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:
The priority deadline is February 15th, though we will continue to accept applications until all tracks are full.

Questions about your application?: Contact Lynde Ritzow:

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

1. 2021 Applicants May Request a Fee Waiver.
In recognition of the financial impact of the pandemic and the program's commitment to accessible education, we are waiving the application fee for all domestic applicants applying for Summer 2021.

To request a waiver, please email Jodi Myers ( for instructions prior to creating a username. We will do our best to respond in one business day.

Note: Unfortunately, we are unable to offer fee waivers to international applicants in advance. However, international students who are admitted into the program and decide to join us, will receive a fee reimbursement in their student account when they start the program summer term.

2. Prepare a candidate's statement.
In approximately 500 words, please describe any relevant experience 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. We suggest you consider writing your statement in advance of filling out the application, then copy and paste it into the appropriate space on the form or download the document directly.

3. 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 of your request by email, we suggest giving your recommenders a heads up that you are applying so they 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 different recommender, contact Lynde Ritzow to make the switch:

4. Submit a resume (optional, but highly recommended).
Upload a resume highlighting your work, volunteer and research experience. A resume is a great place to highlight both your professional and scientific experience. We recommend including everything you think relevant.

5. 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. Transcripts do not need to be official for the application. Offical documents will be required if you are admitted and decide to attend. If you're unable to upload, or prefer to send official documents, you can mail them to (uploaded transcripts are preferred):

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

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

7. 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."

8. 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.

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

10. All applicants are encouraged to apply for the Inclusion & Diversity Scholarship. Priority deadline is March 1st.

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

Lynde Ritzow, Director Recruitment and Marketing


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 email above so we can help.

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