February 2012


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Excels Undergraduate Internships <[log in to unmask]>
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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 2012 and continuing through the 2012-2013 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 2012. Current freshmen, sophomores and juniors are encouraged to apply. Students who plan to graduate in December 2012 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 Complete
descriptions of the open positions can be found at 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: Food Safety Risk Analysis: Quantitative Risk Assessments
Principal Investigators: Sherri Dennis

Project Title: : Food Irradiation: Chemical Changes in Food and Food Contact Substances due to the Absorption of Ionizing Radiation
Principal Investigators: Kim Morehouse

Project Title: Analyzing Food Safety Practices Related to Fresh Produce
Principal Investigators: Joy Johanson

Project Title: Method Validation for Seafood Toxin Biosensors
Principal Investigators: Betsy Yakes

Project Title: Identification of virulence factors that contribute to the enterotoxicity of Vibrio parahaemolyticus.
Principal Investigators: Augusto Franco-Mora

Project Title: Isolation and identification of yeasts with antagonistic activities against Penicillium expansum, the main cause of postharvest spoilage and patulin production in apples
Principal Investigators: Valerie Tournas