Internship and Cooperative Education
The Internship and Cooperative Education are required courses in which students in the Environmental Health concentration experience the application of the skills and knowledge they have obtained from their coursework in a practiced based work environment.
There are many opportunities for internships/coops through local, state or federal environmental health agencies, nonprofit organizations or private sector companies. Students are provided supervised application, observation and training in the various areas of environmental health which may include but not limited to: industrial hygiene, safety, occupational health, environmental health practices and techniques and public health.
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 send internship/coop openings to all students in the environmental health program via email 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.
As job opportunities become available through various sources, the department will send these to all students in the environmental health program via email throughout the year.