Occupational Safety and Health Internship – Colorado Springs, CO

Occupational Safety and Health Internship

Colorado Springs Utilities

Colorado Springs, CO



The Safety and Health Department is looking for an intern to join our enthusiastic and safety-focused team! When working with the safety professionals, you will have the opportunity to support regulatory compliance and improve current processes and Safety & Health Department Initiatives.

  • This internship does have the opportunity to be a year-round opportunity, starting in May of 2023; year-round consists of FT (40 hours/week) in the summer and PT (max 20 hours/week) during the school year

  • hourly rate is based on academic year completed

  • This position is NOT remote and must be performed in Colorado Springs, CO

In this Internship you will gain experience in the following areas:

  • Hands-on Safety work with department reps including Certified Safety Professionals

  • Hands-on Industrial Hygiene work is overseen by a Certified Industrial Hygienist

  • Review current Safety and Health programs against industry and regulatory standards

  • Assist with engagement with employees and contractors in multiple worksites using both General Industry and Construction Safety Standards

  • Assist with incident investigations identifying root causes and corrective actions under the direction of Safety Professionals

  • Help support the Safety and Health Team

  • Assist with Safety & Health Department Initiatives – Control of Hazardous Energy, First Aid Supplies

  • Communication skills (written and verbal) – Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, SharePoint, and PowerPoint)

  • Provide support and make recommendations

  • Function independently and as part of a team

Why you should apply?This internship will provide you with the opportunity to support the Safety and Health team, which in turn improves processes, compliance, and most importantly site safety and community safety. This position will afford you the opportunity to work and gain hands-on experience with occupational health and safety program management under the direction of Certified Safety Professionals and Certified Industrial Hygienists.

Who You Are…Prospective interns must be in an undergraduate or graduate degree program pursuing Occupational Safety & Health, Industrial Hygiene, Industrial Engineering, Environmental Health, or a related discipline. Preferred candidates will have completed two years of their program. Candidates that demonstrate a desire to learn how to implement safety regulations in a diverse work force will excel within our organization.

A valid, unrestriced driver's license is required for this position.

What a career at Colorado Springs Utilities can offer you

  • The ability to stay ahead of the business curve with our established priority to continually update and incorporate state-of-the-art technology.

  • The opportunity to work for a pioneer in providing four utility services in one enterprise with a 100-year reputation for integrity.

  • A work culture dedicated to innovation, collaboration, and synergy.

  • The stability vital for growth-oriented careers.

Our Commitment to our Employees

Our people are the heart and soul of Colorado Springs Utilities. They keep the lights on, gas flowing, water coming in, and wastewater leaving. We do not just say people are important – we prove it! That's why we are honored to invest in protecting the health and financial security of our employees and their families through our rich benefits program. As an hourly employee you will enjoy the following benefits:

  • Pension Plan – Looking forward to a comfortable lifestyle once you're done working? The Colorado Public Employees' Retirement Association (PERA) provides you with retirement benefits and peace of mind when you retire

  • Retirement Saving Programs – Supplement your pension plan with voluntary retirement programs such as the PERAPlus 401(k) and MissionSquare's Roth IRA and 457 plans

  • Medical – Select from three comprehensive medical plans, starting at $5.00 a month. Employees also enjoy access to a Health Savings Account (HSA) and Flexible Spending Account (FSA)

  • Wellness Program – Voluntary wellness program that allows you and your spouse to each earn up to $500 to use towards healthcare expenses, $100 in Visa gift cards, and up to $400 in gym membership reimbursements

  • Life Insurance – Company-paid life insurance is offered

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) – Makes the going a little easier by aiding with mental health, stress management, work-life balance, financial and legal matters, and much more

  • Paid Sick Leave – Accrue up to 3.69 hours of sick leave per pay period for those days when you or a family member is feeling under the weather


Colorado Springs Utilities

121 S Tejon – 5th Floor

Colorado Springs

Colorado United States


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