CDC Summer Graduate Environmental Health Internship (GEH)

We are taking a pause for the 2019 GEH summer training program and not soliciting applications at this time. Please apply for other opportunities on our home page


2017 Graduate Environmental Health Interns

2016 GEH Interns

2016 Graduate Environmental Health Interns

This is a paid 9-week summer internship available for current graduate students with majors or interests deemed to be in support of Environmental Health missions at the  National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Diseases Registry (ATSDR). 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.

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 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.

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