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 three 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.  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

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 HireVCURams, 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.

 The Fall 2018 Interest Meeting will be held on

Thursday Nov. 15th 11-11:45am in Temple 3305.

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