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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, 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, 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, and/or toxicology**. Internship opportunities are restricted to students at colleges/universities with an agreement in place with the Onondaga County Health Department and 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 a request for an application by contacting the Medical Examiner’s Office at MEOApplication@ongov.net. Please include the name of your school and area of study in your request.

Applications are due by the following deadlines:


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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