Alyssa Parsons, Texas Historical Commission – Historic Sites Division

This past semester I obtained an internship with the Texas Historical Commission in order to gain practical knowledge about the inner workings of curation and preservation in historical archaeology and modern day archival techniques. The Texas Historical Commission was established in 1953 as a state agency employed with the task of identifying and preserving important […]

Ryan Strand, Texas Biomedical Research Institute

The Texas Biomedical Research Institute is a private research facility specializing in biomedical studies using non-human primates as a proxy for humans. It is one of the top research laboratories in the nation, housing over 3,000 non-human primates, the largest computing sector dedicated to human genetic analysis, and the Biosafety Level 4 lab, used to […]

Hailey Duecker, Grady Early Forensic Anthropology Research Laboratory

I began volunteering at the Grady Early Forensic Anthropology Research Laboratory in March of 2011, and after a few weeks of lab work I was able to help out with some of the research being conducted at the Forensic Anthropology Research Facility out on the Freeman Ranch. The three components, both labs and the facility, […]

Alex Millard, Bexar County Medical Examiner’s Office

While attending Texas State University’s graduate program in forensic anthropology, I completed an internship through the Bexar County Medical Examiner’s Office in the medicolegal investigation unit. The Bexar County Medical Examiner’s Office (BCMEO) is one of thirteen medical examiner’s offices in Texas, located in San Antonio on the campus of the UT Health Science Center. […]

Joanna Suckling, American Red Cross of Central Texas

In the spring semester of 2011, I fulfilled an emergency services internship with the American Red Cross of Central Texas chapter in Austin. An emergency services intern works with American Red Cross staff and volunteers to prepare for and provide emergency relief to clients in the greater Central Texas area. This internship provided me with […]