Interested in how the environment affects human health?

Spend eight weeks during summer 2016 (Monday, June 20th through Friday, August 12th) working with a University of California researcher in a paid summer internship program. Gain valuable experience and join other students who are interested in careers in science working on research projects that could be important for future academic and career opportunities.

What you can expect if you are admitted to the STEER Program:

  1. A meaningful opportunity to work with experienced faculty on some aspect of a research project addressing the relationship between environmental exposures and human health.
  2. Participation in a series of seminars that will:
    • Introduce you to a range of research being carried out by EHS faculty
    • Instruct you on the responsible conduct of science and the protection of human participants and animals in research
    • Teach you about job opportunities in environmental health sciences
    • Provide you with some practical instruction in applying to graduate school in environmental health sciences
    • Provide you with an opportunity to discuss your research experience and present your findings.
  3. Participation in field trips to give you some experience of environmental health issues in the real world.

Topics for research projects could include, for example, one of the following:

School of Public Health Website Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (COEH) Program National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Website

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Summer 2016 STEER Applications will be accepted beginning Monday, November 16, 2015.

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It definitely encouraged me to go to Grad School; it opened my eyes to the many different fields of Environmental Health.

Summer 2015 STEER Intern

Yes, exposure to research and other grad/doctoral students gave me a better idea of what it would be like to continue to higher education. Moreover, this experience has given me more confidence that I could succeed pursuing a graduate degree.

Summer 2015 STEER Intern

I could not have asked for a better summer or better people. I think that through this experience this summer, I not only grew as a scientist, but also has a person. I will definitely be looking to come back to UCB for a graduate program.

Summer 2014 STEER Intern

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