Practical experience in the field is an essential element of the Environmental Health Program at Illinois State University. All Environmental Health majors are required to complete a professional practice experience prior to graduation. Students will apply classroom learning to real-world problems and solutions during the professional practice experience.
The Environmental Health Program has placed students for professional practice in governmental agencies, consulting, manufacturing, agriculture, and public health .
Students begin preparing for professional practice the semester prior to the actual start date. This allows the student the opportunity to develop a resume, practice interviewing skills and research potential sites. Each student will then accept an offer from a site according to individual career goals and location preference.
Professional practice opportunities are available during all semesters but are commonly completed during the summer terms.
To be eligible for professional practice, Environmental Health students must meet the following requirements:
Students wishing to do out of state or overseas placements should be in contact with the coordinator at least one year prior to start date.
For more information, contact:George Byrns MPH, PhD, CIH