Student Volunteer (Health Scientist/Industrial Hygienist)

About the Agency

Department of Labor (DOL) seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employees’ differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse customers we serve. DOL fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration, flexibility and fairness so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential.

This position is located in the Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), in The Directorate of Standards and Guidance(DSG), in the Office of Regulatory Analysis.

The mission of the Directorate of Standards and Guidance (DSG) in the Office of Regulatory Analysis is to ensure safe and healthful working conditions in covered workplaces throughout the United States. Their mission is accomplished through the development of workplace standards, regulations, and guidance that address significant safety and health risks to workers.


The organization above is looking for a student volunteer who will apply principles learned from biology, chemistry, and public health to protect workers from illness and injury in an office environment. The volunteers will be in the area of either health science or industrial hygiene.

Incumbent will carry out routine assignments associated with an entry level or junior level Health Scientist or Industrial Hygienist. Specific duties that will likely take place include:

  • Researching and reviewing scientific literature related to health hazards in the workplace;
  • Compiling and analyzing health and exposure data;
  • Participating in the development and/or modification of occupational health standards, guidance materials, and other forms of public outreach materials;
  • Attending meetings with employees, employers, scientists and other interested stakeholders;
  • Building relationships with professional and technical associations, other government agencies, and labor and industry groups whose interests and activities are related to the identification and reduction of occupational health risks; and
  • Evaluating the effectiveness of engineering and administrative control measures.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No

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