Oregon Health & Science University Cell, Developmental & Cancer Biology Department Summer Internship, USA

Publish Date: Feb 09, 2016

Deadline: Mar 01, 2016

Oregon Health & Science University Cell, Developmental & Cancer Biology Department Summer Internship

The goal of the program is to engage scientific curiosity in the next generation of scientists, challenging qualified college undergraduates to consider basic science research-related careers and providing them with initial experiences required to be competitive for science-related continued education and careers in the future.

CDCB Summer Internship application (2016) - http://www.ohsu.edu/xd/education/schools/school-of-medicine/departments/basic-science-departments/cell-and-developmental-biology/upload/CDCB-Summer-Internship-Program-Application-2016a.pdf


This program is primarily focused on motivated college undergraduates who have a strong interest in a career in research and have completed introductory science courses. Minority students are encouraged to apply. We are unable to take foreign students without the proper Visa. Interns must be present for the duration of the program.

Payment and Award Period

Research award recipients work for a three-month period between May and September. Awardees receive a stipend for their work.

Location of Work

Work is typically performed in the Cell, Developmental & Cancer Biology laboratories on the Oregon Health and Science University Marquam Hill campus in Portland, Oregon. Work is carried out under the supervision of CDCB faculty and senior staff. Awardees must use mass transportation or bicycle to work (no on-campus parking is available).


Students will enter the working world for the summer. They will have an established work schedule, complete jobs in agreed-upon time frames, and follow laboratory standards or guidelines. Awardees will prepare a poster in science format that describes a project they carried out in the Cell, Developmental & Cancer Biology Department. The best basic and applied science posters will receive awards.

Program Benefits

Benefits of the CDCB Summer Internship include gaining direct hands-on experience in running basic lab techniques, the introduction to experimental design and critical thinking, the ability to participate in a guided project facilitated by a departmental researcher, attendance at weekly lunch education sessions covering topics from career development, to ethics in science and cutting-edge new technology along with the development of oral and written communication skills and various networking opportunities with a community of scientists.

How to Apply

Applicants should review research currently performed in the department by visiting www.ohsu.edu/cdcb.
Applicants must submit the following items with their application packet to Jennifer Beck - cdcb_admin@ohsu.edu.
  • Application form
  • Resume; highlight science courses and relevant lab experience if applicable
  • One page, single-spaced essay on why you are applying and how you expect the experience to facilitate your career in research
  • Official transcript(s) for the last 12 months
  • Recommendations are highly encouraged but not required

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