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National Environmental Public Health Internship Program Application for Students

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National Environmental Health Association
Jan 22, 2021

Reem Tariq


The National Environmental Public Health Internship Program is a 10-week internship designed to encourage environmental health students to consider careers at local, state, or tribal environmental health departments following graduation.

Students will be placed with a local, state, or tribal health department and paired with a mentor.


Eligible applicants must meet the following criteria.

  1. Attend a National Environmental Health Science and Protection Accreditation Council (EHAC) accredited undergraduate or graduate environmental health academic program
  2. Be a current junior, senior, or graduate student at the time the application is submitted and have completed at least one full year of academic training with a majority of courses in environmental health focus areas
  3. Have a grade-point average of at least 2.8 on a scale of 4.0, with a minimum GPA of 3.0 in environmental health coursework
  4. Have active health insurance and be capable of performing various environmental health tasks, some of which may be physically challenging
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Participants will receive a base stipend of $6,000 for undergraduates and $8000 for graduates for a 10-week internship. The stipend is intended to cover lodging, food, and incidental expenses. An additional relocation stipend is available to cover the costs if the student relocates for the internship.

Application process

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

Application information for health departments interested in hosting environmental public health interns is available in the health department section of the program website.

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

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