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ISDH Available Internship Opportunities

 


2020 ISDH Fall Internships will be availabel in Mid-July!

 

Summer Internships*

 Summer Internships*

 *Closed*2020 School Data Project Specialist *Closed* - Diabetes Intern
*Closed* Assay Development Intern *Closed* - SNAP-Ed and Nutrition Resource Intern
*Closed*Drug Overdose Prevention Intern  *Closed*Environmental Chemistry Intern
*Closed*Intern - Refugee Health Program  *Closed*Asthma Program Internship 
*Closed*Naloxone Program Intern  *Closed*COPD Resource Internship 
*Closed*Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Commission, Research and Evaluation Intern *Closed*Trauma and Injury Prevention Intern 
*Closed* - Water Microbiology - Summer Intern *Closed*Indiana Violent Death Reporting System Intern
*Closed*SAS Training Assistant Intern *Closed*SURRG Program Intern - Resistant Gonorrhea 

 

*COVID Response Update Regarding Paid Internships:

Due to the Covid19 outbreak and state government response many, if not all, paid internships are being suspended until further notice. The paid internship opportunities may continue to exist as unpaid opportunities but this is at the discretion of the program area seeking the intern. We apologize for the inconvenience this may have caused. Any questions can be directed to ophpm@isdh.in.gov. Thank you.

-OPHPM Team

ISDH Offers paid and unpaid internships. All paid internships are contingent on appropriate state and federal authorizations. Candidates should discuss these details with the hiring manager during their interview. Exact start dates for each internship will vary and will be discussed by the hiring manager with the Intern that they select. The applications are accepted on a rolling basis and will close at the request of the hiring manager. All applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to avoid missing the window.

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Internship Title: Diabetes Intern (UNPAID)

Office/Program Area: Cardiovascular Health and Diabetes Section

Job Description/Responsibilities:

  1. Identify unaccredited and unrecognized National Diabetes Prevention Programs (DPP) and Diabetes Self-Management and Education Support (DSMES) Programs by cold calling diabetes programs, hospitals, and other organizations around Indiana.
  2. Create diabetes awareness material and resources as needed for community health workers, Indiana employers, health systems and more.
  3. Assist with survey creation and implementation .
  4. Create Excel spreadsheets with DPP information and for DSMES information for contacts and program information.
  5. Participate in internal and external partnership meetings.
  6. Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program with a focus in the health field.
  • Has in interest in prediabetes and diabetes.
  • Is proficient in Microsoft Office, especially Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint .
  • Familiar with Survey Monkey and/or Redcap.
  • Familiar with finding and using credible sources.

Essential Functions/Working Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those a teammate encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Work will take place indoors in a routine office environment
  • While performing the duties of this job, the intern is regularly required to: stand, sit, talk, hear, and use hands and fingers to operate a computer and telephone keyboard  
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision requirements due to computer work
  • Moderate noise (i.e. business office with computers, phone, and printers)
  • Ability to work in a confined area (cubicle)
  • Ability to sit at a computer for an extended period of time

 


*Closed*Internship Title: SNAP-Ed and Nutrition Resource Intern (UNPAID)

Office/Program Area: Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity

Job Description/Responsibilities:

The intern will assist the DNPA by researching, assessing, and collecting SNAP-Ed nutrition materials including USDA approved recipes for SNAP-Ed Direct Education use. The intern will work under the guidance of the Director, the Nutrition Coordinator, and the SNAP-Ed Coordinators and will attend meetings and conferences when appropriate.

  • Research and consolidate a variety of available USDA approved recipes for use in SNAP-Ed programming throughout Indiana. Pursue copyright permissions for selected recipes.
  • Evaluate recipes curently being used to ensure they meet the American Dietary Guidelines and USDA Federal requirements.  
  • Conduct needs assessment for culturally appropriate nutrition guidance and materials for SNAP-Ed programming and create a database of diverse resources for various cultures across the state of Indiana.
  • Work collaboratively with the Nutrition Coordinator, SNAP-Ed Coordinators, and outside partners to effectively consolidate nutrition information for SNAP-Ed program use.   
  • Participate in an agency employee wellness team.
  • Assist in other areas within the DNPA as needed.

Qualifications:

  • Ability to plan, prioritize, and complete multiple projects.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office software (Word, Access, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Knowledge in nutrition science, dietetics, and/or public health
  • Be in an undergraduate or graduate nutrition, dietetics and/or public health program at a college or university
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to work effectively with the staff of DNPA and others outside the public health community.

Essential Functions/Working Environment:

The intern will spend the majority of time (90%) in the ISDH Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity office at 2 North Meridian Street. All other time (10%) is spent in the field (e.g., off-site meetings, site visits, trainings)

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those a teammate encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Work will take place indoors in a routine office environment
  • While performing the duties of this job, the intern is regularly required to: stand, sit, talk, hear, and use hands and fingers to operate a computer and telephone keyboard  
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision requirements due to computer work
  • Moderate noise (i.e. business office with computers, phone, and printers)
  • Ability to work in a confined area (cubicle)
  • Ability to sit at a computer for an extended period of time

 


Internship Title:  Assay Development Intern (Paid Internship Pending Full State Approval)

Office/Program Area: ISDH Laboratories

Job Description/Responsibilities:

Intern is responsible for the development of a new serotyping assay for vaccine preventable disease using the Bruker IR Biotyper. This position is part of the Indiana State Department of Health Laboratory, and reports to the supervisor of the Assay Development Group.

 Representative duties include:

  • Participation in the evaluation, development, validation, and implementation of a new testing method used in microbiology laboratory work; as well as preparation of validation documents and SOPs;
  • Developing methodology for the examination of isolates using IR spectroscopy.
  • Evaluation, interpretation, and validation of laboratory results.
  • Conducts quality control checks on laboratory methods, materials, and equipment;

Qualifications:

  • Candidates should be graduate or undergraduate students pursuing a degree in biology or a related field.
  • Candidates should have an interest in clinical microbiology; particularly the area of vaccine preventable disease.
  • Candidates should have a basic understanding of microbiology and molecular biology.
  • Ideal candidates will have the ability to effectively communicate technical information both verbally and in writing.
  • Ideal candidates will have experience with or knowledge of experiment design.
  • Ideal candidates will have strong time management skills.

Essential Functions/Working Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those a teammate encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • This job operates in a centralized lab. This role routinely uses standard chemistry lab equipment as well as expensive instrumentation and computers.
  • Work is performed primarily in a lab setting with frequent interruptions and distractions.
  • The intern must use follow safety guidelines and wear personal protective equipment such as gloves and lab coat when needed.
  • The intern will be performing tests on potentially dangerous isolates. Because of this, safety standards are of primary importance. This position will be required to use all appropriate personal protective equipment in the designated laboratory area
  • The equipment can be cumbersome and awkward; the laboratory space can experience a dramatic increase in temperature. The intern will be required to work in these conditions and maintain a clear thought process during the testing.

 


Internship Title:  Water Microbiology - Summer Intern (Paid Internship Pending Full State Approval)

Office/Program Area: ISDH Laboratories

Job Description/Responsibilities:

The intern will participate in performing a range of environmental & drinking water microbiological examinations.  Responsibilities will include performing analysis on a wide range of water types for the detection of total coliform, E. coli, heterotrophic bacteria and other organisms. Responsibilities will include documentation of quality control and quality assurance associated with these assays in compliance with applicable EPA and FDA regulations.

Representative duties/responsibilities include:

  • Conduct examination of environmental & drinking water microbiological samples;
  • Maintain laboratory record system of submitted samples;
  • Evaluate, interpret, and validate laboratory results and report findings;
  • Conduct quality control checks on laboratory methods, materials, and equipment; and  
  • Maintain all required safety standards

Qualifications:

  • Projected dates: 5/12/20 to 8/27/20
  • Commitment is 22.5 hours per week Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8:15 am -
  • 4:45 pm.
  • Regular, predictable attendance is required.
  • Knowledge of the principles, theories and practices of microbiology and related sub-specialty:
  • Knowledge of and ability to use a full range of standard technical equipment and complex scientific apparatus;
  • Knowledge of laboratory safety practices and principles;
  • Knowledge of state and federal laws, rules, regulations, and policies concerning the program area (i.e. EPA regulations);
  • Ability to effectively communicate technical information both verbally and in writing and maintain productive working relationships;
  • Ability to satisfactorily participate in proficiency testing programs; and
  • Ability to compile, analyzes, evaluate, and prepare laboratory reports.

Essential Functions/Working Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those a teammate encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • The intern operates in a microbiology laboratory. The role routinely uses standard microbiology laboratory equipment and supplies such as a pipettes, shakers, incubators, water baths, growth media, etc.
  • The intern will be performing tests on potentially biohazardous specimens. Consequently, safety standards are of primary importance. This position will be required to use all appropriate personal protective equipment in the designated laboratory area.
  • The intern may work independently. Technical instruction and competency review are provided.
  • Reports are reviewed for technical accuracy; however, tasks may be performed independently. Errors in work could adversely affect the health, safety and well-being of the incumbent, coworkers, and endanger the health of entire communities on a public water supply.
  • The intern must be able to stand for an extended period of time to open water test kits and perform analyses.
  • The intern must be able to safely use box cutters to open samples and supply packaging. 
  • The intern may be required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, or crouch as needed.
  • To open sample packages and operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; and to verbally communicate to exchange information
  • The intern must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or team move up to 40 pounds.
  • Work is performed primarily in a laboratory setting with frequent interruptions and distractions.
  • The intern may be exposed to odors or airborne particles associated with work in a laboratory setting.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

 


 

Internship Title:  SAS Training Assistant Intern (Paid Internship Pending Full State Approval)

Office/Program Area: Health Data, Informatics, and Geographics – Epidemiology Resource Center

Job Description/Responsibilities/Purpose:

The intern will be located in the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) Epidemiology Resource Center’s Data Analysis Team, which provides training and analysis of public health data and tools to the agency and public. The intern will create training presentations to help agency staff analyze data more effectively while learning about public health data sources and the role of data analysis in agency efforts.

Responsibilities:

The intern will develop, edit and record a series of SAS training presentations to address the most common SAS-related questions/issues encountered by ISDH epidemiologists and analysts. Based on professional interest and availability, the intern may also have opportunities to contribute to other data cleaning and analysis projects using SAS, R, or other data analysis software. 

Specific duties include:

  • Research and document the relevant methods for completing specific tasks in SAS (e.g. importing a CSV file, conducting a specific type of statistical analysis, etc.)
  • Create effective and engaging presentations that demonstrate the different procedures/methods for completing each task 
  • Work with internal SAS trainer to edit and record each presentation 
  • Other tasks as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Be in an undergraduate or graduate program at a college or university
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills
  • Ability to work efficiently and independently with minimal supervision
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Experience working with Microsoft PowerPoint preferred
  • Some experience working with SAS, R, or other data analysis software preferred
  • Experience or interest in teaching/workshop development preferred

Learning Objectives:

  • Increased understanding of how SAS works and SAS programming efficiencies
  • Learn to create effective presentations
  • Learn to communicate technical information clearly and concisely to people of all levels of expertise
  • Understanding the role of data analysis/reporting in a public health setting
  • Key Learning Experiences:
  • Exposure to the full process of data cleaning, validation, and analysis
  • Oversee and “drive” the development of an internal project from beginning to end (research, think of how to present content, draft, edit, finalize, record, share)
  • (If desired – this would be the analysis project part) Participate in ongoing analysis of real world data to measure health risk behaviors and health outcomes for Indiana residents

Additional Info:

Our primary goal is to find someone who is a good communicator/presenter and who is enthusiastic about learning new things/sharing them with people. If you're not a SAS whiz, that's ok! We'd also like to be able to offer this intern the chance to participate in other projects that are interesting to them but since we don't know who they are yet, we don't know their interests. Basically - we want this to be a good professional development experience. If they want to do their own analysis, we have projects the need doing. If they want to explore R,or SQL, or Python, we can collaborate with the larger HDIG team to come up with something interesting and helpful for everyone.

Essential Functions/Working Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those a teammate encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Work will take place indoors in a routine office environment
  • While performing the duties of this job, the intern is regularly required to: stand, sit, talk, hear, and use hands and fingers to operate a computer and telephone keyboard  
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision requirements due to computer work
  • Moderate noise (i.e. business office with computers, phone, and printers)
  • Ability to work in a confined area (cubicle)
  • Ability to sit at a computer for an extended period of time

 


 

Internship Title: Environmental Chemistry Internship (UNPAID)

Office/Program Area: Environmental Public Health

Job Description/Responsibilities:

This position will work in the Chemistry laboratory on various projects in environmental chemistry. The intern will take on projects relating to organic or inorganic contaminants in the environment such as pesticides, arsenic, lead, and other metals, cyanide, fluoride, phosphates, chloride, and suspended solids. Intern will be exposed to a wide variety of EPA methods by assisting in sample preparation and extraction. The ISDH Laboratory serves the ISDH Environmental Health section, the Indiana Department of Environmental Management and the Department of Natural Resources through routine and special monitoring of ground, surface and drinking water throughout the state. One position will be assigned to the inorganics/metals lab and one position will be assigned to the organics lab. The position provides an overview of all areas of chemistry including sample receiving, sample preparation, sample analysis, data review, and data interpretation. An informatics project for laboratory systems integration also is possible for interns with both chemistry and computer skills.

Below is a summary of responsibilities: ·

  • Helping to prepare samples for various analyses
  • Helping in laboratory operations

Qualifications:

  • Some college chemistry laboratory experience including at least one year of organic chemistry
  • Ability to work in a team environment, with multiple and fluid demands
  • Ability to communicate effectively

Learning Objectives:

  • Intern will learn how a chemistry lab functions on a day to day basis using EPA prescribed methods.
  • Intern will learn how the chemistry lab at the health department serves both ISDH and other agencies; how it protects drinking, ground, and surface waters around the state.

Essential Functions/Working Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those a teammate encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • This job operates in a centralized lab. This role routinely uses standard chemistry lab equipment as well as expensive instrumentation and computers.
  • Work is performed primarily in a lab setting with frequent interruptions and distractions.
  • The intern must use follow safety guidelines and wear personal protective equipment such as gloves and lab coat when needed.

 


 

Internship Title: Asthma Program Internship (UNPAID)

Office/Program Area: Chronic Respiratory Disease Section- Division of Chronic Disease, Primary Care, and Rural Health

Job Description/Responsibilities:

The Chronic Respiratory Disease Section works to reduce the burden of asthma in Indiana. We are looking for an intern to assist the Asthma Program Coordinator update and expand a community resource guide and develop a best-practice guide for Indiana. As a part of the updating and editing of the guides, the intern will research other state and national agencies and organizations and make recommendations for changes that will reflect current best practices in health education, health literacy and information technology, as well as be required to contact many different agencies and businesses in order to create a comprehensive resource guide that will identify local resources to help patients manage their asthma. The guide will include information on asthma management programs, home visiting services, community health workers, and prescription medication assistance. The guide will need to be written in clear language that is easily understood. As time allows, the intern will also take on other projects and tasks.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Candidates must be enrolled in credit hours at a university or in an accredited program to be considered for this internship opportunity.
  • Be in an undergraduate or graduate public health or related program at a college or university.
  • Demonstrated interest in chronic disease health issues.
  • Knowledge of public health and public health terminology is required.
  • Candidates should possess strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills, as well as proficiency with Microsoft Office, Excel, Publisher, and Adobe Acrobat.
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills with a strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to work efficiently and independently with minimal supervision.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, strong critical and analytical thinking skills, and familiarity communicating to diverse groups of people.

Essential functions

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those a teammate encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Majority of time is spent in a climate controlled office setting at the Indiana State Department of Health.
  • Ability to sit at a computer terminal for an extended period of time.
  • In-state travel by car may occasionally be necessary, but transportation will be provided.
  • A commitment of approximately 20 hours/week during routine business hours is required; however, exact hours are flexible.
  • Extended periods of travel time via car (up to three hours one way in-state travel) may be required.
  • Occasional lifting (up to 30 pounds) is possible

 


Internship Title: COPD Resource Internship (UNPAID)

Office/Program Area: Chronic Respiratory Disease Section- Division of Chronic Disease, Primary Care, and Rural Health

Job Description/Responsibilities:

The Chronic Respiratory Disease Section works to reduce the burden of lung disease in Indiana. We are looking for an intern to assist the Asthma Program Coordinator develop a community resource guide and best-practice guide for Indiana to address Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). As a part of the creation of the guides, the intern will research other state and national agencies and organizations and make recommendations for changes that will reflect current best practices in health education, health literacy and information technology, as well as be required to contact many different agencies and businesses in order to create a comprehensive resource guide that will identify local resources to help patients manage their COPD. The guide will include information on COPD management programs, home visiting services, community health workers, and prescription medication assistance. The guide will need to be written in clear language that is easily understood. As time allows, the intern will also take on other projects and tasks.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Candidates must be enrolled in credit hours at a university or in an accredited program to be considered for this internship opportunity.
  • Be in an undergraduate or graduate public health or related program at a college or university.
  • Demonstrated interest in chronic disease health issues.
  • Knowledge of public health and public health terminology is required.
  • Candidates should possess strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills, as well as proficiency with Microsoft Office, Excel, Publisher, and Adobe Acrobat.
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills with a strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to work efficiently and independently with minimal supervision.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, strong critical and analytical thinking skills, and familiarity communicating to diverse groups of people.

Essential functions

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those a teammate encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Majority of time is spent in a climate controlled office setting at the Indiana State Department of Health.
  • Ability to sit at a computer terminal for an extended period of time.
  • In-state travel by car may occasionally be necessary, but transportation will be provided.
  • A commitment of approximately 20 hours/week during routine business hours is required; however, exact hours are flexible.
  • Extended periods of travel time via car (up to three hours one way in-state travel) may be required.
  • Occasional lifting (up to 30 pounds) is possible

 


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Internship Title: 2020 School Data Project Specialist (Paid Internship Pending Full State Approval)

Office/Program Area: Immunizations

Job Description/Responsibilities:

 An accurate and comprehensive school vaccination coverage assessment program is critical to enable immunization program managers to set objectives, plan strategies, and direct available program resources to effectively protect individuals in child care and school settings from vaccine-preventable diseases. The Immunization Division conducts school vaccination assessments in cooperation with Indiana school corporations, Indiana Department of Education, the Indiana Immunization Coalition, the Indiana Association of School Nurses, and the Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health. The ISDH Immunization Division uses school entry vaccination coverage data to monitor school compliance with Indiana Code (IC) 20-34-4-6. ISDH is required to report school vaccination coverage data to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) each April. The School Data Project Specialist will conduct a detailed data analysis of 2019-2020 school immunization data to produce school-level performance reports.

  • Assess school-entry (kindergarten), 6th grade, and 12th grade vaccination coverage and exemption levels
  • Develop 2019-2020 coverage report cards for all applicable schools
  • Develop a written report describing the methodology for collection and analysis of school vaccination coverage and exemption level data
  • Provide school-specific coverage and exemption data to schools, school corporations, state departments of education, local health departments, and other stakeholders

Qualifications:

  • Working toward an advanced degree in epidemiology, public health, health informatics, data science, physics, computer science, statistics, or other closely-related field
  • Strong multi-tasking, organizational, and time-management skills
  • Must be extremely detail-oriented
  • Detailed knowledge of data analysis software, such as SPSS, SAS, and/or STATA
  • Demonstrated experience extracting, error-checking, and organizing data from a variety of sources for analysis and reporting
  • Demonstrated experience collecting and analyzing data
  • Demonstrated experience employing exceptional written and verbal communication skills that include clearly presenting information to stakeholders and staff of varying professional and learning levels
  • Demonstrated experience learning specialized software and computer programs
  • Demonstrated proficiency utilizing Microsoft Office products- Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Demonstrated experience creating and publishing technical reports for internal and external audiences

Essential Functions/Working Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those a teammate encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Work performed can vary from routine to high degree of difficulty.
  • The work requires specialized knowledge of data collection, analysis, and reporting techniques, methods, and software.
  • Intern works within established guidelines under general supervision
  • This is a largely sedentary role; the majority of time will be spent in a typical office environment with the normal physical effort expected in this situation.
  • This position will be expected to effectively and efficiently manage multiple time-limited tasks to produce grant-required deliverables.

 


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Internship Title: Indiana Violent Death Reporting System (INVDRS)  (UNPAID INTERNSHIP)

Office/Program Area: Trauma and Injury Prevention

Job Description/Responsibilities:

The Division’s mission is to develop, implement and provide oversight of a statewide comprehensive trauma care system that prevents injuries, saves lives, and improves the care and outcomes of trauma patients. While the Division was formed in 2011, foundational program work started in the early 2000’s and has grown to include the Indiana Trauma Registry, Indiana Violent Death Reporting System (INVDRS), Prescription Drug Overdose (PDO) Team, and numerous other trauma and injury prevention outreach efforts. This intern will be housed in INVDRS within the division.  Below is a list of possible responsibilities:

  • Attending staff meetings, including weekly Trauma and Injury Prevention meetings, monthly meetings with federal grant overseers, various stakeholder meetings, and more.
  • Assisting with outreach events, including traveling statewide with our suicide/homicide prevention materials.
  • Creating infographics and presentations.
  • Developing material for division newsletters and communication messages such as the bi-weekly updates to stakeholders.
  • Assisting with website and mobile application upkeep and creation of new website material. 
  • Assisting the INVDRS Epidemiologist with maintenance of the Indiana Coroner Case Management System.
  • Assisting with grant writing.  
  • Supporting any other division efforts as necessary.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Candidates must be enrolled at a university or in an accredited program to be considered for this internship opportunity.
  • Candidates must possess the ability to work in a team environment, with multiple and fluid demands.
  • Candidates must possess strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Candidates must be self-motivated with the ability to multi-task, prioritize, and be detail-oriented.
  • Candidates should feel comfortable with public speaking (giving presentations).
  • Candidates should possess the ability to engage with members of different communities.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) and in the use of scientific search engines such as PubMed and Scopus.
  • Hours are flexible, however a commitment of approximately 15-20 hours/week is preferred.  
  • GPA Requirements: 3.0 (preferred, but not required) 
  • Knowledge of public health terminology is preferred.

Working Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those a teammate encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Work will take place indoors in a routine office environment
  • While performing the duties of this job, the intern is regularly required to: stand, sit, talk, hear, and use hands and fingers to operate a computer and telephone keyboard  
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision requirements due to computer work
  • Light to moderate lifting is required
  • Moderate noise (i.e. business office with computers, phone, and printers)
  • Ability to work in a confined area (cubicle)
  • Ability to sit at a computer for an extended period of time

 


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Internship Title: SURRG Program Summer Intern (unpaid)

Office/Program Area/Division: STD Program: HIV/STD/Viral Hepatitis

Project Description:

The Strengthening U.S. Response to Resistant Gonorrhea (SURRG) Project was designed to increase the capacity at the local level to monitor resistant gonorrhea at designated sentinel sites. This internship is designed to assist SURRG staff in investigating innovative ways to increase participation and sample yield by our clinical partners.

  • Review current SURRG collection protocol and policies in practice
  • Shadow and complete a qualitative review of practices completed by clinical staff and summarize findings:
    • Assess adherence to current policies
    • Measure and identify gaps in knowledge about the program and resistant gonorrhea
    • Assess willingness to participate and buy-in by community partners
  • Complete a literature review on public health best practices and program implementation
  • Draft and propose changes to leadership with streamlined practices
  • Assist in statistical analyses of SURRG data, participate in abstract writing/poster design for future national conferences
  • Aid ISDH staff in producing an onboarding package for new sites that may join the program

Working Conditions for HIV/STD/Viral Hepatitis Internships

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those a teammate encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Work will take place indoors in a routine office environment
  • While performing the duties of this job, the intern is regularly required to: stand, sit, talk, hear, and use hands and fingers to operate a computer and telephone keyboard  
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision requirements due to computer work
  • Moderate noise (i.e. business office with computers, phone, and printers)
  • Ability to work in a confined area (cubicle)
  • Ability to sit at a computer for an extended period of time

 


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Internship Title: Naloxone Program Intern (Paid Internship Pending Full State Approval)

Office/Program Area: Trauma and Injury Prevention

Job Description/Responsibilities:

The Division’s mission is to develop, implement and provide oversight of a statewide comprehensive trauma care system that prevents injuries, saves lives, and improves the care and outcomes of trauma patients. While the Division was formed in 2011, foundational program work started in the early 2000’s and has grown to include the Indiana Trauma Registry, Indiana Violent Death Reporting System (INVDRS), Prescription Drug Overdose (PDO) Team, and numerous other trauma and injury prevention outreach efforts. This intern will be housed in the PDO Team within the division.

  • Attending weekly Trauma and Injury Prevention staff meetings
  • Attending weekly Prescription Drug Overdose (PDO) staff meetings
  • Helping to facilitate naloxone administration trainings throughout the state
  • Assisting with outreach events, such as our PDO booth
  • Packaging of naloxone kits for shipment
  • Inputting naloxone data reports
  • Creating quarterly naloxone data summary reports
  • Creating opioid epidemic related infographics and presentations
  • Assist with grant writing
  • Any other day-to-day PDO tasks

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Candidates must be enrolled at a university or in an accredited program to be considered for this internship opportunity.
  • Priority will be given to students earning college credit, upperclassmen and graduate students
  • Candidates must possess the ability to work in a team environment, with multiple and fluid demands.
  • Candidates must possess strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Candidates must be self-motivated with the ability to multi-task, prioritize, and be detail-oriented.
  • Candidates should feel comfortable with public speaking (giving presentations).
  • Candidates should possess the ability to engage with members of different communities.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) and in the use of scientific search engines such as PubMed and Scopus.
  • Hours are flexible, however a commitment of approximately 15-20 hours/week is preferred.  
  • GPA Requirements: 3.0 (preferred, but not required) 
  • Knowledge of public health terminology is preferred.

Essential Functions:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those a teammate encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Sedentary desk work with the possibility of light lifting up to 10 pounds.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the intern is regularly required to: stand, sit, talk, hear, and use hands and fingers to operate a computer and telephone keyboard  
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision requirements due to computer work Work will take place indoors in a routine office environment 
  • Moderate noise (i.e. business office with computers, phone, and printers)
  • Ability to work in a confined area (cubicle)
  • Ability to sit at a computer for an extended period of time

While in the field for conferences/trainings:

  • Ability to work outside of normal office conditions
  • Must be able to communicate information including facts, ideas or messages in a succinct and organized manner
  • Statewide travel (always with another team member

 


CLOSED

Internship Title: Drug Overdose Prevention Intern (Paid Internship Pending Full State Approval)

Office/Program Area: Trauma and Injury Prevention

Job Description/Responsibilities:

The Division’s mission is to develop, implement and provide oversight of a statewide comprehensive trauma care system that prevents injuries, saves lives, and improves the care and outcomes of trauma patients. While the Division was formed in 2011, foundational program work started in the early 2000’s and has grown to include the Indiana Trauma Registry, Indiana Violent Death Reporting System (INVDRS), Drug Overdose Prevention (DOP) Team, and numerous other trauma and injury prevention outreach efforts. This intern will be housed in the DOP Team within the division, and will work to support the DOP team members in implementing grant activities and deliverables.

  • Attending staff meetings, including weekly Trauma and Injury Prevention meetings, weekly DOP meetings, monthly meetings with federal grant overseers, various stakeholder meetings, and more.
  • Assisting with outreach events, including traveling statewide with our DOP mobile exhibit booth.
  • Attending opioid-focused conferences and events.
  • Creating opioid epidemic infographics and presentations.
  • Developing material for division newsletters and communication messages.
  • Assisting with website and mobile application upkeep and creation of new website material. 
  • Carrying out opioid-related small scale research projects.
  • Assisting with grant writing and reporting. 
  • Supporting any other division efforts as necessary.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Candidates must be enrolled in credit hours at a university or in an accredited program to be considered for this internship opportunity.
  • Candidates should possess strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills, as well as proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint).
  • Epidemiology and Biostatistics coursework background not necessary but preferred
  • SAS experience not required but highly preferred.
  • Candidate must feel comfortable with public speaking (giving presentations).
  • Knowledge of public health terminology is preferred.
  • Ability to work in a team environment, with multiple and fluid demands.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to multi-task, prioritize, and be detail-oriented. 
  • Hours are flexible, however a commitment of approximately 15-20 hours/week is preferred

Essential Functions:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those a teammate encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Sedentary desk work with the possibility of light lifting up to 10 pounds.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the intern is regularly required to: stand, sit, talk, hear, and use hands and fingers to operate a computer and telephone keyboard  
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision requirements due to computer work Work will take place indoors in a routine office environment 
  • Moderate noise (i.e. business office with computers, phone, and printers)
  • Ability to work in a confined area (cubicle)
  • Ability to sit at a computer for an extended period of time

 


Closed

Internship Title: Trauma and Injury Prevention Intern (Unpaid)

Office/Program Area: Trauma and Injury Prevention

Job description/responsibility:

The Division’s mission is to develop, implement and provide oversight of a statewide comprehensive trauma care system that prevents injuries, saves lives, and improves the care and outcomes of trauma patients. While the Division was formed in 2011, foundational program work started in the early 2000’s and has grown to include the Indiana Trauma Registry, Indiana Violent Death Reporting System (INVDRS), Prescription Drug Overdose (PDO) Team, and numerous other trauma and injury prevention outreach efforts. This intern will be housed with the Trauma Team. Here is a list of possible responsibilities:

  • Attend weekly staff meetings/bi-weekly trauma team meetings
  • Attend conferences and district meetings 
  • Assist with creating and updating trauma and injury prevention documentation
  • Assist with data cleaning and reporting as needed
  • Carry out small-scale research project (if preferred)
  • Create contents for Trauma Twitter account
  • Supporting any other division efforts as necessary

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Candidates must be enrolled in credit hours at a university or in an accredited program or recent graduated student to be considered for this internship opportunity.
  • Candidates should possess strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Candidates must feel comfortable with public speaking.
  • Knowledge of public health terminology is preferred (but not required).
  • Ability to work in a team environment, with multiple and fluid demands.
  • Ability to engage with members of different communities.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
  • Self-motivated with the ability to multi-task, prioritize, and be detail-oriented.
  • Hours are flexible, however a commitment of approximately 15-20 hours/week is preferred.  
  • GPA Requirements: 3.0 (preferred, but not required) 

Working Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those a teammate encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Work will take place indoors in a routine office environment
  • While performing the duties of this job, the intern is regularly required to: stand, sit, talk, hear, and use hands and fingers to operate a computer and telephone keyboard  
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision requirements due to computer work
  • Light to moderate lifting is required
  • Moderate noise (i.e. business office with computers, phone, and printers)
  • Ability to work in a confined area (cubicle)
  • Ability to sit at a computer for an extended period of time

Closed

Internship Title: Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Commission, Research and Evaluation – Summer Intern (Paid Internship Pending Full State Approval)

Office/Program Area: Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Commission, Research and Evaluation

Job Description/Responsibilities:

This position will primarily focus on aiding with the recruitment of schools and implementation of the Indiana Youth Tobacco Survey. Become familiar with Tobacco Prevention and Cessation mission and vision, history, structure and goals

  • Become familiar with Tobacco Prevention and Cessation mission and vision, history, structure and goals
  • Become familiar with Vape-Free Indiana elements and develop ability to communicate details of initiative to a variety of stakeholders
  • Become familiar with the Indiana Youth Tobacco Survey including survey instrument and data collection methods.
  • Prepare and distribute supporting documents to schools selected for the Indiana Youth Tobacco Survey
  • Assisting schools with logistics of survey administration, including acquiring class lists and selecting classes to be surveyed.
  • Coordinating with schools and local partners throughout the state to schedule survey administration and distribute supplies
  • Track all communication and follow-up with selected schools
  • Ability to work independently

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of public health principles and practices
  • Experience in web-based survey development, including platforms such as SurveyMonkey
  • Experience in the use of statistical software for data analysis; working knowledge of SAS
  • Considerable knowledge and competence in using software applications including Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Word
  • Ability to communicate with health care and public health professionals, agency staff, and other stakeholders both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to work cooperatively with staff and representatives of State, Local, Federal and private partner agencies
  • Ability to prepare written project summaries and other communications materials
  • Ability to work independently

Essential Functions:

  • Requires sitting for long periods, answering the telephone, copying, and filing.  Must have driver's license and ability to drive.
  • Seventy-five percent of time incumbent will work indoors in a routine office environment.  Occasionally may travel by car around the state which may require an overnight stay.

 


*Closed*

Internship Title: Intern - Refugee Health Program (Paid Internship Pending Full State Approval)

Office/Program Area: Epidemiology Resource Center

Job Description/Responsibilities:

The intern will be located in the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) Epidemiology Resource Center’s TB/Refugee Health Division and will assist the Refugee Health Coordinator with several projects for the Indiana Refugee Health Program.

The intern will assist the Refugee Health Coordinator with various tasks and projects to improve the health of refugees in Indiana and advance the mission of the Indiana Refugee Health Program. Specific duties include:

  • Gathers and synthesizes information from various sources and partners on challenges encountered in meeting the health needs of refugees who arrive with complex medical conditions and explores feasible solutions to improve health care access and outcomes.
  • Updates the Indiana Refugee Health Program website.
  • Assists with development of a pilot cultural awareness and sensitivity training for staff.
  • Assists with development of a process for reporting health screening payment information to federal funder.
  • Processes new refugee arrival documents from CDC and sends to local health departments.
  • Researches policy issues that impact access to spoken language interpretation in health care settings in Indiana.
  • Accompanies the Refugee Health Coordinator to meetings with program partners.
  • Other tasks as assigned.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Be in an undergraduate or graduate public health or related program at a college or university.
  • Demonstrated interest in global and/or minority health issues through classwork and/or experience.
  • Familiarity communicating to diverse groups of people and the importance of culturally and linguistically appropriate services.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills with a strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to summarize large amounts of information and identify key ideas.
  • Ability to work efficiently and independently with minimal supervision.
  • Strong critical and analytical thinking skills.
  • Experience working with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).
  • Knowledge of public health terminology, program evaluation, and quality improvement principles

Essential Functions:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those a teammate encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Majority of time is spent in a climate controlled office setting at the Indiana State Department of Health.
  • Ability to sit at a computer terminal for an extended period of time.
  • In-state travel by car may occasionally be necessary, but transportation will be provided.
  • A commitment of approximately 20 hours/week during routine business hours is required; however, exact hours are flexible.
  • Extended periods of travel time via car (up to three hours one way in-state travel) may be required. Occasional lifting (up to 30 pounds) is possible

 



​ISDH accepts internship applications during 3 windows. Students can find the available internships and application information on this webpage during the following 3 windows of time. Due to the varied nature of the program areas hosting interns and the internship opportunities themselves, there are no set due dates for each application. ISDH closes applications upon their request. Please submit your applications as soon as possible to be considered.

Fall Internships - (Students at ISDH approximately August-December) :
Interns may apply – Late summer

Spring Internships – (Students at ISDH approximately January-May):
Interns may apply – Late Fall

Summer Internships – (Students at ISDH approximately June-August)
Interns may apply - Late February - Early March