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Graduate Environmental Health Interns


Interns will be based in divisions throughout the National Center for Environmental Health and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (NCEH/ATSDR) where they will engage in summer-long projects. They will also participate in trips and activities planned by program development staff that expose them to the many facets of environmental health.

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.

2011 Graduate Environmental Health Interns
Week 10:
  • 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.


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