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Internship and Volunteer Opportunities
“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 General Intern
We accept one intern from each of the following three areas each fall and spring semester and over the summer; the: 1) CEHN General Internship, 2) Carol Stroebel Policy and Health Education Internship, and 3) Eco-Healthy Child Care® Internship. All interns must come in to work in our DC office. There are no remote project opportunities.
COVID-19 Update: All CEHN internships will temporarily be remote internship opportunities with the potential for an optional transition to in-office work when CEHN staff returns to the Washington, DC office full time.
CEHN General Internship:
CEHN 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.
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.
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.