Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Internship Activities

During the Internship, the graduate nurse student will participate in learning experiences such as:

  • Receive a general orientation to OSHA, including an overview of the various Directorates and their missions.
  • Research a topic of interest to OSHA and create a product for the public or OSHA field staff. Prepare a presentation for OSHA staff describing the product and, if appropriate, offering ideas for further agency action.
  • Observe compliance activities through worksite visits with an experienced OSHA compliance safety and health officer (an inspector).
  • Participate in current regulatory process activities relating to occupational safety and health.
  • Attend congressional and/or public hearings related to current agency activities.
  • Participate in informational visits to external stakeholder groups, e.g., American Nurses Association; National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.
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