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FACTS Summer Internship Program

FACTS Summer 2021 Interns on their last day

The FACTS Summer 2022 Internship Information.

The Forensic Anthropology Center at Texas State (FACTS) is pleased to offer an unpaid, non-credit summer internship for both Texas State and 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 from June 1, 2022 until at minimum June 24, 2022. While there is no payment available for interns, all students will be allowed to participate in the FACTS workshops taking place in June. This includes enrollment in the Human Osteology Intensive, Outdoor Human Remains Recovery, Entomology and Taphonomy, and the Forensic Anthropology Methods workshops. The total value of these workshops is $2,200.00.  

Intern Responsibilities

Primary responsibilities will be participating in these workshops. Interns will also assist with daily operations of FACTS, process skeletal remains, and assist with curation of skeletal remains into the Texas State Donated Skeletal Collection (TXSTDSC). Other tasks include, but are not limited to, the donation program, data management, and daily tasks assigned by the supervisor.  Advanced students may also assist with Operation Identification (OpID), which works to identify the remains of undocumented border crossers that are found in Texas.

It is preferred OpID interns are available the entire month of June. OpID interns may also be required to pass competency exams to participate fully.

Deadline for Submission

Applications must be received by March 31, 2022 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 an enrolled 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 1-24, 2022)
  • Must have a means of transportation while in San Marcos

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

FACTS, like the Anthropology Department at Texas State, is committed to:

  • The cultivation of character and the modeling of honesty, integrity, compassion, fairness, respect, and ethical behavior, both in the classroom and beyond; and
  • Engaged teaching and learning based in dialogue, student involvement, and the free exchange of ideas.
  • a diversity of people and ideas, a spirit of inclusiveness, a global perspective, and a sense of community as essential conditions for campus life

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, a reflection on why diversity is important to forensic anthropology, and what they hope to accomplish as an intern. We are specifically interested to hear how the applicants plan to use the knowledge they gain from the workshops in their future careers. 

If prospective interns are interested in an opportunity with OpID, please also indicate this in your cover letter. Only advanced undergraduates or graduate students will be considered for OpID interns. To participate with OpID you should feel confident enough to pass whole and fragmentary bone osteology competency exams. 

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

The faculty sponsor should be a professor who has taught the applicant or is familiar with the applicant's academic performance. The sponsor should also be able to evaluate the participant's ability to successfully participate in the internship. 

Submission Checklist

Please submit your complete application to Sophia Mavroudas   The subject line of your email should read 'FACTS Summer 2022 Internship'. All applications without this subject line may be incorrectly sorted and subsequently 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, 2022.

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