CROSH internships provide students with valuable workplace experiences and training in OHS. This may include: exposing students to Joint Occupational Health and Safety meetings, policies and procedures used to monitor safety hazards, workplace procedures to resolve OHS concerns, historical safety data, safety and training meetings, and more.
The internships also help students’ professional development. This is done by giving them the opportunity to interact and collaborate with industry professionals and by presenting them with opportunities to develop their knowledge dissemination skills. Likewise, students’ skillsets are further developed by exposing them to projects, information, and data that they have not previously had experience with. Students will also experience the challenges that arise in “real world” situations, and they will learn how these challenges can be approached and mitigated.
Providing internship funding to students helps reduce the financial strain they may be facing.
Internships may lead to employment opportunities for students.