Subject: JIFSAN internships available for summer 2019 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 2019. Most positions will continue
through the 2019-2020 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 2019 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 2019 are generally not eligible. After a 100-hour volunteer
commitment, interns are eligible for a paid internship at $12/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:

Evaluation and optimization of the validated FDA method for detection of
Cyclospora cayetanensis in prepared dishes.
Principle Investigator: Almeria, Sonia

Fate of Listeria monocytogenes in frozen ready to eat foods
Principle Investigator: Chen, Yi

Detection of foodborne parasites in waste and surface water samples
Principle Investigator: da Silva, Alexandre

Generation of Chloroplast Genomes for FDA’s GenomeTrakr CP and Assay
Principle Investigator: Handy, Sara

Development of a method for isolation and detection of Cronobacter species
from fresh vegetables and dried plant-origin foods
Principle Investigator: Tall, Ben

Culture- and amplification-independent metagenomics approach for sensitive
detection and identification of viruses isolated from produce
Principle Investigator: Yang, Zhihui

Development and Validation of a Rapid Detection Method for Campylobacter in
Leafy Green Produce
Principle Investigator: Plemons, Lisa

Assessment of media perception/interpretation of communications messaging on
CFSAN issues.
Principle Investigator: Naum, Marianna

Post Response Outbreak Data Analysis Support Project
Principle Investigator: Craig Cloyd, Tami

Content Analysis and Variation in State Retail Regulations and Retail Food
Safety Guidance
Principle Investigator: Liggans, Girvin

Contact Person: Kaci Thompson
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