DSHS Internships

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Winter/Spring Semester: January 1st – May 31st
 Applications are accepted October 1st – December 10th

Fall Semester: September 1st – December 31st
 Applications are accepted July 1st – August 15th

Summer Semester: June 1st – August 31st
 Applications are accepted March 15th – May 10th

Find more information about application time frames on the Internship Applications page.

More information about Blue Ribbon Internship Program.

If there is no available internship that matches your interest, you can request one using the procedures on the Internship Applications page.

Office of the Assistant Deputy Commissioner

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Semester

DSHS Host Program

Internship Title & Description

Location of Internship

Intern Supervisor

Hours

1

Spring
Summer
Fall
Blue Ribbon

HHSC - Facilities Division
State Hospital Services -
Austin State Hospital -
Psychology Unit

Austin State Hospital Psychology Research Practicum: Trauma-Informed and Person-Centered Care

Austin State Hospital campus-
4110 Guadalupe Austin TX 78751

Victoria Latifses, PhD.
Director of Psychology

20-40 hrs./wk.or negotiable

Community Health Improvement Division

Semester

DSHS Host Program

Internship Title & Description

Location of Internship

 Intern Supervisor

Hours

2

Spring
Summer
Fall
Blue Ribbon

Central Office
-Newborn Screening Unit

TEHDI Care Coordination Pilot Project  
Filled - 11.14.17

Main campus - Moreton Bldg., 2nd floor,
1100 W 49th Street
Austin, TX 78756

Eugenia Dunham, MPH, MS, Manager Newborn Screening Support Grp.

16 hrs./wk.
120 hrs. total
or negotiable

3 Spring
Summer
Fall
Blue Ribbon

Central office
- Newborn Screening Unit

TEHDI Care Coordination Planning Project

PAID
Filled for Spring 2018 - 11.14.17

Main campus - Moreton Bldg., 2nd floor,
1100 West 49th St.,
Austin, TX 78756

Eugenia Dunham, MPH, MS, Manager Newborn Screening Support Grp.

16 hrs./wk.
200-460 hrs. total
(negotiable)
4 Spring 2018
Fall 2018
Blue Ribbon
Central office
- Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention Section/Community Health and Wellness Branch/CHW Training and Certification Program
CHW Training and Certification Internship: Statewide Environmental Scan Community Health Worker Employers (Project 1) Main campus - Moreton Bldg., 3rd floor,
1100 West 49th St.,
Austin, TX 78756
Beatrice Smith, MPA CHW Training and Certification Program Coordinator 16-20 hrs/wk. or negotiable
Laboratory and Infectious Disease Services Division

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Semester

DSHS Host Program

Internship Title & Description

Location of Internship

 Intern Supervisor

Hours

5

Spring
Summer
Fall
Blue Ribbon

Central Office
-TB, Hansen's and Health Services Branch
Advanced Public Health Nursing Practicum-TB Genotyping and Cluster Investigations Austin State Hospital Campus/Central office - Austin, TX 78751

Dr. Tonya Conley, EdD, MS, BSN, RN, CPH
CDC Public Health Advisor/Nurse Consultant

20 hrs/wk.
(negotiable)

6

Spring 2018
Blue Ribbon

Central Office
-TB and Health Services Branch
Disease Surveillance Database Training Manual Development Austin State Hospital Campus-
4110 Guadalupe, Bldg. 636, Austin, TX 78756

Raiza Ruiz, MPA, CPM
Congregate Settings Coordinator
Co-preceptor: Shelby Dennis, MPH, PH Prevention Specialist

20-30 hrs/wk.
(negotiable)

Regional and Local Health Operations Division (RLHO)

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Semester

DSHS Host Program

Internship Title & Description

Location of Internship

Intern Supervisor

Hours

7

Spring
Summer
Fall
Blue Ribbon

Public Health Region 4/5 N
TB Elimination and Immunization Program

Prevention and Control of
TB & other Communicable
Diseases

Region 4/5 N PH Dept.,
2614 NW Stallings Dr.
Nacogdoches, TX 75963

Suzanne Fisher, MPA-HCA, RN, BSN, Nurse Manager

20-30 hrs./ wk.

8

Spring
Summer
Fall
Blue Ribbon

Public Health Region 6/5 South
Community and Family Health Services Program

Teen Pregnancy Prevention

Region 6/5 S PH Dept.
Huntsville Clinic
800 E Wendt St
Bellville TX 77418

Pam Patterson, BS, RN, CCE,
Public Health Nurse and Case Manager

20-25 hrs./ wk.

9

Blue Ribbon

Public Health Region 7
Public Health Nursing and Administration

Implementation of Expedited Partner Therapy for STD Treatment

Public Health Region 7 Headquarters
Temple, TX 76504

Debra Seamans, MSN, RN
Communicable Disease Program Manager

20 hrs./wk.
(6 hrs of which are onesite)

10

Spring
Summer
Fall
Blue Ribbon

Public Health Region 8
Communicable Diseases Program

Rotation in Regional Public Health: Texas Regional and Local Health Services, Region 8

Region 8 PH Dept.
7430 Louis Pasteur
San Antonio, TX 78229

Elvia Ledeszma, MPH, Manager,
Communicable Disease Program

10-30 hrs./ wk. or negotiable

11

Spring
Summer
Fall
Blue Ribbon

Public Health Region 8
Specialise Health and Social Services
Employee Wellness Program

Workplace Wellness Project - Region 8
2 intern openings

Region 8 PH Dept.
7430 Louis Pasteur
San Antonio, TX 78229

Katherine Velasquez, PhD, RN
Program Manager, Specialized Health & Social Services

10-30 hrs./ wk. or negotiable

12

Spring
Summer
Fall
Blue Ribbon

Public Health Region 8
Family Health Services Program
Public Health Nursing in Region 8 Region 8 PH Dept.
Family Health Services
7430 Louis Pasteur
San Antonio, TX 78229
Preceptor Pending
Family Health Services
10-30 hrs./ wk. or negotiable
13

Spring
Summer
Fall
Blue Ribbon

Public Health Region 9/10
Family and Community Health Services Program

Development of Clinical Procedures for Family and Community Health Services

Region 9/10 PH Dept.
401 E. Franklin, Ste. 210
El Paso, Texas 79902

Mona Esquierdo
Program Manager

24 hrs./wk. or negotiable

14

Spring
Summer
Fall
Blue Ribbon

Public Health Region 11
Family and Community Health Services Program
Adolescent & Preconception Health & Safety in South Texas (in Region 11)

Region 11 PH Dept.
601 W Sesame Dr.
Harlingen, Tx 78550

Mauro Ruiz, B.S., Program Manager,
(co-supervisor may be available to meet preceptor credentialing requirements)
10 - 30 hrs./wk. or Negotiable
15 Spring
Summer
Fall
Blue Ribbon
Public Health Region 11
- Family and Community Health Services
Child Health & Safety in South Texas (in Region 11) Region 11 PH Dept.
601 W Sesame Dr.
Harlingen, Tx 78550
Mauro Ruiz, B.S., Manager,
Family & Community Health Services Program Manager
(co-supervisor may be available to meet preceptor credentialing requirements)
10 - 30 hrs./wk. or Negotiable
16 Spring
Summer
Fall
Blue Ribbon
Public Health Region 11
Family and Community Health Services Program
Prenatal and Infant Health & Safety in South Texas (in Region 11) Region 11 PH Dept.
601 W Sesame Dr.
Harlingen, Tx 78550
Mauro Ruiz, B.S., Manager,
Family & Community Health Services Program Manager
(co-supervisor may be available to meet preceptor credentialing requirements)
10 - 30 hrs./wk. or Negotiable
Last updated April 23, 2018