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I have lots of questions and don’t know where to start.
The American Academy of Forensic Sciences’ Young Forensic Scientists Forum is a great place to start for students interested in the field of Forensic Science.

Do you offer tours?
Tours of the crime laboratory may be available to scientific or civic organizations active in the criminal justice community. Please contact the Crime Laboratory at 614-645-4911 for more information.

Do you offer internships?
Internships may be available to upper-level college students pursuing a career in forensics. Please send an email for more information.

Do you offer shadowing experiences for high school students?
Due to safety and security concerns, we cannot routinely accommodate requests of this nature. However, we are often available for telephone or electronic interviews or questions. Please contact the Crime Laboratory at 614-645-4911 for more information.

How do I apply for a position?

Positions available at the Crime Laboratory are:

Forensic Scientist I
Forensic Scientist II
Forensic Scientist III
Latent Print Examiner I
Latent Print Examiner II
Latent Print Examiner III
Data Management Coordinator
Police Evidence Technician
Crime Laboratory Manager
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Interested individuals may create an account on the Columbus Civil Service Commission’s Jobs Center and subscribe to receive notifications when positions become available.