Internship: Collegiate Leaders in Environmental Health (CLEH)

If you know any outstanding undergraduates interested in environmental health, please share the following with them. We would love to get more students interested in the impacts of planning and design on public health.

Dee Merriam, FASLA
Community Planner


Please take this opportunity to encourage students to apply for the Collegiate Leaders in Environmental Health (CLEH) summer undergraduate internship.  The announcement below may be forwarded to undergraduate students, faculty members, or professional organizations.

Collegiate Leaders in Environmental Health (CLEH)
Internship Opportunity Announcement
CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (NCEH/ATSDR) is offering a 10-week summer internship program for students majoring in environmental, physical, biological, chemical, and/or social sciences, or related fields.   During the course of the internship, students are introduced to environmental health at the federal level through collaborative projects, experiential learning opportunities, individual environmental health presentations, journal clubs, field trips, brown bag lunches, and shadowing and mentoring relationships at CDC/ATSDR.  Interns will be based at CDC/ATSDR’s Chamblee Campus.  Students are paid $500 a week during the course of the program.  Please go to our website <>  for more information and application instructions.

Application due date: February 2, 2011.  Program dates:  June 8-August 12, 2011

Eligibility requirements for CLEH interns:
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 2011
3.      Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale

Note: Seniors graduating in Spring 2011 will not be accepted to this program.

2010 Collegiate Leaders in Environmental Health Interns

“This internship demonstrated the unique connection between human health and environmental well-being, giving my studies relevance and allowing me to develop a social perspective to my environmental studies.” –Todd Nelson, 2010 CLEH intern

For more information, please email Jay Nielsen, Program Development Office, NCEH/ATSDR at <>