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Schedule and Programming

The duration of the 2014 internship is ten weeks, from Wednesday, June 11, through Friday, August 15, 2014.

Weekly Schedule

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.

Week 1:

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).

Weeks 2-9:

Ongoing field experience and project participation.

Week 10:

Final presentations on summer activities, luncheon with interns and EHSB staff, evaluation forms, badge return, and other concluding activities.

Activities

SUPEH interns testing pool for water safety.

2013 SUPEH interns assist with response to a typhoid outbreak.

  • 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.

 

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