Technical Assistant Qualifications & Timeline

Technical Assistant Qualifications

Technical Assistants are carefully selected graduate students currently enrolled in Marshall University’s FEPAC-accredited forensic science program. Each Technical Assistant has met rigorous academic admissions criteria as well as successfully completed a standard Marshall University Background Check prior to participation in this program.

Value Added

Benefits for participating in the TAP program:

  • 3 months of dedicated assistance and specialized service
  • Additional assignments can be made; flexibility in assignments
  • Customized services to client specifications
  • Opportunity to observe intern in work environment prior to hiring
  • Crime lab analysts can continue workflow
  • Interaction with potential job applicants

Anticipated Timeline

DNA Internship TAP requests will be considered as received. Please apply prior to December to receive a Technical Assistant for the following summer.

June toDecember Requests received and reviewed
August to December Technical Assistants complete accelerated DNA course at Marshall
December We facilitate university/crime lab conference calls
January to May Technical Assistants receive wet-laboratory specific training prior to internship
May Technical Assistants arrive at your laboratory to begin their 10-12 week project
August Technical Assistants return to Marshall

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