The Occupational Health Internship Program (OHIP) is a summer internship program to help medical, nursing, public health, and other graduate and undergraduate students learn more about the field of occupational safety and health from those with the most at stake: working people.
We are committed to recruiting, training, mentoring, and inspiring a new generation of occupational safety and health professionals to prevent job injury and disease through a partnership with workers.
OHIP is a national program housed within the Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics (AOEC), with training centers in the San Francisco Bay Area, San Diego, Los Angeles and New York City.
Join us in a summer internship program designed to link the skills and interests of students with the needs of workers to eliminate workplace hazards. Teams of students explore specific concerns raised by workers in a specific industry or job. As part of the process of researching hazards, students interview workers and observe them under actual working conditions. Through this process, students gain an understanding of the world of work from the workers' perspective. Students develop a final report, as well as other materials to share what they learned with workers, so that this information can be used to improve the work environment. Students are supervised by project hosts and academic mentors.
Graduate students, medical and nursing students, and undergraduates who have completed two years of school may apply. Visit the OHIP website for application information.