If you are interested in hosting a GVSU OSHM major at your site for an internship please contact Derek McCormick, Internship Coordinator, at (616) 331-2649 or email at

OSH Internship

The internship in OSH is designed to expose students to an experiential learning environment that cannot be duplicated in the classroom. Taking OSH 490 is an important element in the OSHM curriculum because it affords students the opportunity to reflect on what is taught in the classroom and how it applies in the work environment. An OSH major is required to take a minimum of a 3 credit hour internship (OSH 490) to fulfill the OSHM degree requirements. Before an internship can be taken for credit, a student must be an admitted OSHM major and have satisfactorily completed 15 credit hours in OSH specific classes. A 3 credit hour internship requires a minimum of 300 hours in 14 weeks. A 6 credit hour internship requires a minimum of 600 credit hours in 14 weeks. For more information on the specific requirements for the internship please see the Internship Checklist below.

Potential OSH Internship Employers

Thank you in advance for considering an opportunity to be a potential internship site for a GVSU OSHM major. More information on our program and curriculum can be found at Our interns have been very successful at their internship locations and employers find the experience very beneficial to their company. An Internship is a requirement of all OSHM majors. The specific requirements for the internship experience can be found in the Internship Guidelines document found below.

Internship Checklist

Internship Guidelines

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