Internships are an integral part of all degree programs in the College of Criminal Justice, providing you with the opportunity to integrate theory with practice. You also gain benefits from the professional development and networking found through a field placement experience. All students must complete a 10-week full-time forensic science internship prior to graduation. This is typically conducted during the summer between year one and two.

An internship is especially important in forensic science where you will receive hands-on training in areas such as forensic DNA, controlled substance analysis, forensic toxicology, firearms, latent prints, or trace evidence analysis.

The MSFS program may collaborate with over 30 city, county, state, and federal and private sector laboratories, both in and out-of-state, to provide a wide range of internship opportunities in a variety of forensic disciplines. Internships are arranged and coordinated by the MSFS Program.

  • View a list of Texas Agencies
    • Ameritox, LTD, Midland, TX
    • Austin Police Department, Austin, TX
    • Bexar County Medical Examiner, San Antonio, TX
    • Brazoria County Crime Laboratory, Angleton, TX
    • Dallas County Medical Examiner, Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences, Dallas, TX
    • Customs and Borders Patrol, Southwest Regional Science Center, Houston, TX
    • DEA South Central Laboratory, Dallas, TX
    • Harris County Sheriff's Office (Firearms) , Houston, TX
    • Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences, Houston, TX
    • Houston Police Department Crime Laboratory, Houston, TX
    • Integrated Forensic Laboratory, Euless, TX
    • Montgomery County Sheriff's Office, Conroe, TX
    • Texas Department of Public Safety- Austin Crime Laboratory, Austin, TX
    • Texas Department of Public Safety-Crime Lab, Corpus Christi, TX
    • Texas Department of Public Safety-Crime Lab, Garland, TX
    • Texas Department of Public Safety-Houston Regional Crime Lab, Houston, TX
    • Texas Parks and Wildlife Department-Law Enforcement Agency, San Marcos, TX
  • View a list of Out-of-State Agencies
    • Aegis Sciences Corporation, Nashville, TN
    • County of San Diego, Medical Examiner's Office, San Diego, CA
    • Federal Aviation Administration Civil Aerospace Medical Institute, Oklahoma City, OK
    • Los Angeles County Department of Coroner, Los Angeles, CA
    • Maricopa County Medical Examiner Office, Phoenix, AZ
    • Miami-Dade County Medical Examiner, Miami, FL
    • Montgomery County Ohio - The Miami Valley Regional Crime Laboratory, Dayton, OH
    • New York State Police Forensic Investigation Center, Albany, NY
    • North Carolina Office of the Chief Medical Examiner Toxicology Laboratory, Chapel Hill, NC
    • Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, Edmonton, Alberta Canada
    • Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Pensacola, Fl
    • Regional Forensic Science Center, Wichita, KS
    • San Diego Police Department, San Diego, CA
    • San Francisco Medical Examiner's Office, San Francisco, CA
    • Ventura County Sheriff (Forensic Sciences Laboratory), Ventura, CA
    • Washington State Patrol Forensic Laboratory Services Bureau, Seattle, WA

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