University of Florida Pre-Harvest & Post-Harvest Food Safety Internship Seeking Applicants

The Antimicrobial Resistance Research team, funded by the USDA-NIFA CAP program, is pleased to announce the request for applicators for the University of Florida Preharvest and Post-harvest Food Safety Internships. This training program is a cooperative effort between the University of Florida and Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University. 

Internships will take place between June 26 and August 18, 2017 and beginning and end dates can be arranged directly with the internship supervisors named below.The intent of this training program is to introduce undergraduates to research methods and to the variety of career options available in the fields of food safety and antimicrobial resistance.

Positions are available for approximately 10 trainees to receive a stipend of $1,500/month for two months. Students will be trained by faculty members within the Department of Animal Sciences at the University of Florida. Selected trainees will be invited to attend international meetings to present data obtained through this training program. 
The first 4 weeks will focus on the Pre-harvest Food Safety and this phase will take place at the University of Florida, North Florida Research and Education Center (NFREC) in Marianna, Florida. The second phase of the training will focus on the Postharvest Food Safety practices, and will take place at the University of Florida, Department of Animal Sciences in Gainesville. Training modules will emphasize practices related to the risk of antimicrobial resistance in food animals and meat processing.
Housing of the interns during the internship period at each of the locations (NFREC and UF-Gainesville) will be the responsibility of the interns. Interns are expected to obtain 40 hours of training per week in each of the phases. 
Application deadline: April 29, 2017. 11:59 PM (EST) 
Students interested in these training programs should apply by email to one of the professors listed below. Please provide a one-page statement of interest as well as a resume that includes a list of courses taken.
Undergraduate students from the University of Florida (UF) and Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) are eligible to apply for this summer training program. 
Questions about the 2017 Antimicrobial Resistance Research training funded by USDANIFA CAP Program can be sent by email to Glen Wright at and Dr. Keawin Sarjeant at (for FAMU students), and Dr. Chad Carr at (for UF students) or Dr. Nicolas DiLorenzo at (for UF  tudents) or Dr. KC Jeong at (for UF students). 

Posted: April 21, 2017


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