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Primary duties will be to assist and provide support to the Environment, Health & Safety staff. The intern will research regulatory compliance issues related to workplace and environmental standards, assess and inspect current work conditions, review and update EHS programs, revise or develop training materials, conduct training, develop educational outreach materials, and more. Typically, the intern will also have an opportunity to complete a specific project in an area of interest as part of the EHS internship. Examples of various EHS projects they may be involved with include but not limited to:

-Health & Safety Training
-JSAs and PPE Assessments
-Chemical Hygiene program review and Laboratory Safety inspections
-Construction and contractor safety
-Environmental compliance
-Earth Day Celebration in April
-Bulletin board displays on health & safety topics
-Posters & Communications

General office duties include greeting visitors; handle incoming calls; receive and send campus/public mail; receive and send general correspondence for the office when directed; file, copy and shred documents as requested; schedule and attend meetings, inspect work areas, evaluate operations, complete special projects perform other miscellaneous duties as assigned and as assigned.

Required Qualifications*

The ideal candidate must be a senior or recent graduate in Occupational Safety, Environmental Science, or Health Sciences or related field who is a self-directed and motivated student. The intern must have some general knowledge of health and safety principles, be reliable, self-motivated, personable and friendly, and eager to learn and understand EHS policies, processes and procedures. The essential skills needed to work in the EHS office include excellent customer service skills; great attention to detail; problem solving; multitasking skills; flexibility; the ability to work well independently and as part of a team. Excellent computer skills are also required; proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint). Candidate must maintain confidentiality of all EHS records and information.

Some office/clerical experience is helpful, as well as writing reports, developing powerpoint presentations and some experience with public speaking.

Must be currently attending full or part-time college or University at a Junior or Senior standing preferably in Occupational Safety, Environmental Science or other related Health Sciences.

Desired Qualifications*

Includes 3-4 years of college-level course work, preferably in Environmental Health, Occupational Safety, Earth and Resource Science, Health Education, or other Health Science; will consider other areas of study.

The ability to follow instructions accurately and efficiently, work independently, be eager and willing to learn, competent with computer technology, researching topics on the internet, and will not hesitate to ask questions.

Prefer intern student who is available to work 20 hours a week for approximately 300 hours.

Additional Information

In order to be considered for this position, you must apply online at A cover letter confirming your eligibility for internship must be included with your resume which must include your work history, education, GPA, course work. Please indicate if or how the internship relates to current program or graduation requirement.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.