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Unpaid Forensic Student Intern (ID: 106413) for Summer 2018


Division Of State Police

Western Regional Crime Lab
Olean , NY 14760

Division/Unit: New York State Police


Web Site: https://www.troopers.ny.gov/Employment/Internships/(New Window)


Proposal Information


The goal of the Forensic Internship Program is to provide the real-world work experience for the students pursuing a career in the field of Forensic Science.

The New York State Police provides forensic services in the following disciplines: Biological Sciences, Computer Crime Unit, Drug Chemistry, Evidence Receiving, Firearms & Toolmarks, Forensic Identification Unit, Quality Assurance, Questioned Documents, Toxicology and Trace Evidence. Not all disciplines are practiced at all State Police Laboratory facilities.


*Will assist with non-evidentiary tasks associated with:
*Collecting, documenting and testing of assigned materials
*Establishing and searching databases
*Testing and validating new methods
*Job-shadow Forensic Scientists who are assigned to different sections within the Laboratory.
*May observe courtroom testimony of laboratory employees.
*Upon completion of the internship, the student will provide a written report on their experience with the New York State Police Laboratory System.

Applicants must meet the New York State Student Intern Eligibility Requirements in order to apply for an internship.

In addition to uploading your resume onto the New York State Student Intern Program portal, a New York State Police Application for Internship, a New York State Police Release of Information form, a letter of recommendation from your school and most recent transcripts MUST also be submitted. The application and release are available at http://www.troopers.ny.gov/Employment/Internships/ .

Please mail the application, release, letter of recommendation and transcripts to:

New York State Police
Internship Program Coordinator
1220 Washington Avenue, Building #22
Albany, NY 12226

*Prior to beginning a Forensic Science Internship, the student must pass an all-encompassing background investigation. The investigation includes a Criminal History check (requiring a non-refundable $87.00 fingerprint fee), a polygraph and drug test. This process could take up to three (3) months to complete.



Excellent work ethic

Excellent organizational skills

Self-motivated, directed & disciplined


Internship Areas: Criminal Justice/Corrections, Scientific Research

Logistical Information

Payment? Unpaid

Number of Hours: 30 or more

Location: Cattaraugus

Number of Interns Needed: 1

Desired Candidate Profile

Preferred Standing Junior

Minimum Standing: Junior

Degree Concentrations: Natural Science, Physical Science