Job Overview


Become a part of the Department that touches the lives of every American!  At the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) you can give back to your community, state, and country by making a difference in the lives of Americans everywhere.  It is the principal agency for protecting the health of citizens.  Join HHS and help to make our world healthier, safer, and better for all Americans.

Student Intern Program: This position is being filled under the Pathway Internship Program which provide opportunities for high school, vocational and technical, undergraduate, graduate, and professional students to gain work experience while pursuing their education. The interns are located in the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Office of Foods, Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM), located in Rockville and Laurel, MD. Salary will be determined upon selection.

This announcement is being advertised at the GS-02 - GS-09 grade levels.

This Pathways announcement is for the Center for Veterinary Medicine's "Windows to Regulatory Research Internship Program." This program offers academically superior undergraduate, graduate, and professional students hands-on experiences conducting basic and applied research as well as performing in-depth technical reviews of data applicable to animal health and food safety. Ultimately, the internship benefits not only students themselves but the Center, FDA, and the nation.   Students gain career experience in a supportive yet challenging atmosphere while the Center develops and guides future scientific and regulatory leaders. Today's interns are CVM's experts of tomorrow.

The program is ten (10) weeks in length, commencing on June 2, 2014.

Who May Apply: Student Program Eligibles.

Interns will be appointed under the following series:

0499 Biological Science (Biologist/Microbiologist)

0699 Medical and Health (Health Science/Public Health)

0799 Veterinary (Veterinarian)

1399 Physical Science (Chemistry)


As an Intern, you will primarily perform the duties below.  However, job duties may vary depending on the area of study and grade appointed: 
Research and assemble pertinent information from a variety of sources, including hard copy or electronic files, archival records, instructions, directives, standard operating procedures, reference guides, and operating manuals.  
Review documents to extract selected data and information to a specific program, project or issue. 
Work with senior employees on an array of special projects or task forces.  
Perform other duties as assigned.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No