Exact Sciences Corporation

EHS (Environmental, Health and Safety) Intern

Job Locations US-WI-Madison
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Summary of Major Responsibilities

This position is based in Madison, WI.  The EHS Intern will assist the EHS Manager, EHS Supervisor, EHS Specialists, EHS Coordinators and cross functional teams to improve safety culture and to meet/exceed regulatory and corporate policy requirements.  The position is intended to be a part-time opportunity for an Occupational Health and Safety or Industrial Engineering undergraduate to obtain hands-on EHS experience with a wide variety of tasks while contributing to the company’s overall goals and objectives.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assisting in the development, maintenance, and implementation of EHS written and training programs.
  • Creating and reviewing JSA (Job Safety Analysis) with cross-functional groups.
  • Performing Ergonomic Risk Assessments and evaluations.
  • Performing New Hire Orientation Training and other EHS training, as needed.
  • Completing safety and hazardous waste storage area inspections.
  • Participating in site level Risk Assessments.
  • Co-leading a Safety Committee and working with Safety Committee team members.
  • Performing annual chemical inventory review.
  • Supporting daily EHS activities, such as audits, incident investigations, and corrective action and preventative action determination and implementation.
  • Performing noise level monitoring and noise level mapping.
  • Certifying chemical fume hoods.
  • Ability to communicate, work with cross functional team members, organize daily and long-term work goals, time-management, and multitasking.
  • Uphold company mission and values through accountability, innovation, integrity, quality, and teamwork.
  • Support and comply with the company’s Quality Management System policies and procedures.
  • Regular and reliable attendance.
  • Ability to work set hours Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
  • Ability to work nights and/or weekends, as needed.
  • Ability to work overtime, as needed.
  • Ability to lift up to 40 pounds for approximately 20 % of a typical working day.
  • Ability to work seated for approximately 90 % of a typical working day. Ability to work standing for approximately 50% of a typical working day.
  • Ability to work on a mobile device, tablet, or in front of a computer screen and/or perform typing for approximately 90% of a typical working day.
  • Ability to grasp with both hands; pinch with thumb and forefinger; turn with hand/arm; reach above shoulder height.
  • Ability to work on a computer and phone simultaneously.
  • Ability to use a telephone through a headset.
  • Ability to comply with any applicable personal protective equipment requirements.
  • Ability and means to travel between Madison locations.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Enrollment in a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Occupational Health and Safety or Industrial Engineering.
  • High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED).
  • Basic computer skills to include Internet navigation, Email usage, and word processing.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office to include Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Possession of a valid driver's license, no more than two moving violations in the past 36 months, and no unresolved license revocation or suspension issues. 
  • Maintenance of automobile insurance to satisfy any applicable state or local requirements with liability limits of at least $250,000 per person, $500,000 per accident, and $100,000 in property damage per accident (250/500/100).
  • Authorization to work in the United States without sponsorship.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform the Essential Duties of the position with or without accommodation.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Grade point average of 3.5 or greater on a 4.0 scale.
  • Membership in the American Society of Safety Engineers or other recognized safety organization.
  • Volunteering in the community.
  • A leadership position in an on-campus student organization.


We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, creed, disability, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and any other status protected by applicable local, state or federal law. Applicable portions of the Company’s affirmative action program are available to any applicant or employee for inspection upon request.


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