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Yolo County Sheriff's Office

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Intern Program

The Coroner’s Section of the Yolo County Sheriff’s Office enjoys a proven and highly successful Coroner Student Internship program. The program provides an outstanding opportunity for college students to gain practical, hands-on experience in the field of Death Investigations. The Yolo County Sheriff’s Office Coroner’s Student Intern program, which began in 1993, selects five interns each year from a wealth of applicants.

The following Policy and Procedure outlined for the Coroner Student Internship include Requirements, and Duties.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • One year commitment
  • Active student at a local university or junior college
  • Human Anatomy (may be concurrent). Human Physiology also desired
  • Computer proficiency in word processing and data entry
  • Superior communication skills (oral and written)
  • Current California State Driver’s License

Coroner Student Intern Duties

  • Assist Deputy Coroners with scene investigations
  • Assist Deputy Coroners with morgue/lab processing
  • Follow-up investigation
  • Attend forensic autopsies/external examinations

If you are interested in becoming a Coroner Student Intern or have any further questions please email  for more information.