Forensic Technician Internship

Pinal County Medical Examiner’s Office

  1.  program overview 
  2. Requirements & criteria
  3. Application Process

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 pcmeo1 (JPG)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.