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    The Student Volunteer Program at the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) provides students with enriching educational experiences, important insights into the operations of a large government department, and the tools needed to prepare for a career in public service, the private sector, non-profits, and other organizations. Participants in the program, including students who earn academic credit through existing university programs or who receive independent funding, help advance the mission of the Department to train workers for jobs, protect them in the workplace and safeguard their retirement savings. The Student Volunteer program is an unpaid opportunity.

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is seeking enthusiastic and dedicated students to serve as non-paid student volunteers to assist in the performance of its mission. From June 4, 2018 - August 31, 2018, students will be exposed to the Federal work environment and will learn about the mission and the roles and responsibilities of the Department of Labor.

    This position is located in the Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), in The Directorate of Standards and Guidance(DSG), in the Office of Regulatory Analysis.

    The mission of the Directorate of Standards and Guidance (DSG) in the Office of Regulatory Analysis is to ensure safe and healthful working conditions in covered workplaces throughout the United States. Their mission is accomplished through the development of workplace standards, regulations, and guidance that address significant safety and health risks to workers.

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    The organization above is looking for a student volunteer who will apply principles learned from biology, chemistry, and public health to protect workers from illness and injury in an office environment. The volunteers will be in the area of either health science or industrial hygiene.

    The organization above is looking for student volunteers to perform various assignments, such as:

    • Research and review scientific literature related to health hazards in the workplace;
    • Compile and analyze health and exposure data;
    • Participate in the development and/or modification of occupational health standards, guidance materials, and other forms of public outreach materials;
    • Attend meetings with employees, employers, scientists and other interested stakeholders; and
    • Build relationships with professional and technical associations, other government agencies, and labor and industry groups whose interests and activities are related to the identification and reduction of occupational health risks.
    Any questions about DOL internships can also be sent to interns@dol.gov

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    Students currently enrolled, at least half-time, in an accredited:
    • Technical or vocational school;
    • Junior or community college;
    • Four-year college or university; or
    • Any other accredited educational institution.
    This job has an application limit of 50, it will close at 11:59 pm Eastern Time (ET) ON THE DATE THIS LIMIT IS REACHED or ON THE VACANCY CLOSING DATE, whichever OCCURS FIRST.

    Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/496226900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.