Interns at Army Criminal Investigations Laboratory


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Interns at Army Criminal Investigations Laboratory

  1. 1. MLIS Opportunity at US Army Criminal Investigation LaboratoryLocation: Gillem Enclave (Atlanta, GA)Time Period: Year Round Opportunities available by semesterProgram Information: The USACIL is in the process of implementing a digital integrated library system(ILS) to provide information and research support to Laboratory personnel who include Training andTechnology students and faculty, researchers, scientists assigned to each of the forensic disciplinelaboratories and administrative staff of the US Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory (USACIL), itsprograms and division as well as its customers. The library operates in support of missions from theDoD, DA, JCS and USACIDC and other high level military and civilian activities in need of forensic support.This internship is an opportunity for students to learn the processes for implementing and maintainingan electronic virtual library system. Interns will have to digitize and catalog books, training materials andarticles currently housed in the laboratory, maintaining the virtual library used by lab personnel. At theend of the program, Interns will be required to present their data to the Director of the Laboratory, theChief Scientists, Branch Chiefs and other laboratory personnel. A final paper of their activities will alsobe submitted to the lab prior to departure and a daily log submitted to the school. This program is bestsuited for upcoming second year students. An interview for this internship may be required.Eligibility: Need to show proof of US Citizenship. Please submit a copy of the inside cover of yourpassport or birth certificate. A background check will be performed and any convictions of a felony,serious misdemeanor, or some major traffic violations will make the applicant ineligible for this SummerProgram.Compensation: This internship is available for school credit or monetary compensation. If monetarycompensation is requested, the stipend for this program is $2,000/month. Interns will have to providefor their own lodging, meals, and transportation.Must-haves: This is an active criminal forensic laboratory and Interns will be working in laboratory areaswhere case evidence is being processed; therefore, each intern will need to provide fingerprints andDNA samples. This is a protective measure and this information will not leave the laboratory. Ifcandidates decline to provide fingerprints or DNA, they will not be allowed to participate in theSummer Research Program.Skills Requested: • Skilled and experience in written and oral communications to effectively conduct briefings and presentations, reports and documentation. • Basic knowledge of cataloging rules and the automated storage systems, programs and databases utilized for cataloging technical data. • Basic knowledge of established library work processes, terminology and standards • Knowledge of bibliographic tools, collection development, computer technology and research techniques. • Basic knowledge of standard methods, techniques, concepts, and principles of cataloging in order to perform independent assignments in classifying and cataloging information. Jane Killian, Librarian 404-469-5992 6/12
  2. 2. SEEK DILIGENTLY TO DISCOVER THE TRUTH, DETERRED NEITHER BYFEAR NOR PREJUDICE United States Army Criminal Investigation LaboratoryIntern Summer Research Program Research Requirements: Areas of Research: Candidates may be required to read Digital Evidence DNA Analysis Document Analysis Drug Chemistry articles, conduct literary search, and Explosive Analysis Firearms/Toolmarks Gunshot Residue Latent Prints learn instrumental techniques prior Legal Studies Trace Evidence to and while at the laboratory. At Current Research Projects: the end of the program, candidates Differentiation of DNA Mixtures Legal/Criminal Usefulness of GSR Examinations will present their research findings to Detection of Homemade Explosives laboratory personnel. Field Test/Isomeric identification of Spice Latent Print Processing Technique Development Stability of Fire Debris Reference Ignitable Liquids Hand Identification from Digital Evidence Photos4930 N 31st Street, Forest Park, GA 30297 • 404.469.5925 •