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The Hester Shultz Advocacy Fellowship

The Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Commission is seeking fellows for the Hester Shultz Advocacy Fellowship. Applications are due Aug. 5, 2019. Please visit the website for more information: https://www.in.gov/isdh/tpc/2348.htm

 

In memory of Hester Shultz, this fellowship is offered through a competitive application process available to a graduate level student to participate in the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) Advocacy Summit in Washington, D.C. October 19-21, 2019 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.

 


Fall 2019 Internships are available!

Paid Internships

Unpaid Internships

Fatality Review - Data Assistant Intern

Infection Prevention Data Analysis

Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology Intern

Outreach and Engagement Internship

Naloxone Program Intern

Food Protection - Written Framework Intern 

Organizational Development Intern

Food Protection - Local and State Strategic Partner Intern 

Prescription Drug Overdose Intern

Food Protection - Food Industry Project Intern 

Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) Intern

Food Protection - Food Emergency Response Plan Intern

 

Indiana Violent Death Reporting System (INVDRS) Intern

 

Trauma and Injury Prevention – Trauma Intern

 

ISDH Offers paid and unpaid internships. All paid internships are contingent on apporpriate state and federal authorizations. Candidates should discuss these details with the hiring manager during their interview.


 

Internship Title:  Fatality Review - Data Assistant Intern (PAID INTERNSHIP contingent on final state authorization)

Office/Program Area: Fatality Review and Prevention

Job Description/Responsibilities:

This position will serve as the Data Assistant for the ISDH Fatality Review and Prevention Division. The Data Assistant will assist with all data entry needed to assist the FRP Division in various databases. The Data Assistant will assist with procurement of records from internal and external stakeholders, if needed. The Data Administrator will assist with compiling the data entered as needed. The Data Administrator will track and report the status of record procurement and data entry to the FRP Division Director on a weekly basis. The Data Assistant will also be responsible for assisting with collaboration with Fatality Review and Prevention Division to ensure largest collective impact.

  • Assist with procurement of records from partners for entry into FRP databases and
  • Track the progress of procurement of case files and partner records
  • Enter the procured documents into Fatality Review and Prevention databases
  • Work with ISDH partners to complete implementation of electronic data collection as needed
  • Assist with the improvement of  current tracking processes and procedures
  • Assist with the development of  data collection program, as needed
  • Collaborate with other Fatality Review and Prevention staff and participate in statewide reviews.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of the organization and function of state and local health agencies;
  • Demonstrated ability to organize and maintain records
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently to complete tasks
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate with a team for joint projects
  • Demonstrated experience with managing multiple ongoing projects while successfully completing work assignments
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office PowerPoint; Word; Excel or Access.

Working Environment:

  • Work will take place indoors in a routine office environment;
  • Hours are flexible, however a commitment of approximately 20 hours/week is preferable;
  • 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 reach, stoop kneel to install computer equipment
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision requirements due to computer work
  • Light to moderate lifting is required
  • Regular, predictable attendance is required
  • 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.
  • Moderate noise (i.e. business office with computers, phone, and printers, light traffic).
  • Ability to work in a confined area.
  • Ability to sit at a computer terminal for an extended period of time.

Application Link: https://arcg.is/nnyaz0


 

Internship Title:  Infection Prevention Data Analysis (UNPAID INTERNSHIP)

Office/Program Area: Epidemiology Resource Center

Job Description/Responsibilities:

  • Extract data from 36 Infection prevention CDC Infection Control Assessments and put in excel file.
  • Aggregate the data and trend it for review.    
  • Perform analysis of areas for opportunity for the customers.     
  • Assist in abstract formulation for national platform presentation.    

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Data analysis
  • Excel data skills
  • Written abstract models

Working Environment:

Office:

  • Time is dependent on meeting the intern’s needs.
  • Can work in our office M-F during office hours as needed.
  • 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 reach, stoop kneel to install computer equipment
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision requirements due to computer work
  • Light to moderate lifting is required
  • Regular, predictable attendance is required
  • 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.
  • Moderate noise (i.e. business office with computers, phone, and printers, light traffic).
  • Ability to work in a confined area.
  • Ability to sit at a computer terminal for an extended period of time.

Additional Information: Intern needed quickly for Aug. 8th deadline for abstract

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


 

 

Internship Title:  Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology Intern (PAID INTERNSHIP contingent on final state authorization)

Office/Program Area: The Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Division promotes the delivery of high-quality, comprehensive, family-centered health services for women, infants, children, and adolescents living in Indiana. Emphasis is placed on ensuring services to low-income populations, those with poor nutritional status, and those who do not have access to health care.  The purpose of this position is to support the MCH Epidemiology Team by conducting and assisting with data collection and analysis related to risk factors and infant mortality, one of the Governor’s and State Health Commissioner’s top public health priorities.  The MCH Epidemiology Intern works independently and as part of the MCH Epidemiology Team, performs duties with minimal supervision following ISDH guidelines and policies, and reports directly to the Director of Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology.  The position works very closely with MCH program staff, the MCH IT team, and other internal and external partners. 

Job Description/Responsibilities:

The position responsibilities include performing analyses with any and all relevant data, such as natality and mortality datasets, PRAMS data, home visiting data, hospital discharge data, and Medicaid data. The intern will assist with MCH data projects and respond to ad hoc data requests, as needed. The intern will utilize research findings and data visualization trainings to enhance MCH epidemiology fact sheets and presentations, which may include stakeholder surveys and interpretation of findings. The intern will attend related meetings and assist in collaborative activities. The intern will maintain a willingness to be trained in ArcGIS mapping and data interpretation for MCH program planning.

Skills and Qualifications:

Must be a graduate level student pursuing studies in Epidemiology, Statistics, Quantitative Methods or similar. Must have at least foundational knowledge of SAS programming. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint. Familiarity with ArcGIS, vital records, and large dataset manipulation preferred. Experience and understanding in basic statistical principles and data translation.

Working Environment:

This position works primarily at the Indiana State Department of Health office in the MCH Division. Some travel may be required.

  • 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 reach, stoop kneel to install computer equipment
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision requirements due to computer work
  • Light to moderate lifting is required
  • Regular, predictable attendance is required
  • 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.
  • Moderate noise (i.e. business office with computers, phone, and printers, light traffic).
  • Ability to work in a confined area.
  • Ability to sit at a computer terminal for an extended period of time.

Application Link: https://arcg.is/1arDXX

 


Internship Title:  Outreach and Engagement Internship (UNPAID INTERNSHIP)

Office/Program Area: Office of Public Affairs

The Office of Outreach and Engagement at the Indiana State Department of Health provides event coordination and support for conferences, trainings and communications designed to increase knowledge and awareness of critical public health issues, including, but not limited to, the opioid epidemic, infectious disease prevention, immunizations, trauma and injury prevention, and infant mortality. The office champions inter-professional collaboration, data collection and sharing, community engagement, mobilization, and programmatic inclusion of public health issues as means by which to engage community and governmental partners in prevention efforts across Indiana.

Job Description/Responsibilities:

The intern will be located within the Office of Public Affairs at the Indiana State Department of Health. The intern will report to the Outreach and Engagement Coordinator to experience event planning and management in a public health setting. The intern would have the opportunity to actively participate in the following activities:

  • Assist with production and delivery of events and conferences
  • Assist with on-site management
  • Assist in creating and editing communication with speakers, panelists, attendees and sponsors
  • Assist with post-event(s) metric reporting
  • Data entry
  • Attend meetings with staff

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Interest in public health, health education, event management, or related area
  • Outstanding organizational skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Able to work independently
  • Able to work under pressure and tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Able to be flexible, multitask, and prioritize
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Familiarity with Excel databases and ability to learn event management programs such as Eventbrite preferred

Working Environment:

  • Work will take place indoors in a routine office environment; some travel may be required
  • Hours are flexible; however, a commitment of approximately 10-20 hours/week is preferable
  • Start and end dates are flexible; however a minimum commitment of three months is preferable

Application Link: https://arcg.is/19bLyG


Internship Title: Trauma and Injury Prevention – Trauma Intern (UNPAID INTERNSHIP)

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 conferences and district meetings 
  • Assist with creating and updating trauma and injury prevention documentation
  • Assist with data cleaning and reporting as needed
  • Carry out small-scale research project (if preferred)
  • Create contents for Trauma Twitter account
  • Supporting any other division efforts as necessary

Skills and 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. 
  • Hours are flexible, however a commitment of approximately 15-20 hours/week is preferred.   
  • GPA Requirements: 3.0 (preferred, but not required)  

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: https://arcg.is/190104

 


Internship Title: Indiana Violent Death Reporting System (INVDRS)  (UNPAID INTERNSHIP)

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: https://arcg.is/0z0mzO

 


Internship Title:  Organizational Development Intern (PAID INTERNSHIP contingent on final state authorization)

Office/Program Area: Office of Public Health Performance Management

The Office of Public Health Performance Management is responsible for leading the agency's efforts in continuous quality improvement, professional development, performance management, strategic thinking and planning, and accreditation readiness. This intern will assist OPHPM with their organizational change projects and will be responsible for a full on-boarding/orientation project to be implemented agency-wide.

Job Description/Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Workforce development coordinator to develop a high-quality on boarding/orientation experience for new ISDH staff.
  • Develop a first day experiential orientation that welcomes and trains new staff appropriately and aligns with retention and employee satisfaction goals and strategies.
  • Develop the follow-up and monitoring systems for new staff, interns, and contractors in conjunction with onboarding and orientation.
  • Develop/build the organizational systems and processes to automate and streamline necessary function.
  • Train themselves and develop competencies in Microsoft 365 and Teams applications using provided resources.
  • Train themselves in organizational development strategies and frameworks: Appreciative Inquiry, strengths-based/positive organizational change, other change management strategies, using provided/available resources.
  • Assist with ongoing organizational development efforts in OPHPM including; ISDH Engagement Team, Accreditation, Performance Management, strategic planning, and others

Skills and Qualifications:

Ideally a graduating senior or graduate student pursuing a degree in public administration/management, human resources, health administration, organizational change, leadership, or public health. Students with a passion for public service and/or leadership not in these degree programs are encouraged to apply.

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: https://arcg.is/1zqSTv

 


Internship Title: Naloxone Program Intern (PAID INTERNSHIP contingent on final state authorization)

Office/Program Area: Trauma and Injury Prevention

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 the PDO Team within the division.

Job Description/Responsibilities:

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

Skills and 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.

Working Environment:

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: https://arcg.is/0G1Gu5

 


Internship Title:  Prescription Drug Overdose Intern (PAID INTERNSHIP contingent on final state authorization)

Office/Program Area: Trauma and Injury Prevention

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 the PDO Team within the division.

Job Description/Responsibilities:

  •  Attending staff meetings, including weekly Trauma and Injury Prevention meetings, weekly PDO meetings, monthly meetings with federal grant overseers, various stakeholder meetings, and ore.
  •  Assisting with outreach events, including traveling statewide with our PDO mobile exhibit booth.
  •  Attending opioid-focused conferences and events.
  •  Creating opioid epidemic 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 opioid-related small scale research projects.
  •  Assisting with grant writing. 
  •  Supporting any other division efforts as necessary.

Skills and Qualifications:

  •  Candidates must be enrolled in credit hours at a university or in an accredited program to be considered for this internship opportunity.
  •  Candidates should possess strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills, as well as proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint).
  •  Epidemiology and Biostatistics coursework background not necessary but preferred
  •  SAS experience not required but highly preferred.
  •  Candidate must feel comfortable with public speaking (giving presentations).
  •  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, however a commitment of approximately 15-20 hours/week 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 
  •  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
  •  Sedentary desk work with the possibility of light lifting up to 10 pounds.
  •  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

Application Link: https://arcg.is/0Pb8nG

 


Internship Title:  Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) Intern (PAID INTERNSHIP contingent on final state authorization)

Office/Program Area: Maternal and Child Health Division

The Indiana Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) is part of a nationwide surveying effort led and funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to monitor students' health risks and behaviors in six categories, including weight and diet, physical activity, injury and violence, tobacco use, alcohol and other drug use, and sexual behaviors. The YRBS is conducted every two years among a representative group of Indiana students in grades 9–12. The YRBS Intern will support all activities related to the biennial survey administration.

 

Job Description/Responsibilities:

Intern will work closely with the State/Local School Health Coordinator within the Maternal and Child Health (MCH) division of the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH). Responsibilities may include:

  • Assisting in the clearance and recruitment of public high schools selected for survey
  • Assisting in the mailing of survey materials
  • Reviewing incoming survey materials and documentation forms
  • Administering the YRBS to students in participating schools across the state, following proper data collection procedures
  • Assisting in the coordination of YRBS survey administrators
  • Updating the YRBS tracking form, monitoring participation status of selected schools
  • Preparing completed questionnaire booklets for scanning
  • Attending weekly staff meetings with the Adolescent Health Team and monthly staff meetings with the Maternal and Child Health Division’s Life Course Health Systems Team
  • Preparing written and oral reports and presentations to communicate necessary information to internal and external partners

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Able to work independently and as a part of a project team.
  • Able to work under pressure and tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Able to multitask, prioritize, and be flexible.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Powerpoint; Word; Outlook; and Excel.
  • Sit for extended periods of time.
  • Well-developed communication skill, both written and verbal.
  • Experience in positions involving special needs or very young children.
  • Knowledge of typical and atypical child development and special needs conditions.

Working Environment:

The position is housed at ISDH in an office enviroment and will support survey administration in school settings. Position requires the ability to sit for long periods, extensive use of computers and the ability to physically move throughout the ISDH office area. Travel is required. There may be some light lifting required.

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

 


Internship Title: Food Protection - Written Framework Intern  (UNPAID INTERNSHIP)

Office/Program Area: Food Protection

 

Job Description/Responsibilities:

Written Framework Project: Create standard operating procedure templates for local health departments to develop their own outbreak, sampling, recall and complaint procedures. There are references and already established state procedures to use as a basis for the development of the procedures.

 

Skills and Qualifications:

The intern must have good writing and research capabilities to successfully complete these procedures. Outreach may also need to be accomplished with local health departments so good communication skills is also a desired trait.

 

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

Additional Information:

The intern will work closely with food protection RRT staff members. This project would be useful for students who are interested in food protection or public health program development positions.

 

Application Link: https://arcg.is/1LuifW


Internship Title: Food Protection - Local and State Strategic Partner Intern (UNPAID)

Office/Program Area: Food Protection

 

Job Description/Responsibilities:

Local and State Strategic Partner Project - Contact local health departments to assess communication between local and state partners and to build a contact list by identifying points of contact for consumer food complaints, food emergencies and recall notifications and audits.

 

Skills and Qualifications:

Must be comfortable with reaching out to local health departments via phone and e-mail to identify the appropriate point of contact and interviewing them to gather information and contacts.

 

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

Additional Information:

The intern would work closely with food protection RRT staff. This project will be used to further promote an integrated food safety system in Indiana by identifying issues in communication and updating our contact lists. The intern must have good communication skills and the major should be public health related.

 

Application Link: https://arcg.is/1Guvej 


Internship Title: Food Protection - Food Industry Project Intern (UNPAID)

Office/Program Area: Food Protection

 

Job Description/Responsibilities:

Intern will assist in an Indiana project involving collecting information to improve coordination between regulatory agency and food industry partners. This project will improve food recalls and trace-back investigations and facilitation in Indiana and nationally. The intern will assist with making contact with industry partners and gathering and compiling the information collected.

 

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Graduate level interns with at least one semester preferred.
  • Writing, communication and customer service skills will be necessary for this project.

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

Additional Information:

The Food Protection Rapid Response Team is a partnership between epidemiology, laboratory and food protection partners that may respond to a human or animal food emergency. This project will have a direct impact on improving Indiana's response capabilities.

 

Application Link: https://arcg.is/1f58zG


 

Internship Title: Food Protection - Food Emergency Response Plan Intern (UNPAID)

Office/Program Area: Food Protection

 

Job Description/Responsibilities:

The Food Emergency Response Plan (FERP) Project – Utilize what work has already been accomplished by the RRT (hazard analysis and beginnings of a draft) and complete a first draft of the plan using the National Agricultural State Department of Agriculture (NASDA), FERP template and original FERP as a basis for the revised plan.

 

Skills and Qualifications:

Must have writing and editing skills. Must be able to conduct research using resources provided to develop the first draft of a state response plan. This would be a great opportunity for students interested in public health preparedness and response positions.

 

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

Additional Information:

The intern would work directly with ISDH, Food Protection Rapid Response Team Staff.

 

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


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