Employment and Internship Opportunities
- None at this time
- None at this time
(Due to budget restraints these positions may not always be available.)
We encourage interested college students to apply for an internship at the SDFL. According to SDFL policy, the internship program is open to full-time students who are currently pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree at an accredited college or university. All intern applicants must meet the following criteria:
- United States citizen at least 18 years of age.
- In good academic standing with their college or university.
- Must be enrolled in school during the semester/quarter the student plans to return.
- Must pass a background check.
- Must have a valid driver's license.
The SD Bureau of Personnel Intern Program has three (3) sessions - spring, summer, and fall. Positions for each session are announced separately at http://sd.gov.
The intern will assist criminalists in evaluation, examination, and identification of physical evidence from crime scenes and known standards. This may include blood and other body fluids, hairs, fibers, paint, fire debris, firearms, fingerprints, photography, etc. Intern will utilize or learn to utilize chemical and microscopic techniques, instrumentation that may include gas chromatography, forensic photography, electrophoresis, thermal cycling, and polarized microscopy. Intern will also assist with administrative and case management tasks.
Applicants must be a full time student at a college or university and have sophomore standing or above by the end of the Spring semester, or must currently be enrolled at a vocational-technical school and have completed one year (nine months) by the start of the internship. A strong background in natural sciences including: laboratory experience in biology, microbiology, chemistry, photography, and computer knowledge. Interest and practical experience in law enforcement justice is preferred, but not required.