This page is designed to give you more information about the various internship, scholarship, and volunteer opportunities available.  Please email if you have additional opportunities that you know of to post to this section of the website.

Current Scholarship & Fellowship Opportunities:

  • ASSE Foundation Scholarships:  Since 1990, the ASSE Foundation has provided more than $1.6M+ in scholarships to more than 500 OSH students. Scholarship awards are for students majoring in occupational safety, health, and the environment. Applications are accepted September 1 through December 1 every year and must be submitted online. After applications are reviewed by the Foundation’s Scholarship Award & Selection Committee, awards are disbursed to recipients the following April.  Visit the ASSE foundation scholarships page for more information.
  • ASSE Foundation Grants: The ASSE foundation provides programs that advance the safety profession.  In 2015, they expect to award more than $200,000 to OS&H students and professionals through their scholarships and grants program.Visit the ASSE foundation grants page for details.
  • ASSE Columbia-Willamette Chapter Scholarships: The applications for the Thorsell and Leadership scholarships are posted on the ASSE Columbia-Willamette Chapter  Scholarship and Grants page.The purpose of these funds is to provide educational aid to deserving students who are enrolled in an institution of higher education and are seeking degrees in disciplines preparatory to a career in occupational safety, health and/or environmental science. Applicants enrolled in an associate degree program will be considered for the Leadership Award. Applicants enrolled in a bachelor degree program will be considered for both the Thorsell and Leadership awards.The Thorsell scholarship is $1,000.00 and the Leadership scholarship is $500.00.
  • ASSE PhD Fellowship: This fellowship program is also intended to support doctoral students who will conduct evidence-based research in the economic and financial analysis of occupational health and safety issues.Visit the ASSE PhD Fellowship page for details.

Current Internship Opportunities:

  • The Corvallis Sustainability Coalition:  The Corvallis Sustainability Coalition has EOH/ESH volunteer and internship opportunities every term. Interns will fulfill a variety of roles and work on one or more projects/programs that will focus on several areas of sustainability, including work with one or more of the action teams. This internship provides flexible hours and meeting times, along with the option to fulfill a 6 credit (180 hours) or a 12 credit (360 hours) internship, depending on the needs of the applicant. Applicants are expected to keep consistent communication throughout the term with their supervisor and be held accountable for all work done through the Coalition. This internship is unpaid, it is located in Corvallis and meetings will be held close to campus at various locations.
  • Marion County Health Department: Marion County departments engage students from local colleges and universities in projects that provide technical and professional experience. Current internship openings related to EOH are: Emergency Preparedness, Environmental Health, and Epidemiology.
  • Samaritan Health Services: Winter 2018, contact
    • Safety Intern: The intern will work directly with the Safety Coordinators under the guidance of the Safety Manager. A passion for a safe culture, an analytical mind and a background in chemistry will be helpful. Collaboratively, the intern and preceptor(s) will work to identify specific projects that interest the student and meet the current needs of Samaritan Health Services.
    • Emergency Management Intern: The intern will work directly with the Emergency Management Coordinators under the guidance of the Emergency Management Manager. A passion for crisis management, planning, and public outreach would be beneficial. Collaboratively, the intern and preceptor(s) will work to identify specific projects that interest the student and meet the current needs of Samaritan Health Services.
  • Check out the sites below for more opportunities:

Community Partnerships:

  • Corvallis Montessori School: Starting this year, we will be representing ASSE on Corvallis Montessori School’s Safety Committee. We will be participating in meetings and doing quarterly facility walkthroughs to protect the health and safety of the teachers and childcare workers.
  • Oregon Young Employee Safety Coalition: The Oregon Young Employees Safety Coalition (o[YES]) is an organization designed to educate young workers and their employers on workplace safety, and how to prevent injuries in the workplace.  Each year they hold an annual “Speak Up. Work Safe.” video contest, which volunteers from our ASSE student group will be helping to put on during spring term.
  • College of Engineering Collaboration: ASSE has established a successful collaboration with the College of Engineering.  This year volunteers from our ASSE student group will be working with other student groups in the College of Engineering on health and safety for their projects.  If you are interested in being a part of this collaboration, we will be discussing opportunities during our November 3rd meeting.
  • Coalition of Graduate Employees (CGE): We will be collaborating with the CGE, which is the union for Oregon State University graduate employees. We’ll help address workplace safety issues for graduate employees, including graduate research assistants’ field work.