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Coroner Internship Program

Applicants for internship with the Westmoreland County Coroner’s Office must meet the following criteria:
  • Must be 18 years of age or older, and provide a resume, copy of photo ID and valid health insurance card.
    • High school students receiving school credit may be considered for participation.
  • Upon receipt of application and above documents, an interview will be scheduled with the Coroner and/or Chief Deputy. Application and all documents must be received no later than 45 days prior to the anticipated start date.
  • Preference will be given to individuals pursuing careers and/or education in the following fields:
    • Forensics
    • Law Enforcement
    • Criminology / Criminal Justice 
    • Funeral Direction
    • Medical Sciences
    • Nursing
  • Preference will also be given to those individuals receiving education credits from an accredited college, university or training program.
  • Successful applicants must be willing to participate in all aspects and duties of the coroner’s office including, but not limited to:
    • General office duties (answering phones, logging information, data entry and filing)
    • Scene investigation (general investigations under the supervision of a deputy coroner)
    • Autopsy observation
  • Interns will maintain a log or journal of their experience throughout their internship and submit it to the coroner at the conclusion of their internship.
  • Internships are conducted during each semester and over the summer on the daylight shift only.
  • A minimum attendance of 24 hours per week is required. All internships are unpaid.