Internship Opportunity

Collegiate Leaders in Environmental Health (CLEH)

Internship Opportunity Announcement

2012 Collegiate Leaders in Environmental Health

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Environmental Health and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (NCEH/ATSDR) are offering a paid 10-week summer internship program for students who are passionate about the environment, interested in human health, and curious about how they are linked. During the course of the internship, students are introduced to environmental health at the federal level through collaborative projects, experiential learning opportunities, environmental health presentations, journal clubs, field trips, brown bag lunches, and mentoring relationships at NCEH/ATSDR.  Interns will be based at NCEH/ATSDR’s Chamblee Campus and will be paid a stipend of approximately $600 a week during the course of the program.

Application due date: January 30, 2013

Program dates:  June 12 – August 16, 2013

“The experience has been profoundly enriching, and has greatly enhanced the depth of my understanding of the environment and public health. The people I have met during the course of my internship not only helped me to cultivate this understanding, but were also wonderful and interesting people to interact with. They made the internship more than a professional experience—it was an experience of comprehensive growth and development.”

– Kimber Ray, 2012 CLEH intern

Eligibility requirements:

1.       US citizenship or Permanent Resident with a green card

2.      Full time enrollment at a college or university as a rising junior or rising senior by fall 2013

3.      Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale

Please visit our website for more information and application instructions:

Note: Seniors graduating in Spring 2013 will not be accepted into this program

For more information, please email Jay Nielsen or Christa Essig at

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