FACTS Summer Internship Program
The FACTS Summer 2021 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 includes enrollment in the Human Remains Recovery, Entomology and Taphonomy, and the Forensic Anthropology Methods workshops. The total value of these workshops is $1,900.00.
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. Other tasks include, 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 31, 2021 at 11:59pm to be considered for a summer internship position. Any submissions received after 11:59pm will not be considered.
- Must be an 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 2021)
- Must have a means of transportation while in San Marcos
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 email@example.com. 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.
Please submit your complete application to Sophia Mavroudas firstname.lastname@example.org The subject line of your email should read 'FACTS Summer 2021 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:
- Cover Letter including your name
- FACTS Internship Application Form
Successful Applicants will be notified no later than April 15, 2021.