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2014 Windows to Regulatory Research Internship Program

The vacancy announcement for the Windows to Regulatory Research Internship Program is now closed. Applications will no longer be accepted for the 2014 summer program. 

Peer into your professional future. The Windows to Regulatory Research Internship Program provides an opportunity to spend your summer working at the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) with internationally-renowned scientists, in an environment committed to protecting human and animal health.

Whether you work at CVM headquarters in Rockville, MD or at its premier research facility in Laurel, MD, you will help the Center in its efforts to shape a safer and more productive world for all animals and the public at large.

The Program

The Windows to Regulatory Research Internship Program offers academically superior undergraduate, graduate, and professional students hands-on experiences conducting basic and applied research as well as performing in-depth technical reviews of data applicable to animal health and food safety.

Ultimately, the internship benefits not only students themselves but the Center, FDA, and the nation. Students gain career experience in a supportive yet challenging atmosphere while the Center develops and guides future scientific and regulatory leaders. Today’s interns are CVM’s experts of tomorrow.

The program is ten (10) weeks in length, commencing Monday, June 2, 2014.

Eligibility

To qualify for The Windows to Regulatory Research Internship Program you must demonstrate that you meet the eligibility criteria to be identified as a student and that you meet the qualification requirement based on education completed that corresponds to the grade level at which considered.

To be considered a student you must be 16 years of age, hold a high school diploma, and be enrolled at least half-time in an accredited college (including 4-year colleges/universities, community colleges, and junior colleges); professional, technical, vocational, and trade school; advanced degree programs; or other qualifying educational institution pursuing a qualifying degree or certificate at the start of the internship program.

Individuals who have either graduated or have not been accepted for enrollment as a degree seeking student prior to the start of the internship program are not eligible to apply. All candidates must be U.S. citizens or must have been lawfully admitted to the United States as a permanent resident or otherwise authorized to be employed.

Applications are reviewed for strict adherence to the criteria stated below:

  • Maintenance of a 3.5 GPA or higher;
  • Recognized course of study pertinent to CVM’s mission; and
  • Demonstrated interest in the Center’s role in protecting human and animal health.

Verification of student status and education level must be submitted as supporting documentation to your application.

To qualify for the GS-02 grade level, applicants must have: High school diploma (or equivalent).
To qualify for the GS-03 grade level, applicants must have: Completion of one full academic year of post-high school study.
To qualify for the GS-04 grade level, applicants must have: Completion of 2 full academic years of post-high school study or associate's degree.
To qualify for the GS-05 grade level, applicants must have: Completion of all requirements for a bachelor's degree or equivalent degree.
To qualify for the GS-07 grade level, applicants must have: Completion of 1 full year of graduate level education or eligibility under Superior Academic Achievement after completing a bachelor's degree at an accredited college or university.
To qualify for the GS-09 grade level, applicants must have: Completion of all requirements for a Master's degree or equivalent degree at an accredited college or university.

Applicants, who take initiative, are self-motivated, and who work well in teams are likely to be viewed as outstanding potential interns.

Compensation

Compensation varies, however most interns will earn a salary commensurate with the Federal GS-2 through GS-9 grade levels (currently $4,812.00 - $9,996.00) for the duration of the program. Grade determination is based on the amount and type of education obtained by the application submission date as well as any qualifying experience.

Housing

CVM does not provide living accommodations. Please visit the following website as a resource for locating available local housing.

http://www.recgov.org/housing/housing.htmldisclaimer icon

How to Apply

The Windows to Regulatory Research Internship Program is now being announced under the Federal Pathways Program. Under Pathways, all internship opportunities are announced through a single portal, USAJOBS. Before you begin the application process, please read over the announcement and application procedures carefully and have all information required available for submission.

For questions, please contact Dr. Marcia Larkins, Program Coordinator at 240-276-9015 or via email: CVMSummerInternPrgm@fda.hhs.gov.

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