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A blog devoted to helping people find local medicine take-back programs and highlighting current research findings and pending legislation.

Calling all pharmacy students...have we got a deal for you

Each spring Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant goes looking for amazing college students from Illinois or Indiana to work with us for the summer through paid internships. Want to do sampling in Lake Michigan? Looking to hone your social science skills? Even better, want to come work on issues surrounding emerging contaminants? Then look no further. We've got you covered.

Successful applicants will spend 12 weeks working closely with a Sea Grant specialist on issues affecting the Great Lakes. Internships include research, communications and outreach components. Applicants will also have the opportunity to participate in activities outside of their specific internship duties.

For 2015, internships are available in the following areas:

- Communication
- Field Sampling
- Human Dimensions
- Outreach
- Website Development

Interns will be paid $12/hour for 37.5 hours per week. Some travel and/or weekend work may be expected. Interns are responsible for the cost of housing plus transportation to and from their work place. Work-related travel will be funded by the Sea Grant host. Applications packets are due on March 16, 2015. Successful applications will be notified of their acceptance by early April 2015. Internships are expected to start May 2015 and end August 2015. Starting dates are flexible.

All questions should be directed to Angela Archer at or 765-496-3722. For more information on the internship program, please visit:

Here in the pollution prevention program we're looking for someone to help us:
1) assist faculty at the Purdue University College of Pharmacy to prepare data for statistical analysis which will lead to a published paper on the results of medicine take-back events,
2) work with the Pollution Prevention Program Specialist or Pollution Prevention Outreach Specialist to conduct education and outreach at public events in Illinois and Indiana,
3) help develop new outreach materials on contaminants of emerging concern, and
4) support on-line outreach efforts including blogging and posting relevant pollution prevention information to Facebook and Twitter.

The successful applicant will be located at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, National Soybean Research Center, 1101 W Peabody Dr, Urbana, IL.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have experience with social media and blogging platforms and the ability to identify and create medium-specific content that support program goals. The intern must be proficient with Excel spreadsheets and be a confident public speaker. Pharmacy student preferred.

If this internship seems tailor-made for you, we want to hear from you!
Contact Laura Kammin at or Angie Archer at

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