Forensic Internship

The Forensic Internship has been filled for the Summer & Fall 2021 semesters. Please check back in October for Spring 2022 opportunities.

Forensic Internship at the DeKalb County Medical Examiner's Office

  • Internship Requirements
    • Able to commit to three days per week between 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    • Must complete a minimum of 200 hours over a 12-week period to qualify for course credit.
    • Background check and drug screen may be required.
    • Proof of Professional Liability Insurance is required.
  • Applicant Criteria
    • Candidates should be seeking a Master of Biology, or a related field.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills, a positive attitude, and a strong work ethic.
    • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion and professionalism.
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Google Docs.
    • Knowledge of human anatomy and dissection. 
  • Internship Objectives
    • Observe and provide assistance during autopsies under the direct supervision of Forensic Pathologists and Technicians.
    • Shadow Forensic Pathologists, Medicolegal Death Investigators, Medical Examiners, and/or Coroners.
    • Maximize the effectiveness of the medicolegal death investigation database.
    • Review medical records to identify relevant information to the investigation.
    • Document evidence on non-criminal cases.
    • Assist with data entry, filing, analysis, and modeling.
  • How to Apply
    • Complete and email the internship application along with a current curriculum vitae and transcript to Jenna Aungst at
    • The application cycle for the Spring 2022 internship is from October 11, 2021 to December 17, 2021.