Founded in 1998, The Master’s Industrial Internship Program at the University of Oregon is part of the Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact. We train 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!

Four program tracks:
PV & Semiconductor Device Processing
Optical Materials & Devices
Polymer Science
Molecular Probes & Sensors

Suzanna Officer breaks into a grin during her Thermo Fisher interview at the 2019 Networking Event. Interviews were held remotely this year - see where students are heading for their internships in January 2021.

The 2020 Inclusion Symposium was held virtually this year and included student speeches and a keynote by Dr. Mary Ellen Moore, More than a Checkbox. Dr. Moore is an engineer and founder of the non-profit S.T.E.M. Community Outreach, as well as for-profit company S.T.E.M. Discoveries, LLC. Both are dedicated to increasing mentorship and STEM literacy for those underrepresented in STEM.


Students and staff provide an overivew of the program.

Professional skills allow you to sell yourself and get the job you want.

Research shows inclusive and diverse teams have more creative solutions and are more successful.

One student shares why the program was a good fit for her.


What's Happening:

2019 Networking Event Brings Partners from Across the Country to Campus.

2019 Inclusion Event Celebrates Inclusion Amid Protests

Betsy Tanenbaum receives 2019 Knight Campus Inclusion Award.

Lynde Ritzow honored with Outstanding Employee Award

Graduation 2019. Find Out Where They Went!

2018 Interview Event Brings New Players To Oregon.

2018 Alumni Networking Events Bring Together Alumni Near & Far.

2018 Inclusion Symposium Provides Inspiration for Aspiring Scientists.

UO Ranked #1 for Master's Degrees in Physics.

Stacey York & Betsy Tanenbaum honored with Outstanding Empolyee Awards.

Graduation 2018: Find out where they went!

Focus on Design of Experiments: Semiconductor Program Manager Fuding Lin and Alumnus Trevor Shear Demonstrate the Advantages of JMP Software.

2017 Interview Event Brings Regional and National Companies to Campus.

Alumnus Trevor Shear Selected for NSF Research Fellowship.

Generous Thermo Fisher Scientific donation supports Internship Progam Inclusion Initiative.


Past Stories




Photo of Mt. Hood by Zack Mensinger