Oregon State University

PROMISE Sponsors


Thank you for your interest in becoming a PROMISE Program Sponsor!

Sponsors are a crucial part of our program and contribute greatly to the success and experiences of the interns. Many of our sponsors have developed long-term working relationships with their interns.

We ask that sponsors have a specific project that the intern can complete over the course of the 10-week program and that they support the intern's participation in weekly professional development workshops and activities.

Please also consider the following guidelines, which are designed to assist you in completing the application form to ensure that your goals, as well as the program’s and the students’ goals are achieved.

We are looking for:

  • Sponsors who will be able to mentor and supervise the intern
  • Practical substantive experiences and work plans to enhance student learning and growth
  • Projects where responsibilities are clearly outlined
  • Projects that provide a challenging learning experiences with reasonable opportunities for success
  • Projects with well-written descriptions and concise objectives
  • Project outcomes that are achievable within the 10-week program
  • Evidence that periodic and final evaluations will occur
  • Support from the sponsor for the intern to participate in required developmental opportunities
  • Projects that meet the goals and objectives of the PROMISE program

The goals of PROMISE are to:

  • To promote the retention and success of students, particularly those from historically under-represented groups,
  • To encourage interns to see university and public employment as a potential career path,
  • To provide personal and professional development through a cohort model of learning,
  • To enhance the diversity of applicant pools for the employment opportunities with state and local government agencies, and,
  • To develop globally responsible leaders  

Salary and other personnel expenses:

The cost of the internship salary and other personnel expenses is $4,300. Interns are not eligible to receive health benefits. OSU departments and programs may request that up to half of the total cost be subsidized by the PROMISE program; the balance will be charged to the departmental index. Please note that salary and other personnel expenses will be charged in both FY14 (June) and FY15 (July and August). Agencies outside of OSU will pay $4,300 to PROMISE.

Additional costs:

The PROMISE program will pay for costs associated with required professional development, including but not limited to, meals at weekly meetings, supplies for poster session, portfolios, etc. Sponsors should expect to incur some related services and supplies costs associated with having an intern.

The intern should not be used as a “go fer” or as a member of the clerical staff. Please contact Charlene Martinez if you have any questions about the suitability of a project.

The deadline has passed for sponsor applications. Thank you for your interest.

Contact Info

Equity and Inclusion
327/330 Snell Hall Corvallis, Oregon 97331 Ph: 541-737-3556
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