Public Health Program

The application cycle for the Summer 2024 semester is now closed.
Please check back in July for Fall 2024 opportunities.

Public Health Internship at 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.
    • A background check and drug screen may be required.
    • Proof of Professional Liability Insurance is 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.
    • Engaging with data entry, tracking, filing, analysis, and modeling to demonstrate the impact of specific causes of death.
    • Assisting with administrative responsibilities that improve the workflow of the office.
  • How to Apply
    • Complete and email the internship application along with a current curriculum vitae and transcript to Lauren Bucci at
    • The duration of the Fall 2024 internship is from August 22 to December 5, 2024.
    • The application period for this cycle will open June 26, 2024.