The EMT Undergraduate Summer Internship Program is not accepting applications for 2021 due to uncertainties related to COVID-19. Please contact us if you are interested in other undergraduate opportunities.


The Department of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology (EMT) at Oregon State University encourages students to consider a career in toxicology. Paid summer internship opportunities are available for OSU-enrolled students to encourage interested undergraduates to gain experience in toxicology research and to encourage graduate training in the toxicology field at OSU.


Students accepted to the internship will participate in a research project conducted under the guidance of EMT faculty, and interact with faculty, graduate students and other scientists at OSU in a variety of venues that will help prepare them for success in research-intensive graduate programs in toxicology and related fields. 

Internship experiences include hands-on laboratory and/or field research, round-table discussions, seminars, lab group meetings, career development and social activities. At the end of the program, each student will participate in a celebration of undergraduate research in toxicology and present the results of their summer research project.


8-week summer term research experience. Some flexibility in start and end dates possible.


Dr. Fang earned his MS in 1944 in Agricultural Chemistry and his PhD in 1949 in chemistry at Oregon State University before continuing on a long research career studying the effects of pesticides on plants and animals and pioneering the utilization of radioisotope tracers in fate and metabolism studies. He retired from OSU in 1981. He and his wife Cynthia were longtime residents of Corvallis, and highly supportive of OSU through continued philanthropic donations in support of student scholarships. The Fang Internship has supported student research since 2015.


This opportunity is for current OSU students who are interested in pursuing a career in toxicology. This program is targeted toward undergraduate or post-baccalaureate students without significant prior research experience currently enrolled at OSU or dual enrolled at OSU and Linn Benton Community College. Students from groups who are underrepresented in the sciences and international students (especially those of Chinese descent) are strongly encouraged to apply. The EMT Department is not offering the Society of Toxicology internships for non-OSU undergraduate students this year.


The program provides a stipend of $4000 and students should anticipate participating full-time for the entire 8-week period.

Application overview:

Applications include a personal statement, current resume, unofficial or official transcripts, and letters of recommendation.

Contact: / 541-737-9079