Summer Internship for Undergraduates at FDA

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2017 Summer Internship
FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health
Silver Spring, Maryland

Laboratory Overview

The Office of Science and Engineering Laboratories (OSEL) is the laboratory of the Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). OSEL performs product testing; develops reliable standardized test methods for CDRH and industry use; performs anticipatory scientific investigations on emerging technologies; contributes laboratory data to national and international standards used in CDRH decision making; provides scientific and technical training for CDRH staff members; and maintains laboratory collaborations and relationships with scientific researchers in academia and other Federal laboratories.

Please note we are not accepting applications for recent graduates looking for full-time, long-term positions. This is a temporary position only.

Project Overview

The project involves performing mechanical bench tests to simulate failure of pediatric growing rod devices used in children with severe scoliosis. The internship will require extensive amounts of mechanical testing, fixture development (CAD software), sample preparation, and data analysis.

Key Qualifications

 Enrolled in a mechanical or biomedical engineering program with strong grades in mechanics/biomechanics and biomaterials courses

 Lab experience with mechanical testing systems such as MTS or Instron is highly recommended

 Independent worker

 Critical-thinking skills

How to Apply

Please send a resume, unofficial transcript, and summary of your interest in this position to

Points to Consider

 Located in the Washington, DC area

 Access to a car is suggested

 Pay: ~$15-18/hour (40 hours per week)

 Must show proof of health insurance

 References will be requested

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