The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences

Internship Opportunity: Biochemical Markers Fellowship Opportunity at CDC

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PLEASE NOTE: This opportunity is listed for reference only. The deadline to apply has passed.

This is a paid employment opportunity from outside the Rockefeller Center.

Position Type: Employment - paid

Location: Atlanta, GA

Sector: Health

Start and End Dates: May 23rd – August 2nd, 2019

Wage or benefits: Approximately $2,900 per month for full-time undergraduate student fellows and $3,600 for full-time graduate student fellows

Time Commitment: Full-time

Desired Class Year: Open to all class years including graduate students

Desired Major or Interest: Chemistry

Application Deadline: 1/18/19

Organization website:

Brief Description of the organization:

The Division of Laboratory Sciences (DLS) at the CDC uses advanced laboratory science and innovative techniques to improve the detection, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of environmental, tobacco-related, nutritional, newborn, selected chronic and selected infectious diseases. DLS also works to improve the rapid and accurate detection of chemical threat agents, radiologic threat agents, and selected toxins. In these areas, the laboratory has been in the vanguard of efforts to improve people’s health across the nation and around the world.

Brief Description of the Intern’s role or key qualifications:

Participants will join laboratory-based teams to develop and apply new analytical methods to characterize and quantify biochemical markers, including markers in biologic specimens (such as serum or urine), that are relevant to disease and harmful exposures. DLS currently has more than 170 active methods and 230+ mass spectrometers in use. Selected candidates will be placed in one of seven branches (see the DLS website for details: and will gain hands-on experience using state-of-the-art laboratory instrumentation and automation equipment. DLS offers a stimulating research environment that enables summer fellows to gain practical experience in applied analytical chemistry and enhance their knowledge of public health.

How to apply:

The appointment is through the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) Fellowship Program.

Apply on-line at:

Using the link above, submit the following required items: resume/CV, official transcript, two letters of recommendation, and a completed application.

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