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Internship in the U.S. EPA’s Office of Children’s Health Protection, Regulatory Support and Science Policy Division

Project description: The Regulatory Support and Science Policy Division works on children’s health issues with many EPA programs, including safe chemicals management, clean air, safe drinking water, and others. The intern will work with the Division’s health scientists on various projects focused on the incorporation of children’s environmental health in EPA assessments, methodologies and policies. For example, the intern may work with staff to evaluate children’s environmental health data and analyses applied in chemical-specific health assessments developed by the agency in support of regulations. The intern may also have an non-laboratory research project on a children’s environmental health science issue; the specific topic of this project will be selected to be suitable for their skills and abilities.

This position is unpaid.  The experience students gain at this internship may also be eligible for course credit or scholarship, depending on the requirements of their academic institution.  Interns may be eligible for a public transportation allowance.

Length of project: Up to three months during Summer 2016, full-time.

Location of project: EPA Headquarters, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington DC.

Skills needed to apply: Graduate students interested in children’s environmental health and the translation of science into policy should apply. The candidate should have strong writing and analytical skills. Knowledge of risk assessment and environmental regulation are also desirable.  US citizenship or appropriate visa required.

Application deadline: Monday, March 7

Interested students should send letter, resume and unofficial transcripts/relevant course work to: Ms. Brenda Foos, U.S. EPA Office of Children’s Health Protection foos.brenda@epa.gov