Forensic Internships

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Due to ongoing COVID-19 concerns, the Colorado Bureau of Investigation Forensic Laboratory will not be accepting internship applications for the summer of 2022. Any updates to the Internship program will be posted on this page. Thank you for your understanding. 


Interns will spend about 12-20 hours per week in the forensic laboratory working on a project during the period of the internship. These positions are unpaid and the internship will run from approximately June through August.


Candidates must be pursuing a degree at an accredited university at either a junior or senior class level or be a recent graduate of an accredited university.

A natural science degree is highly preferred but a criminal justice or other relevant degree may be considered.


The application process includes submission of the following:

-Cover letter: In the cover letter, please outline your qualifications as well as an internship project proposal. We may allow you to do your proposed project or have you work on a project of our choosing.

-Resume or CV

-Copy of unofficial transcripts

-Letter of recommendation: Must be from a current/past program advisor, professor or department head.

NOTE: Final candidates will be required to be fingerprinted, successfully pass a polygraph and extensive background investigation, drug screen and psychological exam. If you have used marijuana in the last twelve months, or any illegal drugs in the past five years, have been convicted of a felony or have a history of criminal activity, you will be disqualified and will not be considered for this position.