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Indiana State Department of Health

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Division of Trauma and Injury Prevention

Time Line: April - June 2016, Summer 2016

GPA Requirements: 3.0 preferred but not required

Student Skill Requirement: Candidates will have completed or plan on completing, but not limited to: Health Communication, Health Provider-Consumer Communication, Performance Measurement and Program Evaluation and Healthcare Marketing, Introduction to Epidemiology, Biostatistics I and II and course work utilizing SAS.  We are looking for candidates that have a desire to work with both data and quality improvement in supporting hospitals becoming verified trauma centers.  The candidate should have a strong writing skills, Statistical Analysis Software (SAS) knowledge, Microsoft Excel experience, and quality improvement skills.

Job Description: All hospitals with emergency departments and rehabilitation facilities have the statutory responsibility to report their trauma related data to the Indiana Trauma Registry via ImageTrend (the state's data repository vendor).  The intern will work alongside the Database Analyst Epidemiologist and Trauma System PI Manager to compile trauma data quality reports to ensure data accuracy, help develop EMS statewide, district-specific and traumatic injury reports, create monthly ITN quizzes and calculate results, compile articles for the Division's monthly newsletter and attend meetings accordingly. 

Interested applicants please send an updated resume and a brief note explaining why you are interested to the Office of Public Health Performance Management at 

Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Commission

Timeline: Fall, Spring, Summer

Student Skill Requirements/Preferred Qualifications: Bachelors Degree in Public Health, Health Sciences, or related field preferred but not required; ability to comprehend, analyze, interpret, and correlate very technical material; working knowledge of Microsoft Excel; experience with coding and analysis of large data sets preferred.

Job Description: Intern will work with Research and Evaluation Department primarily, and may assist with data entry and analysis tasks; media clipping, coding, and archiving; as well as other ad-hoc tasks.

Organization/Agency Description and Clientele Served: The Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Commission's vision is to significantly improve the health of Hoosiers and to reduce the disease and economic burden that tobacco use places on Hoosiers of all ages.

The Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Commission exists to prevent and reduce the use of all tobacco products in Indiana and to protect citizens from exposure to tobacco smoke.  The Board will coordinate and allocate resources from the Trust Fund to:

  • Change the cultural perception and social acceptability of tobacco use in Indiana
  • Prevent initiation of tobacco use by Indiana youth
  • Assist tobacco users in cessation
  • Assist in reduction and protection from secondhand smoke
  • Support the enforcement of tobacco laws concerning the sale of tobacco to youth and use the tobacco by youth
  • Eliminate minority health disparities related tobacco use and emphasize prevention and reduction of tobacco use by minorities, pregnant women, children, youth and other at-risk populations

Interested applicants please send an updated resume and a brief note explaining why you are interested to the Office of Public Health Performance Management at 


Information Security Internship

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Significant work toward graduate degree in computer science or related field; recent graduates with Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science ore related field will be considered
  • Familiarity with regulatory and legal requirements, specifically HIPAA, PCI, and Sox
  • Familiarity with common Web Application Security risks (e.g. Cross Site Scripting, SQL Injection, Authentication and Session Management)
  • Microsoft Office skills (e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, Project, and Outlook)
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills to work effectively with IT and business units
  • Ability to administer information security programs including risk assessments, audits and forensic research, developing policies, gathering metrics, and reporting status
  • Technical security resources as it pertains to reviewing and recommending vulnerabilities assessments
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to prioritize and multi-task
  • Ability to work efficiently and independently with minimal supervision (i.e. self-motivated and willing to stretch to meet important deadlines)
  • Ability to work successfully in a cross-functional team environment
  • Ability To multi-task, prioritize and be detail-oriented
  • Strong team player in a dynamic environment

Timeline: Fall, Spring, Summer; 1-2 interns for each session


  • Perform security audits, risk analysis, and manage corrective action implementation and tracking of corrective actions or remediation strategy
  • Assist in developing security awareness materials, security presentations, and information security training sessions
  • Monitor and track security incidents to remediation
  • Perform security reviews on projects and applications

Interested applicants please send an updated resume and a brief note explaining why you are interested to the Office of Public Health Performance Management at