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Children’s Environmental Health and Healthy Housing Summer Fellowship
The Summer 2022 application period is now closed.
The environments where we live, learn, work, and play have a profound impact on our health. This paid summer fellowship program will give BIPOC students with an interest in environmental health an opportunity to intern with the National Center for Healthy Housing and the Children’s Environmental Health Network, two national organizations leading the fight for healthier environments.
The person selected as this year’s fellow will be invited to choose from a range of projects and/or submit their own ideas for projects related to a broad array of children’s environmental health and healthy housing topics and may take a variety of different approaches to addressing public health challenges (e.g., research, policy, training, awareness building, communications, capacity building).
Volunteers are welcome as their schedule allows. Please email email@example.com with the subject line "Volunteering with CEHN."
We accept interns each fall and spring semester, as well as over the summer. CEHN offers the following internships, although they may not all be available every semester: 1) CEHN Communications Internship, 2) Carol Stroebel Policy and Health Education Internship, 3) Eco-Healthy Child Care® Internship, and 4) General CEHN Internship.
Fall 2022 Internship Opportunities:
Carol Stroebel Policy and Health Education Intern
Apply by 11:59 pm ET on July 31
COVID-19 Update: All CEHN internships will be at least partially remote internship opportunities with the potential for in-office work when their CEHN supervisor is in the Washington, DC office
About the Internships:
CEHN Communications Internship:
CEHN is looking for students who want to hone skills in effective, equity-minded, public-health geared non-profit digital communications. Interns may assist with every-day and campaign-based social media analysis and research, asset creation, community building. Students will gain skills and confidence with basic graphic design, social media strategy, and digital communications tools. Any creatively minded students may apply, but this position is designed for juniors, seniors or graduate students studying public health, environmental studies, public or nonprofit administration, public policy, communications, digital strategy or design, journalism or health sciences. Students will need to contact their school with regard to receiving credits.
Carol Stroebel Policy and Health Education Internship:
Carol Stroebel, former Director of Training and Policy at CEHN, was a long time champion for children's environmental health who dedicated her career to promoting public health and public interest policies. Carol's invaluable contributions to the field included not only policy work but also leadership in education and practice. This internship will focus on public health and children's environmental health policy. Juniors, seniors or graduate students majoring in public health, environmental studies, public or nonprofit administration, public policy, communication/journalism or health sciences are welcome to apply. The position requires very strong written communication skills and proven leadership experience. Students will need to contact their school with regard to receiving credits.
Eco-Healthy Child Care® Internship:
CEHN’s national Eco-Healthy Child Care® (EHCC) program strives to make child care facilities as environmentally healthy as possible by educating and empowering child care professionals to reduce toxicants within their child care facilities using free or low-cost measures. Those passionate about protecting our nation’s youngest from exposures to common environmental health hazards, and those interested in early education and care settings, training and educating programs, and initiatives that seek to effect change via the marketplace, will find this internship rewarding. Juniors, seniors or graduate students majoring in public health, environmental studies, public or nonprofit administration, public policy, communication/journalism or health sciences are welcome to apply. The position requires strong research, organization, and communication skills, attention to detail, and social media/social marketing experience. Creativity and graphic design skills are a plus. Students will need to contact their school with regard to receiving credits.
CEHN General Internship:
EHN student projects could include: assisting staff on education and outreach to targeted communities; fundraising research; and assisting with research and planning for new projects. In addition, the assistant will help with general office work. Anyone may apply, but this position is designed for juniors, seniors or graduate students majoring in public health, environmental studies, public or nonprofit administration, public policy, communication/journalism or health sciences. Students will need to contact their school with regard to receiving credits.
“It has been a pleasure working at Children's Environmental Health Network this summer. It has given me the hands on experience of working with such a powerful nonprofit and such an amazing group of powerful women. I admire the work CEHN does to protect children, who are often forgotten but are 100% of our future. Thank you for the opportunity and I look forward to seeing the future of children's environmental health!” – CEHN Summer 2018 Intern
How to Apply
Applications are accepted year-round.
Submit resume, cover letter, and completed questionnaire before:
11:59 pm ET on March 31 for a summer internship
11:59 pm ET on July 31 for a fall internship
11:59 pm ET on October 31 for a spring internship
Via Email -- Please send the required materials to firstname.lastname@example.org with the internship position you are applying for in the subject line of your email.
Mail -- Please send resume and cover letter to:
Children’s Environmental Health Network (CEHN)
ATTN: Jobs & Internships
110 Maryland Avenue, NE, Suite 404
Washington, DC 20002
No phone calls, please.