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Promise Internships


Founded and offered annually since 1992, the PROMISE program is a ten-week paid internship which provides opportunities in state, local government agencies, and university programs for Oregon State University undergraduate students, with particular emphasis on providing pathways for historically underrepresented students to professional careers. Historically underrepresented students may include, but is not limited to: first generation college student, low-income, LGBTQ+, students of color, veterans, transfer students, students with disabilities, etc… 

Internships are available to all OSU undergraduate students who are or will be enrolled for spring term, who have completed at least 90 undergraduate credits, and who have a current cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher. Preference will be given to first time applicants. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

Interns are expected to work a full 40-hour week for ten consecutive weeks.

In alignment with OSU’s goal 1 of the 2014-2018 strategic plan: “Transformative Educational Experience,” the PROMISE program is rooted in a commitment to “support intellectual, professional and personal development to prepare Oregon State graduates for responsible and productive citizenship in a global society.”

Learn More and Apply here: PROMISE - Office of Equity and Inclusion

* The application for summer 2016 PROMISE internship program is now closed