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  Fang Introduction to Toxicology Internships

                Hosted by: Department of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology


Applications for the Introduction to Toxicology Internships are now being accepted until all available positions have been filled. Apply by April 26, 2019 for full consideration. Award announcements will begin May 13, 2019.

Application Process and Instructions: 

The Department of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology (EMT - http://emt.oregonstate.edu ) at Oregon State University with the generous support of the Sheng C. Fang Fellowship Fund encourages students to consider a career in toxicology! Toward this goal, EMT is offering Introduction to Toxicology Research Internships at OSU to encourage interested undergraduates to gain experience in Toxicology research and subsequently to pursue graduate training in the field of toxicology, especially at Oregon State University. Dr. Fang earned his MS in 1944 in Agricultural Chemistry and his PhD in 1949 in chemistry at Oregon State University before continuing in a long research career studying the effects of pesticides on plants and animals and pioneering the utilization of radioisotope tracers in fate and metabolism studies. He retired from OSU in 1981. He and his wife Cynthia were longtime residents of Corvallis, and highly supportive of OSU through continued philanthropic donations in support of student scholarships.

The Introduction to Toxicology Research Internship consists of an 8-week summer term research experience (July 1 - August 23: some flexibility in start and end dates possible) for OSU students who are interested in pursuing a career in Toxicology, and who do not have significant independent research experience. Students accepted to the internship will participate in a research project conducted under the guidance of EMT faculty, and interact with faculty, graduate students and other scientists at OSU in a variety of venues that will help prepare them for success in research-intensive graduate programs in Toxicology and related fields. The program provides a stipend of $4000 and students should anticipate participating full-time for the entire 8-week period. Internship experiences include hands-on laboratory and/or field research, round table discussions, seminars, lab group meetings, career development and social activities. At the end of the program, each student will participate in a celebration of undergraduate research in toxicology and present the results of their summer research project.

Eligibility: This program is targeted toward undergraduate or post-bacculaureate students without significant prior research experience currently enrolled at OSU or dual enrolled at OSU and Linn Benton Community College. Students from groups who are underrepresented in the sciences and international students (especially those of Chinese descent) are strongly encouraged to apply.

Follow the instructions here for the online application.

 Applications are currently open and should be submitted NO LATER THAN April 26, 2019 for full consideration. Award announcements will be made on May 13, 2019.

Please contact us (mary.mucia@oregonstate.edu / 541-737-9079 or andrew.buermeyer@oregonstate.edu / 541-737-1765) if you have any questions about the application process or any difficulties completing the online application form.


Applications are completed through our on-line submission form, and must include all of the elements listed below.

 1) Applicant Information and qualifications. Applicants should complete and submit the on-line APPLICATION FORM available HERE.  The Personal Statement, Transcripts, and Resume should be uploaded to the application as PDF files.

 2) Personal Statement. This document should address the applicant’s long-range career goals and interest in the science of Toxicology, including any potential interest in graduate studies in the field of Toxicology.  In the statement, applicants should describe any previous research experiences and identify potential EMT faculty mentors of interest (Graduate Faculty) as well as any additional information to highlight strengths to support the application.

3) Current Resume. Please include previous work, volunteer and leadership experience.

4) Unofficial (or Official) Transcript: Applicants need to provide transcripts of all college level coursework.  These may be official transcripts or unofficial copies of official transcripts.

5) Letters of Recommendation: On the application form, include the name, title, and email address of two people who will be submitting a letter of recommendation. Referee should be a person who is able to address specifically your academic achievements and capabilities and potential for laboratory research.  It is the applicant’s responsibility to contact the references to solicit the letter of recommendation.  Applicants will need to request that the referees email the letter of recommendation prior to the application deadline DIRECTLY to: "Mary Mucia” using the address Mary.Mucia@oregonstate.edu.

Submitting the applications: Items 1 through 4 should be completed online as part of the application form.  Item 5 (Letters of Recommendation) should be returned to EMT via email directly by the referees. Hardcopies of materials are NOT required.

Applications are currently open and should be submitted NO LATER THAN April 26,2019 for full consideration. Award announcements will be made on May 13, 2019.