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 Health Promotion Intern - Cardiovascular and Diabetes -  https://arcg.is/KnCjj Community Health Intern - Cardiovascular and Diabetes - https://arcg.is/0aC5W9

Naloxone Intern - CLOSED

Breast and Cervical Cancer Program
Community Clinical Linkages and Environmental Strategies Support - CLOSED

 Environmental Chemistry Intern -  CLOSED

Drug Overdose Prevention Intern - CLOSED

Breast and Cervical Cancer Program Intern
Community Clinical Linkages and Health Disparities - CLOSED

SNAP-Ed Communications Intern - CLOSED

 

Cancer Communications and Partnerships Intern - CLOSED

Cancer Epidemiological Intern- CLOSED

Fellowships

Indiana Grown for Schools Network Communications Intern - CLOSED

Trauma and Injury Prevention Intern - CLOSED

*NEW* Hester Shultz Fellowship - Tobacco Prevention and Cessation -  Application Link

Indiana Violent Death Reporting System Intern - CLOSED

Cancer Registry Intern -CLOSED

 

Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Intern - CLOSED

Data Analysis Team Intern - CLOSED

*All paid internship require State Approval. All Descriptions of Internships listed above can be found below including links to the application.


Internship Title: Health Promotion Intern

Office/Program Area: Cardiovascular and Diabetes 

Job Description/Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for creating and sending out Monthly Newsletter/ Bulletin to health systems partners (Under the communication plan?)
  • Work with the Health Education and Communications Coordinator on creating and implementing a Communication Plan for CVHD Section.
  • Create and update diabetes and cardiovascular disease awareness material and resources as needed for community health workers, Indiana employers, health systems and more.
  • Assist the diabetes team on creating and implementing a DPP campaign and a DSMES campaign
  • Participate in internal and external partnership meetings.
  • Work with Health Education and Communications Coordinator on updating the cardiovascular disease web page
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program with a focus in a health-related subject.
  • Has an interest in cardiovascular health, prediabetes, and diabetes.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, especially Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Familiar with Redcap.
  • Familiar with finding and using credible sources.

Working Environment:

This internship is flexible. It can be in-office or hybrid. 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

Application Link: https://arcg.is/0aC5W9


Internship Title: Community Health Intern

Office/Program Area: Cardiovascular and Diabetes

Job Description/Responsibilities:

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.

  • Assist with survey creation and implementation of surveys.
  • Create landscape maps of CDC approved programs in the state of Indiana
  • Create and consulate an Excel spreadsheet with previously collected DPP information
  • Cold call and collect DSMES contacts and program information and create an Excel spreadsheet using the collected information
  • Participate in internal and external partnership meetings.
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program with a focus in a health-related subject.
    • A Public Health background is preferred, but not required
  • Has an interest in cardiovascular health, prediabetes, and diabetes.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, especially Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Familiar with Redcap.
  • Familiar with finding and using credible sources.

Working Environment:

This internship is flexible. It can be in-office or hybrid. 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

Application Link: https://arcg.is/0aC5W9


Fellowship Title: Hester Shultz Fellowship

Office/Program Area: Tobacco Prevention and Cessation

Description:

Tobacco Prevention and Cessation at the Indiana Department of Health is now accepting applications for the 2021 Hester Shultz advocacy fellowship.  Applications are due September 10, 2021.  Please see the attached information or visit our website on the link below.  All of the Hester Shultz Fellowship requirements are explained in the attached document.  https://www.in.gov/health/tpc/community-programs/grant-applications/

In memory of Hester Shultz, this fellowship is offered through a competitive application process available to a graduate level student to participate in the Virtual 23rd Annual SOPHE's Advocacy Summit  https://www.sophe.org/professional-development/conferences_events/advocacy-summit/ October 13-14, 2021, and complete a health advocacy project following the summit to apply skills learned.   Applicants are being sought from graduate level students from Indiana schools in the area of political science, health, public health, law, communications, environmental affairs, social work and business.


Internship Title: Environmental Chemistry Intern

Office/Program Area: Laboratory Services

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
  • Providing assistance in data collection, analysis and

Necessary Skills and/or 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

Working Environment:

This is a hands-on position in a laboratory setting.

Application Link: CLOSED


Internship Title: Indiana Grown for Schools Network Communications Intern 

IDOH Division: Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity

Summary of Position:

The intern will assist the Indiana Grown for Schools Network in the writing, formatting, and posting of the Indiana Farm to School communications on the social media suite. The Indiana Grown for Schools Network has a website, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram account that will need routine maintenance. While the network does have templates for posts on the platform, we welcome individuals to work within the branding guides and utilize their creativity when producing communications. The intern will work with the Community Food Systems and Farm to School Coordinator at the Indiana Department of Health (IDOH) within the Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity (DNPA). In addition to communications management, the intern will have the ability to attend meetings and conferences when appropriate.

We envision this to be a part time position; however, we are flexible and open to the ideas that each applicant has. 

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Research and consolidate a variety of information available through publicly available sources for the upkeep of the Indiana Grown for Schools website.
  • Draft and edit social media posts, website blog posts, etc. for outward communication with the Farm to School community.
  • In collaboration with the Community Food Systems and Farm to School Coordinator, create a comprehensive communications plan for the Indiana Grown for Schools Network..
  • Attend Indiana Grown for Schools Network Steering Committee meetings, full network quarterly meetings and other relevant meetings.

Job Requirements:

  • Ability to plan, prioritize and complete multiple projects.
  • Strong research and synthesis skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Experience working in Canva Pro.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office and Google Suite.
  • Be an undergraduate or graduate student in communications, marketing, graphic design or related field at a college or university.
  • Interest or background in nutrition, food systems and/or public health is preferred.
  • Experience working in Squarespace is preferred.

Difficulty of Work:

Intern refers to publicly available information and knowledge and skills obtained through public health guides from credible sources such as the United States Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Services, National Farm to School Network, and other state government websites to help guide research activities, data collection, and communication strategy.

Responsibility:

Work involves creating and analyzing Farm to School information that is used for communications and marketing throughout the state of Indiana. This will also involve ensuring that the information is relevant to the Hoosier audience. This work supports the Indiana Grown for Schools 5-year strategic plan, the IDOH mission, and the 2018 and 2020 USDA Farm to School Grants awarded to the Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity.

Personal Work Relationships:

The intern will work with various DNPA staff, the Indiana Grown for Schools Network Steering Committee and Project Teams, external stakeholders, and other health professionals.

Working Conditions:

This intern will work remote 100% of the time, including DNPA, IGFSN, and project team calls.

Please submit your application via this link: Application is closed


Internship Title: Cancer Communications and Partnerships Intern

Office/Program Area: Chronic Disease, Primary Care, and Rural Health

Job Description/Responsibilities:

The main responsibility of this internship is to lead the conversion of current Comprehensive Cancer Communications and Partnerships documents to the latest IDOH branding guidelines while also supporting the Communications and Partnerships Director in implementing the Comp Cancer leadership Plan.  The goal of the internship is to provide interns with demonstrable experience and concrete examples in the development of public health education materials and partnership project management.

Qualifications:

An intern would be fluent in the use of Microsoft office suite with particular focus on Microsoft Word, Publisher, PowerPoint, and have the ability to learn MSTeams.  Also, the intern should have some experience or a willingness to learn CMS and RedDot webpage editing software.

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.

This intern position will be mostly remote via Microsoft Teams.

Application Link: CLOSED


Internship Title: Indiana Violent Death Reporting System (INVDRS)

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

Application Link: CLOSED


Internship Title: Community Clinical Linkages and Health Disparities

Program area/division: Cancer Early Detection Section, Division of Chronic Disease Prevention and Control

Job Description/Responsibilities:

This internship position will support the regional coordinators and state staff for the Indiana Breast and Cervical Cancer Program in increasing and recording efforts in improving community recruitment efforts for breast and cervical cancer screening. Intern will engage in mapping efforts to determine unserved county needs in Indiana around cancer screening.  Intern will support health disparities coordinator to develop outreach and support to underserved women with health disparities.  Intern will compile a list of state resources for screening, treatment and survivorship.

  • Research community clinical linkage activities for the IN-BCCP program including conducting key informant interviews at the community level.
  • Engage in mapping efforts and resource guide development
  • Suggest activities to record efforts and linkages at the community and state level/ Operationalize terms and outcomes to define and record community clinical linkages and support regional providers in their efforts to reach key community leaders
  • Recommend community clinical linkages for disparate populations in Indiana who are ineffectively or under-represented in IN-BCCP services
  • Support granting efforts from the State Department of Health through the contracting process/ support grantee coordination and support efforts
  • Provide recommendations for addressing disparities in cancer screening rates for women in Indiana and propose new grant activities in the competitive five year application

Qualifications sought:

  • Position is ideally suited for a graduate level or upperclassman student studying public health or a related field.

Essential functions:

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 is performed in a standard office environment.  After training, intern may complete some activities and work off site with approval of supervisor.

Application Link: CLOSED


Internship title: Community Clinical Linkages and Environmental Strategies Support 

Program area/division: Cancer Early Detection Section, Division of Chronic Disease Prevention and Control

Job Description/Responsibilities:

This internship position will support the regional coordinators and state staff for the Indiana Breast and Cervical Cancer Program in increasing and recording efforts in improving community recruitment efforts for breast and cervical cancer screening.  It may include mapping of community resources, designing recruitment materials for community partners, exploring opportunities to provide community based screening efforts, and the coordination of efforts across worksite, clinic and regional providers for these efforts.  Intern may provide technical assistance for partners and suggest evaluation of said efforts.  Intern will participate in IN-BCCP state staff training and meetings as well as larger comprehensive cancer prevention, screening, treatment and survivorship efforts and meetings.  Intern will represent IN-BCCP at Chronic Disease and breast cancer related events.

  • Research community clinical linkage activities for the IN-BCCP program including conducting key informant interviews at the community level.
  • Create a rubric for to assess breast and cervical cancer programs, policies and practices at an employer level for future environmental strategies efforts.
  • Develop a grants guide of state and local resources for soliciting additional breast and cervical cancer services and dollars
  • Operationalize terms and outcomes to define and record community clinical linkages and support regional providers in their efforts to reach key community leaders
  • Suggest activities to record efforts and linkages at the community and state level
  • Recommend community clinical linkages for disparate populations in Indiana who are ineffectively or under-represented in IN-BCCP services
  • Support granting efforts from the State Department of Health through the contracting process
  • Participate in EBI activities and calls to build knowledge and relationships with Community Health Centers

Qualifications sought:

  • Position is ideally suited for a graduate level or upperclassman student studying public health or a related field.

Essential functions:

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 is performed in a standard office environment.  After training, intern may complete some activities and work off site with approval of supervisor.

Application Link CLOSED


Internship Title: Cancer Epidemiological Intern

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

Project Description:

For this internship, the applicant will assist the IDOH Cancer Section Epidemiologist with expansion of data infrastructure, BRFSS data analysis specifically surrounding Cancer Survivorship and Treatment, and development and enhancement of cancer inquiry data storage and usage. Objectives of the internship include:

  • Assess current process supporting Indiana Cancer Facts and Figures to determine methods to build out better data infrastructure;
  • Complete data analysis and complete Factsheets
  • Build data request form for cancer inquiries and other inquiries in chronic disease
  • Assist the Indiana Cancer Consortium with data projects as available

Qualifications for Cancer Epidemiological Internships:

  • Be in an undergraduate or graduate public health or related program at a college or university interested in Cancer data and surveillance;
  • Applicants should have experience in analysis software, SAS is preferred.
  • 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).

Working Conditions for Cancer Epidemiological 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 or virtually
  • 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

Application Link: CLOSED


Internship title: SNAP-Ed Communications Intern

Program area/division: Nutrition and Physical Activity

Job Description/Responsibilities:

The intern will assist the DNPA by collecting resources to be shared in the monthly State Nutrition Action Committee (SNAC) Newsletter and managing and posting information and resources to the SNAC social media pages, such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. The intern will also assist the SNAP-Ed Coordinators in collecting and collating resources that will be housed on the SNAC website and attend website planning meetings when appropriate. The intern will work under the guidance of the SNAP-Ed Coordinators and will attend meetings and conferences when appropriate.

  • Research and consolidate a variety of available resources and materials relevant to nutrition and physical activity as it relates to SNAP-Ed work to be housed on the State Nutrition Action Committee website.
  • Create and manage the social media accounts for the State Nutrition Action Committee by posting and sharing appropriate events, resources, and opportunities for partners.
  • Assist the SNAP-Ed Coordinators in creating and distributing the month State Nutrition Action Committee Newsletter.
  • Work collaboratively with the SNAP-Ed Coordinators, SNAP-Ed and Nutrition Programs Director, DNPA staff and outside partners to effectively consolidate nutrition information for SNAP-Ed program use.
  • Participate in an agency employee wellness team.

Qualifications sought:

  • Ability to plan, prioritize, and complete multiple projects.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office software (Word, Teams, Outlook, Publisher)
  • Experience working in with graphic design software (such as Canva and/or Adobe) and managing several social media accounts.
  • Be in an undergraduate or graduate in communications, marketing, graphic design, or a related field at a college or university. Interest or background in public health preferred.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to work effectively with the staff of DNPA and others outside the public health community.
  • Difficulty of Work:
  • Intern refers to peer-reviewed journals, knowledge and skills obtained through public health guides from credible sources such as the United States Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Services to help guide research activities and data collection.

Responsibilities:

  • Work involves creating and distributing materials for the State Nutrition Action Committee that is housed in the Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity.
  • The intern will be responsible for researching and consolidating a variety of information available through publicly available sources for the creation of the State Nutrition Action Committee Website.
  • Draft and edit social media posts and newsletter for outward communication with the State Nutrition Action Committee Members and stakeholders.
  • In collaboration with the SNAP-Ed Coordinators, create a comprehensive communications plan for the State Nutrition Action Committee.
  • Attend State Nutrition Action Committee full network meetings and other relevant meetings.
  • The SNAP-Ed Coordinators and SNAP-Ed and Nutrition Programs Director will review the intern’s work periodically and complete all evaluations required for the university's internship program.
  • When applying please specify the time commitment available and any number of hours needed to complete school requirements.

Essential functions:

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.

  • The intern will work remote 100% of the time, including DNPA, SNAP-Ed, and SNAC project team calls.

Application link: CLOSED


Internship Title: Trauma and Injury Prevention Intern

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 with the Trauma Team.

Here is a list of possible responsibilities:

  • Attend weekly staff meetings/bi-weekly trauma team meetings
  • Attend public health conferences and district trauma meetings
  • Assist with creating and updating trauma and injury prevention documentation
  • Assist with data cleaning, analyzing, and visualization as needed
  • Carry out small-scale research project (if preferred)

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.
  • Experience using datasets, whether data cleaning or visualization, is preferred.
  • Hours are flexible, however a commitment of approximately 15-20 hours/week is preferred.
  • GPA Requirements: 3.0 (preferred, but not required)

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
  • 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

Application Link: CLOSED


Internship Title: Drug Overdose Prevention Intern

Office/Program Area: Trauma and Injury Prevention

Job Description/Responsibilities:

The Division of Trauma and Injury Prevention focuses on data collection, surveillance, and the promotion of evidence-based prevention strategies and promising practices; coalition building and offering technical assistance to community members working on injury prevention education and policy; and collaboration with other state agencies to reduce intentional and unintentional injuries and violence. 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, Drug Overdose Prevention (DOP) team, and numerous other trauma and injury prevention outreach efforts. The 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. The intern will report directly to the DOP Program Director.

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

Qualifications:

  • Candidates must possess strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills, as well as proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint). A writing sample is required.
  • 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, though a commitment of approximately 15-20 hours/week is preferred

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. The internship can also be completed remotely if the applicant desires that option.
  • 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.
  • Physical Effort
  • Sedentary desk work.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the associate 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

Application Link: CLOSED


Internship Title: Naloxone Program Intern

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.

  • Attending weekly Trauma and Injury Prevention staff meetings
  • Attending weekly Drug Overdose Prevention (DOP) staff meetings
  • Helping to facilitate naloxone administration trainings throughout the state
  • Assisting with outreach events, such as our DOP 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 DOP tasks

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/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.

  • Sedentary desk work with the possibility of light lifting up to 10 pounds.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the associate 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
  • While in the office:
  • Work will take place indoors in a routine office environment
  • Regular, predictable attendance 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
  • 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)

Application Link: CLOSED


Internship Title: Cancer Registry Intern

Office/Program Area/Division: Office of Chronic Disease, Primary Care, and Rural Health/ Cancer Surveillance Section.

Project Description:

For this internship, the Health Information Technology student will assist the Indiana Department of Health (IDOH) Cancer Registry Staff while gaining experience to prepare to become certified health information professional.

Objectives of the internship include:

  • Assist Registry Coordinator in analyzing and processing Death Clearance documentation
  • Documenting Registry Operations
  • Assist Surveillance Section Director in updating reporting facility documentation

Qualifications for Indiana State Cancer Registry (ISCR) Internships:

  • Be in enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate public health or related program at a college or university interested in Health Information Technology or related field;
  • Perusing career as Certified Tumor Registrar.
  • 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).

Working Conditions for Cancer Registry 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 or virtually
  • 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

Application link: CLOSED


Internship Title: Data Analysis Team Intern 

Office/Program Area/Division: Office of Data & Analytics – Data Analysis Team

Purpose:

The intern functions as part of the Indiana Department of Health (IDOH) Office of Data & Analytics (ODA) Data Analysis Team, which provides training and analysis of public health data to the agency and public. The intern will analyze and report on risk behaviors and health outcomes of Indiana residents while learning about various public health data sources and the role of data analysis in agency efforts.

Responsibilities:

The intern will complete all tasks necessary to research, analyze data, write, and publish a topic-specific report using a variety of data sources. If approved by OPA, relevant program areas, and the DAT Director, the finished report will be published on a relevant Data Analysis Team web page and shared with partners. 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:

  • Complete a literature review and develop (a) research question(s) based on list of topics provided by the Data Analysis Team and other IDOH program areas.
  • Analyze data using SAS or R, with support from the Data Analysis Team Director, Data Analysis Team Members, and other IDOH program areas.
  • Write and edit a special report to communicate research findings.
  • Other tasks as assigned.

Job Requirements/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
  • Some experience working with SAS, R, or other data analysis software preferred

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn to construct a relevant research question and to analyze data effectively in order to answer it
  • Learn to communicate research findings 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
  • Participate in ongoing analysis of real-world data to measure health risk behaviors and health outcomes for Indiana residents.

Examples of Previous Intern Work:

Visit https://www.in.gov/isdh/25194.htm and scroll down to the Papers section.

Application link: CLOSED


Internship Title: Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Intern

Office/Program Area: Tobacco Prevention and Cessation

Job Description/Responsibilities:

  • Perform a scan of tobacco-free grounds policies and/or student tobacco use policies for public school districts in Indiana
  • Update existing tobacco-free school policy lists with improved functionality
  • Assist with updating existing resources for schools/educators on tobacco-free schools policies and alternatives to suspension for tobacco use and researching information for new resources as needed
  • Communicate with local commercial tobacco control coalitions to gather information on collaborative work with school districts on alternatives to suspension for tobacco use

Necessary Skills and/or Qualifications:

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel and SharePoint

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;
  • Sedentary desk work with the possibility of light lifting up to 10 pounds.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the associate 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
  • Hours are flexible, however a commitment of 15-20 hours/week is preferable;
  • Start and end dates are flexible, however a minimum commitment of three months is preferable.
  • IDOH Tobacco Prevention and Cessation's vision is an Indiana where all are free from tobacco addiction and exposure to commercial tobacco products. Learn more at https://www.in.gov/health/tpc/

Application Link: CLOSED


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IDOH 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. IDOH closes applications upon the request of the hiring manager. Please submit your applications as soon as possible to be considered.

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

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

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