An internship in Forensic Investigations provides students exposure to forensic death investigations by taking an active role in the investigations processes. Under the direct supervision of a mentor, Investigations interns take death reports, assist the mentor/supervisor with scene investigation, obtain decedent and scene photographs, and complete investigative reports. Interns also gain experience triaging calls, assisting in identifying a decedent, locating and assisting with the notification of next of kin, and communicating with family, friends, law enforcement officers and hospital personnel. In addition to regular and daily work assignments, all interns are required to submit two, one-page essays describing a topic of interest in forensic science, and assigned a research project to complete and present to the Institute’s staff at the end of the internship.
- Current enrollment in a post-secondary accredited academic institution
- Junior-level or senior-level undergraduate student or graduate student majoring in pre-med, natural sciences, criminal justice, forensic science, physical anthropology, nursing, or a similar discipline