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 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
2

Open
(year round)
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

Division for Community Health Improvement

 

Semester

DSHS Program Area

Internship Project

Location of Internship

 Intern Supervisor/ Credentials/Title

Hours

3

Open
(year round)
Blue Ribbon

Central Office
-Newborn Screening Unit

TEHDI Care Coordination Pilot Project

Up to 2 interns may be accepted

PAID

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

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

Central office
- Newborn Screening Unit

TEHDI Care Coordination Planning Project

Up to 2 interns may be accepted

PAID

 

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)
5 Spring and Summer 2018
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
6 Spring and Summer 2018
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
7 Spring and Summer 2018
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
8 Spring and Summer 2018
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
9

Open
(year round)
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
Division for Laboratory and Infectious Disease Services

 

Semester

DSHS Program Area

Internship Project

Location of Internship

 Intern Supervisor/ Credentials/Title

Hours

10

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)

Division for Regional and Local Health Operations

Semester

DSHS Program Area

Internship Project

Location of internship

Intern Supervisor/
Credentials/Title

Hours

11                                                  

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.

12

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.

13

Open
(year round)
Blue Ribbon

Central Office - Office of Public Health

Applied Public Health Project
updated 11.15.16
New project will be posted to replace this one by the end of the first week in November 2017.

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

14

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

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 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

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
Preceptor Pending
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)
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)
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)
10 - 30 hrs./wk. or Negotiable
21

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
22 Spring and Summer 2018
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

23

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 October 17, 2017