The Noble Research Institute LLC is accepting applications for the position of Noble Research/SW Ag Center Safety Intern.
Duration: May 2018 - August 2018
Housing: The Noble Research Institute will provide accommodations for an out-of-area intern. Per rules set forth by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), housing that is provided by the Noble Research Institute is considered a taxable fringe benefit.
Hourly Rate: $12.00 per hour (with housing) or $14.00 per hour (without housing). Earnings are subject to applicable state and federal taxes.
Students selected into the safety internship program can usually arrange with their respective universities to obtain college credit hours for the internship.
Interested applicants should apply immediately. The application deadline is March 30, 2018.
EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled
The Noble Research/SW Ag Center Intern will be involved in job safety analysis, safety and health training, program review and development, and assisting with facility inspections.
Specific areas within the program review will include but are not limited to: chemical safety, fire protection, hazard communications, agricultural safety, confined spaces, electrical safety, and environmental.
The intern will also assist with a chemical hygiene plan and laboratory safety. The intern will also be exposed to agricultural health and safety research, including but not limited to the fields of agricultural engineering, epidemiology, industrial hygiene, microbiology and community based participatory research.
Through these experiences, the intern will learn how research is translated into practice through outreach to stakeholders and educational initiatives. Throughout the summer, the intern will have the opportunity to network with professionals in academia, extension, industry and trade associations.
Noble Research/SW Ag Center Intern must:
•Be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program in a college, university or technical school within the United States
•Have completed sophomore year (at least 60 credit hours) with a declared major in a Safety/Ag related field (see examples below)
•Be legally authorized to work in the United States (for any employer) and WILL NOT require employment visa sponsorship for this internship; and
•Be capable of working 40 hours per week during the program
The safety intern will live and report to work in Ardmore, OK at the Noble Research Institute and will communicate with the SW Ag Center through weekly scheduled conference calls. Periodic meetings between SW Ag Center staff/researchers and the intern will be coordinated. The Noble Research Institute will provide accommodations for all out-of-area interns.
Successful candidates are expected to be hardworking and self-motivated, possess excellent written and oral communication skills, work well in a team setting, exhibit excellent problem solving skills and be effective at prioritizing and managing time. In addition, successful candidates need to be a strong advocate for agriculture and land stewardship with aspirations to have a long-term positive impact on agricultural stakeholders in the United States.
Highly motivated applicants who have a strong desire to build a career in an occupational safety and health, applied agriculture, or an agriculture related land stewardship field are encouraged to apply. Applicable fields include, but are not limited to:
•Occupational safety and health
•Farm and ranch management
•Natural resources management