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group of interns visiting the CDC The duration of the internship is ten weeks, from Wednesday, June 11th – Friday, August 15th, 2014. Interns will be based in NCEH/ATSDR offices where they will engage in summer-long projects; they will also participate in trips and activities that expose them to the many facets of environmental health.

Week 1: Orientation

Orientation week includes security clearance, trainings and various introductions to the CDC and ATSDR at the Roybal and Chamblee campuses.

Week 2-8: Ongoing involvement in projects

  • Weekly activities (journal club, brown bag lunches, field trips, etc.)
  • Professional development/trainings
  • Presentation on an environmental health topic

Interns on rocks

Week 9: Wrap up individual project work and prepare final presentation

Week 10: Final Presentations, Program Evaluations, Intern Graduation

  • Final presentations
    • Summer experience
    • Summer projects
  • Wrap-up lunch with interns and mentors
  • Evaluation form, badge return, etc.
  • Final writing requirement

Interns on an outing


  • Shadowing of senior officials/scientists in NCEH/ATSDR
  • Informal "Brown-Bag" lunches with CDC staff
  • Environmental health field trips related to the week’s environmental health issue (Fridays)
  • Interns will also have the opportunity to attend open CDC lectures/presentations
  • Possibility of travel to meetings/conferences related to environmental health topics
  • Professional mentors will be assigned to each summer intern

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