Employment Opportunity

Intern II (Undergraduate Intern)

King County Medical Examiner's Office, Seattle, Washington

Salary: $17.77 - $22.53 Hourly

Final Filing Date: November 25, 2021

Public Health-Seattle & King County Medical Examiner’s Office is looking for students enrolled full-time who are interested in the work conducted in our office. This includes testing samples for drugs, entering data into a drug surveillance database, autopsy, interviewing families who have lost a loved one due to overdose, and other tasks. Based on interests and program needs, students may do as few as two or as many as all of these activities.

This position is open to all students enrolled in full time undergraduate or graduate programs. Three vacancies open

Duties and Requirements Click to read more


Job Duties
  • Perform data collection, entry and analysis.
  • Perform testing of suspected drug substances.
  • Perform testing of decedent blood.
  • Assist forensic pathologists in opening, eviscerating, collecting specimens, and closing bodies
  • Ensure chain of custody/evidence for all items
  • Wash and prepare decedents
  • Photograph and X-ray decedents
  • Perform custodial maintenance for the autopsy room, storage area, and coolers.
  • Assist with various other office processes.


Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills
  • Ability to follow protocol related to blood borne pathogen safety
  • Ability to perform work on a database with moderate to high skill
  • Ability to work effectively on a team
  • Excellent communications in writing and verbally
  • Demonstrated reliability in attendance
  • Current undergraduate or graduate student
  • The selected candidate will be required to pass a background investigation.
  • The selected candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment physical
  • Employees are required to protect the privacy and security of protected health information as defined in State and Federal Law.
  • Employees are required to adhere to OSHA/WISHA guidelines including but not limited to completing their mandatory trainings on time.

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Posted: November 12, 2021

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