Gain Real-World Experience

"An internship is a form of experiential learning that integrates knowledge and theory learned in the classroom with practical application and skills development in a professional setting. Internships give students the opportunity to gain valuable applied experience and make connections in professional fields they are considering for career paths; and give employers the opportunity to guide and evaluate talent."   National Association of Colleges and Employers

Human Physiology majors completing an internship have the option to have their academic record reflect this important experience by enrolling in HPHY 404 credits. Fill out the "Individualized Study Form" on the HPHY Advising page to request access to enroll.

Active Internship Applications: 

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Current Internship Hosts:

*Note: these are organizations that are currently hosting Human Physiology interns and research assistants

  • University Health Services - Physical Therapy Practicum
  • Mariota Sports Performance Center
    • Sports Science, Athletic Training, Nutrition
  • Oregon Heart & Vascular Institute
  • Globalworks
  • Lane County Community Health Centers: Hear directly from LCCHC physicians here
  • Tensegrity Physical Therapy
  • Healthy Moves
  • VA Sleep Health & Applied Research Program
  • Oregon National Primate Research Center
  • OHSU Glymphatics Laboratory
  • Reclaim Physical Therapy
  • Saavsus Inc.
  • Pacific Sports & Spine
  • Cooperative Performance & Rehabilitation
  • Biomotum Inc.
  • Knight Cancer Institute-Exercise Physiology lab
  • Oregon Neurosport Physical Therapy

Amy Sibul


Amy Sibul (Director of Internships)
phone: 541-346-7608
office: 180A Esslinger Hall

Drop-In office hours: Mon 2-3pm & Thur 11am-noon

Meet with Amy

  Request Form for Internship Credit


Check out these websites to investigate potential internship opportunities:

HPHY Unpaid Internship Stipend

UO Human Physiology majors who have accepted an unpaid internship related to human physiology topics can apply for a stipend to alleviate the financial burden of uncompensated, though professionally relevant, work. The purpose of this funding is to increase equitable access to undergraduate experiential learning opportunities, especially to folks who have been historically excluded due to socioeconomics and/or systemic racism. To be eligible students must be completing at least one full 10-week term of an unpaid internship with at minimum 30 hours total of meaningful human physiology-related work. Students with financial need and those from underrepresented identities in STEM will be given priority for this limited funding.

Deadlines to apply: Fall term=Aug 15th; Winter term=Nov 15th; Spring term=Feb 28th; Summer term=Apr 30th

To Apply

College of Arts & Sciences Hands-on Learning Scholarship

CAS invites undergraduate students to apply for scholarships to support them in pursuing experiential learning opportunities. The scholarship will provide financial support of up to $5,000 to assist students in completing an unpaid summer internship, research opportunity, or service-learning experience of at least 8 weeks’ duration. Preference will be given to applicants with financial need, as determined by the Office of Student Financial Aid & Scholarships. CAS will consider assistance for paid internships where the case can be made that the compensation will not be adequate to cover living expenses.

Deadline for Winter 2024 term will be posted when available. SU23 and FA23 deadlines have passed.