of supervisors would be willing to hire their intern again


Overall Performance


Student Preparation for Internship

based on employer surveys from 2010-2021


Our Program

Our department believes in attracting students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds and perspectives.  Our department’s focus on environmental justice, health equity and community partnerships leads to our students and alumni making lasting health impacts in their internships and careers. 

DEOHS students and alumni benefit from one-on-one career and internship support from our Manager of Experiential Learning & Career Services. The DEOHS Manager of Experiential Learning provides support for interns and internship supervisors before the internship, during the internship and after the internship.

Our employers

Top employers among State and Federal Agencies:

  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • UW Environmental Health & Safety
  • Washington Department of Labor & Industries

Top employers among Local Agencies:

  • Public Health Seattle – King County
  • Snohomish County Health Department
  • Tacoma – Pierce County Health Department

Top employers among companies:

  • Amazon
  • Boeing
  • SeaCast

Top employers among consulting firms:

  • Gradient
  • PBS Consulting
  • Ramboll

What our employers say:

“Alexa is really great to work with. We are very fortunate to have her with us this summer. I would definitely hire her for an entry level position.” Public Health Seattle King County

“It is a pleasure working with Colin and I look forward to his graduation and the opportunity to bring him back to SeaCast as a full time employee.” SeaCast

Ways to get Involved

Hire an undergraduate intern

Internships with academic credit are required for Bachelor of Science in Environmental Public Health (400 hours)

Undergraduate students complete an internship prep seminar which includes:

  • Setting Internship Learning Goals
  • Building your Network
  • Evaluating Internship Opportunities
  • Setting yourself up for Internship Success

Resources for Employers interested in hosting an undergraduate internship:

Email Dan

Hire a graduate student intern

Internships with academic credit are required for Applied Master of Science (approximately 300 hours, with required project) 

Student conduct a field study project at a site during the summer quarter of their first year, identifying a current issue in environmental health sciences and collecting and analyzing information to produce practical solutions. 

Students receive personalized career counseling before, during and after their internship. 

MS Applied Students graduate job-ready in 15 months.

Resources for Employers interested in hosting an graduate student intern:

Email Dan

Hire a graduating student or alumni

Employers are welcome to send open positions at their organization to Dan so that he can spread the word to our School of Public Health-wide Jobs Page, viewed more than 3,000 times by students and alumni each month.

Resources for Employers interested in hiring a graduating student or alumni:

Email Dan

Our Interns

Internships help DEOHS students gain experience and skills in lab, field, healthcare and policy settings, preparing them for a variety of careers in environmental and occupational health. The chance to explore a workplace in industry, academia or government allows interns to build professional networks, improve communication skills and identify whether these workplaces align with their personalities and values.

In fact, many interns go on to pursue a job at the same workplace after graduation—with employers such as Amazon, the UW Department of Environmental Health & Safety and the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries.

Meet Dan

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My name is Dan Poux, and I am the Manager of Experiential Learning & Career Services for DEOHS. I use he/him pronouns.

I’ve worked at UW since 2015, first as an Academic Adviser and later as a Career Coach. You can learn more about my work and approach to engaging students through my LinkedIn profile here.

I am excited to work with you to make the most of the internship and job opportunities you provide for DEOHS students and alumni.

I look forward to connecting with you soon to brainstorm how we can work together to help set DEOHS students up for success in internships and jobs after graduation!

Email me