The Forensic Science Department strives to provide eligible forensic science undergraduate majors with practical, real-world work experience in forensic laboratories through internships. Internships enable students to earn 1-3 academic credits while gaining valuable forensic science experience. The work experience will supplement classroom learning, introduce new skills, and provide insight for future career planning. Internship placements in forensic laboratories and other applied scientific laboratories are strongly encouraged. This internship experience will primarily consist of job-shadowing, including but not limited to observing/assisting with active cases in the field and/or in the crime lab. Additional experiences will be at the discretion of the internship laboratory or its internship supervisor.
Please review the information below, and then contact the Undergraduate Director, Dr. Catherine Connon, at email@example.com, if you have any specific questions.
Students are responsible for arranging their own internships. Forensic science faculty are a good source for suggesting internship opportunities and crime laboratory contacts. Students are encouraged to reach out to their Faculty Mentors, review Handshake, and consult with VCU Career Services for information about internship opportunities. Once an internship opportunity is determined, a contract must be turned in and approval must be obtained from the Undergraduate Director in order for a student to receive academic credit for their internship experience.
To qualify for an internship, an undergraduate student must:
The student and their internship supervisor must complete the FRSC 493 Internship Contract. Once this is approved by the Undergraduate Director, an override will be requested on the student's behalf in order for the student to register for FRSC 493. The Undergraduate Director will provide the student and internship supervisor with any necessary forms, due dates, etc. required for the internship.
This is a pass or fail course. In order to receive a grade of "pass," students must:
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An informational meeting is held every semester. Please contact the Undergraduate Director, Dr. Connon, at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have specific questions.
If we're aware of an internship, it's posted here!
Internships with Impact
Qualifications: We are looking for people who are organized, responsible, have good written and verbal communication skills, and are able to take initiative on projects. Interns will generally work 10-20 hours a week.
How to Apply – apply online at http://www.suffolkva.us/346/Internships
A completed application includes the following:
A one-page personal statement describing your reasons for seeking an internship with Impact and what you hope to gain from the experience
A resume outlining your educational, professional, and volunteer experiences