Internship Application Summer 2023

This is the first part of the application process for the internship program in biomedical informatics at OHSU. 
The Department of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology (DMICE) will be hosting its College Undergraduate Biomedical Informatics and Data Science Internship Program again in the summer of 2023. 

These internships provide full-time experiences in biomedical informatics and data science to college undergraduates to increase their knowledge and skills in these areas.  The program’s goals are to provide exposure to biomedical informatics and data science with respect to best practices, impact of research on medicine and health, as well as possible graduate study and career paths.  In addition to  participation in a faculty-led research project, the experience will include:
  • Knowledge of the motivations, activities, and challenges for biomedical informatics and data science
  • Skills development in data science through the use of standard data sets and tools
  • Training in responsible conduct of research
  • Student-led and faculty-facilitated health data ethics and equity seminar
  • Summer interns will also attend weekly Informatics Research
  • Conferences and present their research at the end of the internship at a mini-symposium.
The overarching goal of this summer program is to support educational activities that encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds, including those from groups underrepresented in the biomedical and behavioral sciences, to pursue further studies or careers in research.  Due to the funding agency requirements, this program is open to U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents only.  Some of the positions will be funded by a new program from the US National Library of Medicine to enhance diversity in biomedical informatics and data science.

Please Note:   In compliance with Oregon law, OHSU's COVID-19 Immunization and Education policy will go in effect Oct. 18, 2021.  Visitors, volunteers and inters who have an in-person experience at OHSU must be fully vaccinated (14 days after last dose).  Exception requests 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.

This is a 10 - 12 week opportunity with projects starting June 2023.  Interns will work 40 hours per week and will be paid $15.00 per hour.

Once you complete the online application, the next step will be to provide the following documents:
1. Transcripts - unofficial transcripts acceptable, email pdf email to 
2. One letter of recommendation, emailed to

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* 1. Please enter the following information to start your application

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* 2. Date of Birth (mm/yyyy)

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* 3. Demographic Infomation (Optional)

What groups does NIH consider to be in need of a special recruitment and retention plan in order to diversify the biomedical, behavioral, clinical, and social sciences workforce?

A. Individuals from racial and ethnic groups that have been shown by the National Science Foundation to be underrepresented in health-related sciences on a national basis (see data at and the report Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering, 2007, p. 262). The following racial and ethnic groups have been shown to be underrepresented in biomedical research: American Indians or Alaska Natives, Blacks or African Americans, Hispanics or Latinos, Native Hawaiians or Other Pacific Islanders. In addition, it is recognized that under-representation can vary from setting to setting and individuals from racial or ethnic groups that can be convincingly demonstrated to be underrepresented by the grantee institution should be included in the recruitment and retention plan.

B. Individuals with disabilities, who are defined as those with a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities.

C. Individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds who are defined as:
1. Individuals who come from a family with an annual income below established low-income thresholds. These thresholds are based on family size, published by the U.S. Bureau of the Census; adjusted annually for changes in the Consumer Price Index; and adjusted by the Secretary for use in all health professions programs. The Secretary periodically publishes these income levels at For individuals from low-income backgrounds, the institution must be able to demonstrate that such candidates (a) have qualified for Federal disadvantaged assistance; or (b) have received any of the following student loans: Health Professional Student Loans (HPSL), Loans for Disadvantaged Student Program; or (c) have received scholarships from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services under the Scholarship for Individuals with Exceptional Financial Need.

2. Individuals who come from a social, cultural, or educational environment such as that found in certain rural or inner-city environments that have demonstrably and recently directly inhibited the individual from obtaining the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to develop and participate in a research career.

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Are you an Underrepresented Minority?
Are you an Individual with a disability?
Are you economically disadvantaged?

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* 4. Please describe your race/ethnicity.

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* 5. Country of Citizenship