Environmental Health Data Management Fall 2024 Internship

Environmental Health Data Management Fall 2024 Internship

Are you interested in gaining practical experience in environmental health data management? Join our team at the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) as an intern and play a vital role in processing data, managing databases, and supporting projects related to environmental health regulations. The intern will have the opportunity to gain valuable experience, mentorship, and networking opportunities within the field of environmental health.


  1. Coliform Sampling Management:
    1. Process email requests pertaining to coliform sampling requirements on a daily basis.
    2. Input data and maintain the coliform Access database accurately and efficiently.
  2. Project Support:
    1. Collaborate on projects associated with the administration of violations, public notices, and sampling reminders.
    2. Assist in the coordination and implementation of initiatives aimed at improving environmental health compliance.
  3. Additional Duties:
    1. Perform other duties as required or assigned, which fall within the scope of the objectives outlined above.
    2. Support team members with various tasks related to environmental health data management and compliance efforts.


  • Currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program (ideally Biology, pre-med, computer science)
  • Strong attention to detail and data accuracy.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Access and Excel for database management and data entry.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and work collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Interest in environmental health regulations and compliance.

 Duration and Compensation:

This is an unpaid internship with flexible scheduling options to accommodate academic commitments. The internship will be part time, for approximately 20 hours per week and will start at the end of August.  Two internship positions are available, one on-site in Springfield and one remote. Academic credit may be available depending on your institution’s guidelines. 

By Paige Melton
Paige Melton