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Diversity and Inclusion

Internships and Opportunities

While the Office of Diversity and Inclusion does not currently have any internship opportunities available for students, we try to connect our community members to as many outside opportunities as we can.

Please check back here regularly for more resources and opportunities as we become aware of them: 


 Emerging Leaders Internship Program 


-Applications Due Jan 31st-

-The Emerging Leaders Internship (ELI) Program matches underrepresented college students—first-generation students, low-income students, and students of color—with paid internships at top Portland companies. 

-For more information, visit:







The Otto and Verdell Rutherford Congressional Internship

2017-2018 Fall, Spring & Summer

- Applications Open NOW- 

-Senator Merkley offers a nearly $5,000 stipend for an internship position, based in his Washington, DC office for the fall, winter/spring and summer terms.

-The Otto and Verdell Rutherford Congressional Internship* provides an opportunity to an Oregonian who seeks to experience public policy-making up close and further the cause of economic and social justice.

-This unique internship position is designed specifically for students who otherwise would not be able to afford the opportunity to intern in our nation’s capital.

-For more information visit this site


Providence School Outreach Winter 2018 Internships


-Applications Open Now-

-50 paid internships per year for undergraduate college seniors, focused on first generation students and diverse candidates. These internships are 10-12 weeks long with a maximum of 240 hours. Dates TBA.

-For more information, visit:


 2018 OHSU Summer Equity Research Program


-Applications open in December 2017-

An exciting internship opportunity for diverse students to spend eight weeks working with administrators, faculty, scientists, and graduate students in a research and community-based setting. Fields include Biomedical Sciences, Dental, Medicine, Nursing, Physician Assistant, Public Health, Health Services Delivery, & Oregon Hearing Research Center.

For more information visit:



Partners in Diversity Job Board for local positions:


Partners in Diversity aims to connect professionals of color with employers in Oregon and Southwest Washington. Positions are posted by organizations that have made diversity and inclusion a priority in their workplace. New positions are posted every day, so please return frequently for updates. There are many postings on this site that will work with student’s schedules. To view these openings visit:



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