February 2015


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Stephanie Carrington-Brown <[log in to unmask]>
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Subject: JIFSAN research internships at the FDA

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 2015 and continuing through the
2015-2016 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 2015. Current freshmen, sophomores and
juniors are encouraged to apply. Students who plan to graduate in December
2015 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: Ensuring Fresh Produce Safety - Susceptibility of Fresh-Cut
Produce to Microbial Invasion; and Produce Safety Practices at Foreign Farms
Principal Investigator: Crowley, Cecilia

Project Title: Detection and enumeration of Listeria monocytogenes in
cantaloupe mesocarp (flesh); the role for temperature differential-driven
internalization and transfer from contaminated rind
Principal Investigator: Macarisin, Dumitru

Project Title: Botulinum neurotoxin gene cluster sequence analysis for the
development of reporter gene fusion cassettes
Principal Investigators: Sharma, Shashi

Project Title: Identification and Characterization of Salmonella enterica
from Spices
Principal Investigators: Jean- Giles Beaubrun, Junia

Project Title: Computational Toxicology: Analysis of the Office of Food
Additive Safety (OFAS)-regulated substances in the ToxCast database.
Principal Investigators: Bewry, Nadine

Project Title: Evaluation of Rapid Quantitative Methods for the Determination
of Fats and Fatty Acids in Dietary Supplements Containing Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Principal Investigators: Srigley, Cynthia

Project Title: Rapid Detection and Quantitation of Hydrolyzed Food Allergens
and Gluten
Principal Investigators: Garber, Eric

Project Title: Advancing preventative food safety methods through the use of
portable devices: sweetener and skim milk powder case studies
Principal Investigators: Yakes, Betsy Jean

Project Title: Food Safety Risk Analysis: Quantitative Risk Assessment
Principal Investigators: Dennis, Sherri

Contact Person: Stephanie Carrington-Brown
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