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Schedule and Programming

2014 SUPEH interns and their supervisors

2014 SUPEH interns and their supervisors.

The duration of the 2016 internship is 10 weeks (Monday, June 13, 2016 – Wednesday, August 17, 2016).

Weekly Schedule

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.

Week 1:

Orientation week includes security clearance, trainings, and various introductions to CDC and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) at the Roybal and Chamblee campuses.

Weeks 2-9: Ongoing 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.

Week 10: Final Presentations, Program Evaluations, Intern Graduation

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

SUPEH interns testing pool for water safety.

2013 SUPEH interns assist with response to a typhoid outbreak.