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Department of Environmental Health

College of Public Health


Internship and Cooperative Education

The Internship and Cooperative Education are required courses in which students in both the Environmental Health and Occupational Health Concentrations experience the application of the skills and knowledge they have obtained from their coursework in practice in a workplace environment. Students are assigned to a local, state or federal environmental health protection agency, nonprofit organization or private sector company. Students are provided supervised application, observation and training of public health, industrial hygiene, safety, occupational health and environmental health practices and techniques.

Each student must participate in a minimum of 180 hours hands-on, observation and training experiences provided by the supervisor/preceptor during the semester. Most but not all - internships are paid experiences and will typically involve 40 hours per week for 5 days for 11 weeks.

The department will post internships/coop openings on this website throughout the year. Should you find an employer that is willing to sponsor you for an internship/coop, please contact the department to ensure that it will qualify for the program you are in.

Job Opportunities

As job opportunities become available through various sources, the department will post these openings below.

Internship/Coop Contact

Dr. Phil Scheuerman
Phone:  (423) 439-7078

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