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Occupational and Environmental Health & Safety

Occupational and Environmental Health & Safety

Build your understanding of workplace health and safety by gaining experience in policy, regulations and implementing preventative measures in Greek businesses in a range of industries. Remote interns develop knowledge in practical aspects of environmental health and safety and experience real work challenges.

Internship Highlights:
  • Build a practical understanding of occupational health and safety requirements working on real life projects
  • Gain industry-standard health and safety knowledge learning from experienced mentors
  • Gain international experience while interning remotely from home without having to travel
Type of host organizations:
  • Health and safety consultants
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Gain academic or course credit
Everything arranged for you from $1099 (approximately 1099)
Available year-round, start when you like
Intern part-time or full-time from anywhere
Choose your duration: 100, 200 or 350 hours
Personal online orientation & coaching
Get job-ready with our Experiential Learning Curriculum
Internships align with UN Sustainable Development Goals
Eligibility requirements and Associated career paths
Eligibility requirement

At least one year of undergraduate study completed in a relevant field (such as public health, engineering, nursing, etc.) High School graduates aged 18+ may be accepted, depending on the strength of their application (including any relevant experience, with a desire to learn and grow within this field).

Language requirements

This internship is conducted in English.

Associated career paths

Occupational Health and Safety Technician / Specialist, Industrial Health & Safety Engineer, Environmental Science and Protection Technician / Specialist, Environmental Engineer / Scientist / Specialist, Health Educator, Safety Trainer

Internship details

Build your understanding of workplace health and safety by gaining experience in policy, regulations and implementing preventative measures in Greek businesses in a range of industries. Remote interns develop knowledge in practical aspects of environmental health and safety and experience real work challenges.

This is a remote internship conducted in English that you can undertake from home.

Remote internships in Occupational and Environmental Health & Safety are available across a range of industries. Interns who wish to gain practical experience have an exciting opportunity to learn from professionals in the field, tackling real-work challenges. You’ll gain practical experience to add to your theoretical understanding, helping to set you up for a rewarding health and safety career!

Virtual Interns are hosted by a consultancy company in Greece which specializes in personalized health and safety and risk management for companies around Athens. They have over 30 years of experience in conducting inspections of health and safety systems. This essential service is designed to improve the operational efficiency of companies and organizations, while reducing hazards and improving the wellbeing of employees. They provide legal support, health and safety training, and conduct analysis to measure potential pollutants.

As a virtual intern, you can gain experience with online tasks related to:

  • Strategic and operational level reviews/assessments of health and safety management
  • Compliance-based gap analysis
  • Workplace risk assessments
  • Comprehensive health and safety training
  • Senior management health and safety briefings
  • Risk management studies and reporting
  • Health and safety policy assessment
  • Liaising and support with enforcing agencies

As a remote intern, you’ll be in close contact with your supervisor, who is an experienced health and safety expert. Your supervisor will help to mentor you and guide your learning, with regular meetings to provide feedback and updates on your work.

In all cases, interns should expect that the initial phase of their remote internship will focus on gaining some introductory knowledge. You may start by gaining an understanding or overview of what you can build upon, develop, learn, and contribute. Ensure that you ask questions and provide feedback during the introductory period, so that your supervisor understands how you’re progressing. This will help them to better understand important details, such as how quickly you learn, what you find challenging, what you find interesting, etc.

Understand and expect that individual internship experiences vary. Therefore, if you’re at a more introductory level, you should reasonably expect a more introductory internship. Likewise, if you’re interning for a shorter duration, you will have a different experience from someone who is interning for a longer duration. Placement preferences are considered but always subject to availability.

Career Benefits

Occupational and Environmental Health & Safety interns learn from a qualified and experienced supervisor, and can be involved in:
  • Participating in health and safety training activities

  • Conducting health and safety risk assessments

  • Liaising with European Health & Safety enforcement agencies

  • Implementing health and safety policies

  • Providing administration support

  • Assisting with client case studies

Professional development opportunities:
  • Learn about occupational and environmental safety within a European context

  • Gain consulting experience to increase your understanding of policies and client relations

  • Develop an understanding of how risk management assessments can be conducted

  • Gain experience with the development of case studies

  • Build your health and safety understanding within a range of industries

  • Gain practical skills and boost your employability, with guidance from Intern Abroad HQ’s Experiential Learning Curriculum to support your learning and cultural intelligence.

What recent interns said about their experience

Lubna Hazeem
August 2021

My internship experience has been great! I felt comfortable talking to my supervisor and my team and I communicated well despite the language barrier between us. I was very impressed with the level of commitment from my supervisor and internship placement. Upon receiving my very first task, I could see that they were well-prepared and organized, and were ready to answer any of my questions and concerns. The most important task I was involved in was report writing, and other skills that I learnt along the way included communicating with clients. My internship experience went a long way in developing my time management and communication skills. All these skills work in both the short term and the long term, as the long-term goal of the organization I was paired with was to build multicultural relationships and gain expertise from other countries, so I helped in expanding the knowledge and expertise of the company in this regard. I am currently training to be a consultant in the field of occupational safety and health, and now I am qualified in terms of my degree, and my practical experience from this placement.


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Academic credit available for all internships

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Program fees

It’s free to apply for this internship. Once we have reviewed your suitability and accepted you onto this program, you’ll need to pay a deposit of US$499 to confirm your place. The remaining balance of your Program Fee (less your initial US$499 deposit payment) will be due within 7 days of being assigned a placement.

Program Fee
100 hours (3 weeks full time, or 5 weeks part time) $1,099
250 hours (8 weeks full time, or 12 weeks part time) $1,499
350 hours (13 weeks full time, or 17 weeks part time) $1,799
  • Dedicated support before, during, and after your internship
  • Sourcing and securing your internship placement
  • Personalization of your internship plan
  • Orientation and coaching with your supervisor
  • Documented portfolio of your experiential learnings
  • Academic credit facilitation
  • International reference letter
  • Certificate of Internship Completion
  • A deposit of $499 (approximately 499) is required to secure your internship
  • Balance of your Program Fee is due within 7 days of being assigned a placement.
  • All payments attract a 5% transaction fee to cover international banking fees and currency charges.
  • International wire transfer payments attract a minimum fee of $75 USD.
  • Terms and Conditions apply.