The North Louisiana Criminalistics Laboratory (NLCL) internship program allows rising collegiate and graduate students an opportunity to perform actual tasks routinely done at a forensic laboratory in the forensic biology, forensic toxicology, and drug chemistry sections.
An intern will select one discipline and then work on a project in that section, but will have the opportunity to observe other sections. The duration of the unpaid internship is 200-300 hours with a minimum of 20 hours per week being spent in the laboratory.
This internship gave me a great insight into what actually takes place in the DNA section of a forensics lab. Not only was I conducting my own experiment but I also got the chance to watch other analysts work on real casework which was enjoyable. -DNA Intern Spring 2019
The experience and knowledge I gained during my time working with the toxicology team is something for which I will always be thankful. I was granted hands-on learning opportunities to complete my project, given chances to be a part of other ongoing experiments, and allowed to see the inner workings of how a forensic toxicology lab functions on a daily basis. -Toxicology Intern Summer 2020