Internships at the JECTF provide an opportunity for UA graduate and undergraduate students to conduct career exploration and build a record of experience in the criminology and criminal justice fields. The internship is divided into two tracks: the digital forensic (DF) track and the network intrusion lab (NIL) track. Both internship tracks are held under the same course number (CC 395 for undergraduate students).
Digital Forensic Track
The digital forensic (DF) track is particularly beneficial for students who want to explore a career as a digital forensic investigator and/or examiner. Working under the guidance of law enforcement officers, students will learn how digital forensic investigators identify, preserve, and extract digital evidence using different forensic tools and software. Students will also learn the various legal challenges digital forensic examiners face, including admissibility of evidence and right to privacy. This internship is a great opportunity for students to extend their knowledge about the inner workings of a law enforcement task force.
Network Intrusion Lab Track
The network intrusion lab (NIL) track is particularly beneficial for students interested in matters of cybersecurity, network intrusion, and malware forensics. NIL interns will work closely with cyber criminologists to conduct a number of assignments and studies related to log analysis, honeypot/net construction and implementation, and Tor criminality (among others).
Any and all UA undergraduate majors and minors are welcome, and any and all UA graduate students (Masters and Ph.D.) are welcome to apply.
Internship credit hour options:
Students may intern at the JECTF for 3 credit hours (working approximately 10 hours per week in the lab) or 6 credit hours (working approximately 20 hours per week in the lab).
Internships for both tracks are offered in Fall and Spring semesters.