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For NC State Bureau of Investigation

NC State Bureau of Investigation

Government Agencies

Fall; Spring; Summer


Factual Investigation; Interviewing; Legal Research & Analysis

Work Description

The SBI assists local law enforcement with criminal investigations. The agency also has original jurisdiction in drug and arson investigations, election law violations, child sexual abuse in day care centers and computer crimes against children.

Externs will:

  • Review cold case homicide files to determine if biological evidence or other evidence may have been seized during the investigation

  • If potential DNA evidence exists, assist in locating the evidence and drafting/preparing necessary warrants or orders for testing of the evidence

  • Review laboratory reports comparing DNA profiles from analyzed evidence to the DNA of potential suspects in the State’s DNA database and CODIS (Combined DNA Index System) and to new DNA samples collected from potential suspects

  • If potential fingerprint evidence exists, assist in locating the evidence and submitting the evidence for comparison in the AFIS (Automated Fingerprint Identification System) database

  • To develop and assist in pursuing potential leads for investigators, including possible witness interviews

  • To otherwise assist in the prosecution of those responsible for these crimes and/or to assist in clearing previously identified suspects

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