Mortuary Science Internship Information
Internship Application Instructions
Submit the following along with your fees:
- Your official academic transcript(s). Request a copy of an official transcript(s) from all the academic institutions you attended post high school. If your school will only provide electronic verification, please have them send the verification to firstname.lastname@example.org. Note: Your transcript(s) must have a total of 120 semester credits or 180 quarter credits to meet the minimum educational requirements.
- Your National Board Examination results. Send a request to The International Conference of Funeral Service Examining Boards (The Conference) and ask The Conference to send your test results electronically to email@example.com.
- Copy of your driver’s license, State I.D. or passport.
- MDH State Exam application and check or money order for $125 payable to the Minnesota Department of Health.
- MDH Internship application and check or money order for $75 payable to the Minnesota Department of Health.
Mail all requested documents listed above to the address provided at the bottom of the application. Please make a copy of the instructions and completed application for your records.
- Mortuary Science Internship Registration (PDF)
- Mortuary Science State Licensing Exam
- Notification of Transfer by Registered Intern (PDF)
Forms for Interns
Minnesota Statute 149.20 Subd. 6(b) requires interns to complete 25 case reports in each of the following areas: embalmings, arrangements and funeral services. Please submit your case reports via email on a monthly basis to prevent processing and licensing delays. Interns are required to submit their application and fee for initial licensure two weeks prior to completion of an internship.
If you have additional questions, please contact the Minnesota Department of Health Mortuary Science Section at 651-201-3829.
- Internship Time Sheet (PDF)
- Internship Embalming/Funeral Case Report Form (PDF)
- Internship Funeral Service Case Report Form (PDF)
- Internship Funeral Arrangement Case Report Form (PDF)
Supervising Mortician and Internship Statutory Requirements
It is the supervising mortician's responsibility to provide guidance and "direct supervision" to registered interns while interns assist in licensed work. Please keep in mind that interns are not licensed by the Commissioner of Health to practice mortuary science. Interns are registered with the Minnesota Department of Health Mortuary Science Section and are required to be under the "direct supervision" of a Minnesota licensed mortician when assisting with licensed activities.
Note: Interns should not be hired as staff morticians.