Founded and offered annually since 1992, the PROMISE program is a paid summer internship which provides experiential learning opportunities for Oregon State University undergraduate students, with particular emphasis on providing pathways for historically underrepresented students into professional careers. Historically underrepresented students may include, but are not limited to, first-generation students, low-income students, LGBTQ+ students, students of color, students with disabilities, veteran students and transfer students.
Internships are available to all incoming OSU undergraduate juniors or senior students who will be enrolled for Fall term, are eligible to work in the United States, who have completed at least 90 undergraduate credits, and who have a current cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher. Preference will be given to first-time applicants.
In alignment with OSU’s goal 1 of the 2014-2018 strategic plan: “Transformative Educational Experience,” the PROMISE program is rooted in a commitment to “support intellectual, professional and personal development to prepare Oregon State graduates for responsible and productive citizenship in a global society.”
PROMISE PROGRAM REVISIONS
The PROMISE program has undergone several revisions to better fit the needs of mentors and students while providing a valuable experience.
Requirements to host an intern…
Be able to hire an intern full-time at (at least) minimum wage for 10 weeks
Have an employee who is willing to mentor an intern
Have the office/floor space to house an intern
Allow the intern paid time to participate in PROMISE professional development sessions
PROMISE takes care of…
Marketing all the internship positions
Receiving and organizing all applications
Facilitating the PROMISE program, including the weekly Professional Development Workshops
Creating marketing materials for the program utilizing the host sites and interns projects