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Environmental Health Internships & Work Experience Opportunities

The U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) Commissioned Corps

Offers an internship program called the JRCOSTEP (Junior Commissioned Officer Student Training and Extern Program). The Environmental Health Officer category of the USPHS would like to invite students who are majoring in environmental health to apply for a JRCOSTEP opportunity. Although there is no formal deadline, we encourage students to submit their application by December 31st annually , because applications will be reviewed starting in January for Summer positions. Please refer to the attached document which will give more information about this program. Please note that other categories of the USPHS also accept JRCOSTEPs, such as engineering, nursing, and other areas of public health. Please visit our website at for information on opportunities for other majors besides environmental health.

For questions about this opportunity, please contact:
LCDR Jennifer Freed

Collegiate Leaders in Environmental Health (CLEH) Opportunity Announcement

CDC/ATSDR’s National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (NCEH/ATSDR) is offering a 10-week summer internship program for students in Environmental Studies, Ecology, Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, and other related majors.

Please go to our website for more information and application instructions.
For more information, please email:
LT Cory Moore, Environmental Health Officer, USPHS
CDC Program Development Office, NCEH/ATSDR at

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Offers numerous opportunities for students to gain valuable work experience while contributing to the mission of protecting human health and safeguarding the environment. Student summer employment opportunities are available at EPA’s headquarters in Washington, D.C., and at regional office and laboratory locations nationwide. .

Eligibility: Students at an accredited college or university

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The Centers for Disease control and Prevention (CDC)Summer Undergraduate Program in Environmental Health (SUPEH)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Summer Undergraduate Program in Environmental Health is a 10-week summer internship for undergraduate students majoring in environmental health. Interns participate in activities with the Environmental Health Services Branch of CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health.
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The Centers for Disease control and Prevention (CDC) Collegiate Leaders in Environmental Health Summer Internship (CLEH)

This is a 10-week summer environmental internship for undergraduate students majoring in Environmental Studies, Environmental Engineering, Ecology, or related fields who are passionate about the environment, about human health, and about the link between the two.

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The Centers for Disease control and Prevention (CDC) Public Health Training Opportunities

Through our public health training skills development programs, you could: Provide public health and CDC workforce workshops, coordinate extramural training activities and workshops and "beef-up" your training skills.

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The Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) Summer Leadership Institute

Offers a premier training module for underrepresented minority (URM) scientists interested in amplifying their leadership skills. Developed in collaboration with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the Summer Leadership Institute is an intensive five-day course featuring small group exercises, keynote speakers, leadership development planning, networking opportunities, and extensive community building among attendees.

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National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education Internship Program

For over a decade, the National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education (NAFEO) has facilitated internship assignments in government and industry for students enrolled in historically and predominantly black colleges and universities and has brought the interns together for a range of extra-learning and enrichment opportunities throughout the course of their internship to enhance the internship experiences.

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National Congress of American Indians

An internship with NCAI offers a unique opportunity for young leaders from throughout Indian Country to be on the front lines of legislative action and policy development from within the oldest, largest, and most representative organization of tribal governments.

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Abbott Laboratories Environmental Health and Safety Internship

Abbott hires outstanding students majoring in Industrial Hygiene, Environmental Engineering, Safety Science, Occupational Safety or a related discipline into our internship program based on business need.

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