What is an Internship?

A forensic science/crime scene investigation internship is a unique opportunity to gain practical, hands-on work experience in a professional environment. It allows you to take what you've learned in the classroom and apply it to a real-work setting.

Internships take place either during the fall or spring semester and you'll receive academic credit for your efforts. This is your chance to make contributions to an organization and to demonstrate your potential value as a full-time employee after graduation.

Benefits of Doing an Internship

An internship in forensic science/crime scene investigation provides you with the opportunity to:

  • Gain valuable work experience in forensic science/crime scene investigation before graduating.
  • Check out your interest in the field.
  • Clarify your interests and improve your competency.
  • Find out about additional job possibilities.
  • Develop your intellectual, problem-solving and leadership skills.
  • Gain relevant experience and skills, giving you greater potential to be hired by the organization where you intern.
  • Network with professionals in the FS/CSI field.
  • Gain a sense of self-confidence and professionalism.
  • Bring classroom learning to life.
  • Increase your job marketability in the FS/CSI field.
  • Narrow your focus and define your career goals.

Who to Contact

To find our more about internship requirements and organizations offering internships in forensic science/crime scene investigation, contact:

Edward Qualey
Chairperson of Forensic Science/Crime Scene Investigation
156 Paczesny Hall
649-7900, ext. 310

Mary Ann Hobar
Assistant Chairperson of Forensic Science/Crime Scene Investigation
176 Bogel Hall
649-7900, ext. 326