*Please note internships are only for graduate students enrolled in the MS in FSCI program.*
Forensic Investigation students opting out of completing a thesis must complete an internship (which includes the completion of a formal internship paper and presentation of that paper) and a comprehensive written exam.
The internship is a "capstone" experience for graduate students in the forensic sciences. We hope it will be an interesting, challenging, and educational experience for all students. The internship allows the student to work and learn outside of the classroom at an approved site selected by the faculty and student. The internship also will extend a service to the host site/facility by providing a new source of practical experiences, leadership, and potential candidates for employment.
The internship serves three purposes:
To offer students the opportunity to learn new information and skills outside of the classroom.
To teach students how to apply the knowledge and skills learned through the forensic science curriculum courses to "real life" situations.
To understand the student's level of preparation to enter professional practice in the forensic science arena.
Courtney HoltLandon FullerMckenzie Kildow
CURRENT INTERNSHIP SITE
South Plains Forensic Pathology
Worcester Police Department (Worcester, Massachusetts)
Lubbock Police Department Forensic Investigation Squad
PAST INTERNSHIP SITES
Lubbock Police Department
Lubbock County Sheriff's Office - Detention Division
Los Angeles Police Department
US Marshall's Office
Federal Law Enforcement Training Site (FLETC)
Texas Department of Public Safety Crime Lab - Houston
For questions regarding internships, please contact the Forensic Science Internship Coordinator,