The Office of Occupational Health Nursing (OOHN) is OSHA's principal source of occupational health nursing expertise in enforcement activities, standards development, outreach and education, and cooperative programs. In addition, OOHN administers the Graduate Nurse Internship Program. Using the foundation of occupational health nursing (epidemiology, worker advocacy, occupational health risk assessment, critical thinking, educational principles), the Office, collaborates with other OSHA offices and Department agencies, initiates projects and develops programs to prevent work-related illness and injury.
The application period for the 2015 Graduate Nurse Internship Program is now closed.
The Graduate Nurse Internship Program is designed for registered professional nurses pursuing a graduate degree in either occupational health nursing or public health with an occupational health focus. The internship blends current OSHA projects and issues with the theoretical bases of the intern's academic study into a practical occupational safety and health experience at the national level. Selected interns are assigned to OOHN in OSHA's National Office in Washington, D.C., precepted by OOHN staff and assigned projects in support of the Agency's mission and goals. Internship rotations are a full-time consecutive eight-week educational opportunity. Internships typically take place between May and September for a time period mutually agreeable to the intern and to OSHA.
Applicants are rated on academic status, professional presentation, qualifications, experience, and demonstrated technical writing skills. The Instructions to the Applicant outlines the application process. The Program Outline provides other important information for the applicant.
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