Our Volunteer Opportunities:
The Forensic Panel offers several internships, available to talented and committed students from a range of disciplines. Interns work alongside and interact with professional staff at The Forensic Panel, and are trained and closely supervised to develop their professional and academic aptitudes;
Depravity Standard Interns will gain valuable experience in reviewing case materials from a range of actual homicide, sexual assault, assault, and/or non-violent convictions, and actively participate in ongoing forensic science research. The project refines students’ aptitude for case review, evidence searching, working with standardized definitions, the limits of interpretability, and offers the opportunity to participate hands-on in influential justice research. Interns critically review pre-trial criminal case records (i.e., police investigative reports, crime scene photos, witness statements, and autopsy reports) to identify the presence or absence of intent, action, attitude, and victimology aspects of depravity.
Research Interns are selected from Depravity Interns who have excelled during their initial internship. Interns work across a number of current projects, assisting the Research Director in article development for publication in academic peer-reviewed journals and law review publications. Students will further develop their skills in researching forensic topics across psychiatry, psychology, toxicology, medicine, emergency medicine, and/ or pathology fields. The varying tasks will refine skills in performing literature reviews and summaries, data analysis in SPSS and excel, and assistance preparing manuscripts for submission.
Case Internship candidates are selected from Depravity Interns who have demonstrated a capacity for deadline-driven work, ethical behavior of the highest regard, and critical analysis of sensitive issues. Case Interns assist with research and investigation for active cases. The Forensic Panel is retained to provide export services on high profile criminal and civil cases, spanni a range of forensic
The Forensic Panel also works in collaboration with its internship program partners to connect suitable candidates to additional internship opportunities after successful conclusion of the Forensic Panel internship. Partners include: the Maryland State Medical Examiner’s Office, and Beth Israel Medical Center.
Review of pre-trial investigative and forensic records of adjudicated cases, and forensic research for publication call upon a variety of skills. These opportunities require meticulously detail-oriented, honest, enthusiastic, responsible, and deadline responsive individuals, with precise written communication skills.
The opportunity requires 20 hr/week commitment for a period of 6 months. Exceptional interns may be offered an extended internship. Office hours for interns are 9am to 7pm, Monday to Friday. We are always willing to be flexible with shift times to accommodate external work and study commitments.
We welcome students from all behavioral science backgrounds, with a minimum completion of a Bachelor’s in their chosen discipline. International applications welcome.
How to apply:
Interested individuals should submit a cover letter, resume/CV, and two academic writing samples to our Research Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.