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Internship Program

OVRS welcomes student interns from Rehabilitation Counseling and related training programs.

Internships are offered for Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling, Human Services Assistant/Counselor Assistant and, in some cases, Program Administration experiences. The focus of these internships is to assist Oregonians with Disabilities to obtain or maintain employment in their community. In order to apply for an internship with OVRS, complete the forms below and submit them, with a current resume and a copy of your transcript (unofficial transcripts are acceptable) to the address indicated on the Internship Application.

If you are looking for internship opportunities outside OVRS' focus, please visit the State of Oregon Internship page

OVRS' internship placements are generally unpaid, however if funds are available, the Administrator's Stipend program may be accepting applications. The OVRS Internship Coordinator can provide you with information about your eligibility, funding availability and an application form if appropriate. Administrator's Stipend awards are expected to be used to offset transportation and related costs of participating in an internship at OVRS. Receipt of an Administrator's Stipend does not constitute an employment relationship with OVRS, the Department of Human Services or the State of Oregon.

ALL OVRS Internship applicants must complete the DHS Volunteer Program's orientation and application process IN ADDITION to OVRS' application process. The OVRS Internship Coordinator will advise you how to contact the DHS Volunteer Program once your OVRS Internship Application Packet has been accepted.

To Apply

To be considered for an internship placement, please submit:

  1. A current resume
  2. A copy of your most recent university transcript (unofficial/web versions accepted)
  3. A completed OVRS Internship Application

For more information about internship experiences with OVRS, please contact the OVRS Internship Coordinator:

Phone:   503-945-5880 or 1-877-277-0513
Fax:   503-947-5010
Email:   vr.info@state.or.us (Please put "Internship Request" in the subject line)
US Mail:   OVRS Internship Coordinator
500 Summer St. NE, E-87
Salem, OR 97301