Schedule and Programming
The duration of the internship is nine weeks. Interns will be located in NCEH/ATSDR offices where you will engage in summer-long projects; participate in trips and activities that expose you to the many facets of environmental health at both the local and Federal level; as well as develop communication, leadership and inquire/analysis skills.
Week 1: Orientation
Orientation week includes security clearance, trainings and various introductions to the CDC and ATSDR at the Roybal and Chamblee campuses.
Week 2-8: Ongoing Activities
- Assigned project work
- Weekly activities (journal club, SME discussions, field trips)
- Professional development/trainings
- Presentation on an environmental health topic
Week 9: Final Presentations, Program Evaluations, Intern Graduation
- Final presentations
- Summer experience
- Summer projects
- Wrap-up lunch with interns and mentors
- Evaluation form, badge return, etc.
- Final writing requirement
- Shadowing of senior officials/scientists in NCEH/ATSDR
- Informal “Brown-Bag” lunches and discussion with Subject Matter Experts
- Weekly Journal Clubs lead by interns
- Career development presentations and meetings
- Environmental health field trips related to the week’s environmental health issue (Fridays)
- Interns will also have the opportunity to attend open CDC lectures/presentations
- Possibility of travel to attend meetings/conferences or shadow environmental health professionals in the field (dependent on program funding and project scope of work)
- Professional mentors will be assigned to each summer intern