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Summer research at the FDA for continuing and graduating students

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January 7, 2016

Graduating seniors are even eligible for some of these programs sponsored by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA).   This is one listed below is devoted to food/environmental toxicology at a lab in Arkansas.   There are also more divisions of the FDA that sponsor summer research internships.  Check them out at:


Summer ORISE Fellowship Opportunity at the FDA

Program Description

Summer research opportunities are available at the National Center for Toxicological Research

(NCTR), U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in Jefferson, Arkansas. Selected individuals will

participate in research projects on the biological effect of potentially toxic chemicals and the solutions

to toxicology problems that have a major impact on human health and the environment.

This program, administered by ORAU through its contract with the U.S. Department of Energy to

manage the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, was established through an interagency

agreement between DOE and FDA. The appointment period is full-time for up to 10 weeks beginning

May 23, 2016. The participant will receive a monthly stipend commensurate with educational level

and experience. Proof of health insurance is required for participation in this program. Participants do

not become employees of FDA or the program administrator, and there are no fringe benefits paid.

Applicants must be a U.S. citizen at least 18 years of age at the time of the appointment. Applicants

must be a student in good standing at an accredited U.S. college or university, or accepted as an

entering graduate or professional student at an accredited college or university, with a cumulative

GPA of 2.50 or higher (based on a 4.0 scale). Majors that are eligible include Physics, Mathematics,

Statistics, Engineering (Bioengineering, Biomedical, Chemical, and Engineering Sciences),

Nanotechnology, and Computer Science (Scientific Computing and Informatics). Other eligible areas of

study include life health and medical sciences and other physical sciences.


Apply online at



• The application deadline is February 19, 2016.