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EH&S Intern

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Date: Jan 31, 2023

Location: Canton, NY, US, 13617

Company: Corning

Internal Corning Employees are provided the opportunity to review global job openings for potential interest. However, they are encouraged to do so with the understanding that whether or not they will be considered a candidate for positions located outside their geographic area (city, country, region) will depend on a number of factors such as the availability of local subject matter expertise or qualified talent, the need to obtain and availability of work authorization, costs associated with internal transfer, etc. It will be the decision of the hiring organization whether to permit employees applying outside the local area where the opening exists to be considered a candidate for that opening. It is recommended employees wishing to apply for job openings at Corning make their supervisor aware of their interest before formally applying.


Corning is one of the world's leading innovators in materials science, with a 166-year track record of life-changing inventions. Corning applies its unparalleled expertise in glass science, ceramics science, and optical physics, along with its deep manufacturing and engineering capabilities, to develop category-defining products that transform industries and enhance people's lives. Corning succeeds through sustained investment in R&D, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and close collaboration with customers to solve tough technology challenges.


Scope of Position: Intern will assist with environmental health and safety (EH&S) duties at a manufacturing site. Intern will work directly with EH&S Department to plan and conduct activities designed to support the site’s environmental health and safety programs, and lower EH&S risks and support a strong EH&S culture. Key projects will be discussed and agreed upon at the start of the internship and will include implementing EH&S program and process changes. Intern may conduct and/or participate in EH&S audits to identify program gaps and evaluate risks. At the end of the internship interns will present on their work to the facility leadership. The purpose of our Intern Program is to raise the bar on talent by strengthening our pipeline for entry level roles for our immediate and future needs. To be considered for an internship at Corning Incorporated, you must be actively enrolled at a college or university as a full-time student seeking a bachelor’s degree or higher. You must also have a current cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher. Shape your future; apply today!


Day to Day Responsibilities: 

  • Interface with EH&S and other manufacturing support groups on a daily basis.
  • With guidance from EH&S, lead the agreed upon projects that will enable the facility to meet its goals and objectives for the duration of the internship.
  • Evaluates EH&S risks and develops recommendations and/or plans to minimize risk.
  • Participate in incident investigation and corrective/preventative actions as needed.
  • Learn EH&S Systems and tools and how they are used in manufacturing facilities.


Travel Requirements: No requirements, but there may be opportunities to see other Corning facilities.

Hours of work/work schedule/flextime: 40 hours per week


Required Education and Experience:

  • Undergraduate in Safety and Occupational Health Applied Sciences


Required Skills:

  • Ability to perform work independently and in a multidisciplinary team
  • Ability to interact with manufacturing personnel and staff
  • Sound problem solving and decision-making skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office tools


Desired Experience / Qualifications / Skills:

  • Effective communication and presentation skills
  • Organizations skills and the ability to manage multiple priorities
  • Reliable and detail-oriented


Compensation and Housing: 

  • These are paid positions based on experience
  • Housing allowance is available if commute is >50 miles to the facility 


This position does not support immigration sponsorship.


We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected status.


We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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