UO Portland
Portland Internship Experience


A meaningful internship can have tremendous impact on a student. But this internship program is designed to make a lasting difference in the community as well.  

The Portland Internship Experience will launch this summer with 30 undergraduate students connected to a small business, non-profit or community organization. Students receive a philanthropically funded stipend, while spending 10 weeks gaining career experience and professional mentorship. 

“This program was designed to create access by removing financial barriers, curating the internship opportunities, and supporting students to make the most of their experiences,” said Jane Gordon, vice provost for Portland. 

This year’s theme, “Student Recovery Corps,” focuses on social justice, community-building, racial equity and economic recovery. The internships are open to all majors and have a range of focus areas such as communication, business, public policy and education.

Hundreds of students applied to the program, showing a strong desire by students for this type of opportunity. 

How you can help

Donations to the Portland Internship Experience will enable the program to continue in 2022. 

Every donation helps us unlock a challenge gift from Arnerich Massena!

The program is possible because of donors. In addition to providing a stipend to each student, the program includes professional development and social gatherings and events. 

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Or you can contact us at giving@uoregon.edu.