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National Environmental Public Health Internship Program Application for Students

National Environmental Health Association
Aug 8, 2022

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. The internship program has been revised and expanded in 2022 and includes a variety of professional and career development opportunities for participants.

There are multiple internship cohorts each year with opportunities to enroll in fall, spring, or summer.


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 sophomore, 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. Be enrolled as a student during the summer or fall internship
  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 $8,000 for graduates for a 10-week internship. The stipend is intended to cover lodging, food, and incidental expenses.

Application process

Links to program guidelines and the online application for students are available on the program website.

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

The fall application deadline is August 8, 2022. Students interested in Spring 2023 can complete the online interest form to be contacted when the application opens.

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

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