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Unpaid Forensic Science Intern (ID: 108883) for Summer 2022

Agency/Facility

Division Of State Police

1220 Washington Ave, Building #30
Albany , NY 12226
E-Mail: personnel@troopers.ny.gov
Phone: (518) 457-3840

Division/Unit: Crime Laboratory System

 

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

 

Proposal Information

Description:

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


The New York State Police provides forensic services in the following disciplines:

Biological Sciences, Drug Chemistry, Evidence Receiving, Firearms & Toolmarks, Forensic Identification Unit, Quality Assurance, Toxicology and Trace Evidence. Not all disciplines are practiced at all State Police Laboratory facilities.


Duties/Assignments:
*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 (https://www.cs.ny.gov/nnyl/elig.cfm) 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 https://troopers.ny.gov/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 $88.50 fingerprint fee), a polygraph and drug test. This process could take up to three (3) months to complete.

 

Skills:

Excellent work ethic

Excellent organizational skills

Adept at learning scientific procedures

Adept at learning scientific protocols

Self-motivated, directed, disciplined

 

Internship Areas: Scientific Research

Logistical Information

Payment? Unpaid

Number of Hours: 30 or more

Location: Albany

Number of Interns Needed: 1

Desired Candidate Profile

Preferred Standing Graduate Student

Minimum Standing: Junior

Degree Concentrations: Natural Science, Physical Science