DSHS Internships

Check this page regularly for new project listings and updates. If there is no available internship that matches your interest, you can request one using the procedures on the Internship Applications page.


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 – September 1st

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.

Click the Internship Title & Description links to download a PDF with the detailed description of each internship.

Assistant Deputy Commissioner Division

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Semester

Category

Internship Title & Description

Location

 Supervisor

Hours

1

Fall 2020
Blue Ribbon

Program Administration;
Data analysis
Internship Administration and Quality Improvement Project Main campus -
Moreton Bldg., 2nd floor
1100 West 49th St.
Austin, TX 78756

Wendy Andreades, MBA
Coordinator, Internships and other Educational Experiences

12-29 hrs/wk.
(negotiable)

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Community Health Improvement Division

Semester

Category

Internship Title & Description

Location

 Supervisor

Hours

2

Ongoing
Blue Ribbon

Health Promotion;
Program Development;
Quality Improvement

Newborn Hearing Care Coordination Pilot Project

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
(negotiable)

3 Ongoing
Blue Ribbon

Health Promotion;
Program Development;
Quality Improvement

Newborn Hearing Care Coordination Pilot 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)
4 Summer 2020
Blue Ribbon

Health Promotion;
Oral Health Education;
Health Promotion Material Development

Oral Health Improvement

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

Rhonda Stokley, DDS
Public Health Dental Director

20 hrs./wk.
(negotiable)

5

Spring 2020
Blue Ribbon

Health Promotion;
Program Development;
Program Evaluation

Texas AIM: A Maternal Health and Safety Initiative

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

Julie Stagg, MSN, RN, IBCLC
Manager, Healthy Texas Mothers and Babies Programs

16-40 hrs./wk.
(negotiable)

6

Spring 2020
Summer 2020
Blue Ribbon

Health Promotion;
Program Planning and Implementation;
Screening and Assessment

Texas Healthy Communities Initiative

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

Jessica Hyde, MS, CHES
Coordinated Chronic Disease Project Lead

16-20 hrs./wk.
(negotiable)

7

Spring 2020
Blue Ribbon

Health Promotion; Research; Epidemiology; Database Design and Development

Creating Adolescent Health Data Dashboards using Texas Health Data

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

Carol Harvey
State Adolescent Health Coordinator

20-40 hrs./wk.
(negotiable)

8

Spring 2020

Prevention-Health Promotion; Research; Epidemiology; Disease Surveillance

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Research Internship

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

PRAMS Coordinator

15-30 hrs./wk.
(negotiable)

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Laboratory and Infectious Disease Services Division

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Semester

Category

Internship Title & Description

Location

 Supervisor

Hours

9

Spring 2020
Blue Ribbon

Marketing;
Health Promotion;
Health Communication

HIV Prevention Communications and Marketing Internship
Paid 
Austin State Hospital Campus/Central office
Austin, TX 78751

Simon Andrade, MPH
Biomedical Interventions Specialist

20-40 hrs/wk.
(negotiable)

10

Spring 2020 2019
Blue Ribbon

Health Promotion;
Program Evaluation;
Data Analysis

TB Program Evaluation Austin State Hospital Campus/Central office
Austin, TX 78751

Dr. Tonya Smith

15-40 hrs/wk.
(negotiable)

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Consumer Protection Division

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Semester

Category

Internship Title & Description

Location

 Supervisor

Hours

11

Ongoing
Blue Ribbon
or standard

Program Development;
Program Evaluation;
Database Development

EMS/Trauma Systems –
Medical Advisory Board Project
The Exchange Bldg.
8407 Wall Street
Austin, TX 78754

Indra Hernandez, CPM, CTCM
Grants and Funding Specialist

20-40 hrs/wk.
(negotiable)

12

Ongoing
Blue Ribbon
or standard

Health Promotion;
Program Planning;
Resource Development

EMS/Trauma Systems
Overview Project

2 intern openings
The Exchange Bldg.
8407 Wall Street
Austin, TX 78754

Indra Hernandez, CPM, CTCM
Grants and Funding Specialist

20-40 hrs/wk.
(negotiable)

13

Fall 2019

Environmental Health;
Program Evaluation;
Qualitative Data Analysis

Comparative Compliance Inspections Data for Environmental Health Programs:
Environmental Unit Inspection Data Review
The Exchange Bldg.
8407 Wall Street
Austin, TX 78754

Ken Ofunrein, M.S., R.S, Manager
Environmental Unit

20-30 hrs/wk.
(negotiable)

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Regional and Local Health Operations Division (RLHO)

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Semester

Category

Internship Title & Description

Location

Supervisor

Hours

14

Ongoing
Blue Ribbon
or standard

Health Promotion;
Program Development;
Curriculum Development

Injury Prevention Internship

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

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

15-30 hrs./ wk.
(negotiable)

15

Ongoing
Blue Ribbon

Communicable Diseases;
Health Promotion;
Program Development

Projects in Regional Public Health:
Texas Regional and Local Health Services
Region 8

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

Elvia Ledezma, MPH Manager,
Communicable Disease Program

30-40 hrs./ wk.
(negotiable)
16

Ongoing
Blue Ribbon

Health Promotion;
Health Education;
Workplace Wellness

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.
(negotiable)

17

Ongoing
Blue Ribbon

Data Collection and Analysis;
Program Evaluation;
Community Outreach

Public Health Nursing in Region 8 Region 8 PH Dept.
Family Health Services
7430 Louis Pasteur
San Antonio, TX 78229
Preceptor Pending
Public Health Nurse
Family Health Services
10-30 hrs./ wk.
(negotiable)
18

Spring 2020
Blue Ribbon

Health Promotion;
Program Planning;
Screening and Assessment

Family and Community Health Services Project: Safe Sleep Pilot Project

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

Daniel Ojeda, MPH

20 hrs./wk.
(negotiable)

19

Ongoing
Blue Ribbon
Spring 2020 filled

Epidemiology;
Health Promotion;
Community Assessment

PHR 2/3-
Identifying Community Needs in Counties Without A Local Health Department

4 intern openings

Region 2/3 PH Dept.
1301 S. Bowen Rd #200
Arlington, TX 76013

Becky Earlie-Royer, PhD, MPH, CHES®
Deputy Regional Director

20 hrs./ wk.
(negotiable)

20

2 Semesters

Fall 2019 - Spring 2020
Summer - Fall 2020
Blue Ribbon

Social Work;
Program Implementation;
Health Promotion

Bachelor of Social Work Internship

Region 2/3 PH Dept.
1301 S. Bowen Rd #200
Arlington, TX 76013

Sandra Palmer, LMSW-IPR

17 hrs./ wk.
(negotiable)

21

Ongoing
Blue Ribbon

Epidemiology;
Disease Surveillance;
Database Design & Development

Epidemiological Investigation of Chlamydia Trachomatis and Gonorrhea Infections in DSHS Public Health Region 2/3

Region 2/3 PH Dept.
1301 S. Bowen Rd #200
Arlington, TX 76013

Oscar Hernandez
HIV/STD/TB
Program Manager

10-20 hrs./ wk.
(negotiable)

22

Fall 2019
Blue Ribbon

Program Planning, Development and Administration;
Professional Development;
Public Health Education/Training

Public Health Core Competency Training Program in Public Health Region 2/3

Region 2/3 PH Dept.
1301 S. Bowen Rd #200
Arlington, TX 76013

Becky Earlie-Royer, PhD, MPH, CHES
Deputy Regional Director

20 hrs./wk.

23

Ongoing
Blue Ribbon

Program Planning, Development and Administration;
Screening and Assessment;
Health Education Prevention - Health Promotion

Worksite Wellness Internship: Public Health Region 2/3

Region 2/3 PH Dept.
1301 S. Bowen Rd #200
Arlington, TX 76013

Chelsea Rychener, Program Specialist II
Maternal and Child Health

20 hrs./wk.

24

Spring 2020
Blue Ribbon

Screening and Assessment; Program Development and Evaluation; Behavioral Health, Prevention-Health Promotion

Rural Behavioral Health Intervention Quality Improvement

Region 2/3 PH Dept.
1301 S. Bowen Rd #200
Arlington, TX 76013

Joel Massey, MD, MPH
Regional Medical Director

20-40 hrs./wk.

25

Spring 2020
Blue Ribbon

Information Technology

DSHS PHR 2/3- Supporting Customers' needs in Regional Technology Department

Region 2/3 PH Dept.
1301 S. Bowen Rd #200
Arlington, TX 76013

Samuel R. Brackeen III, BS, MSM CSS
Network Specialist Team Lead
HHSC/DSHS Ops Unit
Information Technology Section

20-40 hrs./wk.

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Program Operations Division

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Semester

Category

Internship Title & Description

Location

Supervisor

Hours

26

Ongoing

Health Promotion;
Program Development;
Public Health Finance

Data Analytics Internship
Paid

Main campus -
Moreton Bldg.
1100 West 49th St. 5th floor
Austin, TX 78756

Ann H. Duncan, Director
Fiscal Monitoring Unit

15-25 hrs./ wk.
(negotiable)

27

Ongoing

Program Development;
Grant and Fund Management;
Policy Analysis and Development

HIV Fiscal Monitoring Internship

Main campus -
Moreton Bldg.
1100 West 49th St. 5th floor
Austin, TX 78756

April Marek, MBA
HIV Grants Fiscal Manager

10-20 hrs./ wk.
(negotiable)

28

Ongoing

Policy Analysis and Development;
Research Grants and Funds Management/Fiscal Monitoring

Financial Analyst Internship

Main campus -
Moreton Bldg.
1100 West 49th St. 5th floor
Austin, TX 78756

Bernabe Gamino, CTCM
Financial Compliance Manager

10-25 hrs./ wk.
(negotiable)

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Last updated November 13, 2019