Career Opportunities in Regulatory Science


Tobacco Regulatory Science Fellowship at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

  • On Wednesday, January 3, 2018, the application will open for a paid, one-year Tobacco Regulatory Science Fellowship at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). 
  • Opportunities are available in the following areas within the FDA Center for Tobacco Products (CTP): Compliance and Enforcement, Health Communication and Education, Management, Regulations, Policy, and Science.
  • If you would like more information or have any questions, please contact us or visit the program website at

Genentech’s Regulatory Affairs Internship Program

  • Genentech is seeking self-motivated internship candidates with scientific backgrounds (preferably in biological sciences) who are currently enrolled (undergraduate, junior year completed, or graduate student) or within two years of most recent degree.
  • Genentech has been at the forefront of the biotechnology industry for more than 35 years, using human genetic information to develop novel medicines for serious and life-threatening diseases. Genentech has multiple therapies on the market for cancer and other serious illnesses.
  • Genentech's Regulatory Affairs Internship program introduces interns to regulatory affairs and develops applied skills in functional areas across the company, such as Program Management (Oncology and Inflammation), Labeling, Commercial Regulatory, Documentation, Policy and Regulatory Intel.
  • Internships are paid positions and vary in duration from 3-12 months.
  • For more information, please email

FDA Internships for Graduate Students

  • FDA offers regulatory science training opportunities for graduate students through the Regulatory Science Internship Program. See link above for more details about the program and application cycle deadlines.

FDA Student, Fellowship, & Senior Scientist Program

  • FDA offers undergraduate and graduate student programs, fellowships for post-graduates, and faculty and senior scientist programs. Please use the link above to find more information about programs such as the FDA ORISE Research Participation Program, Regulatory Science Student Internship Program, Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research ORISE Program, and more. 

FDA ORISE Fellowships

Explore numerous post-bachelor, post-master's, and postdoctoral research fellowship opportunities at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration

FDA Tobacco Regulatory Science Fellowship

  • Application opens January 2018, for a paid, one-year Tobacco Regulatory Science Fellowship at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
  • Opportunities are available in the following areas within the FDA Center for Tobacco Products (CTP): compliance and enforcement; health communication and education; management; regulations; policy; and science.
  • Launched in 2012, this regulatory science fellowship is a collaborative program between the FDA Center for Tobacco Products (CTP) and the Institute of Medicine (IOM). It is designed for mid-career professionals to gain experience and expertise to further define and develop the field of regulatory science as it relates to the regulation of tobacco products and FDA's new authorities under the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act.
  • The fellowship is a 12-month, multidisciplinary residential program at CTP in Maryland. Fellows will be placed in one of six offices within the CTP: Compliance and Enforcement; Health Communication and Education; Management; Policy; Regulations; or Science.
  • Fellows are expected to complete the full 12-month residential fellowship. Each fellow will be awarded up to $95,000 based on salary history. Fellows may choose to enroll in a health insurance plan through the IOM or get reimbursed for a COBRA plan. Fellows with a sponsoring institution may be compensated for fringe benefits. In addition, each fellow may be eligible to receive a relocation fund (not to exceed $10,000).

FDA Commissioner's Fellowship

  • The Fellowship Program combines rigorous graduate-level coursework with the development of a regulatory science research project. Under the guidance of an FDA senior scientist Preceptor committed to mentoring, Fellows will explore a specific aspect of FDA regulatory science.
  • Fellows also have the opportunity to contribute to FDA's review of sponsor's applications for new products or to other regulatory reviews. They work with FDA scientists to develop better research and evaluation tools and approaches, ranging from assays for chemical or pathogen detection to methods to assess clinical or health care data. Please visit the link above for more details and application information.

FDA–NIH/NCI Interagency Oncology Task Force (IOTF) Fellowship Program

  • Reference website for application details.