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Medical Examiner's Office Internship Program
Medical Examiner’s Office Internship Program
Phone: 315.435.3163    Fax: 315.435.3319

The Onondaga County Medical Examiner’s Office (OCMEO) supports the education of college-level students interested in forensic pathology, forensic toxicology, medicolegal death investigation, and medicine by providing relevant learning opportunities, work experience and by serving as mentors and role models. The OCMEO provides interns with the opportunity to observe autopsy examinations, shadow forensic investigators at medicolegal death scene investigations, and/or assist in the forensic toxicology laboratory. Students will also perform various job duties and complete special data collection and/or research projects.

The OCMEO will only accept internship applications from college-level students* with a focus on forensic pathology, toxicology,** and/or medicolegal death investigation. Internship opportunities are restricted to students in the following areas of study:
• Biology (physical, pre-med)
• Chemistry

Forensic Toxicology
• Medicine

*Priority will be given to students seeking to earn college credit for completing an internship

**Toxicology requires chemistry.


Qualified candidates can submit an online application by the following deadlines:
(For an MSWord, downloadable form version of the application click here)


Deadline: For Time Period:
October 1 Spring (Jan - May)
February 1 Summer (May - Aug)
May 1 Fall (Aug - Dec)
August 1 Winter (December)
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