Currently, the Denver Office of the Medical Examiner has an internship program established with the University of Denver, the University of Colorado at Denver, Regis University and Metropolitan State College Denver. We typically select one to three interns each semester.
The internship period is one calendar year. The internship is unpaid and the student is required to work 16 hours a week, typically in two eight hour days. We require interns, at a minimum, to have junior, senior, or graduate standing, to have a G.P.A. of 3.0, to be pursuing a major in a related field, to be at least 18 years of age, and capable of passing a background check.
Additionally, upon completion of the internship program, interns are eligible for certification as a Death Investigator through the Colorado Coroner’s Association. Interested applicants should email a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to Andrea.McGinnis@denvergov.org.
The Forensic Autopsy Technician Internship is a one semester unpaid internship open to volunteers and students. Interns are required to work at least two 8-hour days per week (7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.). Minimum qualifications include a GPA of 3.0 or higher, at least a junior class standing, and the pursuit of a career in medicine or forensic sciences. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and able to pass a background check. Once applications are received and reviewed, all qualified applicants will be scheduled for a required shadow day (see dates below). At the end of the semester, interns may have the ability to extend their internship on a semester basis up to a year.
Interns are involved in all aspects of morgue operations. Under the guidance of forensic autopsy technicians and the medical examiners interns will:
This internship can be extremely physical and require individuals to stand for long periods of time. Interested applicants should email a cover letter, resume, and transcripts (unofficial accepted) to Gary.Broyles@denvergov.org. Within your email, please state if you are applying as a volunteer or as a student for credit.
Spring Term: January 1 – April 30
Spring Application Period: October 1 – 31
Spring Shadow Dates: November 1 – 15
Summer Term: May 1 – August 31
Summer Application Period: February 1 – 28
Summer Shadow Dates: March 1 – 15
Fall Term: September 1 – December 31
Fall Application Period: June 1 – June 30
Fall Shadow Dates: July 1 –15