ORISE Summer Student Research Participation Opportunity at NCTR

Summer research opportunities are available at the National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR), U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in Jefferson, Arkansas. This program is designed for science and mathematics students preparing for future careers in toxicology, regulatory science, or related scientific disciplines. Selected individuals will participate in research projects on the biological effect of potentially toxic chemicals and the solutions to toxicology problems that have a major impact on human health and the environment.

The appointment period is for up to 10 weeks beginning May 28, 2013.  The participant will receive a stipend depending on education level and experience. The Research Participation Program for FDA is administered by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education under an agreement with FDA and the Department of Energy (DOE).  Participants do not become employees of FDA, DOE, or the program administrator, and there are no fringe benefits paid.


For additional information about this opportunity, NCTR or FDA, please view our the opportunity flyer or visit http://www.fda.gov/AboutFDA/WorkingatFDA/FellowshipInternshipGraduateFacultyPrograms/ucm243662.htm




Applicants must be:

  • U.S. citizens at least 18 years of age at the time of appointment.
  • Students in good standing at an accredited U.S. college or university, or accepted as an entering graduate or professional student at an accredited college or university, with a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher (based on a 4.0 scale).  

This program is open to all qualified U.S. citizens without regard to race, sex, religion, color, age, handicap, or national origin.  Participants are required to provide proof of health insurance prior to beginning an appointment.


How to Apply


To be considered, please complete the application materials and return to ORISE by March 8, 2013.  
You can download the application from http://orise.orau.gov/science-education/internships-scholarships-fellowships/description.aspx?JobId=12745


E-mail, fax or mail documents to:


E-mail address



Fax number

(865) 241-5219 – ATTN: FDA Programs


Postal address

Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE)
ATTN: FDA Research Participation Programs
P.O. Box 117, MS 36
Oak Ridge, TN 37831-0117


Shipping/Overnight Address

Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE)
ATTN:  FDA Research Participation Programs
1299 Bethel Valley Road, Building SC-200
Oak Ridge, TN 37830