Internships and Jobs

Internship and job opportunities in occupational and environmental safety and health (OESH) are listed below.  Some are ongoing opportunities, such as the summer Occupational Health Internship Program (OHIP) listed below, and others are new job announcements.  As internships and jobs will have strict closure dates for applications, be sure to note these!

If you have an OESH internship or job announcement you would like us to list, please email us at or call us at 1-888-347-2632 (toll-free) or 202-347-4976.


CDC’s Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Fellowship | June 5 deadline

CDC’s Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) is the world’s first and longest running disease detective training program. The goal of the two-year, experiential learning fellowship is to provide training, mentoring, and experiences in applied epidemiology. EIS officers work alongside public health officials to investigate and control infectious disease outbreaks, respond to natural disasters and incidents, and prevent and mitigate the effects of chronic diseases, environmental and occupational health threats, and injuries.

EIS Officers can select from a range of placements throughout CDC and at state and local health departments. Those who select the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) for their assignment will not only receive training in applied epidemiology but will also gain unique expertise in the discipline of occupational safety and health.

Applications for the 2025 class of EIS Officers are due June 5, 2024. Doctoral-level scientists, physicians, nurses, veterinarians, and other healthcare professionals are eligible to apply. Check the EIS website to learn more about eligibility criteria and the application process.

Questions about applying to EIS or opportunities at NIOSH? Contact Reid Harvey or Jess Rinsky.

Reid Harvey, DVM, MPH, DACVPM (EIS 2013)
NIOSH Respiratory Health Division
Morgantown, WV

Jess Rinsky, PhD, MPH (EIS 2015)
NIOSH Division of Field Studies and Engineering
Cincinnati, OH

Occupational Health Internship Program (OHIP)  | January deadline

Established in 2004, OHIP has played a crucial role in training, mentoring, and inspiring a new generation of occupational safety & health professionals.  Every summer, a cadre of graduate and undergraduate students travel throughout the country to work on a project with unions and worker organizations.  Applications are due by January each year.  

For more information: Occupational Health Internship Program (OHIP)

CDC’s National Environmental Public Health Internship Program (NEPHIP): 

Since 2015, NEPHIP has supported almost 200 environmentally-focussed  internships for graduate and undergraduate students. Students are hosted by health departments around the country and work on projects ranging from food safety to water safety to rabies prevention over a 10-week (400-hours) period.

For more information:

For application details and deadlines:  NEPHIP for Students (

US Department of Energy (DOE) Scholars Program

The DOE Scholars Program is designed to attract talented undergraduate and graduate students, and recent graduates to career opportunities with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Participants in the DOE Scholars Program have the opportunity to explore scientific, technical and policy activities within DOE and gain insight into DOE’s mission and culture.  

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Job Announcements

Academic Chair, Preventive, Occupational, and Environmental Medicine, University of Texas at Tyler School of Medicine (open till filled)

ICWUC Instructor Position (open till filled)

Principal Investigator Building Trades Medical Screening Program (open till filled)

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