The IHS employs 20-30 Environmental Health externs each year through the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) Junior Commissioned Officer Student Training Extern Program (JRCOSTEP).
- Earn ~$3,000/month and hold the rank of Ensign in the USPHS
- Assignments usually occur in summer
- Locations are at field offices across the U.S.
- Duties are typical of an IHS Environmental Health Specialist
For information about COSTEP pay, benefits, eligibility, and application requirements, please visit the USPHS Commissioned Corps Student Opportunities and Training website .
For information specifically about Environmental Health and Injury Prevention opportunities in the IHS, contact Stephen Piontkowski at 301-443-1263.