Schedule and Programming
The internship lasts 10 weeks. Interns are based in the Environmental Health Services Branch (EHSB), where they engage in summer-long projects. Interns also participate in trips and activities designed to acquaint them with the many facets of environmental health at the local, state, tribal, and federal levels.
Orientation and in-processing activities at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) Roybal and Chamblee campuses, including branch orientation, lab tours, computer awareness and safety survival skills training, introduction to projects, and introductory lectures from senior staff of the National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH)/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR).
Ongoing field experience and project participation.
Final presentations on summer activities, luncheon with interns and EHSB staff, evaluation forms, badge return, and other concluding activities.
- Temporary field assignments with federal, state, and local environmental public health agencies such as the U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Park Service, county and state health departments in Georgia, CDC Vessel Sanitation Program, and ATSDR.
- Shadowing of senior officials/scientists in NCEH/ATSDR.
- Informal brown-bag lunches with CDC staff.
- Field trips related to environmental health topics.
- CDC lectures/presentations.
- Possible travel to local meetings/conferences on environmental health topics.