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How we serve Undergraduates

The CPES coordinates local environmental internships and research experiences for Triangle-area undergraduate students through 21EH Scholars and EcoStudio. Since 2012, through these two programs, CPES has paired over 300 undergraduate students with internships and research experiences in the Triangle area.


Professor and student in lab

21st Century Environmental Health Scholars

21EH Scholars is a year-round program that provides environmental health science research internships for undergraduate students at North Carolina Central University (NCCU) and UNC-Chapel Hill.

Students meeting for EcoStudio class


The Center for Public Engagement with Science co-coordinates local environmentally focused internships through EcoStudio, a relatively new collaboration between the UNC Institute for the Environment and the UNC Environment, Ecology and Energy Program (E3P). EcoStudio offers applied learning experiences to UNC undergraduate students year-round.

Made Possible by:

Funding Source

  • National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
  • UNC Chapel Hill