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Upcoming Student Training Opportunities:
 
July 7–11, 2014

NEHA's Annual Educational Conference (AEC) & Exhibition

The NEHA AEC is the nexus for environmental health training, education, networking, and advancement. It is the event environmental health professionals attend to acquire practical and real-world information and expertise. For more information and special student registration rates, visit NEHA2014AEC.org.
 


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Helping You Make the Most Out of Your College Years and Beyond...

As students in an environmental health (EH) program, you are beginning your association with a valuable and exciting profession. On this page, NEHA has gathered the resources we offer to help you through your college years and in your transition into the workplace.

SPECIAL OFFER – Check out our New Graduate Individual Membership.


Student Scholarships Accredited Programs Job Center

Scholarships sponsored by NEHA and the American Academy of Sanitarians are awarded annually to both graduate and undergraduate students in accredited environmental health programs, or programs that are Educational or Sustaining members of NEHA. Get all of the details and find out how to apply on our Scholarships page. Many of NEHA's state affiliates also offer student scholarships.

If you’re visiting this site to find out what schools offer accredited environmental health programs, please visit the National Environmental Health Science and Protection Accreditation Council (EHAC). The site lists both graduate and undergraduate schools.

Interested in schools with accredited public health programs?  Visit the Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH) for a list and more information.

As you near graduation and begin to look for jobs, don’t forget to turn to NEHA’s Job Center – it's the ONLY place you will find ONLY environmental health and protection positions. No need to weed through multiple listings to get to the ones you want.

EH Links Online Bookstore Membership

Researching a paper? Looking to network with businesses and associations in your future chosen profession? Check out the EH Links section. Organized by EH&P topic, there are links to many associations, some federal agencies,  Sustaining Member businesses and organizations in the EH private sector, as well as our state affiliates. Visit the Research & Development Programs section too, for additional links to resources and opportunities in the program areas in which NEHA is currently working.

OK, so maybe you have enough books! Still, if you’re looking for EH resources, visit NEHA’s online bookstore for resources sorted by 18 subject areas including all-hazards preparedness, food safety and protection, workforce development, epidemiology, environmental law/policy, air quality, water quality, and much more..

 

For just $25, students may belong to the national association of their intended profession! Begin getting a picture of the professional world from the insightful articles in the Journal of Environmental Health (a subscription is included with your membership), receive discounts in the NEHA Bookstore, and you may request a free membership directory, a great resource for networking. And, NEHA offers new graduates the opportunity to apply for the NEHA New Graduate Individual Membership at the discounted price of just $25 – a $70 discount off the regular price of the Individual Membership.

AEC & Exhibition Credentialing Affiliated Organizations

Each year, NEHA holds its annual conference with over 175 EH&P sessions and a 100-booth exhibition for learning about the latest products, services, and information in the industry. Full-time students may register at a BIG discount and see what’s going on in the EH world, while meeting and networking with practicing professionals from across the country.

Students graduating from accredited environmental health programs may sit for the NEHA Registered Environmental Health Specialist/Registered Sanitarian (REHS/RS)  credential exam immediately upon graduating. Other students have to gain two years of practical experience before trying for this credential. Impress potential employers with these initials after your name, indicating you've earned this widely-respected credential.

Consider attending some of the events hosted by the NEHA affiliate in your state. Many affiliates encourage student participation. If you plan to work in the state where you're going to school, it’s a great way to begin networking.

Did you find everything you need? Questions or comments, call (303) 756-9090 or e-mail staff@neha.org
 

 


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