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NYSP Forensic Investigation Center (ID: 109837) for Summer 2024


Division of State Police

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

Division/Unit: Toxicology Section


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


Proposal Information


The Toxicology section provides analyses and expert testimony in support of impaired driving investigations. Their work supports highway safety enforcement involving charges such as Vehicular Homicide/Manslaughter, Criminally Negligent Homicide, Vehicular Assault, DWI, and DWAI-Drugs. They test biological specimens (blood, oral fluid, and urine) for the presence or absence of alcohol and other drugs and interpret those findings for court proceedings.
The scientists use a variety of analytical instruments and techniques including liquid and gas chromatography, mass spectrometry, enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, and solid phase extraction.
The Breath Testing section is a subset of Toxicology and supports NYSP's Traffic Services Breath Testing Program by performing the maintenance, repairs, and certification of the State Police's breath testing equipment



good writing skills

good research skills

hands-on lab experience


Internship Areas: Criminal Justice/Corrections, Pharmaceutical, Scientific Research

Logistical Information

Payment? Unpaid

Number of Hours: 30 or more

Location: Albany

Number of Interns Needed: 1

Desired Candidate Profile

Preferred Standing Junior

Minimum Standing: Junior

Degree Concentrations: Natural Science, Pharmaceutical Studies, Physical Science