ORISE Featurecast

ORISE Featurecast

Heart for public service: Apply for the Indian Health Service summer internship

March 26, 2024

Melissa de Vera is an assistant director in the Division of Sanitation Facilities Construction Services for the Indian Health Service. The IHS is recruiting interns for its summer program. de Vera talks about the trajectory of her career and the surprising turn her life took toward environmental engineering, and what interns will do during their summer appointment. she says that while interns are classified as civil or environmental engineers, they don't have to be studying those disciplines. Rather, applicants should have a heart for public service.

The Indian Health Service (IHS) is an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services that is responsible for providing federal health services to American Indian and Alaska Native people. The Division of Sanitation Facilities Construction (DSFC) with IHS administers a nationwide Sanitation Facilities Construction (SFC) program that is responsible for the delivery of environmental engineering services and sanitation facilities to American Indians and Alaska Native people. 

To apply, go to https://www.zintellect.com/Opportunity/Details/HHS-IHS-2024-0005