Internship FDA Office of Policy Internships
Office of Policy Internship Program
The Office of Policy offers non-paid internships for interested undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students. Past interns have had diverse educational interests, such as pharmacy, law, government, economics, and management. Our interns have worked on congressional hearings, drug importation investigations, novel disease outbreak issues, and briefings for senior agency officials. As an Office of Policy intern, you can expect to work on substantive projects, develop professional skills, and benefit from the personal attention of a mentor.
Purpose of Internship Program
The primary purpose of the Office of Policy internship program is to give students an opportunity to learn about federal programs, policies, and practices first-hand. By the end of the internship, each student will have the skills and knowledge necessary to allow him or her to make a significant contribution to public health.
All Interns must:
- Be at least 18 years of age on or before the first day of the internship.
- Have completed at least two semesters of college education.
- Be a current undergraduate or graduate student attending a college or university in the United States, or have just graduated in the same year of the Internship.
Interns will be selected based on their application and demonstrated interest in public service. This may include:
- Cover letter and resume;
- Academic excellence;
- 3 Letters of recommendation;
- Demonstrated interest in and knowledge of government and politics;
- Evidence of the skills needed to assist FDA;
- Personal maturity;
- The candidate’s potential contribution to the Program; and
- The anticipated benefits for the candidate.
Upon acceptance, candidates must consent to the following:
- Security clearance prior to their start date
- Random drug test
All security measures are confidential and intended to protect the applicant as well as FDA.
How to Apply
To apply please contact the Office of Policy at FDA.Policy.Internships@fda.hhs.gov