JIFSAN is accepting applications for internships to begin in the summer
The JIFSAN internship program, a collaboration between the U.S. Food and
Drug Administration and the University of Maryland, has several
positions available beginning in the summer of 2011 and continuing through the 2011-2012 academic year. JIFSAN interns must have completed at least two college
semesters and be enrolled as undergraduate students at the University of
Maryland, College Park during the time of their internship. Interns are
expect to work part time (8-10 hours/week) during the academic year and 30
hours/week during the summer of 2011. Current freshmen, sophomores and juniors are encouraged to apply. Students who plan to graduate in December 2011 are
generally not eligible. After a 100-hour volunteer commitment, interns are
eligible for a paid internship at $10/hour.
The application form (in Word format) and more information about the
Program can be found at http://www.jifsan.umd.edu/internship.htm. Complete
descriptions of the open positions can be found at
http://jifsan.umd.edu/internshipdatabase/internship_db.php. For more information, contact
[log in to unmask] Applications can be submitted by email or delivered to 1313
Symons Hall. The deadline for applying is March 15. Applications will still be accepted after that date, but the application review process will already be underway and positions may be filled.
Interns are needed for the following projects:
Project Title: Development of a multiplex real-time PCR method for simultaneous detection of Salmonella spp., Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Listeria monocytogenes in soft cheese and spinach
Principal Investigators: Sathyamoorthy, Venugopal
Project Title: Study of survival, growth and biofilm formation of Listeria monocytogenes isolates associated with cheese manufacturing plants.
Principal Investigators: Datta, Atin R.
Project Title: Fungal and aflatoxin contamination of milk thistle supplements
Principal Investigators: Tournas, Valerie
Project Title: Food Safety Risk Analysis: Quantitative Risk Assessments
Principal Investigators: Dennis, Sherri
Project Title: To identify allergenic proteins of the major food allergens and to determine their digestibility and IgE immunoreactivity.
Principal Investigators: Foye-Jackson, Ondulla
Project Title: Food Irradiation
Principal Investigators: Morehouse, Kim
Project Title: Extraction and Detection of DNA of Major Sources of Food Allergens
Principal Investigators: Garber, Eric A.E.