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FACTS Summer Internship Program

FACTS Summer 2020 Internship Application is now available.

The Forensic Anthropology Center at Texas State (FACTS) is pleased to offer an unpaid, non-credit summer internship for non-Texas State students.  Interns will be expected to reside in the San Marcos area for the duration of the internship.  The Internship will run for a minimum of one month from June 1, 2020. While there is no payment available for interns, all students will be allowed to participate in the FACTS workshops taking place in June. This is a value of over $2,000.00  

Intern Responsibilities

Primary responsibilities will be assisting with daily operations of FACTS, assisting with FACTS short courses, processing skeletal remains, and assisting with curation of skeletal remains into the Texas State Donated Skeletal Collection. Other tasks are, but not limited to, the donation program, data management, and daily tasks assigned by the supervisor.  Advanced students may also assist with Operation Identification, which is working to identify the remains of undocumented border crossers that are found in Texas.

Deadline for Submission

Applications must be received by March 27, 2020 at 11:59pm to be considered for a summer internship position.  Any submissions received after 11:59pm will not be considered.

Internship Eligibility

  • Must be a full-time undergraduate or graduate student in Anthropology or related field
  • Must have successfully completed an osteology course or equivalent anatomy training
  • Must be available throughout the entire required internship interval (June 2020)
  • Must have a means of transportation while in San Marcos

Application Requirements

Interested students must complete the FACTS Internship Application Form, submit a cover letter, and submit a current CV. The cover letter should address how the applicant’s background and interests fit the program and what they hope to accomplish as an intern. The cover letter should also include a statement on why diversity is important to forensic anthropology.

A letter of recommendation from the applicant’s Faculty sponsor must be submitted in order for an application to be considered complete and subsequently reviewed. The recommendation letter can be mailed to Sophia Mavroudas, Coordinator-FACTS, 601 University Drive, San Marcos, TX 78666 or a signed pdf of the letter can be emailed to Sophia Mavroudas at

Submission Checklist

Please submit your complete application to Sophia Mavroudas   The subject line of your email should read 'FACTS Summer 2020 Internship'. All applications without this subject line will not be considered.Your letter of recommendation may be sent separately.

The application should include:

  1. Cover Letter including your name
  2. FACTS Internship Application Form
  3. CV

Successful Applicants will be notified no later than April 15, 2020.