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Climate Change and Health

Summer Internship Program
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YCCCH funds summer internships related to climate change and health, with priority given to MPH students in the Climate Change and Health Concentration, followed by Student Associates. Applications currently open to eligible students.

Past internship projects and partner organizations include:

  • Connecticut Department of Public Health. Project: A Survey of Cooling Station Practices in Connecticut and Local Indicators of Climate and Health
  • The Science Based Targets Network. Project: Building partnerships to reduce GHG emissions from food companies in China
  • WE ACT for Environmental Justice. Project: Cooling Center Audit
  • Yale Equity Research and Innovation Center. Project: A Plan to Reduce Non-Communicable Disease-Related Morbidity and Mortality After Natural Disasters

You can find interviews with our Summer 2020 interns, who worked with the Connecticut Department of Public Health, WE ACT for Environmental Justice, and Yale’s Equity Research and Innovation Center on the YSPH news site.



This is a two-stage application process.

  • Stage 1: Stage 1 applications are currently open to eligible students.
  • Stage 2: Those students matched with a YCCCH internship will be invited to apply for YCCCH internship funding to cover their expenses. Specific application information will be provided when notified about the internship matching outcome. However, students also are encouraged to apply for internship funding from other sources since not all matched internships may be able to be funded through YCCCH.


Contact Mauro Diaz-Hernandez, YCCCH Program Administrator.