Meet Our Interns | FMU

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"We offer internships to allow students an opportunity to gain valuable work experience, develop skills and explore a career path that interests them. We hold our interns to a high standard so they can grow into young working professionals. Their work and support on multiple projects ultimately benefit the productivity of many departments within the Department of State Health Services. We believe teamwork makes the dream work; because of this, we allow our interns to work closely with our own team members and take on special projects that leverage our resources."


HIV Financial Analyst

Eliza

Bachelor of Science, Public Health
University of Texas at Austin, 2023
Summer 2022

Her future goal is to work in the District of Columbia alongside governmental officials to improve the health laws that affect all those residing in the United States.

Project

Website project and HIV fiscal management project

DSHS has provided an opportunity to research and understand the policy behind audit reports on both the state and federal levels which provides a valuable foundation for future careers. DSHS has also provided the opportunity to collaborate with other bright-minded individuals to improve the data and information at DSHS. –Eliza

DSHS is a great organization to help me further my experience and understanding of working with real world problems and finding real world solutions.–Skyler

Financial Analyst

Skyler

Bachelor of Business Administration, Economics
Southwestern University, 2024
Summer 2022

Skyler is studying finance in business at Southwestern University because it is not only what he enjoys but he also found that it is what he is best at. He has always been interested in numbers and he has always been pretty good at math, so he found finance to be very interesting. He is also a student-athlete at Southwestern University as a Soccer Player.

Project

Website project, TeamMate analyst project, intern project


Data Analyst

Jenny

Bachelor of Arts, Asian Culture and Languages
University of Texas at Austin
Summer 2022

She’s interested in becoming a CPA and a data analyst for her career.

Project

Website project and training project

Through working on various projects, I strengthen my data and accounting skills and better understand the federal and state grants and policies. This is the area where I have never thought I will know about. Therefore, I really appreciate the experience with DSHS.–Jenny

DSHS is a great organization that is helping me grow my knowledge of data manipulation while also making me apply my knowledge to the real world–Travis

Financial Analyst

Travis

Bachelor of Science, Computer Science
Southwestern University, 2024
Summer 2022

Project

Website project


Data Analyst

Mariah

Bachelor of Science: Mathematics | Master of Science: Applied Statistics and Data Science
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, December 2020 & May 2023
Summer 2022

Mariah’s passion for data analytics grew while she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics. She was inspired to pursue a Master’s in Applied Statistics and Data Science after seeing the countless applications of this field. In the future, she wishes to work in the statistics field in either a health or sports setting.

Project

She will work alongside the FSO intern team to collect, process, and cross-reference data from different sources to provide clean and concise information for DSHS FSO.

Never be afraid to ask any questions. Not only were all staff members friendly, they are all super helpful and can always guide you in the right direction. I am extremely lucky to have this opportunity to grow my data analysis skills at DSHS under the FSO.–Mariah

DSHS will help me learn valuable excel and analytical skills as well as how to apply them in practical settings, which will provide me invaluable experience as I transition into the work field. –Jason

Data Analyst

Jason

Bachelor of Science, Public Health
The University of Texas at Austin, 2024
Summer 2022

He is interested in working in a field that intersects with business and healthcare. He hopes to apply my strong analytical and problem-solving skills to the healthcare field to improve population health and operational outcomes.

Project

Website project, training project, and payroll audit project


Financial Analyst

Steven

Bachelor of Arts, Economics
Southwestern University, 2023
Summer 2022

He hopes to go into a finance or data related career after graduation.

Project

Training project

I've learned a great deal about the rules and regulations required for grant recipients to remain eligible. Additionally, I've come to understand how to monitor the fiscal aspects of the grant programs.–Steven

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