The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH), New Mexico State University, University of New Mexico, and other interested graduate schools are working together on building and sustaining a successful internship program. NMDOH Internships are specifically designed to provide a reward able experience to prepare our interns for a future job with a public health department.
NMDOH Internships are offered by several departments within the NMDOH, including:
- Epidemiology and Response
- Public Health
- Policy and Accountability
Before the beginning of an internship, the MPH student must have completed 21 hours of coursework in a Master of Public Health Program.
Including the following courses:
- Principles of Public Health (or equivalent) - 3 Credits
- Human Health and the Environment (or equivalent) - 3 Credits
- Social and Behavioral Sciences in Public Health (or equivalent) - 3 Credits
- Principles of Epidemiology (or equivalent) - 3 Credits
- Epidemiology for Public Health Practice (or equivalent) - 3 Credits
- Statistical Methods in the Health Sciences (or equivalent) - 3 Credits
- Biostatistics (or equivalent) - 3 Credits
Subtotal Credit Hours: 15
Other Elective Credit Hours: 6
The following internship opportunities are currently available.
This opportunity is in Santa Fe, NM for the Spring 2014 semester and is being provided by Gregory Manz of the Epidemiology and Response Division Bureau of Health Emergency Management.
This exciting opportunity would enable the intern to research and compile data according to New Mexico Public Health Emergency Management Core Competency Guidelines. These Core Competencies include Public Health Emergencies, Emergency Planning and Management Systems, Public Health Emergency Roles, Public Health Emergency Communication Systems and Issues, as well as Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosives incidents, and Terrorism. Activities would include:
- Build and manage partnerships and work as an effective member of a diverse and/or interdisciplinary team.
- Develop and implement a Target Group Needs Assessment.
- Use information technology to assess, evaluate, and interpret data collected.
- Evaluate data and identify gaps in data sources.
- Design and adapt approaches to problems that take into account cultural differences.
- Compare and contrast the effectiveness of Public Health Behavior Theories and Models in addressing Target Group’s needs.
- Present findings and recommendations of collected and analyzed data to the program managers of the Bureau of Health Emergency Management.
The internship provides experience in practical application of public health concepts within the Bureau of Health Emergency Management, in the Epidemiology & Response Division.