Public Health Job Opportunities

Summer Internship

This is a posting for a summer intern with the Safety Department of Union Pacific Railroad. The successful candidate must be available for full-time employment during at least a 10-week period in Summer 2016 with no guarantee for opportunities beyond. The intern will build a comprehensive environmental training plan. The best candidate will have solid communication skills, a strong sense of organization, and an environmental passion.

Apply early as this job may be removed or filled as soon as there are sufficient applicants.


  • Develop a project plan to verify training requirements within the company’s Environmental Management System and inventory current offerings, craft a comprehensive training plan, and deliver the first component(s) of that plan
  • Engage stakeholders to complete the project plan
  • Team building/Employee engagement



  • College credits equivalent to two years towards an undergraduate degree and actively pursing an undergraduate level degree or higher
  • Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Advanced communication skills, both oral and written, including presentation skills


  • A Bachelor Degree in progress or completed, with an emphasis on environmental studies
  • 1 year(s) experience / knowledge in a management / professional position, including internship or volunteer work, with demonstrated resourcefulness and ability to work both independently and on cross-functional teams
  • 1 year(s) experience in an environmental area with demonstrated experience working on sustainability projects or initiatives
  • 1 year(s) experience / knowledge in a management / professional position, including internship or volunteer work, focused on training
  • Intermediate project management skills


Safety is Union Pacific’s No. 1 priority. Employees strive to conduct all operations in a safe manner, and all employees are responsible for maintaining safe working conditions and preventing personal injuries. The Safety Department provides tools and resources to ensure systemwide safety on the job, which includes personal protective equipment, training, alcohol and drug programs, rules for safe operating practices, and safety reporting and compliance. Safety directs internal reporting of personal injuries, highway-rail grade crossing accidents and rail equipment accidents while ensuring safety reporting is in compliance.

View the posting and apply online here.