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Oregon PSR Seeks Environmental Health Interns

January 13, 2014

Environmental Health Internship (open as of January 2014)

Oregon PSR’s Environmental Health Working Groupaddresses environmental threats to human survival such as global warming, environmental toxins, and unsafe and unsustainable food systems. The Working Group is developing short summaries on a number of environmental toxins.

The Environmental Health Interns will work independently to review the recent literature and prepare a brief paper describing the human health effects of low-dose exposure to selected environmental toxins, probable sources of those exposures and suggested ways to avoid possible contact, especially for pregnant women and children. The purpose is to inform policy makers, the medical community, and the public on the most current data on the effects of low-level exposure to environmental toxins such as arsenic, lead, mercury, commonly used pesticides, PBDEs, diesel emissions, endocrine disruptors, or synergistic effects of chemical combinations in the body. Interns will work with members of the Environmental Health Working Group to prepare research papers for specific environmental toxins.

Internships are unpaid, but students will have the opportunity to earn academic credit for their work. Internships can be arranged for one to two quarters, beginning in Winter or Spring 2014. Interns must have access to a computer for library research and document preparation. Interns should be comfortable working independently, conducting literature searches, and synthesizing current findings on the toxicity of various environmental toxins into a concise, 2-3 page readable and referenced document.

Please contact Dr. Theodora Tsongas, Environmental Health Working Group member, directly about this internship opportunity. Please be prepared to submit a resume/CV and example of your scientific writing upon request. Thank you for your interest in environmental health. We look forward to meeting you.

View all open internship opportunities with Oregon PSR.


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