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Office of the Assistant Deputy Commissioner
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Semester

DSHS Host Program Area

Internship Title

Location of Internship

Intern Supervisor/Credentials/Title

Weekly Hours

1 Open
(year round)
Central Office
Office of Academic Affairs -
Internship programs
Internship Administration Project Main campus-
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

Community Health Improvement Division

Semester

DSHS Host Program Area

Internship Title

Location of Internship

 Intern Supervisor/ Credentials/Title

Hours

3

Open
(year round)
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

4 Open
(year round)
Blue Ribbon

Central office
- Newborn Screening Unit

TEHDI Care Coordination Planning Project

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 Updated 10.26.17
Open
(year round)
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
6 Updated 10.26.17
Open
(year round)
Blue Ribbon

Central office
- Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention Section/Community Health and Wellness Branch/CHW Training and Certification Program

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

Adriana Flores, MPH
CHW Training and Certification Program Coordinator

16-20 hrs/wk. or negotiable
7 Updated 10.26.17
Open
(year round)
Blue Ribbon

Central office
-Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention Section/Community Health and Wellness Branch/CHW Training and Certification Program

Community Health Worker Training and Certification Internship: Policies and Procedures for CHW Statewide Training Programs (Project 3)

Main campus - Moreton Bldg., 3rd floor,
1100 West 49th St.,
Austin, TX 78756

Adriana Flores, MPH
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

Location of Internship

 Intern Supervisor/ Credentials/Title

Weekly Hours

8

Open
(year round)
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)

9

New - added 11.6.17
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

Location of Internship

Intern Supervisor/
Credentials/Title

Weekly Hours

10

Open
(year round)
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.

11

Open
(year round)
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.

12

New - added 10.26.17
Open
(year round)
Blue Ribbon

Central Office -
Office of the Associate Commissioner,
Regional and Local Health Operations

Syndromic Surveillance

Main Campus
Moreton Bldg.- Ste. 149                                                              
1100 W.49th St.,
Austin, TX 78756

Carrie Bradford, PhD
Team Lead

20 - 30 hrs./wk. or negotiable

13

Open
(year round)
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

14

Open
(year round)
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

15

Open
(year round)
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
16

Open
(year round)
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

17

Open
(year round)
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
18 Open
(year round)
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

19

Open
(year round)
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
20

Spring 2018
(w/ modifications)
Blue Ribbon

Public Health Region 11
Zoonosis Control Program
Rabies Vaccination Project Region 11 PH Dept.
601 W Sesame Dr
Harlingen Tx 78550
Ronald Tyler, DVM
Zoonosis Veterinarian
10-30 hrs./wk. or negotiable
21 Spring and Summer 2018
Blue Ribbon
Public Health Region 7
- Region 7 Public Health Clinic
Implementation of Expedited Partner Therapy for STD Treatment Region 7 PH Dept.
2408 South 37th St.,
Temple, Tx 76504
Debra Seamans, MSN, RN 20 hrs/week,
6hrs. of which are on-site

Consumer Protection Division
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Semester

DSHS Program Area

Internship Title

Location of Internship

Intern Supervisor/
Credentials/Title

Weekly 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 January 31, 2018