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Global Environmental Health and Safety Intern - Spring 2024

About O-I:


At O-I Glass, Inc. (NYSE: OI), we love glass and we’re proud to be one of the leading producers of glass bottles and jars around the globe. Glass is not only beautiful, it’s also pure and completely recyclable, making it the most sustainable rigid packaging material. Headquartered in Perrysburg, Ohio (USA), O-I is the preferred partner for many of the world’s leading food and beverage brands. We innovate in line with customers’ needs to create iconic packaging that builds brands around the world. Led by our diverse team of more than 24,000 people across 69 plants in 19 countries, O-I achieved net sales of $6.9 billion in 2022.


About the role:

In this role, the Global Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Specialist – Intern will support O-I’s cultural transformation. This position is responsible for problem resolution, training, compliance, inspections, and other EHS tasks. A broad range of EHS program management skills will be introduced to provide a hands-on approach with the goal of supporting the development of future EHS professionals. The intern will have EHS responsibilities throughout the Global Organization and Corporate Campus including employees working remotely throughout North America. We are seeking an intern who can work during the spring 2024 semester.

During the internship, you’ll:

  • Partner with subject matter experts (SMEs) to assist in the development, implementation, and maintenance of training programs for OSHA, SW / SPCC, DOT and, RCRA as directed.
  • Manage EHS records per the O-I Records Management Policy.
  • Partner with key lines of business to support operational adoption of the EHS program into the business functions. Identify opportunities with designated lines of business to reduce injuries and promote a safe work environment.
  • Support the Global Organization and Corporate Campus on questions and need for information and assistance through accurate and timely feedback and problem resolution.
  • Assist in collaboration on training and awareness programs for new implementation of EHS compliance systems. Provide ongoing support and evaluation as to the effectiveness of training and awareness efforts.
  • Assist on implementation of a new EHS management system, which will include the written programs, audits, and procedures for multiple buildings.

 The Global EHS Specialist – Intern should have:

  • Natural curiosity and eagerness to learn and implement processes and procedures
  • High level of motivation and ability to work independently
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills; able to interact with all levels of the organization including management
  • Flexible and organized work style to manage multiple projects simultaneously; ability to adapt in fast-changing environment
  • Previous experience with EHS preferred

About you:

  • You're actively enrolled in an accredited college and/or university pursuing a Bachelor’s degree with a focus on Environmental, Health, and Safety or related technical field.
  • Preferred qualification: individuals working on a master’s degree with a focus on EHS or related technical field.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English.
  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S. on a full-time basis (O-I does not sponsor working visas for internships or co-ops).

 What we offer at O-I:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Opportunity for future growth and advancement
  • Supportive teams to help you grow and learn new skills

Next Steps:

If you are smart, passionate, innovative, culturally open, curious and collaborative, we’d like to hear from you.

Additional Information


Must be able to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodations.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

O-I is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please contact O-I at and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.