A college intern, working in the Crime Laboratory System - Trace Evidence Section, is analyzing glass samples using a GRIM (Glass Refractive Index Measurement) System.
The Laboratory's Intern Program was established in 1998 to provide students and graduates with opportunities to learn more about the forensic science field.
Unpaid Internship: An internship designed for students interested in forensic science who may be considering a career in that field. This program allows students to gather specific knowledge, above that gained in the shadow program. Assignments can vary depending on the student's interests and academic coursework.
Although preference will given to students who have completed their junior year in college and have a natural science major, students having other majors will be considered for non-scientific tasks.
Internships are designed to meet the needs of several education levels:
- Sophomores or juniors in college who have an interest in pursuing forensic science as a career choice.
- Seniors in college or college graduates who have a serious interest in joining the field of forensic science.
- Have excellent work ethics and organizational skills.
- Be adept at learning scientific procedures and protocols.
- Be self-motivated, self-directed and self-disciplined.
Interns will assist with non-evidentiary tasks associated with:
- Collecting, documenting and testing of assigned materials.
- Establishing and searching databases.
- Testing and validating new methods.
Participants are assigned to various Crime Laboratory System Sections.
If you are interested in a student internship in the Crime Laboratory System, please see how to apply.