Students & Emerging Professionals
Get a head start in your career
NEHA has gathered resources to help you through your college years and in your transition into the workplace.
As a NEHA member, you will gain skills and experience, make important connections with EH professionals, and get access to resources to help you build your career.
Whether you're a student just starting to think about a career in environmental health or a recent graduate trying to find your first job, NEHA offers affordable membership options that will you help you on your way to becoming an EH professional.
Annual Educational Conference (AEC) & Exhibition
The NEHA AEC & Exhibition is an excellent opportunity for students and young professionals to interact with experts in the field, learn more about possible career paths, and make valuable connections.
In addition to training and networking, the AEC offers students and young professionals opportunities for career development through leadership sessions tailored to early career professionals, student poster sessions, and an exclusive Students Welcome Reception.
Students can register for the AEC at a special student rate, and a one-year membership is included with every student registration.
Present Your Research at the AEC
Students can participate in a poster session by submitting a poster that displays their research, interest, or area of study. Poster sessions offer students the opportunity to interact with professionals and have facetime with those most important in the industry. The poster submission period opens along with AEC abstract submissions every fall, and stay open until June.
NEHA supports developing students seeking a career in environmental health by providing two types of internship programs and a working committee that focuses on student engagement in the environmental health workforce.
Students enrolled at an EHAC accredited school are eligible to apply for the National Environmental Public Health Internship Program (NEPHIP).
All other students are eligible to apply for the NEHA Student Internship Program.
NEHA and the American Academy of Sanitarians (AAS) have established education in environmental health as one of their principle goals. They believe that structured education at the undergraduate and graduate levels is important to an individual’s successful professional development in the field and that continuing education is a vital component in an environmental health professional’s continued career growth.
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