Friday, March 11, 2016

Department of Consolidated Laboratory Services Summer Intership

Are you pursuing a career in public health or laboratory science?  Now YOU can help promote and protect the health and safety of all Virginians!  Internships at DCLS provide a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience in a diverse public health laboratory setting.  As an intern, you will have the chance to participate in a variety of laboratory disciplines and interact on a daily basis with public health and emergency response laboratorians.  The experience gained from the completion of a DCLS internship will strengthen your abilities as you prepare for a career in public health.
    DCLS internships are project oriented and are designed to be mutually beneficial to the intern and the lab.  DCLS does not offer internships consisting solely of “shadowing” experiences.  Projects will vary based upon DCLS initiatives.  Successful candidates will be assigned to a project in one of the following areas.
    Internship Program Areas:
    • Biomonitoring
    • Clinical Microbiology
    • Emergency Preparedness (biological and/or chemical)
    • Environmental Microbiology and/or Chemistry
    • Food Microbiology/Food Safety
    • Immunology/Virology
    • Infectious Disease Pathogen Detection
    • Informatics
    • Molecular Subtyping
    • Newborn Screening
    • Quality Assurance/Auditing
      Internship Application Due Date:
     Completed applications must be submitted on or before March 15th, 2016. 
     Applications received (or postmarked) AFTER March 15th, 2016 will not be considered.
     Internship Eligibility:

    • Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and either:        
      • Enrolled as rising Junior, Senior, or Master’s degree candidate in a science or public health-related program at a Virginia College or University.
      • Recently graduated from a science or public health-related Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree program at a Virginia College or University.
    • Applicants must submit an official sealed transcript. 
    • Applicants must submit a sealed letter of reference from an academic professional with knowledge of the applicant’s coursework.
    • Applicants must have maintained a cumulative minimum 3.0 GPA.
    • Applicants must be able to provide immunization records, as requested, if applicable to area of work.
    • ALL selected candidates must successfully pass a criminal background check.
    Applications due March 15th, 2016. For more information or to apply please visit: