Environmental Health Internship Essentials
Choo, Alex, Gerke, Jacob, Sellers, Victoria, Syed, Maha, Journal of Environmental Health
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Summer Program in Environmental Health (SUPEH) provides students in academic programs accredited by the National Environmental Health Science and Protection Accreditation Council (EHAC) an opportunity to experience environmental health practice at the local, state, and federal levels. The internship
exposes students to the aspects of the environmental health profession, from hands-on activities in the field to environmental health management in the office. Typically, the internship is the student's first glimpse into the real-world application of environmental health science.
As interns, we recognized early on that environmental health practitioners must possess a wide range of competencies to be effective at promoting and improving environmental health. Based on observations during our internship, we recognized a need to continually develop not only technical skills and abilities but also competencies as well-rounded professionals. Those competencies fall under the three categories identified by the Environmental Health Core Competency Project: assessment, management, and communication (American …
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Publication information: Article title: Environmental Health Internship Essentials. Contributors: Choo, Alex - Author, Gerke, Jacob - Author, Sellers, Victoria - Author, Syed, Maha - Author. Journal title: Journal of Environmental Health. Volume: 74. Issue: 6 Publication date: January-February 2012. Page number: 52+. © 1999 National Environmental Health Association. COPYRIGHT 2012 Gale Group.
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