DSHS Internships

Check this page regularly for new project listings and updates. If there is no available internship that matches your interest, you can request one using the procedures on the Internship Applications page.


Winter/Spring Semester

January 1st – May 31st

Applications are accepted
October 1st – December 10th

Fall Semester

September 1st – December 31st

Applications are accepted
July 1st – September 1st

Summer Semester

June 1st – August 31st

Applications are accepted
March 15th – May 10th


Find more information about application time frames on the Internship Applications page.

More information about Blue Ribbon Internship Program.

Click on the title in first column to access the PDF of the detailed project description

Assistant Deputy Commissioner Division

Internship Title & Description

Category

Semester

Location

Hours

2017 Economic Disease Burden and Health Priorities in Texas

Blue Ribbon

Economic Analysis
Health Economics
Database Design/Development Policy Analysis and development

Spring 2020

Austin

20–40 hrs/wk.

Digital Health Communications Internship

Blue Ribbon
or Standard

Program Development
Planning
Implementation
Administration
Research
Service Coordination

Ongoing

1 year beginning Spring 2020

Austin

15–30 hrs/wk.
(negotiable)

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Community Health Improvement Division

Internship Title & Description

Category

Semester

Location

Hours

Newborn Hearing Care Coordination Pilot Project

Blue Ribbon

Health Promotion;
Program Development;
Quality Improvement

Ongoing

Spring 2020 - Filled

Austin

16 hrs./wk.
120 hrs. total
(negotiable)

Newborn Hearing Care Coordination Pilot Planning Project

Blue Ribbon

Paid

Health Promotion;
Program Development;
Quality Improvement

Ongoing

Spring 2020 - Filled

Austin

16 hrs./wk.
200-460 hrs. total
(negotiable)

Oral Health Improvement

Blue Ribbon

Health Promotion;
Oral Health Education;
Health Promotion Material Development

Summer 2020

Austin

20 hrs./wk.
(negotiable)

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Laboratory and Infectious Disease Services Division

Internship Title & Description

Category

Semester

Location

Hours

HIV Prevention Communications and Marketing Internship

Blue Ribbon

Paid

Marketing;
Health Promotion;
Health Communication

Spring 2020

Austin

20-40 hrs/wk.
(negotiable)

TB Program Evaluation

Blue Ribbon

Health Promotion;
Program Evaluation;
Data Analysis

Spring 2020

Austin

15-40 hrs/wk
(negotiable)

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Consumer Protection Division

Internship Title & Description

Category

Semester

Location

Hours

EMS/Trauma Systems –
Medical Advisory Board Project

Blue Ribbon
or standard

Program Development;
Program Evaluation;
Database Development

Ongoing

Spring 2020 - Filled

Austin

20-40 hrs/wk.
(negotiable)

EMS/Trauma Systems - Overview Project
2 intern openings

Blue Ribbon
or standard

Health Promotion;
Program Planning;
Resource Development

Ongoing

Spring 2020 - Filled

Austin

20-40 hrs/wk.
(negotiable)

Comparative Compliance Inspections Data for Environmental Health Programs:
Environmental Unit Inspection Data Review

Environmental Health;
Program Evaluation;
Qualitative Data Analysis

Fall 2019

Austin

20-30 hrs/wk.
(negotiable)

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Regional and Local Health Operations Division (RLHO)

Internship Title & Description

Category

Semester

Location

Hours

Injury Prevention Internship

Blue Ribbon
or standard

Health Promotion;
Program Development;
Curriculum Development

Ongoing

Nacogdoches

15-30 hrs./ wk.
(negotiable)

Projects in Regional Public Health:
Texas Regional and Local Health Services Region 8

Blue Ribbon

Communicable Diseases;
Health Promotion;
Program Development

Ongoing

Spring 2020 - Filled

San Antonio

30-40 hrs./ wk.
(negotiable)

Workplace Wellness Project - Region 8

2 intern openings

Health Promotion;
Health Education;
Workplace Wellness

Ongoing

Spring 2020 - Filled

San Antonio

10-30 hrs./ wk.
(negotiable)

Public Health Nursing in Region 8

Blue Ribbon

Data Collection and Analysis;
Program Evaluation;
Community Outreach

Ongoing

San Antonio

10-30 hrs./ wk.
(negotiable)

PHR 2/3 -
Identifying Community Needs in Counties Without A Local Health Department

4 intern openings

Blue Ribbon

Epidemiology;
Health Promotion;
Community Assessment

Ongoing

Spring 2020 - Filled

Arlington

20 hrs./ wk.
(negotiable)

Bachelor of Social Work Internship

Blue Ribbon

Social Work;
Program Implementation;
Health Promotion

2 Semesters:

Fall 2019 - Spring 2020
Summer - Fall 2020

Arlington

17 hrs./ wk.
(negotiable)

Epidemiological Investigation of Chlamydia Trachomatis and Gonorrhea Infections in DSHS Public Health Region 2/3

Blue Ribbon

Epidemiology;
Disease Surveillance;
Database Design & Development

Ongoing

Spring 2020 - Filled

Arlington

10-20 hrs./ wk.
(negotiable)

Public Health Core Competency Training Program in Public Health Region 2/3

Blue Ribbon

Program Planning, Development and Administration;
Professional Development;
Public Health Education/Training

Fall 2019

Arlington

20 hrs./wk.

Worksite Wellness Internship: Public Health Region 2/3

Blue Ribbon

Program Planning, Development and Administration;
Screening and Assessment;
Health Education Prevention - Health Promotion

Ongoing

Arlington

20 hrs./wk.

Rural Behavioral Health Intervention Quality Improvement

Blue Ribbon

Screening and Assessment;
Program Development and Evaluation;
Behavioral Health, Prevention-Health Promotion

Spring 2020

Arlington

20-40 hrs./wk.

DSHS PHR 2/3- Supporting Customers' needs in Regional Technology Department

Blue Ribbon

Information Technology

Spring 2020

Arlington

20-40 hrs./wk.

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Program Operations Division

Internship Title & Description

Category

Semester

Location

Hours

Data Analytics Internship

Paid

Health Promotion;
Program Development;
Public Health Finance

Ongoing

Austin

15-25 hrs./wk.
(negotiable)

HIV Fiscal Monitoring Internship

Program Development;
Grant and Fund Management;
Policy Analysis and Development

Ongoing

Austin

10-20 hrs./wk.
(negotiable)

Financial Analyst Internship

Policy Analysis and Development;
Research Grants and Funds Management/Fiscal Monitoring

Ongoing

Austin

10-25 hrs./wk.
(negotiable)

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HHSC

Internship Title & Description

Category

Semester

Location

Hours

Healthcare Administration and Planning Team

Program development and implementation
Policy Analysis and Development

Summer 2020

Austin

20 hrs./wk.

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Last updated February 12, 2020