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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.
Timeline: Summer 2017; 1-2 interns for the session
Preferred Qualifications: Candidates will be graduate or undergraduate students pursing a degree in biology or a related field. We are looking for candidates who have an interest in clinical microbiology, particularly the area of antibiotic resistance. We are looking for candidates that have a basic understanding of microbiology and molecular biology.
Job Description: The intern will be located within the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) Laboratories, and work alongside Microbiologists to work on statewide surveillance of carbapenem antibiotic resistance within the Enterobacteriaceae and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. The intern would have the opportunity to participate in the following routine activities:
In addition to day to day activities, the intern would aid in the development of a proficiency testing network with local health departments, hospitals, and sentinel laboratories in order to better access the strength of the surveillance system within the state.
Interested applicants please send an updated resume, application, questionnaire and a brief e-mail explaining the reason of interest in this internship to the Office of Public Health Performance Management at OPHPM@ISDH.in.gov . Supervision will be under Cassandra Campion in ISDH Laboratories.
Timeline: Spring, Summer 2017; 1-2 interns for each session
Interested applicants please send an updated resume and a brief not explaining why you are interested to the Office of Public Health Performance Management at OPHPM@ISDH.in.gov . Supervision will be under Andrew Thomas.
Time Line: Spring 2017
Student Skill Requirements:
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:
Interested applicants please send an updated resume and a brief not explaining why you are interested to the Office of Public Health Performance Management at OPHPM@ISDH.in.gov . Supervision will be under Forrest Gaston.