Internships

The DeKalb County Medical Examiner's Office is dedicated to the education of aspiring forensic scientists and allows students to meet the requirements specified by their curriculum. We offer a wide range of competitive, unpaid forensic internships that provide students with the opportunity for hands-on experience in a practical setting. Students will gain exposure to working with chain of custody, evaluating and interpreting evidence, and applying scientific principles to the medicolegal death investigation process. Internships are currently available for students pursuing a Master's degree and are offered in four departments:

The duration of the Fall 2021 internship is from August 23 to December 6, 2021. The application period for this cycle will close on August 2, 2021. Applicants are required to provide a current curriculum vitae, transcript, and completed application to jlaungst@dekalbcountyga.gov for consideration. A background check and drug screen may be required. For more information, please visit the page associated with each prospective program.


Undergraduate students interested in completing a rotation in our office are welcome to inquire about shadowing, which is offered on a single-day basis only. These rotations are currently filled, with additional opportunities resuming in October. Please direct all shadowing inquiries to Jenna Aungst at the above-mentioned address.