BMFS Internships

Internship in Biomedical Forensic Sciences

An internship in a forensic setting is encouraged, and may be approved for academic credit depending on the number of hours and the nature of the work completed during the internship. The work experience will supplement classroom learning, introduce the student to new skills and provide them with experience which will be beneficial to future career planning.

With prior approval from the student’s thesis advisors, and the internship site supervisor, work completed during internship may be used as the basis of the student’s thesis. A completed evaluation from the internship supervisor describing the nature of the work completed and the quality of the student’s performance will be required. In addition, the student will be required to write a summary of his/her internship experiences, responsibilities and results. The student may count their internship towards completion of a track given the internship is within the proposed specialty.

Internships may be procured in one of two ways:

1) Application to an Internship position which has already been approved by the BMFS faculty and Internship Coordinator.  Openings will be posted on this webpage.  Interested BMFS students may apply for these positions by filling out the Student Internship Placement form.

2) The student may procure an internship position through independent means.  A number laboratories have internship programs and regularly review applications for positions within their laboratory.  If the student has been offered an internship position, and they would like to utilize this experience towards academic credit, then they must immediately inform the BMFS faculty of the position by filling out the Student Internship Placement form.

Current BMFS Approved Internship Positions
Description
Application Deadline
  • Intern at the Boston Crime Laboratory -  DNA Unit
The ideal incumbent will:

  • have an undergraduate degree in biochemistry, biology, chemistry, or related field,
  • have already taken (or plan to take) the following courses: biochemistry, genetics, Forensic Molecular Biology, Statistics/Population Genetics and the Forensic DNA Laboratory
  • be able to commit at least 4-6 months to the project, 3-4 days/week

Prior training in forensic DNA techniques, such as Qiagen extraction, Identifiler/PP16 amplification, qPCR and fragment analysis is a plus.

If interested, please send your C.V. to Dr. Grgicak at cgrgicak@bu.edu by May 2, 2014.