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Company Name:
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West Point, Pennsylvania
United States
Job Categories:
EH&S-related internship or entry-level
Industry Segments:
Biotechnology, Pharmaceuticals
Experience level:
0-1 years
Education level:
Some College Coursework
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Environmental, Health & Safety Intern

EHS Intern - 2020

 Job Description

The Future Talent Program features internships that last up to 12 weeks and will include one or more projects.  These opportunities can provide you with great development and a chance to see if we are the right company for your long-term goals. 

Job Description

  • With management direction, responsible for supporting projects and programs to ensure compliance with environmental, health, and safety (EHS) programs through a role in Global Safety and the Environment at West Point site.
  • Integrates EHS programs into daily operations to assure regulatory compliance, achieves continuous performance improvement, meeting EHS performance objectives.
  • Partners with operations to develop means to achieve these goals in alignment with site business goals and values.

Example projects:

  • Completes hazard assessments, industrial hygiene monitoring, process hazard analysis support, life safety reviews, incident investigations, environmental regulatory field analysis, environmental reports and permit applications. 
  • Reviews processes, facilities, procedures and management of change documents to assure conformance to recognized EHS regulations, standards and guidelines. 
  • Provides support to client groups in completing injury/illness analysis, training, self-assessments and addressing specific EHS concerns as they are raised. 
  • Develops EHS procedures, guidelines and training programs as assigned.
  • Supports completion of all regulatory submissions, notifications, etc. required to maintain compliance with federal, state, and local EHS requirements

Primary Activities

  • Maintain effective organizational skills and implement appropriate communication and planning.
  • Recommend changes to improve maintenance service, and reliability, efficiency, and state of the art applications.
  • Work with minimum supervision and exercise independent judgment in the daily performance of his/her duties.
  • Learn/follow all company Safety, Health, Environmental, GMP and regulatory requirements (as required by task).
  • Perform necessary administrative duties to insure maintenance of records, reports, and associates tasks.



  • Currently enrolled in a Bachelors program in Occupational Safety, Environmental Sciences, Science or Engineering or related technical discipline preferred).  
  • Minimum GPA: 3.00



  • Achievement or interest in relevant professional certification(s) including CSP and/or CIH.
  • Completion of at least one EHS industrial internship 
  • Critical thinking, communication skills, problem solving and project management techniques
  • Strong collaboration skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Strong project management skills


Our Support Functions deliver services and makes recommendations about ways to enhance our workplace and the experience of working at our organization. Our Support Functions include HR, Finance, Information Technology, Legal, Procurement, Administration, Facilities and Security. 


Who we are …

Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA is known as “Merck” in the United States, Canada & Puerto Rico. We are known as “MSD” in Europe, Middle East, Africa, Latin America & Asia Pacific. We are a global biopharmaceutical leader with a diverse portfolio of prescription medicines, oncology, vaccines and animal health products.

We are driven by our purpose to develop and deliver innovative products that save and improve lives. With 69,000 employees operating in more than 140 countries, we offer state of the art laboratories, plants and offices that are designed to Inspire our employees as we learn, develop and grow in our careers. We are proud of our 125 years of service to humanity and continue to be one of the world’s biggest investors in Research & Development.

What we look for …

In a world of rapid innovation, we seek brave Inventors who want to make an Impact in all aspects of our business, enabling breakthroughs that will affect generations to come. We encourage you to bring your disruptive thinking, collaborative spirit and diverse perspective to our organization. Together we will continue Inventing For Life, Impacting Lives while Inspiring Your Career Growth.






We are an equal opportunity employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran – proudly embracing diversity in all of its manifestations.

Employee Status:

Intern/Co-op (Fixed Term)


No relocation

Flexible Work Arrangements:

Not Specified


Not Indicated


Requisition ID:R7109


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