We offer graduate and undergraduate degrees in environmental health, industrial hygiene and safety, occupational and environmental medicine, environmental and occupational health, and toxicology.  Graduates find careers ranging from the practical, such as food safety and worker health, to basic research into how genetic and environmental factors affect susceptibility to disease. Our graduates share a common goal: to protect human health and safety. We also offer continuing education to environmental and occupational health professionals.


Our Internship Program

Our undergraduate and graduate students complete internships to gain professional experience and skills. Our interns provide a source of motivated pre-professionals to complete short-term projects or tasks. Hiring an intern for your organization allows you the opportunity to invest in future professionals as well as to provide supervisory opportunities to your current employees. In 2015, 100% of our internship sites reported that they would be willing to hire their intern again.

Click here to read the University of Washington's statement on Internships and Compensation.

If you are interested in hosting an intern in 2018, you may want to view these upcoming webinars:

How to Start an Internship Program – free online webinar

Wed, March 28, 10:00-11:00 PST, register here

Interested in starting an internship program but a little unsure about what all is involved?  Thoughtful planning will help you create internships that are truly a win-win.  In this webinar, we’ll explore internship basics, identify key elements of a successful internship program, and discuss the nuts and bolts of intern hiring.

How to Be an Awesome Intern Manager – free online webinar

Wed, April 25, 10:00-11:00 PST, register here

Employers who are thoughtful when designing internship programs and intentional in implementing them reap benefits in terms of intern engagement, productivity, and loyalty. Join us to learn about key elements of a high impact internship, reasons why each is important, and tangible ideas for building each into your internship program.  The session will feature interns and managers sharing tips on how to create internships that make students feel valued, motivated, and committed to the organization.

2017 Internship Partners

UW DEOHS thanks these organizations for their support of UW students:

  • King County Public Health
  • UW Environmental Health and Safety Department
  • City of Seattle
  • UW Sustainability
  • Washington Department of Health Public Health Laboratories
  • Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department
  • UW Environmental Health and Safety Department
  • CertainTeed
  • Snohomish Health District
  • Dr. Seto’s Lab, with Sichuan Center for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department
  • LA County, Department of Public Health - Toxic Strike Team
  • Washington State Department of Labor and Industries – Region 3
  • Indian Health Service
  • Hawaii DOH- Hawaii State Laboratories Division
  • US Public Health Service Commissioned Corps

Your Hiring Needs

Recruit students or alumni for full- or part-time jobs

Our Career Services can help your hiring efforts by hosting complimentary on-campus information sessions, posting applications, screening resumes, arranging on-campus interviews, and other networking opportunities. Please contact Career Services Manager Hayley Leventhal to get started.