Internships at the DeKalb County Medical Examiner's Office

Public Health Internship at the DeKalb County Medical Examiner's Office

  • Internship Requirements
    • Able to commit to at least two to three days per week between 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    • Must complete a minimum of 120 hours over a 12 week period if completing for course credit.
    • Background check and drug screen may be required.
  • Applicant Criteria
    • Candidates should be seeking a Bachelor's or Master's in Public Health, or a related field.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills, a positive attitude, and a strong work ethic.
    • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion and professionalism.
    • Excellent organizational and communication skills.
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Google Docs.
  • Internship Objectives
    • Collecting data concerning infectious disease, overdose, violent death, child fatality, SUID, elder abuse, and in-custody deaths for the Department of Public Health and other agencies.
    • Maximizing the effectiveness of the medicolegal death investigation database.
    • Evaluating data qualitatively and quantitatively for future research. 
    • Assisting with data analysis and modeling to demonstrate the impact of COVID-19 and other causes of death.
    • Designing outreach materials for community health education.
  • How to Apply
    • Complete and email the internship application along with a current curriculum vitae to Jenna Aungst at