This page describes internship opportunities in the field of computer forensics. Please feel free to add your own.
By Chet Uber, March 8, 2007
In the Nebraska Cyber Crime Task Force an issue arose which stopped college students from being allowed to work as interns; they do not have the formal training that official forensic officers have and can damage critical evidence. This was a valid comment by the director of the State Patrol's Forensic Lab. A number of us in the room ran through ways to do away with this potential problem (please note this is not at all related to releasing confidential information, but rather the destruction of the original forensic evidence).
A SOLUTION THAT WORKS
The disk is duplicated, and the duplicate is given to the Universities Forensic Lab Manager, who assigns cases. The intern then performs forensics and records offsets, or other methods to form a "recipe" to find what they found. This receipe can then be passed back to Law Enforcement and they can recreate the examination. This method saves LE a lot of time, and gives good experience to not just one student intern, but can be given to many interns. For more information on this novel solution contact:
Dr. Blaine Burnham (firstname.lastname@example.org) Executive Director, Nebraska University Consortium on Information Assurance
Dr. Burnham is the Director of NUCIA and a Senior Research Fellow for the College of Information Science and Technology. Most recently, he was the Director of the Georgia Tech Information Security Center. Previously, Burnham worked in a variety of information assurance roles at the National Security Agency (NSA), Los Alamos National Laboratory, and Sandia Laboratory.
To see the top class labs that are available at this institution see:
1. Check out this page: http://www.rit.edu/~gtfsbi/forensics/internships.htm it has a load of internships although all are not stipend paying 2. Internet Crimes Against Children. ICAC has offices in almost every state. 3. Check with companies that do computer forensics. Examples include Kroll and Pinkerton. 4. Explore the Scholarship for Service and Scholarship for Work programs offered by the US Government.
Vermont ICAC (Internet Crimes Against Children). http://www.vtspecialcrimes.org/
Vermont State Patrol. They are almost always understaffed, and may have suggestions working with Counties and Cities. It requires a that you are not a felon and can pass a 7-year background check -- but a lot of places are so backlogged they are putting on reserve deputies to work cyber crime. http://www.dps.state.vt.us/vtsp/bci.html