Welcome to the student and teacher section of the Hygienic Laboratory Education and Training web page. Here you will find a brief description of several ways that students learn about our environment, public-health issues and ways to become part of the Hygienic Laboratory team. Take a few minutes to explore our student opportunities. Questions about our programs can be sent via email.
The Hygienic Laboratory works with several Iowa schools to give students opportunities to view an environmental and public health laboratory in operation. This is accomplished by following our trained staff through a portion of their work day. Through these job shadowing experiences, students watch staff perform their duties in chemistry and microbiology labs, and possibly in other areas of the Hygienic Laboratory. Job shadowing for junior high and high school students may be initiated by student-career ventures such as The Workplace Learning Connection or by individual schools.
"The Hygienic Laboratory is providing these students with an excellent opportunity to explore science-related careers while still in high school. Students who take advantage of this opportunity are better prepared to pick a college major and are more realistic about the skills they need for future success." -- Jennifer Ott, The Workplace Learning Connection
We invite college students who have completed the sophmore level of study (at a minimum) to consider furthering their careers with a Hygienic Laboratory internship, fellowship or practicum.