Founded in 1998, The Master’s Industrial Internship Program at the University of Oregon trains students in the real-world knowledge and skills necessary to be successful in the industrial research laboratory - and at the interview table. We believe an advanced degree should help you land a job and prepare you for a successful career. It turns out many companies agree with us!

Three program tracks:
PV & Semiconductor Device Processing
Optical Materials & Devices
Polymer Science

Erin Brown, a student in the semiconductor track, shares a laugh with Jon Borr, a program alum who came back to campus to interview for his company during the 2017 Networking Event. The class of 2018 sat over 350 interviews in this year's event. September 11-13. See where they're headed...

Mogan Pilkenton

Internship Alum is Co-Author on "Elastic Second Skin" Paper

Morgan Pilkenton, class of 2008, is co-author on the ground-breaking paper published recently in Nature Materials. Researchers found a way to create a polymer layer that imitates the properties of natural skin. Potential applications include everything from cosmetics to drug delivery...Read more.


Students share their perspectives on why the master's program is a good fit for them.

Professional Development is a key component of the master's program.


What's Happening:

2017 Inclusion Symposium a Great Success

Summer 2017 Brings Alumni Together for Networking Events in Portland, Bend, Eugene & Seattle.

Careers in Microelectronics Workshop Brings Industry to UO Campus

Phil & Penny Knight Donate $500 million to UO Science Campus!

Past Stories




Photo of Mt. Hood by Zack Mensinger