Internship Opportunities and Requirements
The Environmental Health undergraduate degree includes a required 300-hour capstone internship, which will occur after the student has completed their coursework or during their senior year. Students will earn 7 credits in ERHS 487 for this experience.
Students will first enroll in ERHS 492 Seminar during the spring semester of their junior year. During this seminar, students will learn how to write effective resumes and cover letters, and to promote their skills in interviews, at career fairs and other networking events. They will then have a full year to secure their ERHS 487 internship through a competitive application process, with the assistance of Erin Reichert, the Undergraduate Coordinator.
Students are strongly encouraged to gain experience in the Environmental Health field prior to their senior-year capstone internship. In fact, many students complete 2-3 internships (or related research, part-time/seasonal job, or volunteer positions) during their freshmen, sophomore and junior years. Students should meet with Kelley Madden, the CVMBS Career Center Liaison, for assistance in finding and applying for these experiences. Kelley can also help students identify and explore career avenues that fit their interests, skills, values and personality style.Recent Internship Sites for Environmental Health majors (pdf)
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If you have additional Environmental Health program questions, contact Erin Reichert, Undergraduate Advisor, at (970) 491-7910.