Public Health Program

Public Health Internship at DeKalb County Medical Examiner's Office

  • Internship Requirements
    • Able to commit to a minimum of two 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.
       
  • Applicant Criteria
    • Candidates should be seeking a Master of 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 organization and communication skills.
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Google Docs.
       
  • Internship Objectives
    • Researching emerging forensic science issues.
    • Proposing strategies for improving public health outcomes.
    • Assessing the effectiveness of public health programs and policies.
    • Collecting data concerning infectious disease, overdose, child fatality, SUID, elder abuse, in-custody, and violent deaths for 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 entry, tracking, filing, analysis, and modeling to demonstrate the impact of specific causes of death.
       
  • How to Apply
    • Complete and email the internship application along with a current curriculum vitae and transcript to Jenna Aungst at jlaungst@dekalbcountyga.gov.
    • The submission deadline for the Spring 2021 internship cycle is December 23rd.