Criminal Justice Program

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

Criminal Justice Internship at DeKalb County Medical Examiner's Office

  • Internship Requirements
    • Able to commit a minimum of two days per week between 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM.
    • Must complete a minimum of 160 field placement hours in equal weekly increments.
    • Cumulative GPA of 2.7 or higher.
    • A background check and drug screen will be required.
    • Proof of Professional Liability Insurance is required.
  • Applicant Criteria
    • Candidates should be seeking a Criminal Justice and Criminology degree, or a related field.
    • Candidates must be in the final semester of their undergraduate studies.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills, a positive and open-minded attitude, and a strong work ethic.
    • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion and professionalism.
    • Demonstrate critical thinking, oral, and written communication skills.
  • Internship Objectives
    • Explore investigative practices and procedures within DeKalb County Public Safety as they relate to the Medical Examiner's Office.
    • Gain an understanding of criminal and civil litigation and their differences.
    • Understand the statutory basis for the medicolegal death investigation systems and the requirements to serve as medical examiner or coroner (GA Code: 45-16-20).
    • Learn the importance of professional interaction with families and the public.
    • Aid investigators with scenes and evidence processing on cases.
    • Assist investigators with completing reports, issuing subpoenas, and decedent information.
    • Provide quality assurance to maximize the effectiveness of the medicolegal death investigation case management system.
    • Observe and assist in medicolegal autopsies.
  • How to Apply
    • Complete and email the internship application along with a current curriculum vitae, unofficial transcript, and cover letter, including both a brief explanation of why the student is interested in the internship program and express their background in criminal justice and career aspirations to Lauren Bucci at and Julio Alicea at
    • The duration of the Fall 2023 Criminal Justice internship is from August 15 to November 30, 2023.
    • The application period for this cycle will open on June 26, 2023.