Student Internships


Internships, residencies, and work opportunities at LOHP provide students with the opportunity to learn about real world issues in the field of occupational safety and health. Whether interns are graduate students studying community based participatory research or doctoral candidates earning their DrPH, students that intern with LOHP gain an understanding of educating and empowering workers and communities to take an active role in making workplaces safe, healthy, dignified and just.

LOHP also welcomes two or more work-study students each year to assist with project and administrative support in our office. If you are eligible for work-study, check the UC Berkeley Office of Financial Aid Work-Study website often for news of open Student Assistant positions at LOHP.



LOHP participates in The Occupational Health Internship Program (OHIP) which partners student interns with host organizations that include unions and community organizations to work on their projects that support worker safety. The Occupational Health Internship Program (OHIP) is a summer internship program to help medical, nursing, public health, and other graduate and undergraduate students learn more about the field of occupational safety and health from those with the most at stake: working people.

As part of OHIP, you will join a team assigned to a particular local union, worksite, or community-based organization such as a clinic to investigate health and safety problems identified by workers. Take a look at some examples of what some OHIP students have accomplished at LOHP with partner organizations:

  • 2008 Sky Chefs Projects
  • 2009 EBASE Ports Project
  • 2010 Young Workers United Restaurant Project
  • 2013 UNITE HERE Hotel Housekeepers
  • 2014 ATU 192 Bus Drivers
  • 2015 EBASE (East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable Economy) Low wage workers
  • 2015 Laborers Union
  • 2015 SEIU-USWW Airport Workers
  • 2015 Nail Salon Collaborative

We 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 the San Francisco Bay Area, San Diego, Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago, New Orleans and New York City, as well as other locations across the U.S.


For more information on LOHP’s internship programs and OHIP, contact:

Nazima El-Askari