Internship within a CARE Partnership
CARE has long-term partnerships with several community organizations including Crossroads
Community Services, the Child Poverty Action Lab, CitySquare, Habitat for Humanity,
and the North Texas Food Bank. Each semester there is opportunity for students to
create a tailored internship experiences for class credit. Students interested in
careers in health (including mental health), health policy, data analytics, computer science,
psychology, or economic policy are highly encouraged to apply. Additionally, Spanish speaking students or students
wishing to gain practical experience using Spanish would be excellent candidates for this opportunity. Please see Dr. Carla Pezzia, Dr. Inimary Toby, or Dr. Tammy Leonard for more information about current internship opportunities.
Below is a list of UD students who have interned through CARE and completed a CARE-related
- Lydianne Juguilon (Biology) and Stephen Matthews (Biology) worked within CARE's Food
As Medicine (FAME) project
- Judith Barerra (Psychology) assisted with SNAP-AC appointments and data analysis
- Anthony Hoang (MBA) and Jonathan Thomas (TAMU-Public Health) assisted with data analysis
and making data useful to non-profit stakeholders
- Ashley Phillips (UTSW MD) and Madeline Sparks (UTSW MD) led partnership between FAME
and the Preventive & Lifestyle Medicine Student Interest Group to conduct CDP food
- Joseph (Joey) Campain (UTSW MD). has helped lead FAME demonstrations and serves as
a mentor in the Health Student Community Mentor Program
- Priya Mathew (UTSW MD/MPH) initiated a cooking appliance survey and developed curriculum
for weekly food demonstrations and monthly cooking classes at CDP sites. Work was
completed as part of the MPH practicuum and the Schweitzer Fellowship.
- Alejandro Santillan (Economics) did data analysis for peer reviewed publication:
Overlapping geographic clusters of food security and health: Where do social determinants
and health outcomes converge in the U.S? Published in SSM-Population Health.
- Michael Dinh (Economics) analyzed food security data.
- John McDonald (Economics) interned as a research assistance for CARE: "Analysis of
food insecurity and alleviation efforts"
- Christian Huitz (Economics) interned at Crossroads: "Analysis of the CARE Longitudinal
- Greg Pimental (Economics) interned at Crossroads: “Crossroads Community Services Economic
- Mark Houle (Economics) interned at Crossroads: “Direct and Indirect Effects of Minimum
Wage Policy: An Examination of Minimum Wage Policy Trends”
- Kathryn Reed (Economics) interned at the North Texas Food Bank: “Concilio Health Fair
Report: An analysis of the relationship between the spatial arrangement of food sources
and reported food access of residents in southwestern Dallas”
Other students have interned through CARE as way of gaining experience in social/public
- Eileen Rauh (English Language and Literature)
- Natalie Gartland (Human and Social Sciences)
- Kaylea Burt (Human and Social Sciences)