Blue Ribbon Internship Opportunities through the Office of Academic Affairs

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Assistant Deputy Commissioner

Semester

DSHS Program Area

Internship Project

Location of Internship

Intern Supervisor/ Credentials/Title

Hours

1

Spring - Fall 2017
Blue Ribbon

Center for Health Statistics - Office of Public Health Analytics

Maternal and Infant Complications Associated with Early Deliveries Main campus/Central office-Moreton Bldg., Austin, TX 78756 Jeff Swanson, PhD,
Research Specialist
15-20 hrs./wk. or Negotiable
2 Open
(year round w/modifications)
Non-Blue Ribbon
Office of Academic Affairs -
Internship programs
Internship Administration Project Main campus/Central office-Moreton Bldg., Austin, TX 78756 Wendy Andreades, MBA
Internship Coordinator

10-20 hrs/wk. or negotiable
3

Open
(year round)
Blue Ribbon

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

Division for Division for Community Health Improvement

 

Semester

DSHS Program Area

Internship Project

Location of Internship

 Intern Supervisor/ Credentials/Title

Hours

4

Open
(year round)
Blue Ribbon

Central Office
-Newborn Screening Unit

Newborn Hearing Care Coordination Pilot Project

2 interns may be accepted

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

5 New Add
Sum. 2017 Open
(year round)
Blue Ribbon

Central office
- Newborn Screening Unit

Newborn Hearing Care Coordination Planning Project

2 interns may be accepted

 

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)
6 Open
(year round)
Blue Ribbon

Central office
- Specialized Health Services Section
- Oral Health Branch/Program

Environmental Scan of Oral Health Education in Medical, Nursing and Allied Health Programs in Texas

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

Rhonda Stokley, DDS
Director, Oral Health Program

20-40 hrs/wk. or negotiable
7 Fall 2017
Blue Ribbon
Central office
- Title V Office of Family and Community Health/Community Health Worker (CHW) Training and Certification Program
CHW Training and Certification Internship: An Environmental Scan of the CHW Workforce in the Austin Metro area (Project 1) Main campus - Moreton Bldg., 2nd floor,
1100 West 49th St.,
Austin, TX 78756
Beatrice Smith, MPA CHW Training and Certification Program Coordinator 16-20 hrs/wk. or negotiable
8 Fall 2017
Blue Ribbon

Central office
- Title V Office of Family and Community Health/Community Health Worker Training and Certification Program

Community Health Worker Training and Certification Internship: CHWs in Expanded Primary Care Health (EPCH) Clinics (Project 2) Main campus - Moreton Bldg., 2nd floor,
1100 West 49th St.,
Austin, TX 78756
Beatrice Smith, MPA CHW Training and Certification Program Coordinator 16-20 hrs/wk. or negotiable
9 Fall 2017
Blue Ribbon

Central office
- Title V Office of Family and Community Health/Community Health Worker Training and Certification Program

Community Health Worker Training and Certification Internship: Quality Assurance for CHW Training Program Curriculum Development and Updates (Project 3)  Main campus - Moreton Bldg., 2nd floor,
1100 West 49th St.,
Austin, TX 78756

Adriana Flores, MPH
CHW Training and Certification Program Coordinator

16-20 hrs/wk. or negotiable
10 Fall 2017
Blue Ribbon

Central office
-Title V Office of Family and Community Health/Community Health Worker Training and Certification Program

Community Health Worker Training and Certification Internship: Policies and Procedures for CHW Statewide Training Programs (Project 4)

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

Adriana Flores, MPH
CHW Training and Certification Program Coordinator

16-20 hrs/wk. or negotiable
11

Open
(year round)
NEW Add 5.3.17
Blue Ribbon

Central office
- Title V Office of Family and Community Health/ Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN) Systems Development Group

Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs: Promoting Community Integration

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

Rachel Jew, MPAff, Director, Title V CSHCN Director Negotiable
12

Fall 2017
NEW Add 6.30.17

Central office
- Title V Office of Family and Community Health/ Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology Unit

Maternal & Child Population Health Practicum
PAID

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

Liang Lu, PhD
Research Specialist
Office of Program Decision Support

15-20 hrs/wk
Division for Laboratory and Infectious Disease Services
 

Semester

DSHS Program Area

Internship Project

Location of Internship

Intern Supervisor/ Credentials/Title

Hours

13

Open
(year round)
Blue Ribbon

Central Office
-TB, Hansen's and Refugee 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)

14

Summer 2017
Blue Ribbon & non-Blue Ribbon
NEW Add 6.1.17

Central Office
-TB, and Refugee Health Services Branch 

Phlebotomy Training Development
Filled (6.30.17)
Austin State Hospital Campus/
Central office - Austin, TX 78751

Raiza Ruiz,MPA, CPM,
Congregate Settings Coordinator;

Shelby Dennis, MPH, Public Health Prevention Specialist

20-30 hrs/wk
Division for Regional and Local Health Operations
 

Semester

DSHS Program Area

Internship Project

Location of internship

Intern Supervisor/
Credentials/Title

Hours

15

Open
(year round)
Blue Ribbon

Regional Health Dept. [Region 4/5 North]
- TB Elimination and Immunization Program

Prevention and Control of
TB & other Communicable
Diseases

Region 4/5 North Health Department,
2614 NW Stallings Dr.
Nacogdoches, TX 75963

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

20-30 hrs./ wk.

16

Open
(year round)
Blue Ribbon

Regional Health Dept. [Region 6/5 South]
- Community and Family Health Services Program

Teen Pregnancy Prevention

Region 6/5 South Health 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.

17

Open
(year round)
Blue Ribbon

Central Office - Office of Public Health

Applied Public Health Project
updated 11.15.16

Main Campus - Central Office
Moreton Bldg.- Ste. 157
1100 W.49th St.,
Austin, TX 78756

Beverly Pritchett, FACHE, MHA
Director, Office of Public Health

20 hrs./wk. or negotiable

18

Open
(year round)
Blue Ribbon

Regional Health Dept.
[Region 8]
- Communicable Diseases  Program

Rotation in Regional Public Health: Texas Regional and Local Health Services, Region 8
(updated 7.10.17)

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

Elvia Ledeszma, MPH, Manager,
Communicable Disease Program

10-30 hrs./ wk. or negotiable

19

Open
(year round)
Blue Ribbon

Regional Health Dept. [Region 8]
- Employee Wellness  Program

Workplace Wellness Project - Region 8
2 intern openings

Region 8 Health Dept.
Specialized Health and Social Services
7430 Louis Pasteur
San Antonio, TX 78229

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

10-30 hrs./ wk. or negotiable

20

Open
(year round)
Blue Ribbon

Regional Health Dept. [Region 8]
- Family Health Services
Public Health Nursing, - Region 8 Region 8 Health Dept.
Family Health Services
7430 Louis Pasteur
San Antonio, TX 78229
Theresa Kostelnik, RN,
Public Health Nurse,
Family Health Services
10-30 hrs./ wk. or negotiable
21

Open
(year round)
Blue Ribbon

Regional Health Dept.
[Region 9/10]
- Family and Community Health Services

Development of Clinical Procedures for Family and Community Health Services

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

Mona Esquierdo
Program Manager
Family and Community Health Services

24 hrs./wk. or negotiable

22

Open
(year round)
Blue Ribbon

Regional Health Department [Region 11]
- Family and Community Health Services
Adolescent & Preconception Health & Safety in South Texas (Health Service Region 11)

Region 11 Health 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
23 Open
(year round)
Blue Ribbon
Regional Health Department [Region 11]
- Family and Community Health Services
Child Health & Safety in South Texas (Health Service Region 11) Region 11 Health 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

24

Open
(year round)
Blue Ribbon
Regional Health Department [Region 11]
- Family and Community Health Services
Prenatal and Infant Health & Safety in South Texas (Health Service Region 11) Region 11 Health 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
25

Spring 2018
(w/ modifications)
Blue Ribbon

Regional Health Department [Region 11]
- Zoonosis Control Program
Rabies Vaccination Project Region 11 Health Dept.
601 W Sesame Dr
Harlingen Tx 78550
Ronald Tyler, DVM
Zoonosis Veterinarian
10-30 hrs./wk. or negotiable
26 Fall 2017
Blue Ribbon
Regional Health Department [Region 7]
- Public Health Clinic
Implementation of Expedited Partner Therapy for STD Treatment Region 7 Health Dept.,
2408 South 37th St.,
Temple, Tx 76504
Debra Seamans, MSN, RN 20 hrs/week,
6hrs. of which are on-site

Division for Consumer Protection Services
 

Semester

DSHS Program Area

Internship Project

Location

Intern Supervisor/
Credentials/Title

Hours

27

Open
(year round)
Blue Ribbon

Central Office
- Environmental and  Consumer Safety Section

FDA Cooperative Agreement Special Projects

Exchange Bldg.
8407 Wall St.
Austin, TX 78754

Julie Loera,
Food Safety Officer

20 - 40 hrs./wk.

Last updated August 15, 2017