Safety & Industrial Hygiene Data Analytics Internship – Public Works

Safety & Industrial Hygiene Data Analytics Internship – Public Works

About Us

The secret is out: Denver is the nation’s top place to live, work, and play. Being the best place to live isn’t easy; maintaining such a reputation means we need the best people working for the residents of Denver. People who want to make a difference; people who want to give back; people who want to be at the heart of this city and have a hand in creating our future. When you join us, you will employ your unique skills to do important and meaningful work critical to the success of both your organization and the city as a whole. Be a part of the city that you love. #WhereDenverWorks

About Our Job

The Department of Public Works, Safety and Loss Management group is committed to a culture that integrates safety into everything we do. The Public Works Executive Team has recognized Safety as a Core Value for our department. Our goal is to identify departmental safety needs based upon employee exposure to risk. This allows us to mitigate or eliminate hazards before they become a safety issue and to define accountability and link responsibilities to consequences. This internship position will involve a high level of analytical, problem solving skills, data analysis, understanding of work flow, data management, and presenting safety processes and regulations to all levels of the Public Works group. The Intern will assist and work alongside the current safety and industrial hygiene team. The Intern will research, interpret, and communicate these findings to the various levels of the team to assist supporting strategic business projects to improve the overall safety performance standards within Public Works.

As an intern, you will be responsible for:

  • Identify potential hazards, risks, or hazardous conditions affecting employees and implement control measures to minimize exposures, and provide recommendations and solutions to the safety team
  • Perform professional occupational safety trainings to minimize employee exposure to risk and injury, ensure compliance with organization safety standards
  • Coordinate, schedule, and execute trainings on safety procedures and standards based on appropriate regulations
  • Assist with investigations of accidents, injuries, and damages involving employees, the public, and City property to learn investigation techniques, discover facts, and apply principles of liability.
  • Review and interpret Industrial safety regulatory guidelines and policies
  • Promote and present safety regulations and expectations to various levels of the Public Works Agency
  • Shadow safety team in investigations that are job related accidents, injuries, and illnesses, ensures compliance with medical treatments and modified duty requirements, and coordinates processing of documents for workers’ compensation claims
  • Assist in preparing technical reports and maintains files and records related to investigations
  • Assist in inspections of city facilities and field work sites for compliance with standards applied to activities such as fire safety, personal protective equipment, and handling hazardous materials, and prepares reports to document compliance
  • Performs other related duties as assigned or requested





About You

Our ideal candidate will have/be:

  • Currently enrolled in a Bachelor or Master’s degree program in Environmental Science, Occupational Safety, Industrial hygiene, Public Health, Environmental health, Environmental Engineering or related fields
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Successful in being flexible and adaptable
  • Proven to be personable and approachable
  • Strong analytical skills – ability to take a data set and perform different analyzes and draw general conclusions
  • Attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Working knowledge of PowerPoint, Excel, and or Power BI
  • Previous experience with statistical analysis programs
  • The ability to communicate and work collaboratively with others
  • Demonstrated use of initiative in previous projects or work experience
  • Detail-oriented and delivering results in a highly-organized manner


We realize your time is valuable so please do not apply if you do not have at least the following required minimum qualifications:

Completion of two years of college and current enrollment in a college program leading to a Baccalaureate Degree in a professional field specific to the departmental and/or work assignment.


About Everything Else

Supplemental Application Documents Required: Please upload a resume and cover letter and complete all supplemental questions. Failure to do so may result in your application being considered.

Classification Title: We call this job a Safety & Industrial Hygiene Data Analytics Internship. The official job classification title is a Professional Occupations Intern II.

Application Process: We encourage you to apply as soon as possible because this posting may close without advanced notice.

Assessments/Testing: This position does not require testing.

Pre-employment Screening: An offer of employment is contingent on the verification of credentials and other information required by law and City and County of Denver policies, including the successful completion of a background check. Candidates must pass a criminal background check and other verifications required for the position which may include, but are not limited to, employment and/or education verification, motor vehicle record check, drug test, and/or physical. The existence of a conviction does not automatically disqualify an individual from employment except where federal or state law or regulations prohibit employment of an individual with certain convictions. For more information about the selection and employment screening process, click here.

The City and County of Denver provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, or any other status protected under federal, state, and/or local law.

Recruiter(s): NK


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