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Indiana State Department of Health

Indiana State Department of Health

PHPM Home > Internship Program > ISDH Available Internship Opportunities 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.


Division of Clinical Microbiology-Indiana State Department of Health Laboratories

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:

  • Identification of microbial isolates.
  • Identification of antibiotic resistance mechanisms.
  • Review and report results for clinical isolates.
  • Review and summary of the scientific literature.
  • Data analysis and reporting as needed.

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 .  Supervision will be under Cassandra Campion in ISDH Laboratories. 


Information Security Internship

Timeline: Spring, Summer 2017; 1-2 interns for each session

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


  • 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 not explaining why you are interested to the Office of Public Health Performance Management at .  Supervision will be under Andrew Thomas. 


Epidemiology Resource Center/IT

Availability: 2

Time Line: Spring 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 not explaining why you are interested to the Office of Public Health Performance Management at .  Supervision will be under Forrest Gaston. 

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