Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases announces new undergraduate summer internship program

COLLEGE STATION, Texas – The Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases (IIAD), a Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Center of Excellence, announced today a new summer internship program for undergraduate students majoring in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Undergraduate students with junior and senior classifications are encouraged to apply to the program. Selected interns will be matched with IIAD scientist mentors for a paid 10-week summer internship and will gain hands-on experience related to the prevention, detection, control and mitigation of high-consequence transboundary animal diseases.

To be eligible, students must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen;
  • Maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale;
  • Submit a completed application no later than Feb. 16, 2015;
  • Be of full-time student status at the time of the internship;
  • Maintain valid health insurance during the course of the internship.

If selected for the internship, students are required to:
  • Attend a webinar orientation in April;
  • Be willing to relocate, if necessary, to the site of the internship for the duration of the 10-week appointment (relocation and travel costs will not be covered);
  • Create and submit a laboratory safety plan, with the assistance of the internship mentor;
  • Complete a 10-week internship with an IIAD scientist;
  • Conduct a research briefing at the internship site;
  • Maintain a weekly training log;
  • Submit a 10-page summary report;
  • Complete and submit all required forms.

For more information and to find an application, click here. All applications must be submitted to by 5 p.m. (CST) on Feb. 16, 2015.

Headquartered in College Station, Texas, IIAD was founded in 2004 as a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Center of Excellence. The Institute focuses on research, education and outreach to prevent, detect, mitigate and recover from transboundary, emerging and/or zoonotic diseases, which may be introduced intentionally or through natural processes. In 2014, IIAD was recognized by the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) as a Collaborating Centre in the specialty of biological threat reduction. IIAD is the only centre of this kind in OIE’s America’s region and the only OIE Collaborating Centre within the Texas A&M University System. For more information, visit

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