Forensic Science Internship

The application cycle for the Spring 2023 semester is now open.


Forensic Science Internship at the DeKalb County Medical Examiner's Office

  • Internship Requirements
    • Able to commit to three days per week between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
    • Must complete a minimum of 200 hours over a 12-week period to qualify for course credit.
    • Cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher.
    • 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 Medical Sciences at Georgia State University.
    • 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 Crystal Lee at
    • The duration of the Spring 2023 internship is from January 10 to April 20, 2023.
    • The application period for this cycle will open in early October 2022 and close at the end of November 2022.