Occupational Safety & Health Student Intern

What You Will Do

Join our multidisciplinary Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) team within Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), a research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. The Occupational Safety and Health Division-Industrial Safety and Hygiene Group (OSH-ISH) is seeking a motivated undergraduate summer intern student to support the OSH-ISH professional teams. You will interface and collaborate with industrial hygiene and safety program subject matter experts and deployed industrial hygiene and safety professionals while becoming a resource to these teams. During the course of your job functions, you are likely to delve into many unique and exciting OSH-ISH programs at the Laboratory. Do you like variety in your daily job duties? Then this is the job for you!!

Your day-to-day activities will likely include a diverse scope of industrial hygiene and safety requirements including:
  • Analyzing safety data and safety processes.
  • Collaborating with subject matter experts and supervisors on unique work hazards and safety practices.
  • Developing technical information for both technical and non-technical audiences to convey the activities underway and/or completed within the industrial hygiene and safety programs.



What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:
  • Strong respect and adherence to established safety, security and environmental protection practices and requirements.
  • Experience working effectively as part of a team with a willingness to assist and support other team members as needed.
  • Ability to effectively communicate (verbal and written) in a clear concise manner with superiors, peers, customers, and other personnel.
  • Experience using Microsoft Excel, including pivot table creation and data analysis.

Education/Experience: Students must be enrolled in a Bachelor's program, in Health Sciences, Occupational Health, Engineering, or a related field, with a GPA of 3.0 or above. Program requires enrollment in and successful completion of a minimum of 12 undergraduate credit hours per semester (or the equivalent of full-time enrollment).

Desired Qualifications:
  • Detail oriented when dealing with complicated concepts.
  • General knowledge of safety processes and principles

Work Location: The work location for this position is onsite and located in Los Alamos, NM. All work locations are at the discretion of management.


Where You Will Work

Located in Northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. LANL enhances national security by ensuring the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile, developing technologies to reduce threats from weapons of mass destruction, and solving problems related to energy, environment, infrastructure, health, and global security concerns.
  • PPO or High Deductible medical insurance with the same large nationwide network
  • Dental and vision insurance
  • Free basic life and disability insurance
  • Paid childbirth and parental leave
  • Award-winning 401(k) (6% matching plus 3.5% annually)
  • Learning opportunities and tuition assistance
  • Flexible schedules and time off (PTO and holidays)
  • Onsite gyms and wellness programs
  • Extensive relocation packages (outside a 50-mile radius)

For general program information refer to the Student Programs web page.

Additional Details
Directive 206.2 - Employment with Triad requires a favorable decision by NNSA indicating the employee is suitable under NNSA Supplemental Directive 206.2. Please note that this requirement applies only to citizens of the United States. Foreign nationals are subject to a similar requirement under DOE Order 142.3A.

No Clearance: Position does not require a security clearance. Selected candidates will be subject to drug testing and other pre-employment background checks.

New-Employment Drug Test: The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a new-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing. Although New Mexico and other states have legalized the use of marijuana, use and possession of marijuana remain illegal under federal law. A positive drug test for marijuana will result in termination of employment, even if the use was pre-offer.

Equal Opportunity: Los Alamos National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse and inclusive workforce. All employment practices are based on qualification and merit, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status or spousal affiliation, physical or mental disability, medical conditions, pregnancy, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or citizenship within the limits imposed by federal laws and regulations. The Laboratory is also committed to making our workplace accessible to individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, for individuals to participate in the application and hiring process. To request such an accommodation, please send an email to applyhelp@lanl.gov or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.

How To Apply

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  • Select the Register button if you have never been employed with the Lab or received insurance coverage to Create an Account.
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