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Environmental Health and Safety

2024 Summer Corporate Intern - Environmental, Health and Safety

Location East Peoria, Illinois, United States of America / Mapleton, Illinois, United States of America / Morton, Illinois, United States of America / Pontiac, Illinois, United States of America / Lafayette, Indiana, United States of America / Hodges, South Carolina, United States of America / Seguin, Texas, United States of America
Date Posted
Contract Type Full time
Job Type Intern - Temporary
Requisition ID R0000224747

Career Area:

Environmental Health and Safety

Job Description:

Your Work Shapes the World at Caterpillar Inc.

When you join Caterpillar, you're joining a global team who cares not just about the work we do – but also about each other.  We are the makers, problem solvers, and future world builders who are creating stronger, more sustainable communities. We don't just talk about progress and innovation here – we make it happen, with our customers, where we work and live. Together, we are building a better world, so we can all enjoy living in it.

Your Work Shapes the World  

Whether it be groundbreaking products, best in class solutions or creating a lifelong career, you can do the work that matters at Caterpillar. With a 95-year legacy of quality and innovation and 150 locations in countries around the world, your impact spans the globe. 

When you join Caterpillar, you are joining a team of makers, innovators and doers. We are the people who roll up our sleeves and do the work to build a better world. We don’t just talk about progress and innovation. We make it happen. And we are proud of that, because it helps our customers build and power the world we live in – the roads, hospitals, homes, and infrastructure.  Without a dedicated workforce Caterpillar could not effectively meet our customer’s needs.


What matters most to you? Is it being a part of a strong team?  Solving global problems? Making a difference in people’s lives?  You can do these and more at Caterpillar where your work enables progress around the globe, and you contribute to meaningful work. Together, we can build what matters. 

As an Environmental/Health/Safety (EHS) intern, you will have the opportunity to work on and provide leadership in environmental or safety projects which are completed by the end of the summer and add direct value to the facility and the intern’s experience. Your internship will culminate in a presentation of work to leaders. 

Session Availability:

Summer 2024: May 13, 2024 – August 02, 2024

This is a 40-hour-per-week assignment will be Monday through Friday and will last 12 weeks in the summer. 

Job Duties/Responsibilities will be assigned according to your qualifications and may include, but are not limited to:  

  • Trend analysis of global environmental or safety data in line with our Sustainability Goals 

  • Safety and environmental culture initiatives 

  • Development of proactive programs 

  • Delivery of EHS learning to assist our facilities worldwide 

  • Industrial hygiene sampling at one of our manufacturing facilities 

  Key Skills  

  • Environmental skills 

  • Health and Safety skills  

Basic Qualifications  

  • Must be enrolled full time at a 4-year accredited university/college in one of the following degree programs: Bachelor’s degree in Occupational and Environmental Health Sciences, Environmental and Ecological Engineering, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Natural Resources and Environmental Science 

  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8/4.0 (no rounding) 

  • Expected graduation date December 2024 and beyond 

  • 12 completed semester hours at a 4-year university prior to start of internship or currently participating in a Caterpillar student program and will be attending a 4-year university beginning Fall 2024 

Top Candidates will also have:

  • Leadership Experience or Skills 

  • Relevant internship or work experience in functional field or demonstrated eager to immerse in directed research 

  • Ability to work with minimal to modest supervision 

  • Experience in project work 

  • Demonstrated leadership that requires organizing or working with groups 

  • Excellent written communications skills; PowerPoint, Word, Excel skills well-developed 

  • Ability to articulate analytical data and summarize for executive or leadership readers ​ ​

Additional Information  

Please frequently check the email associated with your application, including the junk/spam folder, as this is the primary correspondence method. If you wish to know the status of your application – please use the candidate log-in on our career website as it will reflect any updates to your status. 

Relocation is available for this position.Visa Sponsorship is not available for this position. This employer is not currently hiring foreign national applicants that require or will require sponsorship tied to a specific employer, such as, H, L, TN, F, J, E, O. As a global company, Caterpillar offers many job opportunities outside of the U.S which can be found through our employment website at

EEO/AA Employer.  All qualified individuals - Including minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities - are encouraged to apply.

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