Emergency Preparedness Internship

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Durham, NORTH CAROLINA

This Position is Grant Funded

School of Medicine Established in 1930, Duke University School of Medicine is the youngest of the nation's top medical schools. Ranked sixth among medical schools in the nation, the School takes pride in being an inclusive community of outstanding learners, investigators, clinicians, and staff where interdisciplinary collaboration is embraced and great ideas accelerate translation of fundamental scientific discoveries to improve human health locally and around the globe. Composed of more than 2,500 faculty physicians and researchers, more than 1,300 students, and more than 6,000 staff, the Duke University School of Medicine along with the Duke University School of Nursing, Duke University Health System and the Private Diagnostic Clinic (PDC) comprise Duke Health. a world-class academic medical center. The Health System encompasses Duke University Hospital, Duke Regional Hospital, Duke Raleigh Hospital, Duke Primary Care, Duke Home and Hospice, Duke Health and Wellness, and multiple affiliations.

Emergency Preparedness Internship

Duke Regional Biocontainment Laboratory (RBL)

Duke Human Vaccine Institute

The Duke Regional Biocontainment Laboratory (RBL) was built with funding from NIH to support basic research to develop drugs, diagnostics, and vaccines for emerging and reemerging infections and biodefense. The RBL has a comprehensive safety and operations program to provide state-of-the-art biocontainment facilities for biosafety level-3 (BSL3)


This internship will provide the unique opportunity to contribute to ongoing projects aimed at improving emergency response protocols and pandemic preparedness. Under the guidance of experienced professionals, the participant will assist in protocol development, training, and drills.

  • Participate in emergency response drills at the Duke RBL and other Duke facilities
  • Assist in review and enhancement of existing emergency response protocols
  • Collaborate with team members to develop actionable recommendations for emergency preparedness plans
  • Participate and successfully complete relevant biosafety training sessions, such as those required for access of BSL3 laboratories
  • Assist in the delivery of site-specific training sessions

This 14-week internship begins on September 11, 2023 and continues through December 15, 2023. The intern will work 16 hours each week onsite at the Duke RBL or other assigned facilities.

Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essentialjob functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.

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