||Investigations Department Supervisor(s); FCSC Internship Coordinator
||Under direct supervision, the primary purpose of the internship position is to provide hands-on experience in which the student will work with deceased humans in various and unpleasant environmental conditions. Students will observe the medicolegal death investigator on duty with FCFSC, obtain death calls and respond to scene that need to be investigated by the Coroner’s office in Franklin County as authorized by the Ohio Revised Code, Section 313. Visits death scenes; assist in proper scene investigations, preparation of reports and the possible identification of human remains. Other tasks may include; log, file, produce documents, organize and archive records and histology samples, slides and block. Working conditions are in an office environment, morgue and histology laboratory; additionally, with outside exposure to various temperature and weather, damp-wet surfaces, hazardous-toxic atmosphere, decomposing cadavers, infectious disease, hazardous materials and unfavorable fumes, vapors and odors.
- Operate word processing equipment to prepare documents to support the work of the Coroner’s Office.
- Receive and respond to informational requests from professionals, families, and general public.
- Populate and retrieve information from database.
- Answer telephones, analyze requests, and route to appropriate staff member.
- Operate copy/fax/scan machine; file documents.
- Organize, archive, produce and send Coroner documentation.
- Locate staff members and deliver messages in a timely fashion.
- Prepare written correspondences.
- Learn what types of deaths are reportable to the Coroner
- Attend death scenes and learn the process of medicolegal death investigation (when permitted).
- Assist with special projects or may complete a research project/presentation.
- Assist with inventory of supplies.
- Cleaning and other duties as assigned.
- Observe Pathology, Morgue, Front Office, and Toxicology areas (time permitting).
||The ideal internship candidate is currently enrolled in an accredited university, college or institution with a focus in Criminal Justice, Criminology, Law Enforcement, Forensic Science and Medicine. The internship is a one-semester unpaid program; students are required at a minimum to work 24 hours a week, typically in three, eight-hour days. Students must be at a minimum, to have junior, senior, or graduate standing, to have a G.P.A. of 3.0, and to be at least 18 years of age. The student has the ability to effectively respond and communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing; ability to understand, produce and effectively proof technical materials; ability to detect and correct typing errors; ability to compose correspondence; ability to maintain effective professional relationships with FCSC employees and government agencies, outside organizations and the general public. Ability to secure work area; ability to operate personal computer, facsimile, copier. English is the official language of this position.
||Knowledge base or course work in forensics, criminal justice, biological science, medical terminology, health and safety standards and practices.
||Physical requirements include lifting-carrying of 100-150 lbs. constantly; visual acuity, speech and hearing; hand and eye coordination and manual dexterity necessary to operate computer keyboard. Subject to handling, walking, sitting, standing, bending, reaching and twisting to perform the essential functions.
||Cover letter indicating specific area of interest (may only choose 1 area), resumes/curriculum vitae including relevant course work and experience, letter of recommendation from program chair or advisor with the following: supports the candidacy, confirms the student is in good standing in their program, and confirms the student meets all other specified reequipments for eligibility. Prior to start of program: Successful BCI Background check.