Forensic Anthropology Program

The application cycle for the Summer 2024 semester is now closed.
Please check back in July for Fall 2024 opportunities.

Forensic Anthropology Internship at DeKalb County Medical Examiner's Office

  • Internship Requirements
    • Able to commit a minimum of three days per week between 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
    • Must complete a minimum of 200 hours over a 12-week period to qualify for course credit.
    • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
    • A background check and drug screen will be required.
    • Proof of Professional Liability Insurance is required.
  • Applicant Criteria 
    • Candidates should be seeking an Anthropology degree, or a related field.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills, a positive and open-minded attitude, and a strong work ethic.
    • Ability to work in an agile, adaptable, and fast-paced environment.
    • Demonstrate critical thinking, oral and written communication skills.
    • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion and professionalism.
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Google Docs.
  • Internship Goals and Objectives 
    • Gain an understanding of forensic anthropology.
    • Observe and assist in medicolegal autopsies and skeletal remain cases.
    • Research emerging forensic science issues as they relate to the comparative study in anthropology.
    • Attend death scenes with medicolegal death investigators.
    • Understand the statutory basis for medicolegal death investigation systems and the requirements to serve as a medical examiner or coroner (GA Code: 45-16-20).
    • Tour anthropological research facilities.
    • Engage with data entry, tracking, filing, and modeling to demonstrate the impact of specific causes of death.
    • Provide quality assurance to maximize the effectiveness of the medicolegal death investigation case management system.
  • How to Apply
    • Complete and email the internship application along with a current curriculum vitae and unofficial transcript to Lauren Bucci at
    • The duration of the Fall 2023 internship is from August 22 to December 5, 2024.
    • The application period for this cycle will open on June 20, 2024.