The University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Summer Internship Program provides opportunities for 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 rights, advocacy and career options. Interns will participate in virtual group tours and OHSU labs, clinics, and facilities.

To be considered:

  • Students must be 16 or older to participate
  • Be available to work 24/hours a week for 8 weeks (from late June to mid-August)
  • Stipend available
  • Complete 3 to 5 hours of training prior to starting

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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 will also have an opportunity to network with other interns, as well as OHSU staff and faculty. At the end of the internship, participants will 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.

The following students are strongly encouraged to apply:

  • Students who have a disability
  • Students with siblings or family members with a disability
  • Students from historically underrepresented groups in the health and science professions
  • Students from diverse social and economic backgrounds

Deadline:  February 1, 2022

Vancouver Public School students may be eligible for high school and college credit (for free) by participating in an internship.  For more information, contact