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  FEBRUARY 08, 2013
ASPH NEWS OF NOTE
ASPH/EPA Environmental Health Fellowship Program Now Accepting Applications

EPAASPH is pleased to offer recent graduates from ASPH-member Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)-Accredited Schools of Public Health an exciting opportunity to gain environmental health experience at the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Applications are currently being accepted for the 2013 ASPH/EPA Environmental Health Fellowship Program; the deadline to apply is April 17, 2013.

The ASPH/EPA Environmental Health Fellowship Program offers outstanding opportunities for early-career public health professionals by enabling them to train at EPA on high-priority environmental, public health issues. ASPH/EPA Fellows work closely with nationally recognized experts within the premier environmental health agency in the world. EPA leads the nation’s environmental science, research, education, and assessment efforts, while working to protect our health and our environment.

“As an ASPH/EPA Environmental Health Fellow working in the Office of Children Health Protection, I have had the opportunity to work with leading professionals in the public health and environmental health field on national and international conference presentations, federal guidance documents, and national webinars, to name a few,” said Ms. Robin Joseph, current ASPH/EPA Fellow. “This experience has been instrumental in building my professional network. I have developed lasting professional relationships in the federal, private, and nonprofit realm. Working in Washington, DC has given me the political and professional experience to effectively harness my passion for environmental and public health into one dynamic arena.”

Fellowships will be based at various EPA offices, most of which are located in the Washington, DC area, but may also be located in any of EPA’s laboratories or regional offices throughout the country. The fellowship position is a full-time opportunity for a one-year period (September 2013 – September 2014). The fellowship may be extended for an additional year, pending available funding and mutual agreement by the fellow, EPA, and ASPH. Detailed program information and all application instructions can be accessed at http://fellowships.asph.org.

To qualify for this fellowship, candidates must have received their masters or doctorate degrees from an ASPH-member school of public health within the last five years and be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident (Green Card). Preference will be given to candidates with a Certification in Public Health (CPH). 

A full list of accredited ASPH-member schools can be accessed via the ASPH website here.

Questions may be directed via email to ASPH Graduate Training Programs at TrainingPrograms@asph.org