Gain hands-on experience with workplace safety and health issues through this paid summer internship opportunity.
Teams of two students are placed with a union or worker organization to investigate job-related health and safety problems among workers, often employed in an under-served or a high hazard job. Projects are designed to maximize interaction between workers and students. OHIP is an applied research experience, where students learn about the occupational safety and health field from the workers’ perspective. Project work emphasizes worker interview and work site evaluations. At the end of the project, teams provide a “give back” product to the workers and their host union/worker organization, present their project at a national NIOSH video conference, and produce a final report. Commitment is full-time, including possible evenings or weekends.
Internship dates: June 16 – August 15, 2015
Application deadline: Friday, February 20, 2015
Undergraduate students: $4,000 stipend
Graduate students: $5,200 stipend
Check the OHIP website for more information about eligibility, the on-line application and program details.