Public Health Program

The application cycle for the Fall 2023 semester is now open. Please check back in October-November for Spring 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