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FDA Medical Device Summer Internship, 2020 USA

The Center for Devices and Radiological Health  (CDRH) is providing the Medical Device Fellowship Program (MDFP) for US applicants across the US.

CDRH regulates a wide array of medical devices and is involved with the latest medical device cutting-edge technology areas such as genomics, proteomics, diagnostics for personalized medicine, percutaneous heart valves, artificial hearts, a tissue-engineered wound dressing with cells, and bone void fillers with growth factors, and many others.

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DRH established MDFP to increase the range and depth of collaborations between CDRH and the outside scientific community. The MDFP offers short and long-term fellowship opportunities for individuals interested in learning about the regulatory process and sharing their knowledge and experience with medical devices from the relatively simple to the highly complex.

  • Field of Internship:
  • General, Restorative & Neurological
  • Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Restorative
  • Neurology and Neurosurgery
  • Cardiovascular
  • Pacing, Defibrillator and Leads
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology & Monitoring
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Circulatory Support & Prosthetics
  • Peripheral Vascular
  • Cardiovascular Engineering
  • Ophthalmic & ENT
  • Vitreoretinal & Extraocular
  • Glaucoma
  • Intraocular & Corneal Implants
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Reproductive, Abdominal, and Radiological
  • Obstetrics/Gynecology
  • Urology Lithotripsy
  • Gastroenterology Renal
  • Radiology
  • Anesthesiology, General Hospital, Infection Control, and Dental
  • Infection Control
  • Dental
  • General Hospital
  • Anesthesiology & Respiratory
  • In Vitro Diagnostic
  • Chemistry & Toxicology
  • Immunology & Hematology
  • Microbiology
  • Mammography
  • Course Level: Internship
  • Internship Provider: U.S. Food and Drug Administration
  • An internship can be taken in the USA


  • Candidates must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
  • Co-op and internship candidates must be enrolled in a university or college at the junior level or higher, and have a minimum GPA of 3.0/4.0.
  • Co-op students must be enrolled in a formal university cooperative program.
  • Internship Open for International Students: No

How to Apply

  • Complete  online application form
  • Candidates must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
  • Additionally, you must send an email with the following documents attached:
  • Resume
  • Letter of interest, describing your level of interest in the medical device field
  • Email to [email protected] or use the postal address below
  • CDRH Medical Device Fellowship White Oak Building 66, Room 5406 10903 New Hampshire Ave
    Silver Spring, MD 20993.


  • Competitive Salary Range depending upon experience and credentials
  • Federal Employees Health Benefits Program
  • Federal Leave and Holidays
  • Federal Employees Retirement System

Internship Application DeadlineApplications are accepted year-round and should be submitted at least 3 months prior to the desired starting date.

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