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2012 Graduate Environmental Health interns Environmental health is the discipline that focuses on the interrelationships between people and their environment, promotes human health and well-being, and fosters a safe and healthful environment. The health of the public is affected by the environments that surround us; from the air we breathe and the water we use to the places we work and the neighborhoods we live in. The interaction between the environment and human health is intrinsically linked. This is where the field of environmental health plays a part and is where you, the graduate student, can make a difference.

The Graduate Environmental Health program (GEH) is a paid ten week summer internship available for graduate students with majors or interests deemed to be in support of environmental health missions at NCEH/ATSDR. During the program interns will be assigned to projects that utilize the skills they’ve acquired through graduate studies and personal experiences. Interns will also be able to take advantage of lecture series and other opportunities offered at the CDC.

The number of intern positions is dependent on funds available. Interns will receive a weekly stipend of ~$780 while participating in this program. The mission of the internship is to offer selected students a broad overview of environmental health at the federal level and to foster an interest in environmental health as a career. Applicants should have a passion for the environment and an eagerness to learn about the environment’s link to human health.


  • Application deadline: Wednesday, February 26, 2014
  • Program notifies applicant of selection: Friday, March 28, 2014
  • Selected applicant acceptance deadline: Wednesday, April 2, 2014
  • Internship dates: June 11 - August 15, 2014

Note: CDC will review applications and make final award selections.

Eligibility Requirements

  1. US Citizen or Permanent Resident with green card
  2. Currently enrolled full-time graduate student in a degree granting program from which a degree has not been conferred at the time of the internship.
  3. Interests and/or studies that are applicable to the field of environmental health
  4. Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a scale of 4.0
  5. Proof of health insurance

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