NEHA Announces Host Sites for Internships

Map of 2017 National Environmental Public Health Internship Program Host Sites around the United StatesNEHA has selected its host sites for the 2017 National Environmental Public Health Internship Program! Out of the 77 applications received, we selected 25 health departments, all of which serve medically underserved areas or populations. The host sites are in 22 different states: 11 rural health departments, 14 metro health departments, and 1 tribal agency.

NEHA’s National Environmental Public Health Internship Program participants will be working on innovative projects in the summer of 2017. Here are some examples submitted by the 25 selected host sites:

  • Industrial hygiene in nail salons
  • A Chesapeake Bay restoration project
  • Alleviating food waste and food deserts
  • Alleviating diseases of poverty and other Environmental Justice issues
  • Dealing with Zika in a border town
  • Analyzing the effects of the Gold King mine release
  • Non-paint sources of lead among children of refugees and immigrants
  • Addressing health equity issues with climate change
  • Using PACE-EH in micro-communities in the Florida Keys
  • Coordinating a Toxic Threat Strike Team in disadvantaged areas in the Los Angeles area
  • Using informatics and data to solve problems, even researching the implementation of drones

Find out more about the internship program at:

Selected Host Sites:

  • Tanana Chiefs Conference,  Fairbanks, AK
  • State of Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation/ Division of Environmental Health/ Food Safety and Saniation, Anchorage, AK
  • County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health, Baldwin Park, CA
  • Las Animas Huerfano Counties District Health Department, Trinidad, CO
  • East Shore District Health Department, Branford, CT
  • Florida Department of Health in Monroe County, Key West, FL
  • Linn County Public Health, Cedar Rapids, IA
  • Panhandle Health District, Hayden, ID
  • Boston Public Health Commission, Boston, MA
  • St. Mary's County Health Department, Leonardtown, MD
  • Detroit Health Department, Detroit, MI
  • Olmsted County Public Health Services, Rochester, MN
  • Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services--Food and Consumer Safety, Helena, MT
  • North Carolina Division of Public Health, Raleigh, NC
  • Fargo Cass Public Health, Fargo, ND
  • New Mexico Environment Department, Farmington, NM
  • Genesee County and Orleans County Health Departments, Batavia, NY
  • Tulsa City County Health Department, Tulsa, OK
  • Benton County Health Services, Corvallis, OR
  • Tennessee Department of Health, Nashville, TN
  • City of Plano Environmental Health & Sustainability Depart., Plano, TX
  • Brownsville Public Health Department, Brownsville, TX
  • Kittitas County Public Health Department, Ellensburg, WA
  • Bayfield County Health Department, Washburn, WI
  • Flathead City-County Health Department, Kalispell, MT


Release Date: 
Tuesday, February 21, 2017