INDUSTRY & UNIVERSITY PARTNERSHIP: How interns can help your EH&S department. (MU/IUP/SLIPPERY ROCK)


This session is meant to provide an overview of the EH&S internship programs at the three main state universities (Indiana University, Millersville University, and Slippery Rock). A representative from each of the universities will describe the organization, requirements, and expected student outcomes of their respective internship programs.

This session will address issues such as, but not limited to:

  • What are the requirements to partner with the university’s EH&S internship program?
  • What is expected of EH&S managers of partnering companies?
  • What are some of the expected intern duties and responsibilities?
  • How do students earn university credits from their internships?
  • How much do interns get paid?




Presented by:

Jack Ogutu, PH.D., CSP, Associate Professor & OSEH Program Coordinator, Millersville University of PA

Jack is an Associate Professor & Program Coordinator of the Occupational Safety & Environmental Health Program at Millersville University of Pennsylvania.

Jack graduated from Auburn University in Alabama with a Master’s and Doctorate in Industrial & Systems Engineering (With a focus in Ergonomics). Jack’s research interests include; Risk Innovation, Safety Culture Metrics, and Ergonomics Design.

Jack is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and a professional member of the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP).

Presented by:

Dr. Tracey Cekada, CSP, Professor and Chairperson - Safety Sciences Department, IUP

Tracey Cekada is Professor and Chairperson of the Safety Sciences Department at Indiana University of PA.  She holds a D.Sc in Information Systems and Communications from Robert Morris University, an M.S. in Environmental Science and Policy from the Johns Hopkins University, and a B.S. in Occupational Health and Safety from Slippery Rock University.  She is a professional member of ASSP’s Western PA Chapter and is on the Board of Trustees for the ASSP Foundation.

Presented by:

Dr. Joseph Cali, Professor and Chairperson, Department of Safety Management, Slippery Rock University

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