- American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
This site, from the journal Science, has a ton of resources on obtaining a job in every field in the sciences. From downloadable booklets on Science careers to its various job boards to career advice and job market tips, this site is an ideal place to get started looking into a career in the Sciences.
- American Academy of Forensic Science (AAFS)– WWW
Check out their “Resources” tab for information on a career as a forensic scientist, as well as a cornucopia of useful links. Visit their Employment Opportunities page for their list of current job openings.
- The American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors (ASCLD)– WWW
Check out their list of employment opportunities. Their student resources page also provides information on forensic science careers and the ASCLD scholarship program.
- Young Forensic Scientists Forum (YFSF)– WWW
The YFSF is a group within the American Academy of Forensic Scientists (AAFS) that is dedicated to the education, enrichment, and development of emerging forensic scientists.
- National Criminal Justice Association–WWW
One of the largest organizations in support of those in Criminal Justice careers. In addition to numerous resources for professional development, the NCJA also has a job board.
- Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)– WWW
The FBI offers several internship programs for students. Apply for a job with the FBI, or learn more about Applied Science, Engineering, and Technology careers with the FBI. Also see career-related information with the FBI’s Laboratory Division.
- Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives (ATF) Jobs — WWW
View career opportunities within the ATF.
- Laboratories Accredited by ASCLD/LAB– WWW
A listing of national and international laboratories that have been accredited by the ASCLD/LAB.
- USAJobs– WWW
The official job site of the US government. A simple keyword search for “forensic” will give you listings of job openings with various government agencies.
- U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)– WWW
Search for job openings or learn more about becoming a DEA Forensic Chemist.
- Criminal Justice Blog–WWW
For those considering a career in Criminal Justice, this blog is an excellent resource for learning about the different careers within the field. No matter what area you are interested in, you can find excellent information on what the job entails and what degree you will need through both the posts and the comments.
- Defense Intelligence Agency– WWW
For those looking for National-level security positions, the Defense Intelligence Agency is a large and diverse organization with plenty of opportunities for people with skills of all kinds.
- Officer.com– WWW
Search for law enforcement positions and learn more about the law enforcement and criminal justice fields.
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- Career Opportunities in Forensic Science– PRINT
- Career Opportunities in Law Enforcement, Security, & Protective Services– PRINT
- Forensics demystified– PRINT
- John Douglas’s Guide to Landing a Career in Law Enforcement– PRINT
- Jumpstarting Your Career: An Internships Guide for Criminal Justice– PRINT
- NACE Job Choices 2012: Science– E-BOOK
Content Editor: Brendan Johnson
Last Updated: 03/14/2014