Students & Young 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.




Want to learn more about Credentials? View a presentation by NEHA’s Credentialing Coordinator, TJay Gerber, which provides 20 minutes of information related to the credentialing program and a Q & A session. 

View Credential Webinar


Intern taking water sampleInternships

NEHA administers the National Environmental Public Health Internship Program (NEPHIP) with funding from CDC Environmental Health Services Branch.

The purpose of NEPHIP is to encourage environmental health students to consider careers at state, tribal, or local environmental public health departments following graduation. Through this internship program, students will be exposed to exciting career opportunities, and work with environmental public health agencies throughout the U.S.

Internship Information


Annual Educational Conference (AEC) & Exhibition

The NEHA AEC & Exhibition is an excellent opportunity for students and young professionals to interact 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 a Career Center.

Students can register for the AEC at a special rate, and a one year membership is included with every student registration. 

AEC Information


Undergraduate Education for Public Health in the United States (eBook)

Undergraduate Education for Public Health in the United States, an e-book, released by Frontiers, one of the world's largest open-access publishers in the health field.  Faculty from accredited schools and programs across the nation have contributed to the 20 chapters. Articles address wide-ranging topics: the history of undergraduate public health education, recent development of accreditation criteria, description of specific programs, broader curriculum issues, and the evolving career opportunities in public health.  

Free eBook (PDF / EPUB)


Accredited Programs

For information on schools that 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.

Environmental Health Employment Sites        

   NEHA Career Center     

   EHS Careers

   FDA Commissioners Fellow

   FDA ORISE Intern Program

   Peace Corps

   United States Public Health Service (USPHS)


   USPHS – ENVH Professional Officers Advisory Council (EHOPAC)