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The Office of Coroner receives many inquiries regarding internships.  An internship can provide a valuable learning experience for a student who is seeking a career in the field of criminal justice or forensic sciences.    

In order to provide the most comprehensive learning environment possible, internship openings are limited to a maximum of two students per semester and all approved applicants will be expected to show incremental progress in knowledge and experience of medicolegal death investigations while participating and contributing (to the limits prescribed by all applicable law) in administrative and operational tasks of the Madison County Coroner’s Office.  

Internships are available only to those who are enrolled in an accredited college or university program that grants college credit for completion of the program.  Applicants must provide the name, email, and telephone number of their designated faculty adviser.  

Applicants will be provided with the necessary forms for completion before being considered.  This will include:
  • the completion of a personal history questionnaire
  • consent for criminal history check
  • completion of a wavier of liability
  • proof of hepatitis and tetanus vaccinations 

Applicants will also need to submit a resume’/curriculum vitae indicating work history, education history, and three references as well as submit a brief essay (minimal two typed, double spaced pages) regarding the internship expectations and requirements.  

Following submission and approval of the initial internship documents, the applicant will be scheduled for a face-to-face interview with the Coroner.    

All internships provided through the Madison County Coroner’s Office are non-paid positions.  In addition to the requirements set forth by the Madison County Coroner’s Office, additional requirements may be promulgated by the applicant’s institution of higher learning as well.  

For additional information, contact Chief Deputy Coroner Roger Smith at

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