Intern Features

What's it like to Intern at DSHS?


Learn more about the internship experience at DSHS from the following intern stories below. Click on the link with each intern's name to read more about their story and experience. DSHS offices across the agency host interns from a variety of universities and academic programs each summer, fall and spring semesters. 


Lori Boies - Texas Syndromic Surveillance (MPH Epidemiology - UT Health Science Center at Houston)

Boies analyzed data to investigate emerging evidence and support the DSHS COVID-19 response. 


Barbara Jardine - Vulnerable Populations and Facilities Taskforce (MPH Epidemiology - Texas A&M University)

Jardine takes on important role in supporting DSHS COVID-19 taskforce. 


Audrey Payton and Noel Pratts - Fiscal Monitoring Unit (BA Business - Southwestern University)

Payton and Pratts built their technical and quantitative skills working with a DSHS operations team. 


Miles Greenfield - Digital Communication (BA Health and Society - UT Austin)

Greenfield assists in agency's social media response to COVID-19. 


Harinee Shanmugasundararaj - Fiscal Monitoring Unit (BS Finance - UT Dallas)

Shanmugasundararaj supports a healthy Texas by utilizing her skillset. 


Shiva Dhiman - COVID-19 Response Management: Region 8 (BS Public Health - Baylor University)

Dhiman participates in case investigations and contact tracing to help stop the spread of COVID-19. 





Last updated May 14, 2021