Office of Academic Affairs: Blue Ribbon Internship within DSHS

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The Office of the Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Semester

Program Area

Internship Project

Location

DSHS Intern Supervisor (Preceptor)/Credentials/Title

Hrs./Week

Open
(Year-round)

Budget Section

Business and Financial Systems Analysis

Main Campus/ Moreton Bldg., Austin, TX 78756

Mary Ann Uranga, PhD, Unit Director/Grant Analysis & Reporting

30-40/wk
 -480 hrs/
total

Open
(Year-round)

Accounting Section/Program Analysis and Requisitions Unit

Budget Analysis and Requisition Processing Accounting Section

Main Campus/ Moreton Bldg., Austin, TX 78756

James Curik,
Accounting Claims Manager

30-40/wk
 -480 hrs/
total

 

Division for Regional and Local Health Services

Semester

Program Area

Internship Project

Location

DSHS Intern Supervisor (Preceptor)/Credentials/Title

Hrs./Week

Open
(Year-round)

Region 4/5 North/TB Elimination/Immunization

Prevention and Control of TB and other Communicable Diseases

Public Health Department office in Region 4/5 North, Nacogdoches, TX

Suzanne Fisher, MPA-HCA, RN, BSN
Title: Nurse Manager

20-30 hrs.
per week

Fall 2015 – Spring 2016
NEW-
Added Spring 2015
Region 6/5 South/Community and Family Health Services Teen Pregnancy Prevention Regional Health  Department office in Region 6/5 South Pam Patterson, BS, RN, CCE,
Public Health Nurse and Case Manager
20 – 25 hrs. per week
Open
(year round)
NEW-
Added
Fall 2014
Central Office/RLHS Division Office of Public Health Applied Public Health Project (proposed by student and further developed collaboratively by the student and preceptor) Main Campus-Central office/Moreton Bldg., 1st floor
1100 W.49th St., Austin, TX 78756
Beverly Pritchett, FACHE, MHA
Director, Office of Public Health
20 hrs. per week or negotiable
Open
(year round)
NEW-
Added
Fall 2014
Central Office/RLHS Community Preparedness Section of the Office of Public Health Public Health Preparedness Project (proposed by student and further developed collaboratively by the student and preceptor) Main Campus-Central office/G Bldg., 4th floor
1100 W.49th St., Austin, TX 78756
Bruce Clements, MPH
Director, Community Preparedness Section
20 hrs. per week or negotiable
Open
(year round)
NEW-
Added Spring 2015
Region 8 Health Department Office/Cross-departmental
exposure for students, which may include: Epidemiology, Immunization, Preparedness, Children's Medicaid, etc.
Rotations in Public Health – Health Service Region 8/San Antonio Health Service Region 8 Health Department Office
7430 Louis Pasteur
San Antonio, TX 78229
Katherine Velasquez,
PhD., RN.
Program Manager, Specialized Health & Social Services
10 – 30 hrs. per week or negotiable
Open
(year round)
NEW-
Added Spring 2015
Region 8 Health Department Office - Employee Wellness Program Workplace Wellness: RLHS-Region 8 Health Service Region 8 Health Department Office
7430 Louis Pasteur
San Antonio, TX 78229
Katherine Velasquez,
PhD., RN.
Program Manager, Specialized Health & Social Services
10 – 30 hrs. per week or negotiable

 

Division for Regulatory Services

Semester

Program Area

Internship Project

Location

DSHS Intern Supervisor (Preceptor)/Credentials/Title

Hrs./Week

Spring 2015
-
Fall 2015

Environmental and Consumer Safety Section

FDA Cooperative Agreement Special Projects

The Exchange Building
Austin, TX 78754

Julie Loera, Food Safety Officer

20 – 40 hrs. per week

 

The Office of the Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Semester

Program Area

Internship Project

Location

DSHS Intern Supervisor (Preceptor)/Credentials/Title

Hrs./Week

Fall 2015
-
Spring 2016 and beyond

The Center for Health Statistics Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology –Birth Outcomes in Texas

Main Campus – Moreton  Building
1100 West 49th St.
Austin, TX 78756

Divya Patel, Ph.D.
Research Specialist

2 consecutive semesters preferable/
20-40 hrs. per wk/ negotiable

Fall 2015
-
Spring 2016 and beyond

The Center for Health Statistics

Public Health Informatics

Main Campus – Moreton  Building
1100 West 49th St.
Austin, TX 78756

Mira Hidajat, Ph.D.
Medical Research Specialist/Team Lead, Analytics and Health Care Reporting

2 consecutive semesters preferable/
20-40 hrs. per wk/ negotiable

 

Division for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services

Semester

Program Area

Internship Project

Location

DSHS Intern Supervisor (Preceptor)/Credentials/Title

Hrs./Week

Fall 2015 - Spring 2016
NEW-
Added Spring 2015
Adult Mental Health Program Services Section Graduate Program Internship Collaborative with Austin Clubhouse and DSHS Austin State
Hospital campus-
909 W. 45th St., Austin, TX 78751
Reese Carroll, MA, LPC-S
Program Specialist V
30 -40 hrs. per week/ negotiable
Fall 2015 - Spring 2016
NEW-
Added Spring 2015

Hospital Services Section/ Austin State Hospital/
Psychology Dept.

Austin State Hospital Psychology Research Practicum: Trauma-Informed and Person-Centered Care Austin State
Hospital campus-
Austin, TX 78756

Victoria Latifses, PhD.
Director of Psychology

20 -40 hrs.  per week/ negotiable
NEW –
Added Fall 2015

Office of Decision Support Mental Health Research Internship Austin State
Hospital campus-
Austin, TX 78756
Suzanne Alston, PhD, Manager III
Abigail Cameron, PhD, Survey Research Specialist/IRB 2 Administrator
8-24 hrs/ week/
negotiable
NEW –
Added Fall 2015
Office of Decision Support Web Communication and Accessibility Austin State
Hospital campus-
Austin, TX 78756
Henry Pinter, Information Specialist IV 8-24 hrs/ week/
negotiable
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Last updated August 18, 2015