Student Investigator Positions
The Digital Forensics Investigator program a partnership between the Arts & Letters Computing & Digital Technologies (CDT) program, the Cybercrimes Investigation, Research, and Education (CIRE) initiative, and the St. Joseph County Cyber Crimes Unit. This opportunity is open to all Notre Dame students.
As Digital Forensics Investigators with the Cyber Crimes Unit, students will be trained as digital forensic examiners and work as investigators on criminal cases, on behalf of both the prosecution and defense of those accused of crimes. Students will acquire, parse, and analyze information from digital evidence involved in active case investigations and pending prosecutions, while learning the process of digital analysis and investigation. Students may also be exposed to specialized learning experiences related to cyber forensics, digital investigations, and forensics research.
This extensive program is geared towards students looking to enter the field of cybersecurity and analysis post-graduation. While in the Student Investigator program, students will work out of the St. Joseph County Cyber Crimes Unit, currently housed in Hammes Mowbray Hall.
Student Investigator Positions are highly competitive and there are typically only a few open positions each academic year. Open positions, if any, are filled each Fall and Spring semester. Although applications are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the entire year, interviews are conducted twice a year. The following are cut-off dates for applying:
- Spring 2024 Positions: All positions filled
- Fall 2024 Positions. Applications will open on 03/01/2024.
If interested, students may obtain more information and apply by visiting the Digital Forensics Internship page on the CDT website.