Internships

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.  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 cmconnon@vcu.edu, if you have any specific questions.

 

A joint informational meeting will be held Thursday, October 10, 2019 

2:30-4:00pm

University Student Commons SGA Senate Chambers

RSVP here

 

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.

Handshake Logo at VCU

 

General information/eligibility
Enrollment procedure
Requirements and grade evaluation
Further information
Current Opportunities
  • Login to Handshake at VCU with the button that best describes you.
  • Click VCU Sign On and login using your VCU eID and password.
  • Complete your profile to personalize your job and events feed.
  • Search jobs and internships, register for events or schedule an appointment
  • Jorge Picouda can also help you find an internship. 
  • Schedule an appointment as described in the previous section.
  • Visit VCU Career Services website