Portland Internship Experience

Your small business, non-profit or organization can provide professional experience and mentorship to a University of Oregon student over the summer and you get to work with a bright mind who wants to help make a difference.

Portland Japanese Garden intern walking with supervisors

"Having a dedicated summer intern made drastic progress in the preservation of our archival history and moved key marketing projects forward. The Portland Internship Experience provided a guided avenue to engage a talented and passionate undergraduate student and allowed us to share the experience of working at a world-class cultural institution right here in Portland."

-Megumi Kato, marketing director at the Portland Japanese Garden, left, walks through the garden with colleagues, including 2023 PIE intern Chloe Lee, center. 


The application to host an intern in 2024 has closed. Check back in September for 2025

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This opportunity is specifically for small business, non-profit, educational, and/or civic agencies. Preference will be given to businesses owned by people who have been historically underrepresented or disadvantaged and organizations committed to racial or social justice.

There is no financial commitment by the host site. Students receive a philanthropically funded stipend from the university.