Thursday, October 26, 2006

Forensic Psychology Internships: The Forensic Panel: New York

Forensic psychology internships are being offered at The Forensic Panel in New York. The Forensic Panel is America's foremost forensic consulting institution. It is dedicated to the integrity of behavioral and forensic sciences in the courts through peer reviewed expert testimony, practice oriented teaching, and groundbreaking research.

Interns for The Forensic Panel observe and participate in challenging projects that reward them with transferable experiences to their future careers. Students will learn various stages of the behavioral science expert's involvement in the legal process while completing a variety of duties in forensic psychology, forensic expert case administration, and the clinical-forensic psychology interface.

Responsibilities include:

Assisting with forensic cases

Involvement with both criminal and civil matters, ranging from criminal responsibility, to disputed confessions, to psychological torts, to malpractice, to risk assessment, to testamentary capacity, to death investigation, to pre-sentencing issues, and more.

  • Document review and fact-checking

  • Investigative work

  • Transcribe forensic psychiatric interview videotapes

  • Organize source documents

  • Forensic report referencing & proofreading

  • Observe forensic psychiatric interviews

  • Observe expert witness court testimony

  • Observe and participate in attorney communication

  • Behavioral science, medical, and legal research

  • Literature search utilizing various databases, including PsychLit, PsycInfo, Medline, and Lexis-Nexus

  • Participate in ongoing research projects on various topics in the behavioral sciences

  • Opportunities for future publication

  • The ideal candidate: is an upper-level undergraduate or graduate student who is responsible, detail-oriented and self-motivated, with strong research skills and an ability to work as part of a team. Preference will be given to those with writing and publishing experience. Interns must be able to commit to a period of at least six months.

    Deadlines and Starting Dates

    The company offers year-round internships. There are no deadlines. Internships are granted on a first-come first-serve basis. Preference is given to students who can commit to the longest period possible, preferably six months.

    Time Commitment and Scheduling

    Forensic Panel internships offer flexible schedules, allowing students to take outside classes, hold a part-time job, or work a full-time internship.

    All internships are a minimum of 24 hours per week (typically four days a week for 6 hours, or three days a week for 8 hours). Ideal candidates commit to a six month period.


    All internships with The Forensic Panel are on voluntary basis. There is no financial compensation or transportation reimbursement. Class credit can be earned when applicable through your university.

    For more details please contact Jada J. Stewart via e-mail or:

    Click Here to visit the forensic panel internship webpage.

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