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Environmental, Health and Safety Intern

The Opportunity


QuidelOrtho unites the strengths of Quidel Corporation and Ortho Clinical Diagnostics, creating a world-leading in vitro diagnostics company with award-winning expertise in immunoassay and molecular testing, clinical chemistry and transfusion medicine. We are more than 6,000 strong and do business in over 130 countries, providing answers with fast, accurate and consistent testing where and when they are needed most – home to hospital, lab to clinic.


Our culture puts our team members first and prioritizes actions that support happiness, inspiration and engagement. We strive to build meaningful connections with each other as we believe that employee happiness and business success are linked. Join us in our mission to transform the power of diagnostics into a healthier future for all.


The Role


QuidelOrtho is looking for an Environmental, Health and Safety Intern that wants to spend their 2024 summer working towards our mission: Changing Lives, One Test at a Time. Interns will have the opportunity to gain knowledge and develop their skills all while contributing to key company projects and initiatives. Our team will help students apply their educational background and broaden their knowledge base within their role and learn more about working in the medical device/biotech industry. Interns will work with a mentor(s) on a guided and impactful project and will be able to collaborate with and be part of a supportive and dedicated team.

This Internship is a full-time (40 hours per week) paid program for 12-weeks.  


Cohort 1: May 20th through August 12th

Cohort 2: June 17th through September 9th


This Intern will be onsite in Raritan, NJ.


The Responsibilities

Assist with completion of EHS regulatory reports.

Manage the completion of tasks associated with regulatory requirements such as the annual confined space audit, lockout/tagout audit, etc.

Drive improvement opportunity projects associated with the site’s waste procedures, electrical safety program, lockout/tagout program, contractor safety program, etc.

Develop robust communications to help drive a proactive employee culture of safety.

Develop training content and further convert live training into the company’s learning management system (LMS).

Assist with accident/incident follow up and root cause investigations.

Perform other work-related duties as assigned.


The Individual



Must be at least 18 years old.

Field of Study: Chemistry, Environmental Science, or other related fields

Must be currently enrolled as a full-time student in a Bachelor’s or Master’s program in the Fall Semester 2024 at an accredited university or college.

Minimum GPA 3.0 or higher.

Able to start on either May 20th or June 17th.

Ability to complete a consecutive 10-12 week internship.

Excellent influencing, planning, organizational and time management skills as well as excellent written and verbal communication skills, such as public speaking.

Must be a team player, be able to work independently, and be process oriented.

This position requires periods of standing, production floor/facility mobility (ex: bending, climbing ladders, etc.), and the ability to lift up to 30 lbs.

Must have work authorization in the United States at the time of hire and maintain ongoing work authorization during employment.



Rising Junior or Senior at an accredited university or college.

Some knowledge of OSHA (Occupational Health & Safety), EPA, and state regulations and on a local, state and federal level.

Strong Excel skills.


The Work Environment


No strenuous physical activity, though occasional light lifting of files and related materials is required. 30% of time in meetings, working with team, or talking on the phone, 70% of the time at the desk on computer, doing analytical work.


Salary Transparency


The salary range for this position takes into account a wide range of factors including education, experience, knowledge, skills, geography, and abilities of the candidate, in addition to internal equity and alignment with market data. The salary range for current Freshman, rising Sophomore is $18.00/hour; Sophomore, rising Junior is $20/hour; Junior, rising senior is $23.00/hour to $26.00/hour; Senior, enrolled in school for fall 2024 is $25.00/hour to $28.00/hour; or currently enrolled Graduate, MBD, PhD program is $28.00/hour to $30.00/hour. At QuidelOrtho, compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each case.


Equal Opportunity


QuidelOrtho believes in Equal Opportunity for all and is committed to ensuring all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, have an opportunity to apply for those positions that they are interested in and qualify for without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other protected characteristic. QuidelOrtho is also committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals so that an individual can perform the duties. If you are interested in applying for an employment opportunity and require special assistance or an accommodation to apply due to a disability, please contact us at