Health Science Practice Intern (Winter 2018/Spring 2019)

ICF International, Inc Fairfax , VA 22038

Posted 1 week ago

Working at ICF

Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth. If you're seeking to make a difference in the world, visit to find your next career. ICFtogether for tomorrow.

Health, Research, Informatics, & Technology

Fairfax, VA or Durham, NC

Are you passionate about improving quality of life through disease prevention, health promotion, and the care of chronic health conditions? Then consider ICF. We work at the forefront of today's global health issues, helping clients understand the specific needs of diverse populations and address complex health challenges with behavior and disease surveillance and monitoring, research and surveys, training and technical assistance, and informatics and systems.

Job Description:

Our Health Science Practice is seeking a part-time intern in the winter of 2018 and spring of 2019 to support our Fairfax, VA or Durham, NC office for approximately 16 hours per week (flexible schedule and occasional telecommuting allowable).

This group of 75+ science professionals provide toxicology, epidemiology, chemistry, hazard assessment, risk assessment, exposure assessment, environmental modeling, and related support that addresses the full spectrum of potentially hazardous agents, including chemicals and microbes. Our clients include the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), and other public and private clients.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Researching a broad variety of scientific topics and synthesizing findings

  • Reviewing scientific and peer-reviewed literature

  • Conducting data extraction and data entry

  • Managing references and citations for technical reports

  • Following and implementing standardized QA/QC procedures on documents and reports

  • Analyzing data using Excel, Access, and other software, such as R, SAS, Python, SQL, and VBA

  • Solving quantitative and qualitative problems

This position does not involve hands-on laboratory or field work.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Currently pursuing a Master's degree in biology, biochemistry, chemistry, geology, environmental science, environmental engineering, public health, or related subject

  • Minimum GPA of 3.0

  • Ability to demonstrate quantitative and qualitative research skills

Professional Skills:

  • Exceptional research and writing skills, including editing and proofreading skills

  • High level of attention to detail

  • Qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis skills

  • Written and oral communication skills, including experience with developing and delivering presentations and ability to effectively present information

  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task, and work under strict deadlines in a fast-paced environment

  • Strong outreach and self-motivation skills

ICF offers an excellent benefits package, an award winning talent development program, and fosters a highly skilled, energized and empowered workforce.

ICF is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. (EOE Minorities/Females/ Protected Veterans Status/Disability Status/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity)

Reasonable Accommodations are available for disabled veterans and applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email and we will be happy to assist. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations. Read more about non-discrimination: EEO is the law and Pay Transparency Statement.

Working at ICF

Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth. ICFtogether for tomorrow.

About ICF

ICF (NASDAQ:ICFI) is a global consulting and technology services provider with more than 5,000 professionals focused on making big things possible for our clients. We are business analysts, policy specialists, technologists, researchers, digital strategists, social scientists and creatives. Since 1969, government and commercial clients have worked with ICF to overcome their toughest challenges on issues that matter profoundly to their success. Come engage with us at

Fairfax, VA (VA01)

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