Digital Forensics Internships

Completing an internship is a great way to learn by doing. Each of the internships is unique and requires different skills and time commitments. Internship programs are highly competitive and accept applicants other than just those who apply from the URI Forensics Program.

It is the student's responsibility to review all available internships and choose what works best for them. Students should plan ahead; many positions have limited acceptance and lengthy interview processes. Specific questions about a particular position should be directed at the contact associated with that internship program. If you have generic questions about what internship may be best for you, you can set up an appointment to discuss the matter with Dr. Fay-Wolfe at wolfe@cs.uri.edu.

Applicants to ALL internship positions who plan to be near URI in the summer may also apply to the URI Digital Forensics REU Internship program. This is a paid summer position exposing students to research and case work in the digital forensic field.

Internships are eligible for CSC491/591 or CSC499 credit if approved by Dr. Fay-Wolfe.

Existing internship programs are listed below, click for more information:


The Rhode Island Digital Forensics Center

The Rhode Island Digital Forensics Center is accepting internship applications for the Spring. Interns work at the DFC in Tyler Hall on the Kingston campus. They support all facets of the operation including case work, research, and building the lab infrastructure (including the new U.S. Dept. of Justice Cell Phone Analysis Lab).

Deadlines
Spring
: Nov 30


Rhode Island State Police

The Computer Crimes Unit (CCU) is the primary Rhode Island State Police (RISP) unit that performs digital forensics. Interns work at the Rhode Island State Police Computer Crimes Unit, likely at RISP Headquarters in North Scituate, Rhode Island. They work with RISP officers and local officers assigned to computer crimes and in doing so be exposed to law enforcement practices, cases, digital forensics tools.

Students may apply for general internships within the RISP that are not managed by the URI Digital Forensic Program.

Deadlines
Spring:
Nov 30
Summer: March 15
Fall: July 15


Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS)

NCIS provides URI students with internship positions working alongside a Special Agent within the computer investigations and operations unit. This is an unpaid internship, and has an extensive application and background check procedure.

Deadlines:
The dates change every year, but the applications are usually required almost 9 months in advance.


ForensicSoft Inc.

ForensicSoft Inc. is a publisher of forensic software products such as SAFE and SafeBlock. Depending on applicants ability and interest, various positions are available.

Deadlines:
Spring
: Nov 30
Summer: March 15
Fall: July 15


Forensic Accounting Opportunities

Major accounting firms often select interns from the URI Digital Forensic Program for positions in their forensic accounting departments. Each company handles their own recruiting separately from the URI Digital Forensic Center. Visit their websites for more information on how and when to apply.

Deadlines:
Varies by company


URI Digital Forensics and Cyber Security Center Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)

The URI DFCSC accepts applications for its Research Experience For Undergraduates (REU) paid summer internships. Applicants will work on the URI campus completing a summer research project.

Deadline:
March 1