The EMT Undergraduate Summer Internship Program is not accepting applications for 2020 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 from June 22 - August 14, 2020 (Summer Term 3). 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.

How To Apply:

Applications for the Fang Introduction to Toxicology Internships are now being accepted until all available positions have been filled. 

Deadline: April 24, 2020 

Award announcements will begin May 13, 2020

Application overview:

Personal Statement: This document should address the applicant’s long-range career goals and interest in the science of Toxicology, including any potential interest in graduate studies in the field of toxicology. Please describe any previous research experiences and identify potential EMT faculty mentors of interest (Graduate Faculty) as well as any additional information to highlight strengths to support the application.

Current Resume. Please include previous work, volunteer and leadership experience

Unofficial (or Official) Transcript: Applicants need to provide transcripts of all college level coursework. These may be official transcripts or unofficial copies of official transcripts.

Letters of Recommendation: On the application form, include the name, title, and email address of two people who will be submitting a letter of recommendation. Referee should be a person who is able to specifically address your academic achievements and capabilities and potential for laboratory research. It is the applicant’s responsibility to contact the references to solicit the letter of recommendation. Applicants will need to request that the referees email the letter of recommendation prior to the application deadline DIRECTLY to: Mary Mucia. Letters of recommendation should be returned to EMT via email directly by the referees. Hardcopies of materials are NOT required.

Applications are currently open and should be submitted April 24, 2020 for full consideration. Award announcements will be made on May 13, 2020.

Contact: / 541-737-9079