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. If you are interested in hosting an intern in 2017, you may want to view this upcoming webinar:

Creating a High Impact Experience for Your Summer Interns (Webinar)

Offering high impact internships takes intentional planning and implementation but increases intern engagement, learning, and desire to stay with an organization long-term. Join us to learn about 8 key elements of a high impact internship, reasons why each is important, and tangible ideas for building each into your internship program. If you have questions, please contact Jessie Smith ( ).

Mar 21, 2017 11:00 AM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)


2016 Internship Partners

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

  • Amazon
  • Boeing
  • Centerplate
  • Environmental and Occupational Health Microbiology Lab, University of Washington
  • Environmental Health and Safety, University of Washington
  • Google
  • Judd Wire, Inc
  • National Park Service
  • Pierce County Health Department
  • Seacast Inc.
  • Seattle & King County Public Health Department
  • Simpson Lab, University of Washington
  • Snohomish County Health District
  • T-Mobile
  • Toray Composites
  • 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.