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Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Environmental Health Summer Internship

This is a paid 9-week summer environmental internship for undergraduate students who are passionate about the environment, interested in human health, and curious about how they are linked.

The link between the environment and health is aptly referred to as “environmental health.” Environmental health as a discipline focuses on the interrelationships between people and their environment, promotes human health and well-being, and fosters safe and healthy living. This branch of public health is concerned with all aspects of the natural and built environment that may affect human health.

Interns will be placed in environmental health programs at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center for Environmental Health and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (NCEH/ATSDR) in Atlanta, GA and all interns will be reporting to CDC’s Chamblee Campus located at 4770 Buford Highway in Chamblee, GA (not the main CDC headquarters location). Over the course of the summer, interns will be exposed to a broad overview of environmental public health issues at the federal level.

Interns will participate in a comprehensive program including environmental health project assignments, interaction with federal officials and scientists, and visits to important environmental health sites in and around Atlanta. Other activities include "brown-bag" lunches with CDC staff, as well as attending lectures from prominent environmental health leaders in the Atlanta area, to leading journal club discussions. In addition, interns will be able to attend the many free seminars and trainings offered by CDC during the summer (time and project requirements permitting).


late January

Application Procedure:
Student applies directly

Eligible to Apply:

Undergraduate: Rising Junior or Senior

Graduate: None

Award Type:

Award Period:
Summer (Undergraduate)

Disciplines / Areas of Study or Interest:
Environmental Health

Additional Qualifications:
US citizen or permanent resident, Minimum 3.0 GPA, Must be a full-time student not graduating before or during the internship

Last Updated:
June 15, 2017

Last Updated: 9/12/17