About CIIT Centers for Health Research

A private, nonprofit institute that researches the potential impact of chemicals on human health, CIIT Centers for Health Research is one of the preeminent environmental and health research institutes in the United States. Its president and CEO is Dr. William F. Greenlee, a well-known researcher in molecular toxicology. Eleven major chemical companies started CIIT in 1974, when concerns about the effects of chemicals on the environment and humans first arose. CIIT is a member of the Hamner Institutes for Health Sciences.

CIIT's internship program began in 1989 to give individuals studying science a glimpse into different careers in the field. Interns work with CIIT staff on research projects and may include literature review, experiments, data analysis and interpretation of results. At the end of the summer, all interns present their research results. The Hamner co-operative education program allows students to learn research methods and laboratory procedures under the mentorship of Hamner senior scientists and their research teams.


Open to college freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors in science-related majors.

CIIT Centers for Health Research

  • Rusty Bramlage
  • CIIT Centers for Health Research
  • CIIT Centers for Health Research
  • P.O. Box 12137
  • Research Triangle Park, NC 27709-2137
  • Phone: (919) 558-1200


  • Number of Interns: Less than 10
  • Compensation/Benefits: Paid
  • Duration: N/A
  • Academic Level: College Freshmen, College Sophomores, College Juniors, College Seniors


  • Wilmington, NC