ISDH Available Internship Opportunities

Below are a list of current opportunities available at ISDH.  Please be aware that availability can change at any time without notice.  Many internships with ISDH are for graduates students.  Occasionally some undergraduates may be accepted.  For more undergraduate opportunities please see a listing of local health departments who are open to accept interns.  Please forward your resume along with the Internship Application and Health Student Intern Questionnaire

Lead and Healthy Homes Divison Internship

Timeline: Spring 2018; 1 Intern is needed to assist with case management in the Lead and Healthy Homes Division.

Intern will report to the Director of the Lead and Healthy Homes Division at the Indiana State Department of Health.

Job Description: This position will provide data entry and support for case management within the Lead and Healthy Homes Division.

Student Skill Requirements:

  • Proficient computer skills used specifically for data entry (i.e. Microsoft Excel)
  • Have knowledge of database concepts
  • Ability to work in a team environment, with multiple and fluid demands
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Have excellent organization skills
  • Ability to maintain effective and professional working relationships with internal and external customers, and vendors

Qualifications: 

  • Candidates must be enrolled in credit hours at a university or in an accredited program to be considered for this internship opportunity.
  • Knowledge of public health terminology is recommended.
  • Candidates should possess strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills, as well as proficiency with Microsoft Office.
  • Undergraduate students are encouraged to apply.

Interested applicants please send an updated resume and a brief note explaining why you are interested to the Office of Public Health Performance Management at OPHPM@ISDH.in.gov.  Supervision will be under James King.

MS Access Database Internship

One intern needed to assist the State Office of Rural Health (SORH) with the development of a Microsoft Access database

Time Line: Can align with academic semesters or can start as early as available

Student Skill Requirement: Candidates will be graduate level students pursuing a degree in public health or a related field with a background in computer science or experience in database development.

Candidate Qualifications:

  • Proficient in Microsoft Access and experience with SQL is a plus, but not required
  • Knowledge of public health performance measures and public health terminology is preferred
  • Ability to work in a team environment, with multiple and fluid demands
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to maintain effective and professional working relationships with internal and external customers, and vendors

Internship Description: The intern will be located in the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) Division of Primary Care, Chronic Disease and Rural Health and work with the SORH team to build a MS Access database to be used for data collection, reporting and project management purposes.  Routine activities would include:

  • Documents reporting features, issues, and resolutions.
  • Creates a MS Access database which will be used to track program requirement and milestones.  Database to include all functionalities including tables, queries, modules, data entry screens and reports (including indexes, relationships and procedures).
  • Regular meetings with SORH team to determine direction of the project.
  • Intern’s research and analysis will provide a basis for improving the health of rural Indiana.
  • Develops instructional user guides (print and webinar) for functionalities and features of the database and provides user training.
  • Other duties as assigned throughout the internship period.

A flexible schedule is appropriate based on the intern’s schedule, however, it is requested that he or she complete their hours between 8AM – 4:30PM onsite.  This is an unpaid internship.

Interested applicants please send an updated resume and a brief note explaining why you are interested to the Office of Public Health Performance Management at OPHPM@isdh.IN.gov Supervision will be under Abigail Garcia, SORH Manager.

Local Health Department Outreach Division Internship

Timeline: Summer/Fall 2017; 1 Intern needed to assist with Local Health Department Outreach Division.

Intern will report to the Director of the Local Health Department Outreach Division at the Indiana State Department of Health.

Job Description:

  • Intern will be asked to research successful public health departments across the United States as reported and measured by national health metrics such as America’s Health Rankings or the County Health Rankings & Roadmaps.
  • Intern will provide a written report detailing the type of governance structure, staffing levels, and funding levels and sources.
  • Intern will identify and report on common characteristics of successful public health departments.
  • Intern will also research other factors that can impact public health performance such as the physical environment, the existence or absence of various public health laws, and educational requirements for staff.
  • Intern’s research and analysis will provide a basis for improving public health performance in Indiana.

Qualifications:

  • Candidates must be enrolled in credit hours at a university or in an accredited program to be considered for this internship opportunity.
  • Preferred candidates will be a graduate students in good academic standing that have completed significant work towards a combined JD/MPH or JD/MHA degree with an interest and demonstrated expertise in public health matters and public health legal research.
  • Knowledge of public health performance measures and public health terminology is required.
  • Candidates should possess strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills, as well as proficiency with Microsoft Office.
  • Experience with Survey Monkey and REDCap preferred.

Interested applicants please send an updated resume and a brief note explaining why you are interested to the Office of Public Health Performance Management at OPHPM@ISDH.in.gov.  Supervision will be under David Hopper, Director of Local Health Department Outreach Division.

Information Security Internship

Timeline: Year-round opportunities; 1-2 interns

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Significant work toward graduate degree in computer science or related field; recent graduates with Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science ore related field will be considered
  • Familiarity with regulatory and legal requirements, specifically HIPAA, PCI, and Sox
  • Familiarity with common Web Application Security risks (e.g. Cross Site Scripting, SQL Injection, Authentication and Session Management)
  • Microsoft Office skills (e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, Project, and Outlook)
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills to work effectively with IT and business units
  • Ability to administer information security programs including risk assessments, audits and forensic research, developing policies, gathering metrics, and reporting status
  • Technical security resources as it pertains to reviewing and recommending vulnerabilities assessments
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to prioritize and multi-task
  • Ability to work efficiently and independently with minimal supervision (i.e. self-motivated and willing to stretch to meet important deadlines)
  • Ability to work successfully in a cross-functional team environment
  • Ability To multi-task, prioritize and be detail-oriented
  • Strong team player in a dynamic environment

Responsibilities:

  • Perform security audits, risk analysis, and manage corrective action implementation and tracking of corrective actions or remediation strategy
  • Assist in developing security awareness materials, security presentations, and information security training sessions
  • Monitor and track security incidents to remediation
  • Perform security reviews on projects and applications

Interested applicants please send an updated resume and a brief note explaining why you are interested to the Office of Public Health Performance Management at OPHPM@ISDH.in.gov.  Supervision will be under Andrew Thomas. 

Epidemiology Resource Center/IT

Availability: 2

Time Line: Summer/Fall 2017

Student Skill Requirements:

  • Proficient with one or more of the following: ASP.Net, VB.Net., C# or other widely used applications development tool
  • Have knowledge of database concepts and some experience in Oracle DB
  • Ability to work in a team environment, with multiple and fluid demands
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to maintain effective and professional working relationships with internal and external customers, and vendors

Job Description: This position will provide intermediate level technical support for the Epidemiology Resource Center with their epidemiological data.  This position is responsible for mapping form fields to data fields in the database, answering ad hoc data requests from the disease epidemiologists, conducting quality assurance testing of the systems upgrades.  This position will work as part of a development team as well as independently on projects.  Knowledge of data design is highly desired.   Below is a summary of responsibilities:

  • Mapping out form fields to data fields
  • Writing queries and/or creating views to extract data
  • Any other data related tasks
  • Provide assistance in system testing for upgrades to the application
  • Report progress to a supervisor on the team

Interested applicants please send an updated resume and a brief note explaining why you are interested to the Office of Public Health Performance Management at OPHPM@ISDH.in.gov.  Supervision will be under Forrest Gaston.