U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention Jobs

USP offers several training and research opportunities especially for students and fellows interested in pursuing scientific and public health careers that are aligned with USP’s mission and goals.

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Spend Your Summer Improving Public Health

The USP Summer Internship Program offers students of scientific and business operational disciplines the fulfilling opportunity to spend 12 weeks at USP working on a defined project that expands and enhances USP's core strategic initiatives. Selected applicants will work onsite at USP’s US headquarters in Rockville, Maryland from May 28 through August 19, 2019.

Internship Fast Facts

  • Duration: 12 weeks, 37.5 hour work week
  • Location: USP–U.S. USP is within walking distance of the Washington, D.C. metro system (Twinbrook station), making commuting convenient from most locations
  • Dates: May 28 through August 19, 2019
  • Compensation: Participants receive an hourly rate for each hour worked. Interns are responsible for travel, housing, and living expenses.
  • Application Deadline: Thursday, February 28, 2019
  • Contact: John Wallerstedt, Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist, at jfw@usp.org, for more information.


  • Enhance appreciation and understanding of USP's activities in standards-setting, core compendial activities, and global public health
  • Advance scientific and/or practice knowledge
  • Contribute to USP's research and standards knowledge base in a tangible way

Eligibility and Requirements

Undergraduate sophomores, juniors, or seniors and graduate students majoring in chemistry, biology, biochemistry, or pharmacy are eligible for scientific roles. Other majors will be considered for business operational internships.

You must have completed basic chemistry courses, including quantitative chemical analysis. Applicants must demonstrate self-motivation, independent work habits, excellent oral and written communication skills, computer competence, and an ability to apply education and experience to their work.

Application Procedures & Deadline

Internship Project Posting: The available projects will be posted on this page the week of November 26, 2018.

To Apply, please submit the following documents:

  • Resume or CV
  • Academic transcript(s)
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Essay (no more than 300 words) describing your interest and aspirations in working for USP and making an impact to global public health
  • Please list the project(s) for which you would like to be considered (projects listed below)

Applications may be mailed to:

Applications and supporting materials must be e-mailed to:
jfw@usp.org by close of business, Monday, February 28, 2019.

Once all applications and supporting documentation are received by the deadline date Project Sponsors will review all submittals. If you are chosen by a Project Sponsor, you will be contacted by mid-March to schedule a phone screen with the Project Sponsor.