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. At this time, we anticipate accepting interns for the summer and fall of 2023. 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 will require a minimum of a three month commitment.



Candidates must be pursuing a degree at an accredited university, be a recent graduate of an accredited university, or a Service Member in the DOD SkillBridge program. 

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, availability in the next calendar year and estimated time commitment. Additionally, please list the forensic disciplines you may be interested in and why. 

-Resume or CV

-Copy of unofficial transcripts

-Letter of recommendation: Must be from a current/past program advisor, superior officer, 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.