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Toxicology Internship Postings

SOT seeks information to keep this page up-to-date. Listings from previous years are provided so that students can contact previous sponsors to inquire about current programs. We appreciate receiving information from research program sponsors and ask that it be sent to Betty Eidemiller.

2014

Montana State University

Montana State University Center for Environmental Health Sciences sponsors a summer educational research experience for outstanding college undergraduates. Part of a national program to attract and train undergraduates to research careers in the environmental health sciences, participants gain extensive hands-on research experience working in the Center’s state-of-the-art laboratories and hear guest seminar lectures and presentations during the 10-week program.

Olivia Diprete conducted summer research with Angie Slitt at University of Rhode Island with ARRA NIH funding through NIEHS

2013

Bristol Myers Squibb

Drug Safety Evaluation (DSE) at Bristol Myers Squibb (BMS) has a summer internship program that offers students at various educational levels an opportunity to experience scientific research in a team-orientated and fast-paced environment. Internships are available at in New Brunswick, New Jersey, and Mount Vernon, Indiana.
A range of exciting projects are offered each year in specialized laboratories including investigative molecular toxicology, immunotoxicology, genetic toxicology, reproductive toxicology, clinical pathology, and histology.

Covance

Covance is a drug development services company. Covance’s internship program gives students the opportunity to learn in a challenging and supportive work environment. Internships provide real industry work experience, developing strong presentation skills and participating in volunteer projects or activities. Opportunities are available in a number of specialties including toxicology, nutritional chemistry and food safety, and biomarkers. Internships are available nationwide.

Duke University

The Duke University Superfund Research Center supports research experiences for undergraduate and master’s students in coordination with the Environmental Protection Agency. Researchers seek solutions to the complex health and environmental issues associated with toxic chemicals at hazardous waste sites. Interns may participate in one of four projects related to neurotoxicity, developmental impairment, and use of nanoparticles for water remediation.

Eli Lilly

Eli Lilly is a global pharmaceutical company. The Risk Assessment Toxicology Group at Eli Lilly is seeking toxicology, pharmacology, biology, informatics, or occupational toxicology majors working towards a MS or PhD degree, or an advanced undergraduate for a twelve-week summer internship beginning in May or June 2013. The intern will be assigned a project affording the opportunity to actively contribute to the company and build an understanding of the pharmaceutical industry and Eli Lilly and Company. Professional development and social events will be held throughout the summer. At the conclusion of the work period, each intern will present their project highlights, findings, and general internship accomplishments to engineering and manufacturing professionals.

ExxonMobil Biomedical Sciences

ExxonMobil Biomedical Sciences, Inc. (EMBSI), in Clinton, New Jersey, is accepting applications for a summer Toxicology Internship in the Toxicology & Environmental Sciences Division. EMBSI’s internship program gives graduate students the opportunity to gain real work experience in industrial toxicology while enhancing their technical and critical thinking abilities. Interns will work on their own project(s) under the guidance of EMBSI toxicologists in areas related to hazard identification, product safety evaluation, and human health risk assessment. EMBSI’s Internship Program is a paid, 40-hour per week program for graduate students enrolled at an accredited US university.

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)

The Summer Talent Identification Program (STIP) is designed to recruit and hire top quality interns to feed the talent pipeline for GSK. These opportunities are available at sites in the Raleigh, North Carolina and the Greater Philadelphia, Pennsylvania areas. Recruitment begins in January for the summer program. Positions will be posted online an ongoing basis in January and February. The program runs 10–12 weeks from May through August.

Hamner Institutes for Health Sciences

The Hamner’s summer internship program was introduced in 1989 to encourage promising college students to consider careers in the sciences. Under the guidance of scientific staff, interns are exposed to various facets of on-going research projects at The Hamner, including literature review, conduct of experiments, data analysis, and interpretation of results. Many of the past summer interns have gone on to earn graduate degrees in toxicology and related fields. Contact Kristin Hoverman in the Human Resources Department for additional information on program availability.

International Life Sciences Institute

The ILSI North America Technical Committee on Food and Chemical Safety will consider three subject areas described below for the ILSI North America 2013 summer fellowship program, including Toxicology and Risk Assessment of Chemical Mixtures, Low-Dose Exposure, and Heat Formed Toxicants: Furans. The selection of the candidate will depend on the graduate student’s qualifications and the appropriate fit with the candidate’s desired project choice. The fellow will be assigned a project that is agreed upon between the fellow and the Food and Chemical Safety Committee.

Louisiana State University—Health Sciences Center

LSU Health Sciences Foundation, National Institute on Drug Abuse and Department of Pharmacology, Toxicology and Neuroscience fund the Summer Undergraduate Pharmacology Research Program. The Department of Pharmacology, Toxicology and Neuroscience offers a 10-week summer research program for domestic undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing a career in pharmacology. Students participate in laboratory research experiments and attend weekly lectures on topics that will help prepare them for success in research-intensive doctoral programs.

Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute

Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute supports a number of educational research programs for students at the pre-college, undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate levels. Educational programs provide research opportunities at the Institute within various divisions, including Toxicology, Pathophysiology, Immunology, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Virology, Cardiopulmonary Physiology, Radiation, Employee Health and Safety, and many other disciplines. Positions and availability vary each year. If interested, please submit a resume to be evaluated.

Michigan State University

Faculty of the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology welcome inquiries from students who wish to spend the summer in a laboratory on MSU’s East Lansing campus doing research. There is no formal application process. Interested students should browse the faculty pages on the MSU website and identify those with whom they would like to work, and whose research programs encompass the student’s own interests. First contact should be via email, accompanied by a brief letter of intent, including their reasons for applying to that particular faculty member, and a resume.

Monsanto

Monsanto addresses timeless agricultural problems, incorporating cutting-edge technology to give farmers around the world the ability to grow more crops with fewer resources. Monsanto offers both summer internships as well as semester-long co-ops. Internships take place over 10–12 weeks, and provide the intern with a continuous learning experience. Training, networking opportunities, and professional guidance are also available during the internship. Opportunities are full-time and paid, and the majority of new graduate hires at Monsanto are participants in these programs.

Novartis

Novartis is a global pharmaceutical corporation and provides a scientific intern program at the Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR). Interns aid in the search for new disease therapies. The program is designed to introduce talented students to drug discovery and to train them in experimental work in this area. 2013 internships are available in Emeryville, California, Cambridge, Massachusetts, and East Hanover, New Jersey.

Procter & Gamble

Procter & Gamble (P&G) manufactures a wide range of consumer products and prescription drugs. P&G supports full-time summer research experiences in research and development for undergraduate and graduate students in a variety of disciplines, including life sciences and chemistry (job #RND00002248). In addition, P&G hosts summer camps to explore careers in consumer products. These all expense paid opportunities for first year bachelors students in science or engineering provide 4 day immersion in the R&D organization (job #RND00002278). Some participants will be selected for 2014 internships or co-ops.

Rutgers University

The Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy of Rutgers University hosts the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program for highly motivated undergraduates interested in a career as a researcher in the pharmaceutical and environmental sciences. Students conduct full-time research in areas related to Pharmacology and Toxicology, Environmental Health Sciences, Pharmaceutics, Medicinal Chemistry, Chemical Biology, and Clinical Pharmacy Research; previous research experience is not required. Students should be sophomores, juniors, or seniors at the time of application. This program is funded by NIH ES020721.

The Environmental & Occupational Health Science Institute at Rutgers is hosting the Toxicology, Health & Environmental Disease High School Summer Program. Students will participate in a variety of laboratory activities such as DNA isolation, PCR, cell culture, cytotoxicity studies, etc., and learn about careers in medicine, pharmacy, toxicology, environmental science, and research. This summer program is open to highly motivated high school students interested in the biomedical and environmental sciences.

University of Kansas

The faculty of the Department of Pharmacology, Toxicology and Therapeutics at the University of Kansas Medical Center provides basic research internships June 4, 2013–August 10, 2013. Undergraduate students accepted into the program will perform basic research in Pharmacology or Toxicology in the Department or in the affiliated Centers for Cancer, Environmental and Occupational Health, and the Smith Mental Retardation and Human Development, while studying interactions between biological systems and chemical agents. Each student will work in the laboratory of an individual member of the faculty. The program also includes weekly discussion sessions with faculty members and current Pharmacology or Toxicology graduate students on selected topics in Pharmacology and Toxicology.

University of Louisville

Undergraduate students from University of Louisville and from underserved/underrepresented populations from regional colleges and universities may apply for a 10-week research experience in a department that offers graduate degrees; links are provided to identify faculty conducting toxicology research. Mentors will provide students with individualized research projects, and the program will provide group seminars on topics related to research and graduate education.

University of South Florida

The University of South Florida (USF) Pre College STEM Academy: Environmental Health & Toxicology is an academically intensive six-day residentail program for high school juniors/seniors. The Academy will involve students in inquiry, discovery, creativity, and research with a focus on environmental health and toxicology. Students will engage with USF’s internationally recognized faculty in the College of Public Health, Advanced Biosensors Laboratory (ABL), Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation (CAMLS), and the Department of Cell Biology, Microbiology, and Molecular Biology.

University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center is a major medical research center. The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) Summer Undergraduate Research program provides an interactive and fulfilling experience in cancer research to talented undergraduate students by creating situations for them to interact with CPRIT scholars and Translational Research in Multi-Disciplinary Program (TRIUMPH) Postdoctoral fellows.

University of Utah

The Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology at the University of Utah offers a Summer Research Program for undergraduate students interested in pursuing a career in biomedical research. Participants will gain laboratory experience in an active research environment and contribute to ongoing research projects. This program is intended to acquaint outstanding undergraduate students with academic research in the fields of pharmacology and toxicology.

University of Washington

The University of Washington Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences provides the Environmental Health Research Experience Program (EH REP), a nine week, paid summer experience for talented undergraduates who express strong interest in environmental health science research. Accepted students will be paired with a faculty mentor. Students from populations traditionally underrepresented in the sciences are encouraged to apply.

University of Wisconsin-Madison

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Molecular and Environmental Toxicology Center offers the Summer Research Opportunities program. This program is designed to provide traditionally underrepresented minority undergraduate students with a hands-on research experience in molecular and environmental toxicology. Students will be mentored in cell biology, genetics, developmental biology, immunotoxicology, environmental toxicant remediation, or other projects.

Wayne State University

Wayne State University will host opportunities to do hypothesis-driven research in National Institutes of Health (NIH) -funded labs in the areas of of drug synthesis, drug formulation, and biochemical and molecular pharmacology (and other disciplines) during the summer of 2013. Summer Undergraduate Research Fellows (SURF) will also be exposed to a variety of elements important in the conduct of research and mentoring experience. 

2012

Bristol Myers Squibb

Drug Safety Evaluation (DSE) at Bristol Myers Squibb (BMS) has a summer internship program that offers students at various educational levels an opportunity to experience scientific research in a team-orientated and fast-paced environment. Internships are available at in New Brunswick, New Jersey, and Mount Vernon, Indiana. A range of exciting projects are offered each year in specialized laboratories including investigative molecular toxicology, immunotoxicology, genetic toxicology, reproductive toxicology, clinical pathology, and histology.

Covance

Covance is a drug development services company. Covance’s internship program gives students the opportunity to learn in a challenging and supportive work environment. Internships are focused on providing real industry work experience, developing strong presentation skills and participating in volunteer projects or activities. Opportunities are available in a number of specialties including toxicology, nutritional chemistry and food safety, and biomarkers. Internships are available nationwide.

ExxonMobil Biomedical Sciences

ExxonMobil Biomedical Sciences, Inc. (EMBSI), in Clinton, New Jersey, is accepting applications for a summer Toxicology Internship in the Toxicology & Environmental Sciences Division. EMBSI’s internship program gives graduate students the opportunity to gain real work experience in industrial toxicology while enhancing their technical and critical thinking abilities. Interns will work on their own project(s) under the guidance of EMBSI toxicologists in areas related to hazard identification, product safety evaluation, and human health risk assessment. EMBSI’s Internship Program is a paid, 40-hour per week program for graduate students enrolled at an accredited US. university. Assistance with housing during the summer is available. Relocation assistance is available for candidates who qualify.

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)

The Summer Talent Identification Program (STIP) is designed to recruit and hire top quality interns to feed the talent pipeline for GSK. These opportunities are available at sites in the Raleigh, North Carolina and the Greater Philadelphia, Pennsylvania areas. Recruitment begins in January for the summer program. Positions will be posted online an ongoing basis in January and February. The program runs 10–12 weeks from May through August.

Hamner Institutes for Health Sciences

The Hamner’s summer internship program was introduced in 1989 to encourage promising college students to consider careers in the sciences. Under the guidance of scientific staff, interns are exposed to various facets of on-going research projects at The Hamner, including literature review, conduct of experiments, data analysis, and interpretation of results. Many of the past summer interns have gone on to earn graduate degrees in toxicology and related fields. The application deadline is March 1, 2012.

International Life Sciences Institute

The International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI) is inviting applicationsfrom graduate students for the Food and Chemical Safety Summer Fellowship Program. The fellow will be assigned a project that is agreed upon between the fellow and the Food and Chemical Safety Committee.

The four areas of interest are:

  1. Evaluation of the human health implication of AGEs and ALEs
  2. Natural Colors
  3. Furan: Estimate the risk from different points of view of heat formed compounds with an emphasis on furan formation during the heat processing of foods
  4. Tox21

The fellow will be provided with a stipend intended to cover expenses including transportation to/from Washington, DC and housing. Deadline for application submission is Wednesday, April 4, 2012. The selection of the candidate will depend on the candidate’s qualifications and the appropriate fit with the candidate’s desired project choice.

Louisiana State University—Health Sciences Center

The Summer Undergraduate Pharmacology Research Program (SUPER) at the Health Sciences Center, Louisiana State University, Shreveport is a ten-week program for undergraduate students who are interested in the field of pharmacology. Students participate in laboratory research experiments and attend weekly lectures on topics that will help prepare them for success in research-intensive doctoral programs. The deadline for application is Monday, March 5, 2012. Applicants must have completed two years of undergraduate education and prior research experience is preferred but not required.

Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute

Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute supports a number of educational research programs for students at the pre-college, undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate levels. Educational programs provide research opportunities at the Institute within various divisions, including Toxicology, Pathophysiology, Immunology, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Virology, Cardiopulmonary Physiology, Radiation, Employee Health and Safety, and many other disciplines. Positions and availability vary each year. If interested, please submit a resume to be evaluated.

Michigan State University

Faculty of the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology welcome inquiries from students who wish to spend the summer in a laboratory on MSU’s East Lansing campus doing research. There is no formal application process. Interested students should browse the faculty pages on the MSU website and identify those with whom they would like to work, and whose research programs encompass the student’s own interests. First contact should be via email, accompanied by a brief letter of intent, including their reasons for applying to that particular faculty member, and a resume.

Monsanto

Monsanto addresses to timeless agricultural problems, incorporating cutting-edge technology to give farmers around the world the ability to grow more crops with fewer resources. Monsanto offers both summer internships as well as semester-long co-ops. Internships take place over 10–12 weeks, and provide the intern with a continuous learning experience. Training, networking opportunities, and professional guidance are also available during the internship. Both opportunities are full-time and paid, and the majority of new graduate hires at Monsanto are participants in these programs.

Novartis

Novartis is a global pharmaceutical corporation providing the scientific intern program at the Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR). Interns aid in the search for new disease therapies. Our program is designed to introduce talented students to drug discovery and to train them in experimental work in this area. Applications for internships in Emeryville, California are due March 31, 2012. Applications for the Cambridge, Massachusetts and East Hanover, New Jersey locations were due on January 31, 2012, but some opportunities may become available at those locations into March so late applications may be considered.

Pfizer Global Research and Development

Pfizer, a global pharmaceutical corporation, provides short-term student work to support Pfizer’s business needs during the summer months through the Summer Student Worker Program (SWP). The program seeks to augment staff to accomplish departmental goals while offering practical and valuable business experience to the student participant. Students can apply for a variety of fields including: animal research support; clinical research; medical affairs; and veterinary pathology. Applicants must have completed at least two years of undergraduate education, and be enrolled for the Fall 2012 semester. The application deadline for the program is Saturday, March 31, 2012. Relocation and housing costs will not be provided.

Procter & Gamble

The Procter & Gamble (P&G) manufactures a wide range of consumer products and prescription drugs. P&G supports full-time summer research experiences in research and development for undergraduate and graduate students in a variety of disciplines, including life sciences and chemistry. In addition, P&G hosts summer camps to explore careers in consumer products.

Rutgers University

The Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy of Rutgers University hosts the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program for highly motivated undergraduates interested in a career as a researcher in the pharmaceutical and environmental sciences. Students conduct full-time research in areas related to Pharmacology and Toxicology, Environmental Health Sciences, Pharmaceutics, Medicinal Chemistry, Chemical Biology, and Clinical Pharmacy Research; previous research experience is not required. Students should be sophomores, juniors, or seniors at the time of application. This program is funded by NIH ES020721.

University of Kansas

The faculty of the Department of Pharmacology, Toxicology and Therapeutics at the University of Kansas Medical Center provides basic research internships for the summer of 2012 (June 4–August 10). Undergraduate students (international students with a valid visa also qualify) accepted into the program will perform basic research in Pharmacology or Toxicology in the Department or in the affiliated Centers for Cancer, Environmental and Occupational Health, and the Smith Mental Retardation and Human Development, while studying interactions between biological systems and chemical agents. Each student will work in the laboratory of an individual member of the faculty. The program also includes weekly discussion sessions with faculty members and current Pharmacology or Toxicology graduate students on selected topics in Pharmacology and Toxicology. The application deadline is Thursday, March 15, 2012. Interns will receive a $3000 stipend, but no housing will be provided. This summer undergraduate fellowship program is supported in part by an award from the American Society of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics.

University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center is a medical research center. The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) Summer Undergraduate Research program aims to provide an interactive and fulfilling experience in cancer research to talented undergraduate students by creating situations for them to interact with CPRIT scholars and Translational Research in Multi-Disciplinary Program (TRIUMPH) Postdoctoral fellows. The application deadline for all materials is Friday, February 10, 2012. A stipend of $5000 will be provided.

University of Utah

The Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology at the University of Utah offers a Summer Research Program for undergraduate students interested in pursuing a career in biomedical research. For 10 weeks during the summer (from June 4, 2012–August 10, 2012), six participants will be given the opportunity to gain laboratory experience in an active research environment and will be encouraged to contribute to ongoing research projects. This program is intended to acquaint outstanding undergraduate students with academic research in the fields of pharmacology and toxicology. This program is funded by a generous grant from the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET), a major national professional organization. Applications must be received by March 2, 2012. Applicants may be invited for an interview prior to a final selection. Applicants selected for the program will be notified by April 1, 2012.

University of Washington

The University of Washington Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences provides the Environmental Health Research Experience Program (EH REP), a nine week, paid summer experience for talented undergraduates who express strong interest in environmental health science research. Accepted students will be paired with a faculty mentor. The deadline for applications is Wednesday, February 15, 2012. Students from populations traditionally underrepresented in the sciences are encouraged to apply. This program is funded by a grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS).

University of Wisconsin-Madison

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Molecular and Environmental Toxicology Center offers the Summer Research Opportunities program. This program is designed to provide traditionally underrepresented minority undergraduate students with a hands-on research experience in molecular and environmental toxicology. Students will be mentored in cell biology, genetics, developmental biology, immunotoxicology, environmental toxicant remediation, or other projects. The program will cover most travel and housing expenses, and provides a $5000 stipend for the summer. The application deadline is Wednesday, February 15, 2012. Although all undergraduates are eligible, sophomores and juniors are preferred.

2011

The Africa Education Initiative (NEF)

  • Please visit the NEF website for current information.

Covance

Covance is a drug development services company. Covance’s internship program gives students the opportunity to learn in a challenging and supportive work environment. Internships are focused on providing real industry work experience, developing strong presentation skills and participating in volunteer projects or activities.

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)

The Summer Talent Identification Program (STIP) is designed to recruit and hire top quality interns to feed the talent pipeline for GSK. These opportunities are available at sites in the Raleigh, North Carolina and the Greater Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, areas.

Hamner Institutes for Health Sciences

Louisiana State University—Health Sciences Center

Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute

Michigan State University

Monsanto

Monsanto takes novel approaches to timeless agricultural problems, incorporating cutting-edge technology to give farmers around the world the ability to grow more crops with less resources.

Novartis

Novartis is a leading global pharmaceutical corporation Through the scientific intern program at the Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR), interns aid in the search for new disease therapies. Our program is designed to introduce talented students to drug discovery and to train them in experimental work in this area.

Pfizer Global Research and Development

University of Georgia-Athens

University of Kansas

The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

University of Washington

University of Wisconsin Madison

 

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