The PROMISE program invites you to apply to host a 2016 summer intern.  The program runs from Monday, June 27 to Friday, September 2, 2016.

Click here for information about hosting an intern and to apply.  For general information about the PROMISE program, visit:  The deadline to apply is March 7.

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.”

·         Retention and success of historically underrepresented students and groups
·         Diversity in Oregon employment
·         Leadership development
·         Transformational learning opportunities

Core Values
·         Reflection
·         Social Justice
·         Leadership
·         Reciprocity
·         Accountability
·         Community

The internship experience is a limited-duration project and professional in scope.  As a part of the professional development portion, the intern will be required to participate in weekly luncheon forums and network groups.  The intern will showcase their internship experience during the last week of the program.
PROMISE intern expectations for professional development –

·         Weekly sessions – Wednesdays, exact times TBD (1.5-2.5 hours)
·         Intern retreat – Monday, June 27 (all day)
·         Orientation – Tuesday, June 28 (half day)
·         Professional Development Day – Early August (all day)
·         Volunteer service – (half day, TBD)
·         Finale — Thursday, September 1 (half day)

The PROMISE program is sponsored by Diversity & Cultural Engagement and the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access.  Please contact Charlene Martinez if you have any questions about the suitability of a project or your organization’s alignment to the PROMISE purpose and mission.


Charlene Martinez, Lead Coordinator
Binh Le, Coordinator

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