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Practice Areas: Food & Drug Law, Government/Regulatory Affairs
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Center for Drug Evaluation (CDER), Office of Regulatory Policy (ORP), has a summer internship position available for a law student (2L or 3L) beginning in May 2015. The legal intern will be assigned a mentor and will work with ORP staff on regulatory projects involving the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act) and other applicable Federal statutes and regulations. Work assigned to the intern will vary and may include legal research, memorandum writing, and related tasks.
ORP provides oversight and leadership within CDER in the development of regulations, policies, procedures, and guidances that affect the drug approval process, and develops detailed responses to citizen petitions submitted to CDER.
To be eligible for the internship program, the candidate must be in good academic standing and be available to work at least 16 hours per week. A successful candidate will possess strong legal research and writing skills, as well as the ability to effectively communicate in a team-oriented environment. Although not required, experience with the FD&C Act and administrative/regulatory law is a plus.
Current law students.
To apply for the internship, interested candidates should provide a current resume and a copy of their most recent transcript. Please have all application packages sent to the following email address: CDER-ORP-AMT@fda.hhs.gov. All application packages must be received by ORP no later than Friday, April 3, 2014.