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Schedule and Programming

The duration of the internship is ten weeks, from Monday, June 13, 2016 – Wednesday, August 17, 2016. 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.

2011 Graduate Environmental Health Interns
Week 1: Orientation

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

Week 2-9: Ongoing project involvement

Interns will work on their summer project assignments. Interns will also have the opportunity to attend open CDC lectures and presentations, attend field trips with other NCEH/ATSDR interns, participate in trainings, and possibly travel to local meetings and conferences on environmental health topics.

Week 10: Final Projects and Presentations
  • Final presentations
    • Summer experience
    • Summer projects
  • Wrap-up lunch with interns and mentors
  • Evaluation form, badge return, etc.
  • Final writing requirement


CDC/ATSDR Staff and Interns Projects will be coordinated by the Program Development staff in divisions throughout NCEH/ATSDR. Project placements for interns are determined by the intern's skillset and previous experiences. Interns will be assigned project supervisors by divisional staff and work throughout the summer with their supervisor to complete their summer project. Students will work on projects during the ten week program and present findings at closing graduation. For more information, please visit the intern Projects Page.


Interns will be provided a stipend of approximately $750 per week. Please note this stipend is delivered on a monthly basis, at the end of each month. Therefore, you will not receive your first paycheck until the last day of June. Travel to Atlanta will be the student’s responsibility. Potential housing options will be provided in advance, though interns will be expected to make their own arrangements for housing and transportation. For potential housing options please visit program's housing and transportation page