DSHS Internships

Find Internship opportunities for the Fall 2020 semester below. We will update this list as new positions come available. Due to the DSHS response to COVID-19 pandemic, the available internship opportunities is a fluid situation. We thank you for your patience and look forward to your application.

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 .

How to apply


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 1st – May 15th


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

Location

Hours

Digital Health Communications

Program Development
Planning
Implementation
Administration
Research
Service Coordination

Austin/Virtual

15–30 hrs/wk.
(negotiable)

Public Health Data Management and Visualization

Program Administration
Health Information Technology

Austin/Virtual

20 hrs/wk.

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Community Health Improvement Division

Internship Title & Description

Category

Location

Hours

Oral Health Improvement

Program Planning,
Development,
Implementation
and Evaluation

Austin/Virtual

20 hrs/wk.
(negotiable)

Help Me Grow Texas

Program Administration,
Planning,
Development,
Implementation

Austin/Virtual

10 - 20 hrs/wk.

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Laboratory and Infectious Disease Services Division

Internship Title & Description

Category

Location

Hours

HIV Program - Status Neutral and systemic change

Service Coordination
Program Planning
Program Development

Austin/Virtual

15–30 hrs/wk.
(negotiable)

HIV Care Services Group Capacity Building Internship

Program Administration
Service Coordination
Program Planning
Program Development

Austin/Virtual

15 hrs/wk.

HIV Clinical Quality Management Assistant

Program Administration
Service Coordination
Program Planning
Program Development
Program Evaluation
Health Information Technology

Austin/Virtual

8-16 hrs/wk.

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Regional and Local Health Operations Division (RLHO)

Internship Title & Description

Category

Location

Hours

Region 8: Worksite Wellness

Health Promotion and Planning

Program Development

San Antonio/Virtual

16+ hrs./wk.

Region 8: Projects in Public Health

Program Development, Implementation, and Development

Screening and Assessment

San Antonio/Virtual

20-40 hrs./wk.

Region 8 Projects in Public Health: COVID-19 Response

Epidemiology
Statistical Analysis
Emergency Response

San Antonio

20-40 hrs./wk.

Region 5/6 Adult Flu Project Planner

Program Administration
Program Implementation
Program Planning
Program Development
Screening and Assessment
Service Coordination

Houston/Virtual

20-25 hrs./wk.

Texas Syndromic Surveillance (TxS2) Internship

Epidemiology
Health Information Technology
Program Development
Disease Surveillance

Austin/Virtual

10-20 hrs./wk.

Vulnerable Populations Intern

2 positions available

Epidemiology
Disease Surveillance

Austin/Virtual

20 hrs./wk.

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Program Operations Division

Internship Title & Description

Category

Location

Hours

Data Analytics Internship

Health Promotion;
Program Development;
Public Health Finance

Austin/Virtual

15-25 hrs./wk.
(negotiable)

HIV Fiscal Monitoring Internship

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

Austin/Virtual

10-20 hrs./wk.
(negotiable)

Financial Analyst Internship

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

Austin/Virtual

10-25 hrs./wk.
(negotiable)

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HHSC

Internship Title & Description

Category

Location

Hours

Child Disability Prevention Resource Internship

Program Planning,
Implementation,
Administration,
and Evaluation

Austin/Virtual

10 hrs/wk

Develop an Electronic Integrative Activity system for HHSC Clinical Chaplains Internship

Health Information Technology;
Research;
Screening and Assessment;
Program Development

Austin/Virtual

~10 hrs/wk.

Office of Decisional Support Analyst Internship

Health Information Technology;
Manual Development

Austin/Virtual

~20-30 hrs/wk.

Healthcare Administration and Planning Intern

Program Administration;
Program Implementation;
Program Planning Policy;
Analysis and Development;
Program Development;
Manual Development;
Program Evaluation

Austin/Virtual

20 hrs/wk.

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Last updated July 29, 2020