Safety Intern at University of Pennsylvania

Posted in Other 12 days ago.

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Job Description:

Safety Intern

University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn's distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning. As an employer Penn has been ranked nationally on many occasions with the most recent award from Forbes who named Penn one of America's Best Large Employers in 2023.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

COVID-19 vaccination or a University authorized exemption is a requirement for all positions at the University of Pennsylvania. For more information about Penn's vaccine requirements, visit the Penn COVID-19 Response website for the latest information.

Posted Job Title

Safety Intern

Job Profile Title

Temporary Employee - Non-Exempt

Job Description Summary

The Division of Facilities and Real Estate Services (FRES) provides the expertise, business process, policies and standards required to plan, design, construct, operate, maintain and renew the physical assets of the University, excluding the health system. In addition, the Division, comprised of approximately five Departments, is responsible for the strategic planning, management and operation of non-academic University property, and collaborating with the neighborhood to create a safe, diverse and economically vibrant destination. With close to 12M square feet of space, FRES maintains 186 buildings on a campus of 276 acres, completes over 60,000 maintenance requests per year, and starts approximately 250 projects a year. FRES is comprised of the following Departments: Administration, Office of the University Architect, Design and Construction, Real Estate, Operations and Maintenance.

The University of Pennsylvania is implementing a campus transformation entitled Penn Connects ( This comprehensive, award winning effort is expanding the campus over the next 20 years, including the construction of new academic research and recreational facilities. In addition, the University has secured $300M in Century Bond funding and continues to upgrade existing facilities over the coming years.

Job Description

Safety Intern:

The Safety Intern will work alongside the Occupational Safety Manager and other Safety Professionals to assist in day-to-day activities and develop and review safety policies and procedures. Throughout the course of the summer, you will gain practical hands-on experience and an understanding of how safety and health programs are applied in a professional environment.

Job Responsibilities / Duties:

  • Conduct and Update Job Safety Analysis's (JSAs) for department specific tasks.

  • Develop a department specific ergonomics training program.

  • Participate in the development and review of employee training material for various safety and health topics.

  • Audit and maintain compliance with Safety Programs (i.e. LOTO, Fall Protection, Contractor Safety, Confined Space, etc.)

  • Assist in the development of safety and health communications.

  • Participate in incident investigations and assist in developing corrective actions.

  • Support safety engagement activities for National Safety Month.

  • Support monthly safety meetings.

  • Perform additional duties as assigned

Job Qualifications:

Required Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of key safety programs (i.e. - Job Safety Analysis/Risk Assessment, Ergonomics, Working at Heights, etc.)

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.

  • Positive professional attitude and willingness to learn.

  • Proficiency using Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel.

  • Pursuing a degree in Occupational Safety Management or related field.

  • Student Must be currently enrolled in Higher Education.

  • Not Remote Eligible; Must work on-campus at Penn FRES.

  • This internship is for a Maximum of 12 weeks in duration.

  • Interns are required to bring their own Laptop; no hardware or software will be provided.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Have completed at least two years of college course work toward the safety related degree.

Targeted Pay Range: $15-$18/per hour

This Targeted Pay Range is only applicable to this job posting.

Pay rate will be commensurate with intern's year in higher education.

***For consideration, interested candidates should submit a resume and a cover letter expressing your interest in this position, is preferred.****

Job Location - City, State

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School

Facilities and Real Estate Services

Pay Range

$7.25 - $155.75

Affirmative Action Statement

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements

Background check may be required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

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