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

NEW-added 8.5.16
Spring 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-semester to semester  Office of Academic Affairs - 
 Internship programs
Quality Improvement-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 Family and Community Health Services (FCHS)

 

Semester

DSHS Program Area

Internship Project

Location of Internship

 Intern Supervisor Credentials/Title

Hours

4

Open
(year round)
Blue Ribbon

Central Office
-Title V Office of Family and Community Health
Community Health Worker Training and Certification Program Internship Main campus-Moreton Bldg., 2nd floor,
1100 W 49th Street
Austin, TX 78756
Beverly MacCarty, MA  16 hrs./wk.  
or negotiable
5

Open
(year round)
Blue Ribbon

Central Office
-Newborn Screening Unit

 

Newborn Hearing Screening 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

 6New added 12.1.16

Open 
(year round)
begins Spring 2017
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 49thSt.,
Austin, TX 78756

 

Rhonda Stokley, DDS
Director, Oral Health Program

 20-40 hrs/wk. or negotiable
Division for Disease Control and Prevention Services

 

Semester

DSHS Program Area

Internship Project

Location of Internship

Intern Supervisor/ Credentials/Title

Hours

7

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)

 

 8

Fall 2016 – Spring 2017
FILLED
Blue Ribbon

Central Office
-Emerging and Acute Infectious Disease Branch

Informational/Educational Materials for Vaccine Preventable Diseases (VPDs) (Paid internship)

Main campus/Central  Office-Tower Bldg.,
Austin, TX 78756

Chip Cohlmia                    
Infectious Disease Control Unit

 15–30 hrs/wk.       (negotiable)
9

New added 11.18.16
Spring 2017
Blue Ribbon

Central Office
-TB, and Refugee Health Services Branch

Public Health Law Implementation: Tuberculosis Prevention and Care in Congregate Settings 110 Guadalupe, Bldg. 636,
Austin, TX 78756

Raiza Ruiz, MPA, CPM
Congregate Settings Coordinator

20 hrs./wk.
or negotiable;
Total: up to 300 hrs.

Division for Regional and Local Health Services (RLHS)

 

Semester

DSHS Program Area

Internship Project

Location of internship

Intern Supervisor/
Credentials/Title

Hours

10

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.

11

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.

12

Open
(year round)
Blue Ribbon

Central Office - Office of Public Health

Applied Public Health Project
updated 11.15.16

Main Campus-Central Off.
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

13

Open
(year round)
Blue Ribbon

Central Office – Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Section

Health Emergency Preparedness Project

Main Campus-Central office/Bernstein (G) Bldg., 4th flr.-1100 W.49th St.,
Austin, TX 78756

Bruce Clements, MPH
Director, Community Preparedness Section

20 hrs./wk. or negotiable

14

Open
(year round)
Blue Ribbon

Regional Health Dept.
[Region 8]
-  Family and Community  Health Services Program

2 internships available

Rotations in Public Health
2 intern openings
 

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

Elvia Ledesma, MPH
Manager,
Communicable Disease Program

10–30 hrs./ wk. or negotiable

15

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 Halth 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

16 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
17

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

18

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) 1 10 – 30 hrs./ wk or Negotiable
19 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)  1 10 – 30 hrs./ wk or Negotiable

20

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)  1 10 – 30 hrs./ wk or Negotiable
21 NEW –added Fall 2016 thru Summer 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 Regulatory Services

 

Semester

DSHS Program Area

Internship Project

Location

Intern Supervisor/
Credentials/Title

Hours

22

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 December 1, 2016