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Industrial Hygiene Summer Intern

Industrial Hygiene Summer Intern
Must Apply on the THG Careers page to be considered:

The Industrial Hygiene (IH) intern will be assigned projects and tasks to support the industrial hygiene program in plants and lab operations within The Heritage Group. Interns will interact with other professionals such as: engineering, plants, safety, and R&D, including senior management. You will get the opportunity to work with highly capable leaders who have developed the ability to provide valuable coaching and feedback.

The intern will support THG's goal of providing employees, visitors, and contractors a safe and healthy work environment by looking beyond compliance and ensuring best work practices and standards are met. Projects for this position will be led by a senior level Industrial Hygienist, but much of the work will be executed by the IH Intern.

Paid Summer Internship: May 13th - August 2nd

  • Intern pay is non-negotiable and is calculated based on current academic class standing $17/hour (Freshman) - $20/hour (Senior), etc.

Location: In-Person Internship
Heritage Research Group - The Center 6320 Intech Way, Indianapolis, IN, 46278

  • Potential travel in the Midwest, all travel will be done with the Hiring Manager

Job Responsibilities:

  • Conduct in-field sampling and assessments
  • Perform sample preparations and analysis
  • Projects vary each year and may include:
    • Asphalt fume assessment at manufacturing plants
    • Local Exhaust Ventilation surveys to verify effectiveness of systems
    • Respiratory protection
    • Creation of Occupational Health Plan
    • Conduct, support, and/or verify Qualitative Exposure Assessments which could include, but are not limited to, noise, ergonomics, PPE selection, and chemical exposure assessments.
  • Document and present project progress and accomplishments

Relevant Skills:

  • Highly ethical with integrity - a focus on caring for people. We do what is right, not what is easy.
  • Motivated, enthusiastic, able to work independently, and self-start on tasks
  • Communication skills, including public speaking and clear, concise reports
  • Organizational skills, including documentation and the ability to juggle multiple projects
  • Methodical and high attention to details
  • Effective time management
  • Teamwork and interpersonal skills
  • Skilled in Microsoft Office including, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook

Education/Experience Requirements:

  • Candidates may be enrolled in a bachelor degree (between Junior and Senior year) or higher in Chemistry, Biology, Industrial Hygiene, Environmental Health and Safety, or related degree.
  • Previous experience working in a laboratory environment is desired.

Internships at The Heritage Group
The Heritage Group Internship Program provides hands-on, paid experiences in a corporate function or within one of our many operating companies. Interns can expect to network with other students and professionals, gain useful skills, receive mentoring, and make their own contributions to the organization. Additionally, interns can participate in our weekly hosted events focused on professional development, team building, and community service.

About The Heritage Group
Founded in 1930, The Heritage Group (THG) is a fourth-generation family-owned business managing a diverse portfolio of companies specializing in heavy construction and materials, environmental services, and specialty chemicals. Companies within the THG portfolio include Heritage Environmental Services, Heritage Construction + Materials, and Monument Chemical. With more than 5,000 employees and 30 operating companies worldwide, THG aims to build a safer, more enriching, and sustainable world by harnessing the power of family.

The Heritage Research Group (HRG) supports The Heritage Group companies and external clients through analytical support, construction material design, chemical recycling/recovery from waste streams, and new product development projects. The research group is comprised of 50-60 chemists, engineers, and technicians based in our Indianapolis lab.

The Heritage Group is proud to be a Certified employer of choice through EmployIndy's Good Wages Initiative (GWI). As a Certified GWI Employer, we pay all full-time employees at least $18/hr and offer employer-sponsored health insurance.


The Heritage Group welcomes the diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives of all to work together to accomplish our goals