National Environmental Health Association Seeking Tribal Environmental Host Sites for National Environmental Public Health Internship Program


National Environmental Health Association Seeking 

Tribal Environmental Host Sites 

for National Environmental Public Health Internship Program

Deadline December 1, 2016 

Tribal Host Sites Wanted! 

The National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) 

is pleased to announce the third year of the National Environmental Public Health Internship Program, which is funded by CDC’s Environmental Health Services Branch. Local, state, and Tribal environmental health departments can apply to host one of 20 environmental health internships during summer 2017. 

 Selected college students from environmental health programs accredited by the National Environmental Health Science and Protection Accreditation Council (EHAC) will receive a stipend for the 10-week internship and some may be eligible to receive an additional stipend to cover relocation expenses. Interested health departments should submit an application by December 1, 2016.


To be considered as a host program, the health department or environmental health program must meet the following criteria:

  1. The site must provide opportunities for student interns to experience multiple environmental health programs/activities throughout the internship. Examples of programmatic areas include food safety, onsite water and wastewater programs, vector control, institutional environmental health, laboratory process. Short-term work and experiences with other governmental health agencies is also encouraged.
  2. The site must have the ability to assist the student in identifying and completing an independent project that focuses on solving a current or project environmental health problem or challenge facing the host health department. This project may be used by the intern to meet university internship requirements.
  3. The site must assign a mentor to the intern. This person should be available to assist in mentoring and advising the student intern on a daily basis throughout the internship period.

Please contact Ellen Cornelius at with any questions or concerns.

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