Environmental Health and Safety Intern

US - AZ - Tempe Ref #7775 07-Dec-2020

Job description

Bigger challenges. Bolder ideas. Global impact. At Viasat, we’re on a mission to deliver connections with the capacity to change the world. We’re the company behind the world’s fastest satellite internet service, with technology that’s helping to bridge the digital divide and improve life for our customers around the globe. By providing powerful new ways for people to connect with one another, gain greater access to education, entertainment, medical research, commerce, and much more, our team is empowering millions of customers worldwide.  

We’re looking for passionate, innovative professionals to join our team and connect the world to more. You’ll work in a collaborative and inclusive environment that values diverse perspectives and continuous learning, and provides industry-leading benefits with unmatched opportunities for career growth. Our team is fearless in pursuit of new ideas and uncompromising in our quest to become the world’s first truly global Internet Service Provider. Interested in joining our mission? Take a look at career opportunities at Viasat today.


This is an exciting role for a detail-oriented student, looking to make a difference in the field of environmental, health and safety (EHS). An internship with Viasat allows students to be a part of dynamic and innovative projects, while providing mentoring and professional development. This position is responsible for identifying opportunities and driving improvement of EHS for facilities located in the Phoenix metro area. This role is Tempe, AZ based, working to support programs, processes and procedures within different business sectors.

  • Support day-to-day EHS functions
  • Perform risk analysis, job hazard analysis, and standard operating procedures as necessary
  • Review work instructions and current work practices to identify need for additional controls
  • Partner in routine workplace and safety equipment inspections
  • Partner with Operations Leadership at multiple levels to ensure alignment and support of EHS compliance and improvement activities
  • Perform audits and inspections
  • Incident notification, investigation, reporting, and tracking of corrective actions to closure
  • Drive corrective action resolution with a hands-on and innovative approach to problem solving


  • Currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree or higher in Occupational Safety and Health, Environmental Management, or related field
  • Have a growing knowledge of EHS performance metrics and drive actions to directly influence continuous improvement
  • Experience working/collaborating on projects and audit programs
  • Basic understanding of general manufacturing safety processes, procedures, and requirements
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to stand and/or walk for 8+ hrs. daily, including climbing stairs
  • Exemplary initiative and a learn-by-doing mentality is encouraged
  • Must have good communication and written skills, be proficient in MS Office programs
  • Able to work effectively in a team environment
  • Attention to detail will be critical to success of projects
  • Demonstrated ability to set and meet targets
  • Self-motivated with high energy to get results


  • Ability to manage multiple concurrent projects and priorities
  • A passion for EHS, sustainability and social responsibility and an in depth understanding of the global context, various stakeholders, concerns and impacts related to this discipline

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Additional Requirements and information

Minimum education:

High School Diploma or GED

Years of experience:

0-1 years


Up to 10%


US Citizenship Required

Worker Classification:


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