Forensic Technician Internship
Pinal County Medical Examiner’s Office
The Pinal County Medical Examiner’s Office (PCMEO) is currently accepting applications for the Forensic Technician Internship Program.
The PCMEO has the statutory obligation to investigate deaths that occur violently; suddenly when in apparent good health; unnaturally; unusually; in association with one’s occupation or employment; or under suspicious circumstances that occur within the geographical boundaries of Pinal County. A total of 1468 cases were reported to the PCMEO in 2022 (the most recent year for which complete data is available.)
The forensic technician internship is unpaid and will require a minimum of twelve (12) hours weekly (Monday-Friday) for a period of one semester. The intern will gain hands-on experience while assisting PCMEO forensic pathologists, forensic technicians, and medicolegal death investigators with the day-to-day operations of the office, including exam photography, evidence collection, post-mortem examination processing, and radiograph imaging. This will require work with deceased humans, often in unpleasant conditions.
The Forensic Technician Internship is open to all majors who meet the established requirements. To be considered for the program, applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Applicant must be at least 18 years of age at the time of application.
- Applicant must either:
- Be currently enrolled within a college or university at least part-time and in good academic standing.
- Have graduated from a college or university no more than six (6) months prior to the application deadline.
- Completed an introductory level Anatomy/Physiology course with a grade of “B” or higher.
- Successfully complete a background check.
All applicants must submit the following documentation. Please note all incomplete applications will not be considered.
- Completed application form
- Letter of interest (description of educational background and career goals)
- Two academic letters of recommendation
- Non-official transcripts
Applicants accepted into the program must be willing to obtain and/or submit proof of the following immunizations:
- Measles, Mumps, and Rubella
- Hepatitis B
- Tetanus booster (within 10 years)
- TB skin test (less than one year)
Applicants should contact the PCMEO to ensure that all application materials are received.
How to Apply:
Interested individuals who meet the above criteria may submit the completed application along with a letter of interest, non-official transcript(s), and letters of recommendation via email to [email protected]. Please be advised not all internship applicants are accepted into our program.