Subject: JIFSAN internships available for summer 2018 and beyond

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 2018. Most positions will continue
through the 2018-2019 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 expected to work 30 hours/week during the summer of 2018 and part
time (8-10 hours/week) during the academic year.  Current freshmen,
sophomores and juniors are encouraged to apply. Students who plan to graduate
in December 2018 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. Review of applications will begin March 15. Late applications
will receive consideration as long as there are positions that remain

   Interns are needed for the following projects:

JIP-301: Literature review and data analysis to inform activities on lead
(Pb) for the U.S. delegation to the Codex Committee on Contaminants in Foods
(CCCF) and for improving our understanding of the influence of country of
origin on lead levels in food (Principle Investigators: Abt, Eileen and
Robin, Lauren)
JIP-302: Evaluation and optimization of the Food and Drug Administration
(FDA) validated method for detection of Cyclospora cayetanensis in Mexican
and Mediterranean dishes containing cilantro, basil, parsley and/or mint
(Principle Investigator: Almeria, Sonia)
JIP-303: Assessment of Listeria monocytogenes serotype 4bV growth in soil
compared to traditional disease-causing serotypes (Principle Investigator:
Burall, Laurel)
JIP-304: Fate of Listeria monocytogenes in Hummus (Principle Investigator:
Chen, Yi)
JIP-305: Detection of Foodborne Parasites and Viruses in Effluents of
Wastewater Treatment Plants (Principle Investigator: da Silva, Alexandre J.)
JIP-306: Reducing Foodborne Illness from Retail Food Establishments
(Principle Investigator: Fanaselle, Wendy)
JIP-307: Genomic Analysis of Hibernators-Persisters Contaminating Low Water
Activity Foods and Dietary Supplements to Develop Specific Laboratory
Strategies to Identify the Presence of Persister Cells (Principle
Investigator: Gopinath, Gopal)
JIP-308: Generation of Chloroplast Genomes for FDA’s GenomeTrakr CP
(Principle Investigator: Handy, Sara)
JIP-309: Utilization of pharmacokinetics to assist in the risk assessment of
metallic components in food packaging materials (Principle Investigator:
Kabadi, Shruti V.)
JIP-310: Database compilation of food/cosmetic cases supported by FDA based
on hazard commodity pairs (Principle Investigator: Kelly, Mallory)
JIP-311: Major Allergen Detection by Immunoassays in Processed Complex Food
Commodities (Principle Investigator: Khuda, Sefat E.)
JIP-312: Using Liquid Chromatography/High-Resolution Mass Spectrometry to Aid
in Non-Targeted Screening of Hazardous Compounds (Principle Investigator:
Knolhoff, Ann)
JIP-313: Content Analysis and Variation in State Retail Regulations and
Retail Food Safety Guidance (Principle Investigator: Liggans, Girvin)
JIP-314: Assessment of media perception/interpretation of communications
messaging on CFSAN issues (Principle Investigator: Naum, Marianna)
JIP-315: Evaluation of Risk Tool for FSMA 201 (Principle Investigator:
Pandya, Amisha)
   JIP-316: Evaluation of Endopep- mass spectrometry (Endopep-Mass) based
method for the detection of enzymatically active botulin um neurotoxins in
food samples (Principle Investigator: Sharma, Shashi)
JIP-317: Genomic Analysis of Hibernators-Persisters Contaminating Low Water
Activity Foods and Dietary Supplements to Develop Specific Laboratory
Strategies to Identify the Presence of Persister Cells (Principle
Investigator: Tall, Ben)
JIP-318: Development of High Resolution Screening Procedures for Pesticide
Screening in Foods (Principle Investigator: Wong, Jon)
JIP-319: Advancing preventative food safety methods through the use of
portable, near-infrared devices  (Principle Investigator: Yakes, Betsy Jean)
JIP-320: Evaluation of Automated Sample Preparation Technologies for LC-MS
mycotoxin Analysis in Foods (Principle Investigator: Zhang, Kai)

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