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. A great place to start is the NEHA Membership Committee webinar, I Just Graduated. Now What? In this recording, you will learn tips and best practices for finding and landing your first job in environmental health. The webinar is available on NEHA's YouTube channel here:

Training Resources for EH Students

Check out the following link to various training resources that are relevant to EH students. 


Living in California?

The California Conference of Environmental Health Directors (CCDEH) has put together resources to help students and emerging professionals interested in pursuing the California REHS and working in that state.


As a NEHA member, you will gain skills and experience, make important connections with environmental health 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 environmental health professional.


Intern taking water sampleInternship

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 a National Environmental Health Science and Protection Accreditation Council (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.

Internship Information


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 and that continuing education is vital in an environmental health professional’s continued career growth. 

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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. 

Learn more about the AEC

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.

Accredited Programs

The National Environmental Health Science and Protection Accreditation Council (EHAC) is the only nonprofit organization in the U.S. that accredits stand-alone environmental health academic programs. EHAC is a widely respected and rigorous accreditation that benefits both schools and students. 

EHAC Accredited Undergraduate Schools         EHAC Accredited Graduate Schools


Association of Environmental Health Academic Programs (AEHAP) works to increase the environmental health workforce by promoting and supporting environmental health science programs accredited through EHAC. AEHAP also supports environmental health students by providing resources and scholarship opportunities. 


Environmental Health Employment Sites        

   NEHA Career Center     

   EHS Careers

   FDA Commissioners Fellow

   FDA ORISE Intern Program

   Peace Corps

   The United States Public Health Service (USPHS)


   USPHS – ENVH Professional Officers Advisory Council (EHOPAC)