergraduate freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors with backgrounds and majors in biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, environmental science, mathematics, physics, and others. Prior lab/field experience is of interest but not required.

In addition to research projects, interns may participate in a range of activities including: oceanographic research cruises, field trips, and a range of seminars on scientific themes, career opportunities and scientific ethics. Past internship project descriptions and blogs are available on our website.

Also recruiting for these graduate programs: MS/PhD in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, MS/Ph.D. in Environmental Science and Engineering, MPH in Environmental Systems and Human Health


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Portland, Oregon 97239

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