Toxicology and Regulatory Testing Internship
The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) is a nonprofit organization working toward effective medical practice, research, and health promotion. Since 1985, PCRM has led the way for reforms of federal nutrition policies, and our clinical research programs are breaking new ground in diabetes, cancer, and other serious medical conditions. We have fought for an emphasis on prevention, higher ethical standards in research, and scientific advances in basic research and effective drug development. We have worked with physicians, federal regulators, politicians, researchers, educators, students, and concerned citizens. And we have so much more work to do.
PCRM’s Toxicology and Regulatory Testing team finds and implements science and policy-based solutions to reduce and replace the use of animals in tests conducted by pesticide, chemical, drug, and cosmetic companies. The Toxicology and Regulatory Testing Intern will work with our Director of Regulatory Testing Issues on researching and preparing educational materials (Web and print), assisting with grassroots, media and educational aspects of our campaign to encourage cosmetic companies to stop testing on animals, assisting with the team’s lobbying activities, including tracking Capitol Hill visits and preparing materials, and assisting with the preparation of reports for the public or for peer-reviewed publication on topics related to animal testing.
This internship is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about the policy issues associated with efforts to promote alternatives to the use of animals for product and chemical testing while making a valuable contribution to PCRM’s campaigns.
- Applicants should be undergraduate or graduate students majoring in a life science, such as biology, chemistry, toxicology, microbiology, biochemistry, or public health
- Enthusiasm for PCRM’s mission to promote alternatives to the use of animals in research, training, and testing
- Strong interest in the application of scientific evidence to campaigns and public policy
- Ability to commit at least three months to the internship
Terms: PCRM is located in the Metro-accessible Friendship Heights neighborhood in Washington, D.C. This unpaid volunteer internship is not available as employment. Free housing accommodations near the PCRM office may be available if needed. PCRM will assist interns in obtaining course credit if applicable. Start and end dates are flexible.
How to apply: Click here to complete our online internship application. Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis.
PCRM interns not only get to work on a daily basis with our experienced team of doctors, nutritionists, clinical researchers, toxicologists, and nonprofit professionals, but may have the opportunity to participate in staff education sessions, journal article discussions, Capitol Hill briefings, fundraisers, and other PCRM events. All interns will receive a full-day orientation at the start of their internship and ongoing support from their staff mentor.
For more information, contact PCRM’s Human Resources department at careers at PCRM dot org.