Summer Practicum with Georgia Department of Public Health

Summer Practicum with Georgia Department of Public Health

**Unpaid Summer Internship**

The Georgia Department of Public Health is seeking qualified candidates to work with the Enteric Disease and Emerging Infections Program Team, under the Acute Disease Epidemiology Section.

This Intern position is 10 – 40 hours/week or less (part-time) for the Summer semester. The Intern position can be used to satisfy college credit or practicum hours.

Job Description:

The Georgia Department of Public Health is looking for a current MPH student to assist in patient interviewing, data entry, data collection, data management, medical chart reviews, and other clerical work. The position includes calling cases and controls to conduct interviews related to communicable disease surveillance, special studies, and outbreaks during weekday, weeknight, and weekend hours. Data entry and management responsibilities will include using various databases, such as Excel, Access, and the Georgia electronic notifiable disease system. Although the person filling this position will have the opportunity to learn about notifiable disease surveillance in general, the focus will be following up on reportable enteric disease cases, such as cases of Salmonella, Shigella, Campylobacter, Shiga-toxin producing E. coli, Listeria, Vibrio, Yersinia, Cryptosporidium, and Cyclospora, as well as surveillance duties for invasive bacterial diseases under the Emerging Infections Program.

As part of a practicum experience, the student will:

1. Gain an understanding of how notifiable disease surveillance functions.

2. Understand how outbreak investigations are conducted.

3. Have an opportunity to analyze notifiable disease surveillance, study, and/or outbreak data.


The Georgia Department of Public Health is the lead agency entrusted by the people of the state of Georgia with the ultimate responsibility for the health of communities and the entire population.


Prevent disease, injury and disability; promote health and well-being; prepare for and respond to disasters.

Minimum Qualification:

Proficiency in Microsoft Office

Preferred Qualification:

Experience conducting interviews


2 Peachtree St NW, Atlanta GA 30303

If interested or if you have questions, please contact Hope Dishman (Hope [dot] Dishman [at] dph [dot] ga [dot] gov) or Nadine Oosmanally (Nadine [dot] Oosmanally [at] dph [dot] ga [dot] gov)

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