This is a ten-week internship (40 hours per week) during the summer of 2021.
Amazon does not sponsor for immigration, including for H-1B, TN, and other non-immigrant visas, for this role.
Amazon is looking for high-potential leaders, who are ready to own their impact in Amazon Operations as a workplace health and safety (WHS) intern. As a safety specialist, you will have an opportunity to promote a positive safety culture while complying with Amazon safety standards. The WHSS coordinates and implements all aspects of Amazon’s Global Safety Program. If you are excited to coach associates and conduct trainings on workplace safety, apply to join our team in Amazon Operations as a WHSS! Amazon provides extensive training and development for entry level WHSS to learn to become exceptional safety leaders.
As a WHSS, you will maintain accurate daily, weekly, and monthly metrics to report to onsite management teams. You will also conduct risk assessments related to jobs performed (Job Hazard Analysis) and new equipment introductions for associates. In addition, the WHSS is responsible for recommending appropriate risk mitigation measures to management, including ergonomics, in Amazon’s Fulfillment Centers.
What is fulfillment you ask? Fulfillment is how we refer to completing or fulfilling a customer’s Amazon.com order and the acts of picking, packing, shipping and delivering their order to meet or exceed their expectations! Our Operation’s workflow can be broken three major lanes: first mile – where the product is housed and ready for your order; second mile – where your order is hauled to your area; and last mile – when the product is delivered to your door. Please note that all lanes have slight building variations, but one thing is constant, our vision and dedication to the customer.
Program Quick Facts & Locations:
- The position is NOT a corporate role and will be located in a fulfillment center, sort center, delivery station, or other warehouse environment
- Must be willing to relocate nationwide for the summer with relocation assistance if qualified (position location is most heavily weighted on business need but will also take into account individual location preference)
- Term: Ten weeks during summer of 2021
- Competitive salary, relocation (if qualified), and housing assistance (if qualified)
- An offer for full-time employment upon graduation may be given after the internship
Key Responsibilities That You Will Learn
- Drive safety initiatives through an intern project
- Learn to identify compliance issues, safety risks, and improvement opportunities through participating in conducting daily, weekly, and monthly audits
- Learn the incident investigation process
- Perform safety observations & audits
- Assist others (area managers, safety team members, etc.) to complete their safety responsibilities (audits, follow safety rules, etc.)
- Participate in process improvement activities and manage actions to completion
- Work weekends, holidays, and/or overnight shifts
- Work overtime both in peak season and as needed
- Stand/walk during shifts lasting up to 12 hours
- Walk in/and around the warehouse with great frequency; many facilities are over a quarter mile in length
- Access all areas of building, ascending and descending ladders, stairs, and gangways
- Regularly bend, lift, stretch and reach both below the waist and above the head
- Currently enrolled in a bachelor’s degree with a conferral date between December 2021 and August 2022
- Safety related degree such as Occupational Health & Safety, Health & Safety Management, or Environment, Health, & Safety
- Knowledge of OSHA regulations
- Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, especially around health and safety needs to all levels of the organization
- Ability to analyze and dive deep into data to provide thought-provoking, workable business solutions
- Currently holds First Aid and CPR certificates
Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please visit https://www.amazon.jobs/en/disability/us.