Public Health Internship Program

The National Environmental Public Health Internship Program (NEPHIP) connects qualified state, tribal, local, and territorial (STLT) environmental public health agencies with funded internship placements for undergraduate and graduate environmental health students. The program offers 400 paid internship opportunities.

This workforce initiative encourages environmental health students to think about careers in governmental environmental public health after graduation and supports the creation of qualified applicant pipelines to help meet the nation’s current and future needs for environmental health professionals.

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About the National Environmental Public Health Internship Program (NEPHIP)

The National Environmental Health Association accepting applications for the National Environmental Public Health Internship Program (NEPHIP), funded by CDC to support 19 undergraduate and 6 graduate environmental health student internships during summer 2019.

Also read: The Health Professional Scholarship Program (HPSP)

Selected college students from environmental health programs accredited by the National Environmental Health Science and Protection Accreditation Council (EHAC) will receive a base stipend of $4,000 for undergraduate and $ 6000 for graduate students to complete the 10-week internship. Students temporarily relocating for the internship may be eligible to receive an additional stipend to cover relocation expenses.

Local, state and tribal health departments interested in hosting an environmental health student intern are asked to complete this application form and meet the following eligibility criteria.

Benefits of National Environmental Public Health Internship Program:

Since 2015, NEPHIP has been successful in assisting environmental health student interns to gain significant work experience, forge lasting professional connections, and ultimately expose them to the numerous, varied, and rewarding career opportunities that exist in STLT environmental public health programs after graduation.

Applications and Details for National Environmental Public Health Internship Program:

Summer session internship experiences will begin between May and June and end by early September 2023.

NEPHIP for Students

Applications for Spring and Summer 2023 State, Territorial, Local, and Tribal Environmental Health Programs are Open
please do well to complete the application online for Summer 2023.

Environmental Health Program applications will be accepted on a rolling basis if positions are open and available, although we encourage programs to apply as soon as possible for Summer 2023. So once its summer, ensure you start sending in your application.

NEPHIP for Health Programs
NEPHIP and Diversity

The expanded program aims to highlight the importance of diversity and inclusion within the EH workforce (Journal of Environmental Health, PDF).

NEHA measures diversity across many variables including being a first-generation college student, age, ethnicity, race, socioeconomic status, gender, neurodiversity, disability, language, religion, sexual orientation, geographical area, etc.

It is imperative that diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) be embraced in the environmental health profession. Enhancing diversity will help us to identify gaps and opportunities for our most vulnerable community members, enrich the lives of future professionals, and mitigate health disparities.


For additional questions about NEPHIP, email

NEPHIP is supported by CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health through a cooperative agreement CDC-RFA-OT18-1802.

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