​​EHS and Sustainability ​​Internships​

​Industry leaders seek out our students for internship and full-time employment opportunities because of our program's reputation for producing highly-skilled, and well-prepared professionals. Our industry-approved curriculum and hands-on training start freshman year at our USEPA and OSHA training facilities. For more information on environmental work experience, contact University of Findlay’s Center for Career and Professional Development (CCPD) at 419-434-4665​ or [email protected].

Fast Facts

  • 100 percent placement in work experience programs

  • Our student interns have the opportunity to earn between $10-$32 per hour!

  • Qualified students can net up to $21,000 for summer employment

  • USEPA and OSHA training programs at our facilities 

  • Paid internships can fulfill​ up to 15 credit hours 

​​Unique Opportunities

Findlay students have a unique internship opportunity available. With an EHAC accreditation, EHS and Sustainability students are eligible to apply for and receive internships including:

Where our students are interning

Students in the EHS and Sustainability Program have enjoyed productive, paid work experience opportunities in the following areas:

  • Environmental consulting firms
  • Industrial hygiene
  • Steel manufacturing
  • Oil refineries
  • Food processing companies
  • Automotive and motorcycle manufacturing
  • State and federal public health services
  • Local health departments
  • Non-profit and NGO action groups
  • Hospitals 
  • Pipeline Companies
  • Construction Companies

Here is a sample of where some of our students have interned:

Student Internship

Hanson doing field workEHS and Sustainability student Brendan Hanson is no stranger to working in a government agency. He was selected to be a participant in the United States Junior Commissioned Officer Student Training and Extern Program (JRCOSTEP). Students participating in JRCOSTEP are trained to work in the same federal agencies and programs as an active duty commissioned corps officer. Assignments can vary from 31 to 120 days. Hanson was selected by the Indian Health Service to serve as a commissioned officer for the Gallup Indian Medical Center (GIMC) which is a 99-bed hospital in Gallup, New Mexico, on the border of the Navajo Nation. It was a ‘jack-of-all-trades’ environmental safety internship including hosting rabies clinics and training staff, inspections of retail stores on the reservation, water safety testing and hospital inspections. In the last month of his internship, Brendan faced a deadly disease, the Hantavirus. He helped identify the disease was the cause of illnesses on the reservation and helped to properly clean house and set up preventative measures.