Internships and Co-ops

Why is an internship important?

Gain hands-on, day-to-day skills in the real-world

An internship/co-op experience is a requirement of the occupational safety and health program at Murray State. As an intern, you gain hands-on, day-to-day skills in a real-world environment. You can participate in multiple internship/co-op experiences throughout your college career, making you more competitive in the job market.

How do I secure an internship?

Be placed to your best educational advantage

You receive one-on-one assistance in participating in mock interviews and developing professional resumes. Resumes are compiled by the department and sent to hundreds of companies. Companies, in turn, conduct information sessions and interview you within the department to fill their internship and full-time positions.

While the department makes no guarantee as to assignments and earnings, it makes every effort for you to be placed to your best educational advantage.  

Typical duties performed while on an internship.

  • Provide support to safety and health director/coordinator

  • Develop written safety training modules

  • Conduct training of employees

  • Develop written safety programs

  • Conduct safety audits/inspections

  • Conduct industrial hygiene surveys

  • Present oral and written reports concerning industrial hygiene survey results

  • Develop and implement projects to resolve environmental issues

Internship Placements

Summer 2024 Intern Map

Intern at ADM

ADM

Intern at Barriere

Barriere Construction

Intern at BHP

BHP

Intern at Boldt

Boldt

Intern at Cargill

Cargill

Intern at Ensign

Ensign-Bickford Aerospace & Defense

Intern at Lyondell

LyondellBasell

Intern at Rogers Group

Rogers Group

Intern at Saputo

Saputo

Intern at Superior Construction

Superior Construction

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Where Murray State OSH students find internships (partial list)

Amazon
Archer Daniels Midland
Barriere Construction
Berry Global
BHP
Brasfield and Gorrie
Brown-Forman
Cargill
Chemours
Chevron
Clayco
Columbia SPort
ConAgra
Concrete Strategies
Dalkia
Eastman Chemical
Ford
Gallagher

General Electric
General Motors
Georgia-Pacific
Gerdau
Granite Construction
John Deere
Juneau Construction
Kiewit
Layton Construction
LyondellBasell
Marathon Petroleum
Mars Petcare
NASA
NuCor
Owens Corning
PCL
PepsiCo
Pilgrim's Pride

Quanta Services
Rogers Group
Rosendin Electric
Saputo
Shimmick
Skanska
Southwest Cheese
Summit Insurance
Superior Construction
Tesla
Travelers Insurance
Turner Construction
UCOR
UPS
Vulcan Materials
Walsh Group
Westlake Chemical
Whiting-Turner

 

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