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Student Internshipsat Cal/OSHA

The Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) was established in 1927. Its mission is to improve working conditions for California's wage earners and to advance opportunities for profitable employment in California. DIR administers and enforces laws governing wages, hours and breaks, overtime, retaliation, workplace safety and health, apprenticeship training programs, and medical care and other benefits for injured workers. DIR promotes healthy employment relations, conducts research to improve its programs, and coordinates with other agencies to target egregious violators of labor laws and tax laws in the underground economy.

Cal/OSHA is looking for graduate and undergraduate students to fill paid summer internships! The Division of Occupational Safety and Health, better known as Cal/OSHA, protects workers from health and safety hazards. As an intern, you will be assigned to a participating enforcement or consultation office where you will learn how to conduct occupational health and safety inspections. You will also learn about regulations, hazards, and control strategies related to construction safety, chemical safety, bloodborne pathogens, confined spaces, electrical safety, cranes, and much more. Based on each studentís area of interest, the internship could be structured to emphasize particular topics. Interested students should fill out a state application (STD 678) http://jobs.ca.gov/pdf/std678.pdf and submit it as soon as possible. Applications will be considered as they arrive. For position descriptions and instructions for submission, follow the links below:

Positions are located in Los Angeles, Oakland, Sacramento, San Francisco, and other locations in the state.

If you have further questions or need additional information, please contact one of the resources below:

Training Officer
Cliff Okamoto, COkamoto@dir.ca.gov
510-286-1094

Recruitment Questions
CERT@dir.ca.gov
800-564-0771




To learn more about our mission, visit www.dir.ca.gov.
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To learn how to become a State of California employee, visit www.jobs.ca.gov