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 2013 and continuing through the
2013-2014 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 2013.  Current freshmen, sophomores and
juniors are encouraged to apply. Students who plan to graduate in December
2013 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]<mailto:[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

Interns are needed for the following projects:

Project Title: Identification and Characterization of Salmonella enterica
from Spices
Principal Investigator: Beaubrun, Junia JG

Project Title: MassCode PCR spectroscopy liquid array as a tool for
genetic Listeria spp
Principal Investigator: Alkhaldi, Sufian

Project Title: Investigating the Global Genomic Diversity and Evolution of
Cronobacter spp. using a Next-Gen DNA Microarray technology for inclusion
into the Pathogen-annotated Tracking Resource Network (PATRN) via NCTR's
ArrayTrack for technology transfer to FDA Field and FERN laboratories.
Principal Investigator: Tall, Ben

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

Project Title: Screening of polyclonal antibodies against gluten from
specific grain and develop enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) for
grain specific gluten detection.
Principal Investigator: Sharma, Girdhari

Project Title: Rapid Detection and Quantitation of Gluten Using Hand-Held
Diagnostic Devices
Principal Investigator: Garber, Eric

Project Title: Analysis of Chemical Contaminants in Foods
Principal Investigator: Wong, Jon