Digital Evidence Forensics: The process of uncovering and interpreting electronic data for use in a court of law. The goal of the process is to preserve any evidence in its most original form while performing a structured investigation by collecting, identifying and validating the digital information for the purpose of reconstructing past events. (Citation)

“With unemployment rates rising in our veteran population this program will provide a valuable skill set and access to potential employers. We’re delighted to partner with Massachusetts community colleges to offer this program.”- Attorney General Martha Coakley

 

Are you a veteran or service member who is interested in a Digital Evidence Forensics career?

Careers in Digital Evidence Forensics offer a competitive salary and it all starts with a certificate or Associate’s degree in this emerging field

If you are not currently enrolled in a Digital Evidence Forensics program at one 
of the partner colleges and would like to learn about the programs that offer an internship with a state lab

More information about applying to Digital Evidence Forensics programs

Are you a veteran or service member who is currently studying Digital Evidence Forensics at Bunker Hill, Bristol or Middlesex Community Colleges?

Gain hands-on and unique experience at a state lab!

The Massachusetts Attorney General’s office established this internship 
program between seven certified law enforcement Digital Forensics labs 
state-wide, and Bunker Hill, Bristol and Middlesex Community Colleges.

Eligible applicants should apply immediately.

More information

Eligibility requirements for applicants

How to apply

Application pdf format of Digital Evidence Forensics Internship

More Information about the Digital Evidence Forensics Internship for Veterans and Service Members

Thank you for your interest in applying for the Attorney General’s Digital Evidence Forensics Internship.

The Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office established this opportunity as a pilot program, in partnership with three community colleges, to expand employment opportunities for veterans and service members interested in the emerging field of Digital Evidence Forensics.

This internship is being offered to students who are veterans or service members currently enrolled at Bristol, Bunker Hill, and Middlesex Community Colleges’ Digital Evidence Forensics certificate and/or Associate’s degree programs. The name of the program varies by college, and may be referred to as:  cyber forensics, computer forensics or digital evidence forensics. This internship places eligible students in state forensics labs to gain hands-on experience in the field of digital evidence forensics. The internship is unpaid and there is no special funding for this internship. If interested, please apply immediately as spots may be limited.

 

Eligibility for internship

  • Current enrollment in a Digital Evidence Forensics certificate or Associate’s Degree program at Bunker Hill, Bristol, or Middlesex Community College;
  • Veteran or Service Member;
  • Satisfactory completion of introductory coursework in Digital Evidence Forensics; and
  • Completion of the application form in its entirety, including attaching the appropriate required supporting documents.
  • Please note:
    • Completion of the application does not guarantee placement in a digital forensics lab;
    • Participating law enforcement labs may require additional steps such as a personal interview, as well as a criminal background check and a reference check; and
    • Following acceptance into the internship program, you will be asked to provide an official copy of your transcript if not previously submitted.

 

How to apply for Digital Evidence Forensics internship

 

If you are not currently enrolled in a Digital Evidence Forensics program and would like to learn about the programs that offer an internship with a state lab

You can apply to a certificate or Associate’s degree program at one of these community colleges. This is not a complete list of community colleges that offer Digital Evidence Forensics programs, it is a list of the community colleges that have partnered with the Attorney General’s Office for this internship program.

Bunker Hill Community College

Middlesex Community  College

Bristol Community College

 

More information about applying to Digital Evidence Forensics programs at community colleges

If you are not currently enrolled in a Digital Evidence Forensics program and would like more information about applying to a certificate or Associate’s degree program at the community colleges listed or any community college, please contact that institution directly.

 

Additional information about resources for veterans and service members provided by the AGO

Resource Guide for Veterans and Servicemembers pdf format of Resource Guide for Veterans and Servicemembers

 

For more information, please contact:

Morgan Callahan
Attorney General's Office
veterans@state.ma.us