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2020 ISDH Fall Internships are Available!

 

2020 ISDH Fall Internships

*closed* Trauma and Injury Prevention Intern
*closed* BRFSS Data Analysis Intern
STD Data Analyst Intern
Environmental Chemistry Intern
*closed* 2020 Youth Tobacco Survey intern 
*closed* Naloxone Program Intern
*closed* Drug Overdose Prevention Intern

 Chlamydia and Gonorrhea Screening Program Intern

*closed* State Health Assessment Internship
*closed* Indiana Violent Death Reporting System Internship

 

For the time being, ISDH only offers unpaid internships. Exact start dates for each internship will vary and will be decided upon by the hiring manager and the intern 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: 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 CLOSED

 


Internship Title: OPHPM State Health Assessment Internship

Office/Program area/Division: Office of Public Health Performance Management (OPHPM)

Project Descriptions/Responsibilities:

BACKGROUND:  The State Health Assessment Internship within the Office of Public Health Performance Management (OPHPM) will be responsible for assisting the accreditation coordinator, Director of OPHPM, and the internal ISDH accreditation team in collecting, curating, and creating policies that meet standards for voluntary public health accreditation standards. The focus of this internship will be assisting the agency in the creation of the 2022-2025 State Health Assessment, supporting foundations for the State Health Improvement Plan, and promoting alignment with the agency’s strategic plan. The intern will be working with a vast spectrum of internal and external stakeholders spanning the 10 essential public health services. The intern will work in sync with the workforce development coordinator, quality improvement/performance management coordinator, accreditation team, as well as division and program directors across the agency. This opportunity will allow the intern to network with other program areas throughout the health department and learn about how the public health works at the state level.  

(This internship can be broken into two opportunities or we can have the same student remain with us during the entire time period) 

Assist with primary data collection - An important part of the state health assessment is collecting primary data from Indiana residents. This could include focus groups, key informant interviews, and surveys. The intern will be responsible for researching other states’ approaches, helping author the plan, and the deployment of a primary data collection strategy.

Assist with external communications  - Duties include but are not limited to connecting with Local Health Departments throughout the state to identify and collect assessments, Community Health Assessments, Community Health Improvement Plans, and Strategic Plans. The Intern will be responsible for detailed notetaking, agenda development, engaging LHDs/stakeholders, identifying indicators, and other duties.

Qualifications:

  • Highly competent bachelor’s level student or Master’s in Public Health student
  • Data Proficiency
  • Good oral and written communication skills  
  • Ability to utilize Excel and PowerPoint
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Teams is preferred but not required

Working Conditions:

Remote work. This position will be a hybrid of remote with the potential for transitioning back to the office later. With the unique circumstances around COVID-19, the OPHPM division is working remotely at this time and the intern should plan to do the same. Any materials required for the success of the intern will be considered and provided.

Application Closed


Internship Title: Undergraduate Chlamydia and Gonorrhea Screening Program Intern (Unpaid)

Office/Program area/Division: STD Program: Division of HIV/STD/Viral Hepatitis

Project Descriptions/Responsibilities –

For this internship the applicant will work directly with the Chlamydia and Gonorrhea Screening Coordinator and STD program assisting in two projects:

First Project: Clinic Service Designation Data Processing and Optimization Project:

  • The intern will assist the CT/GC Screening Program Coordinator with processing and analyzing clinic service designation data received by the program through the program Reenrollment/Notification of Change Forms.
  • The intern will work with the Program Coordinator to prepare and present data analysis to the CDC Advisor to further discuss whether the current clinic service level definitions, developed in 2017, need to be updated for program.
  • The intern will assist the Program Coordinator in updating the clinic service designation on the HIV/STD website.

Second Project: Chlamydia and Gonorrhea Screening Program Application Optimization Project:

  • The intern will work with the program coordinator to finish the development of an updated program application.
  • The intern will assist the program coordinator to develop a RedCap survey; so that the application could be completed online.

Qualifications for HIV/STD/Viral Hepatitis Internships:

  • Undergraduate student with interest in STDs, Public Health, Community Health, sociology and psychology
  • Preferred data analysis and development of survey/application experience

Working Conditions for HIV/STD/Viral Hepatitis Internships

Please discuss with the hiring manager whether this internship will be remote or in person.

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.

  • Time is dependent on meeting the intern’s needs
  • Work will take place indoors in a routine office environment (However, due to the current COVID pandemic ability to work remotely will need to be considered).
  • 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:https://arcg.is/09CCDr 

 


*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:

This Intern will work remotely but depending on the conditions may also work in an office setting.

This application is closed

 


*Closed* Internship Title: 2020 Youth Tobacco Survey Intern

Office/Program Area: Tobacco Prevention and Cessation

Job Description/Responsibilities:

The intern will work alongside the Director of Program Evaluation and Tobacco Epidemiologist and will primarily focus on aiding with recruitment of schools for and implementation of the 2020 Indiana Youth Tobacco Survey (IYTS). The IYTS is a survey administered throughout Indiana to a sample of high school and middle schools and is comprised of questions focusing on tobacco product use and cessation, brand preference, exposure to tobacco advertising, attitudes and beliefs related to tobacco and secondhand smoke exposure. The data from this survey is used to assess progress toward long-term, intermediate, and short-term objectives, with the most recent year of data (2018) helping to drive the development of Vape-Free Indiana, an initiative supported by the Governor’s office and ISDH administration. 
Intern may also be assigned other projects and tasks, as time allows

Qualifications:

Candidates should have strong written and oral communication skills, exceptional organizational skills, proficiency in Microsoft Excel, ability to work independently, and the ability to comprehend, analyze, interpret, and correlate technical material. Masters level student preferred.

Essential Functions/Working Environment:

This Intern will work remotely

Application is closed

 


Internship Title: Environmental Chemistry

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 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 review

Qualifications:

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

Essential Functions/Working Environment:

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

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

 


Internship Title: STD Data Analyst Intern

Office/Program Area: HIV, STD, and Viral Hepatitis

Job Description/Responsibilities:

For this internship the applicant will work directly with the STD Epidemiologist on the following projects:

  • Update STD ISDH website with resources related to the STD program
  • Maintain the daily data inflow of the main database used by the program
  • Edit and create infographics displaying STD data trends
  • Data analysis and requests with STD surveillance data with local health departments, hospitals, other health agencies.
  • Complete a final project on epidemiologic trends in a vulnerable population in Indiana.

Qualifications:

  • Preferred- Experience in beginner SAS/coding, data analysis
  • Undergraduate -Required. In the process of a graduate degree- preferred.

Essential Functions/Working Environment:

The data analyst intern for STD will be fully remote except for some in person trainings.

Application Link: https://arcg.is/a4iz9

 


*Closed* Internship Title: BRFSS Data Analysis Intern

Office/Program Area: 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 analyze and report on risk behaviors and health outcomes of Indiana residents using BRFSS data 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 the Indiana BRFSS data. If approved by OPA and the DAT Director, the finished report will be published on the IN BRFSS webpage and be shared with internal and external BRFSS data users.

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) related to topic of choice (a list of topics will be provided but the intern is also welcome to work with the team to develop their own)
• Analyze Indiana BRFSS data using SAS or R, with support from the Indiana BRFSS Coordinator and Data Analyst/Trainer, to address research question(s)
• Write and edit a special report to communicate research findings with BRFSS data users and the general public
• 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
  • Some experience working with SAS, R, or other data analysis software preferred

Essential Functions/Working Environment:

Fully remote with a partially remote option if our group has returned to the office and the intern feels comfortable with it.

Application is closed for this internship

 


*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:

This intern will work remotely

This application is closed

 


*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 (INVDRS), 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 directly report to the DOP Program Director.Attending weekly Trauma and Injury Prevention staff meetings

  • 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 drug overdose-focused conferences and events.
  • Creating drug overdose-focused 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 drug overdose-related small scale research projects.
  • Assisting with grant writing and reporting, including evaluation efforts.
  • Assisting with overisght of grant subrecipients.
  • Supporting any other division efforts as necessary.

Qualifications:

  • Candidates must be enrolled in credit hours at a university or in an accredited program to be considered for this internship opportunity.
  • 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:

This Intern will work remotely but depending on the conditions may also work in an office setting.

This application is closed

 



​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 the request of the hiring manager. 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