Intern, Tribal Data Project Part-Time
Job Details
Home Office - Oklahoma City, OK
High School
$16.00 - $17.00 Hourly
Up to 25%
Nonprofit - Social Services

This is a temporary, part-time internship position. All interested applicants must apply at

Interns with the Southern Plains Tribal Health Board perform a variety of tasks utilizing skills and knowledge gained in college and from work experience. Multiple programs within the organization provide for internships and each possesses its own unique goals and objectives. A majority of the work will be public health related and focused on American Indian/Alaska Native public health. Under the supervision of the SPTHB Data Modernization Coordinator, this position will perform duties including but not limited to data entry, data collection, basic data analysis, coordination with partner organization, event coordination, and assisting with trainings.
In addition to the US Department of Labor’s guidelines, SPTHB also follows the standards established by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). The following criteria must be met:

  • a. The experience must be an extension of the classroom: a learning experience that provides for applying the knowledge gained in the classroom. It must not be simply to advance the operation of SPTHB or be the work that a regular employee would routinely perform.
  • b. The skills of knowledge learned must be transferable to other employment settings.
  • c. The experience has a defined beginning and end, and a job description with desired qualifications.
  • d. There are clearly defined learning objectives/goals related to the professional goals of the student’s academic coursework.
  • e. There is supervision by a professional with expertise and educational and/or professional background in the field of experience.
  • f. There is routine feedback by the experienced supervisor.
  • g. There are resources, equipment, and facilities provided by the host employer that support learning objectives/goals.

Future Employment
• The intern is not necessarily entitled to a job at the conclusion of the internship
• In the event a permanent placement opportunity is available, a pre-placement letter will be given to the intern.
• To ensure the intern is considered and accepted into full employment as per the offer made, the student must retain this pre-placement offer letter and produce it when available for employment.


Interns are required to abide by the program guidelines and must be enroll in academic courses, typically at an accredited college or university. 

Minimum Qualifications:
An Undergraduate or Graduate student. A student in good standing. Enrolled in a minimum of 9 undergraduate hours or 6 graduate hours during the fall and spring each year. Interns are required to abide by the program guidelines and must be enrolled in or preparing to enroll in academic courses, typically at a college or university.

An application with supporting documentation must be submitted
a. SPTHB internship application
b. A formal application
c. Extra-curricular activities
d. Resume and cover letter
e. Transcripts
f. Two to three letters of recommendation
g. Statement of purpose (essay of why they want to intern)
Knowledge /Special Skills: Successful applicants will demonstrate strong reading and writing capabilities. The ideal applicant will also be comfortable working with numbers. Practical knowledge of either research methods or computer programming languages are also a plus, but not required.
Specialized Skills and Experience: American Indian student interested in a public health career OR student with strong interest in work within the American Indian communities in any area of public health, law, information and/or technology, economics, medicine, engineering, research, business, public policy, or Native American studies.
Interns should be able to demonstrate the ability to carry out the following specialized duties and activities:
• General workplace professionalism including dress and communication.
• Basic office skills; filing and organizing, answer calls use of common office equipment.
• Manipulate data in Excel (creation of files, pivot tables, functions, etc.)
• Ability to learn new software programs quickly.
Mandatory Minimum: High School Diploma and enrolled in a college degree program in a related field of study.
1. The Fundamentals of Non-profit Organizations
2. The Fundamentals of Tribal Epidemiology Centers
3. The Fundamentals of Grant Management
4. The Fundamentals of Tribal Health Systems
Supervisor Authority:
In and out-of-state travel may be required in fulfillment of job requirements and training.
Equal Employment:
Except for Indian Preference, consideration will be made without regard to any non-merit factors such as race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, politics, disabilities, marital status, age, membership or non-membership in any employee organization.

Reasonable Accommodation:
Reasonable accommodations will be made for qualified applicants or employees with disabilities, except when so doing would impose an undue hardship on the SPTHB.
Conditions of Employment:
1. Full-time grant funded appointment (subject to grant continuation); 2. Applicants must possess and maintain a current state driver's license; 3. Climbing walking, standing, bending and occasionally long hours; 4. In and /or out-of-state travel required.

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