Students and Early Career Professionals

Building the Next Generation of Industrial Hygienists

AIHA is committed to reaching out to young professionals pursuing careers in industrial hygiene and other occupational and environmental health and safety (OEHS) professions. Whether you're a student exploring the field of industrial hygiene or a young professional recently starting your professional journey, AIHA will be there for you. 

AIHA Student / Young Member Focused Programs 

Future Leaders Institute

Designed for young professionals with less than 15 years of work experience. The Institute is a two and a half day program that focuses on strengthening the leadership skills of young IH professionals.

Students and Early Career Professionals (SECP) Committee

The committee’s purpose is to engage students at various educational levels, and apprise them of opportunities available in the OEHS industry; provide opportunities for students to learn more about their chosen area of study; and promote interaction between students and professionals in the field of OEHS.

Student Local Sections

Participation in an AIHA student local section is one of the primary paths to association leadership and is an excellent way for interested students to get active in the association and the industrial hygiene profession. If there is no student local section at your college or university, encourage faculty and students to begin one. Lead the way for a new IH community at your school by accessing the Student Local Section Implementation Kit.

Student Local Sections Council

The Student Local Sections Council's purpose is to develop and enhance student local sections by fostering the development of leadership skills within the students and strengthening the connection of student local sections to AIHA.

Need a Mentor?

Having a mentor is like having a road map for your career. Learn how a mentor in the industrial hygiene profession can help you climb the ladder to success.

Student Teleweb Loan Program

Archived CDs are available to AIHA student members or AIHA academic members for use in the classroom. Students and professors are invited to borrow archived telewebs for up to two weeks.

Student and Early Career Videos


AIHA Students and Early Career Professionals

This video highlights AIHA’s student and young member-focused programs, including the Students and Early Career Professionals Committee, Future Leaders Institute, and resources provided by AIHA Local Sections. The video features interviews with AIHA members Carter Ficklen III, CIH, CSP; Perry Logan, PhD, CIH; and David C. Roskelley, MSPH, CIH, CSP, who discuss their involvement and experiences as young professionals in these programs. To learn more about AIHA’s resources for students and young professionals, e-mail Thursa La

AIHA IH Video from AIHA on Vimeo.

Industrial Hygiene: An Exciting Career Protecting People in the Workplace and the Community (video)

The video was developed through the generous support of the AIHA Board of Directors and with the input of a number of students and industrial hygiene professionals from industry, academia and government. It is a tool used to introduce students to the many possibilities of a career in industrial hygiene. The video, which is primarily aimed at college students with an interest in science, high school students and career and guidance counselors, emphasizes the diversity and interest of the field, its focus on helping people, and the ways industrial hygienists make a difference in the world.