Application Instructions for the Master's Industrial Internship Program in chemistry or applied physics. Please read the following instructions completely before attempting to complete the online application.

Application Deadline:
We are no longer accepting applications for summer 2020.

Questions about your application?: Contact Lynde Ritzow:

In order to complete the online application process, you must:

1. Prepare a candidate's statement.
In approximately 500 words, please describe any relevant scientific experience you have that makes you a strong candidate for this program. In addition to your academic qualifications, your statement should incorporate your potential strengths as an employee in industry and why you feel this program is a good fit for your career goals. You can do this in advance in another application program and then copy and paste it into the appropriate space on the form. You may also download the documents directly.

2. Submit three letters of recommentation.
Request to have three letters of recommendation submitted on your behalf by faculty and/or supervisors. Though your recommenders will be notified by email that you have applied and requested a letter, it is up to you to ensure they have actually filled out the online recommendation form, so make sure they know to expect to hear from us. Once you have filled out the application, we will do our best to notify you as your letters of support arrive, but you are welcome to check in any time.

If unforeseen circumstances require you to change your request to a difference recommender, contact Lynde Ritzow to make the switch:

3. Submit a resume (optional, but highly recommended).
Upload a resume highlighting your work, volunteer and research experience.

4. Submit your transcripts.
Two sets of transcripts are required. One submitted with your application and one sent to the the Office of the Registrar.

With your application:
Submit transcripts of all your undergraduate and graduate work (including work at the University of Oregon) by uploading copies directly to the application. If you're unable to upload, or prefer to send official documents, you can mail them to:

Lynde Ritzow
Knight Campus Graduate Internship Program
6231 University of Oregon
Eugene , OR 97403-6231

To the Registrar's Office:
If you've already completed your degree
, you need to send an official copy to the registrar's office at the address below. If your degree is still in progress, you will need to send an official copy to the registrar's office once your degree is conferred.

Electronic transcripts:

Hardcopy transcripts:
Office of the Registrar
5257 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403

5. Apply for Summer Term.
The program begins summer term. If you have questions about this, please contact Lynde Ritzow:

6. Fill out the application for the appropriate major.
Very important. The majors are listed alphabetically under the College of Arts and Sciences. If you choose a general chemistry, physics or biology major, you will be applying to the PhD. program. Please choose the following from the drop-down menu:

Physics - choose "Applied Physics - Internship Master's."

Chemistry - choose "Chemistry - Internship Master's."

7. Take the TOEFL if you are a non-native speaker.
The Test of English as a Foreign Language is required for non-native speakers of English. Requests to waive the TOEFL requirement or for permission to be admitted with the intent to take the exam upon arrival will not be accommodated. The minimum acceptable TOEFL score for admission to this program is 620 (105 for the new iBT version), which is higher than the University of Oregon minimum.

We will also accept the IELTS in lieu of the TOEFL. Our minimum score requirement is 7.5.

Students who have completed a bachelor's degree from a U.S. college or university are not required to submit a TOEFL score.

8. If you are an international student, see additional university requirements:

9. All applicants are encouraged to apply for the Inclusion & Diversity Scholarship. Priority deadline is February 24th.

10. Contact us if you have questions or problems with the application. We're here to help:

Lynde Ritzow, Director Recruitment and Marketing OR 541-346-6835


Applicants under consideration will be interviewed during the candidate review process.

We will email you within five days of receiving your online application. If you do not hear from us, there may have been a transmission error. Please contact us directly at the number or email above so we can help.

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Please feel free to contact us directly if you have any questions about applying: