The Louisiana State Police Crime Laboratory (LSPCL) provides unpaid, academically oriented internships for baccalaureate- and graduate-level students with career aspirations in the forensic sciences. Interns will gain experience and training by working in an LSPCL forensic discipline. Internships typically run for an academic semester, such as Spring, Summer, or Fall. LSPCL internships offer an opportunity to work in a large, full-service forensic laboratory, allowing participants to network in a professional environment, explore career options, gain knowledge and skills that complement their academic studies, and build resumes. Interns will not perform independent casework on evidence.
Term Application Deadline Approx. Dates of Internship
Summer March 15th of that year June 1st – July 30th
Fall June 1st of that year mid-August – December 1st
Spring October 15th of prior year mid-January – May 1st
Qualified candidates must submit the following information to the LSP Crime Lab:
Background and Polygraph Forms will be forwarded if the application meets all requirements. (These must be submitted by the deadlines above.)
Individuals are selected for internships by Crime Lab management following a review of all required application documentation, background check results, polygraph results, and drug screen results. Selections are made based on the best-qualified candidates as determined by lab management.
Captain Chad Guidry - Commander
376 East Airport Dr.
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Phone: (225) 925-6216
Fax: (225) 925-6217
Fax: (225) 925-4401