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National Environmental Public Health Internship Program Application for Host Sites

National Environmental Health Association
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis



The National Environmental Public Health Internship Program (NEPHIP) is seeking local, state, and tribal health departments to host summer environmental health student interns.

The program provides opportunities for college students from environmental health programs accredited by the National Environmental Health Science and Protection Accreditation Council to receive stipends to complete a 10-16 week internship. Information for students interested in applying is available on the student page.

Student and health department participants are encouraged to focus on projects that explore climate and health, food safety, onsite water and wastewater programs, vector control, institutional environmental health, and emergency preparedness, and other issues based on needs identified by the host site.

NEPHIP Health Department Guide


Local, state, and tribal health departments are eligible to apply.

To be considered as a host program, the health department must:

  • Provide opportunities for student interns to experience multiple environmental health programs and activities
  • Have the ability to assist the student in identifying and completing an independent project that focuses on solving a current, local environmental health challenge
  • Assign a mentor to advise the intern on a daily basis during the internship period
  • Ensure the project may be used by the intern to meet university internship requirements
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

This is an opportunity to host an intern who can assist with environmental health projects. Information provided by the health department will be posted on the NEHA website for prospective students to view.

Participating health departments are provided a support package valued at up to $1,500 to compensate for intern related costs.

Application process

Links to program guidelines and the online application for host sites is available on the program website.

Programs are encouraged to apply by July 17, 2023 to receive priority consideration for the Fall 2023 session.

Applicant webinar recording

Application information for students interested in environmental public health internships is available in the student page.

Tagged as
Environmental health · Health disparities · Health workforce education and training · Public health

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