Win a $3500 Paid Internship Opportunity for Students from EHAC Accredited Environmental Health Degree Programs: Application Deadline: January 18, 2013
The Association of Environmental Health Academic Programs (AEHAP) in partnership with NSF International is offering a paid Internship project to students from National Environmental Health Science and Protection Accreditation Council (EHAC) accredited programs. The NSF International Scholarship Program is a great opportunity for an undergraduate student to gain valuable experience in the environmental health field. The NSF Scholar will be selected by AEHAP and will spend 8-10 weeks (March – May, 2013) working on a research project identified by NSF International. Details on the project are below.
- Junior or Senior in an EHAC accredited program (for list of eligible programs see: http://www.ehacoffice.org/accred-prog/under-prog.php and http://www.ehacoffice.org/accred-prog/grad-prog.php
- Good written and oral presentation skills;
- Interest in independent research and ability to work independently;
- Desire to work with Environmental Health Practitioners at the state and local level;
- Excellent academic performance and good organizational skills.
The applicant shall work with a professor from their degree program who will serve as a mentor/supervisor and agree to providing a host location from which to do the research. The professor will agree to monitor the progress of the internship and to consult with or guide the student in the design and conduct of the research project.
The scholar will work for 8-10 weeks on the project between March – May 2013.
This research project involves a continuation of the following report from the 2010 NSF Scholarship winner. Please see link at bottom of the page for a cop of this report.
- At the end of the internship, the student shall submit an acceptable written report describing the findings of the research project;
- Working with the professor/mentor write a publishable paper describing the key findings of the research and methodologies. AEHAP will submit the paper for print in various environmental health publications as well as make it available on the aehap.org website;
- The student shall present the results of their research at the National Environmental Health Association Conference in Washington D.C. on a date between July 9 – 11, 2013.
The internship provides:
- An opportunity to understand how codes and standards promote food safety.
- An opportunity to interact with environmental health professionals through research.
Details on the research project:
This National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) 2013 internship project is a research project to inquire about how each state is applying the 2009 FDA Model Food Code. The project involves administering a survey of 50 states to determine how they have responded to the 2009 Food Code. This project is a continuation of a research project started by the 2010 NSF Scholar.
Specifically, NSF wanted to know more about whether each state is requiring the acceptance of the FDA model Food Code for food equipment, and to find out “to what standard(s) is their (each state’s) food equipment being certified or classified. The 2009 Food Code requires food equipment to be certified or classified for sanitation by an American National Standards Institute (ANSI) – accredited certification program.
The student will receive a $3,500 stipend split in two installments. The first $1,750 will be awarded after the first month of the internship and the final installment of $1,750 will be sent after the student has submitted their final research paper to the AEHAP office. The sponsoring faculty member will receive a $500 stipend after the final paper is submitted. This stipend covers overseeing the applicant’s internship, written report, research project and final report.
How to Apply: The applicant should submit the following:
Current mailing address, phone and e-mail address;
Name of school, year in school (Junior, Senior); and