United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, English
The Occupational Health Internship Program (OHIP) is summer internship program to help medical, nursing, public health, and other students learn more about the field of occupational safety and health from those with the most at stake: working people. The initiators are committed to recruiting, training, mentoring, and inspiring a new generation of occupational safety and health professionals to prevent job injury and disease through a partnership with workers. OHIP is a national program housed within the Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics (AOEC), with training centers in San Francisco Bay Area, San Diego, Los Angeles and New York City. Since its founding in 1987, the Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics (AOEC) has grown to a network of more than 60 clinics and more than 250 individuals committed to improving the practice of occupational and environmental medicine through information sharing and collaborative research. Teams of students explore specific concerns raised by workers in a specific industry or job. As part of the process of researching hazards, students will interview workers and observe them under actual working conditions. Through this process, students will gain an understanding of the world of work from the workers' perspective. Students will develop a final report, as a way to give something back to the workers about what they learned, so that this information can be used to improve the work environment. Students are supervised by project hosts and academic mentors. Graduate students, medical and nursing students, and undergraduates who have completed two years of school may apply.
Level of Education: Initial vocational education and training
Lead Organisation: OHIP