Environment, Health, Safety & Security Internship (Spring 2023)
Austin, TX 
Posted 20 days ago
Job/Internship Description
Environment, Health, Safety & Security Internship (Spring 2023)
Job CategoryEnvironmental, Health & Safety
LocationAUSTIN, Texas
Req. ID136732
Job TypeIntern/Apprentice

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What to Expect
Disclaimer: This position is expected to start around January 2023 and continue through the entire Winter/Spring term (i.e., through April/May) or into early Summer 2023 if available. We ask for a minimum of 12 weeks, full-time, for most internships. Please consider before applying.

International Students: If your work authorization is through CPT, please consult your school on your ability to work 40 hours per week before applying. Again, please do not apply until you know you can work 40 hours per week. This is required for external applicants. Many students will be limited to part-time during the academic year.

Internship Program at Tesla

The Internship Recruiting Team is driven by the passion to recognize emerging talent. Our year around program places the best students in positions that they will grow both technically and personally through their experience working closely with their Manager, Mentor, and team. We provide an experience that allows for the intern to experience life at Tesla by given them projects that are critical to their team's success. Instead of going on coffee runs and making copies, you'll be seated at the table making critical decisions that will influence not only your team, but the overall achievement of Tesla's mission.


Fremont, CA

Palo Alto, CA

Sparks, NV

Austin, TX

Buffalo, NY

About the Team

EHS interns engage in variety of activities in a wide range of EHS disciplines. Under the mentorship of EHS specialists/ managers, EHS interns undertake projects directed at specific topics such as equipment safety, industrial hygiene, occupational ergonomics, environmental compliance, sustainability and training & education. They also work closely with multiple teams ranging from production to engineering to provide EHS support to day-to-day operations, conduct safety walkthroughs and audits, deliver safety trainings to employees, participate in analyses of workplace incidents and help drive corrective actions. EHS has many teams within the organization. Below you'll find examples of specific teams you may be supporting:

Construction Safety: The Construction Safety Specialist will collaborate with the EHS team and Tesla's construction management personnel to ensure that construction contractors follow their respective safety program and Tesla's overall contractor safety program. Reporting to the Manager of Construction Safety, the Construction Safety Specialist will manage safety and risk associated with several active and upcoming construction projects and ensure compliance with all applicable safety regulations.

Safety: Responsible in leading or participating on policy and procedure development teams of safety initiatives, pilots and roll out of new processes. This also includes setting up and managing various safety projects in person and/or virtually to include project management tracking through (JIRA, Confluence, SharePoint). Positions may be in manufacturing or supporting sales, service and delivery.

Environmental: Responsible for various aspects of environmental compliance such as: 1) Ensuring Tesla conforms to all Federal, State, County and City regulations 2) Identifying methods to manage hazardous waste and proper disposal of materials, and/or 3) Recognizing further improvements to manage stormwater and wastewater for our sites. Research and Development (R&D): Provide day to day support to R&D sites across all Fremont, CA locations. Intern will be working on manufacturing locations where the importance and proficiency of Microsoft Office Suite, Video Editing, Online Training Systems, CAD, & chemical handling will be crucial.

Sustainability Operations: Responsible for gathering and analyzing data that can be used to set and achieve goals for sustainability. Fire Management and Prevention: This team maintains building fire protection systems, provides initial emergency response with internal and external emergency response agencies, and prepares Tesla employees to appropriately react to emergencies in their work area.

Emergency Management: This team is responsible for improving Tesla's overall resiliency before, during or after an emergency or disaster by engaging in emergency operations and planning, recovery and continuity planning, mitigation projects, training or exercising, and engaging in education and outreach efforts. This team also identifies potential threats or impacts to Tesla, produces information and hazard analysis briefings, and supports travel security efforts.

Industrial Hygiene Team: This team's mission is to provide Tesla with technical and other resources needed to ensure that the workforce is performing their jobs in a manner that does not endanger their health and well-being. This team uses state-of-the-art industrial hygiene practices based on REACH, OSHA, ACGIH, the USEPA, and other bodies/organizations to achieve this goal. Intern will perform quantitative exposure assessment for noise and chemicals, use Tesla's Health Risk Assessment (HRA) procedure, prepare hazard communication materials, and work with multi-disciplinary teams to develop and implement controls.

What You'll Do

EHS interns have a genuine passion for the health and safety of people, respect for our environment and a deep desire to learn and acquire knowledge and skills related to environment, health, safety and sustainability. EHS interns interact with a variety of individuals and establish and maintain professional working relationships with internal and external customers. An internship with the Tesla EHS team will provide incumbents an opportunity to help foster a strong safety and sustainability culture, be enablers of business processes, and above all, be part of Tesla's mission.

What You'll Bring
3rd / 4th year student working towards a Bachelor's Degree OR 5th year Master's student working towards a degree in the following areas: Environmental Studies, Industrial Safety, Public Health, Safety, Industrial Engineering, Occupational Health & Safety, or Safety Engineering

Previous work experience or internships related to the area of expertise Experience or knowledge of Tableau, Power BI, SQL, Python

Ability to develop and maintain key project metrics and assure compliance with federal, state, local, and corporate policies.

Self-starters who are results oriented, resourceful, analytical, innovative, and intellectually curious

Demonstrate strong ability to embrace and adapt to change in a fast-paced environment

Tesla is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer committed to diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity or any other factor protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

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