Dates of Program
The RISCL Internship/Volunteer Program accepts up to a maximum of two (2) interns for placement each summer.
Types of Internships
All RISCL Internships are unpaid volunteer positions. All students who meet the program requirements are welcome to apply. Internships may be taken for academic credit. The amount of academic credits that a student receives is usually pre-determined by their school.
Types of Students
The RISCL Internship/Volunteer Program accepts applications from graduate and undergraduate students who meet the following criteria:
Majoring in a life science, physical science or forensic science
Minimum GPA of 3.00
In good standing with their school
Graduate students must have completed at least two academic semesters
Undergraduate students must have completed a minimum of 60 credit hours
****Please note: Social science majors such as criminal justice, anthropology, and sociology do not meet the educational requirements of this program. Online forensic science programs usually do not meet the educational requirements unless they include a significant hands-on laboratory section.
Placements for interns vary depending upon the level of education and the need of the Laboratory. Typically, an intern is assigned a rotating schedule including but not limited to each of the following Laboratory sections: Latent Prints, Trace Evidence, and Firearms. Specific alternative assignments may be pre-arranged to accommodate an intern’s program of study/research project. Evaluations are completed on all students.
Hours of Work
The internship will be conducted Monday - Friday during normal business hours. Actual hours will be set based on staff availability and number of credit hours required by the student’s school.
The RISCL application process consists of two (2) levels. Applicants must satisfy the requirements of each level before proceeding to the next level.
- Internship Application (Level 1) - Upon request, an application will be sent to you. Please complete the application and return with a cover letter, official college transcripts and resume to the Rhode Island State Crime Lab.
******Please note incomplete packages will not be processed.
- Interviews (Level 2) - Completed application packages will be reviewed by an interview committee. Based on this review, the committee will select the applicants who will move to the interview stage. The interviews are almost always conducted in-person and are scheduled during normal business hours. Alternate accommodations may be made in certain circumstances.
- Application requests for the 2013 Program must be submitted by March 29, 2013.
- Application/documents, cover letter, college transcript and resume must be postmarked no later than April 15, 2013.
For any questions or to request and application, please contact Amy Duhaime, RISCL Internship Coordinator at 401– 874-2893 or at email@example.com.