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Environmental Health & Safety Intern

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Date: Jan 25, 2023

Location: Newton, NC, US, 28658

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 59554


Corning is vital to progress – in the industries we help shape and in the world we share.

We invent life-changing technologies using materials science. Our scientific and manufacturing expertise, boundless curiosity, and commitment to purposeful invention place us at the center of the way the world interacts, works, learns, and lives.

Our sustained investment in research, development, and invention means we’re always ready to solve the toughest challenges alongside our customers. 

Corning’s businesses are ever evolving to best serve our customers, industries, and consumers. Today, we accelerate and transform life sciences, mobile consumer electronics, optical communications, display, and automotive markets.


We are changing the world with: 

  • Trusted products that accelerate drug discovery, development, and delivery to save lives
  • Damage-resistant cover glass to enhance the devices that keep us connected
  • Optical fiber, wireless technologies, and connectivity solutions to carry information and ideas at the speed of life
  • Precision glass for advanced displays to deliver richer experiences 
  • Auto glass and ceramics to drive cleaner, safer, and smarter transportation 

As a leading developer, manufacturer, and global supplier of scientific laboratory products for 100 years, Corning’s Life Sciences segment collaborates with researchers seeking new approaches to increase efficiencies, reduce costs and compress timelines in the drug discovery process. Using unique expertise in the fields of materials science, surface science, optics, biochemistry and biology, the segment provides innovative solutions that improve productivity and enable breakthrough discoveries.

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 3.0 or higher. 


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:

  • Junior level or higher graduate in Safety and Occupational Health Applied Sciences
  • Masters Student working towards a degree in the following areas: Environmental Studies, Industrial Safety, Public Health, Safety, Chemical/Industrial Engineering, Occupational Health and Safety or Safety Engineering


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
  • Organizational 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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