Internships at the NFI

The Netherlands Forensic Institute (NFI) often provides opportunities to do internships as part of graduation assignments or to gain specific work experience. There is a great deal of interest in doing an internship at the NFI, so it is very important to ensure that you make your wishes known well in advance. This entails clearly explaining the objective of your internship and in which period you would like to achieve this.

Information on opportunities for internships can be obtained in two different ways. We inform the internship coordinators of the various study programmes, but you can also send your CV and motivation letter to one of our divisions directly.

NB: please be aware that you cannot shadow NFI staff for one or several days, nor can you do a brief taster internship.

University students

The emphasis at the NFI is on providing internships for students at research universities and universities of applied sciences. We have very few opportunities for upper secondary vocational students looking for internships.

If you are interested in an internship related to human biological traces, you can apply if you are in a biology, medical biology or bioinformatics degree programme. Send your CV and motivation letter to stageHBS@nfi.nl. [Unfortunately, there will be no internship opportunities in these fields until June 2021].

If you are interested in an internship related to non-human biological traces, such as plants, animals, moulds, bacteria and entomological traces, you need to be enrolled in a biology or bioinformatics degree programme. Send your CV and motivation letter to stageNHBS@nfi.nl. [Unfortunately, there will be no internship opportunities in these fields in 2021].

If you are interested in an internship related to digital traces (including image research and biometrics), you can apply if you are in an ICT, AI or general forensic science degree programme. Send your CV and motivation letter to stageDBS@nfi.nl.

If you are interested in an internship related to chemical and physical traces, you can apply if you are enrolled in an analytical chemistry or physical-technical degree programme. Send your CV and motivation letter to stageCFS@nfi.nl.

If you are interested in an internship related to toxicology, crime scene investigation or forensic-medical investigation, you can apply if you are in an analytical chemistry, general forensic science or medical degree programme. Send your CV and motivation letter to stageBDE@nfi.nl. [Unfortunately, there will be no internship opportunities in these fields in 2021].

If you are interested in an internship related to business operations, you can apply if you are enrolled in a financial, ICT and/or HRM degree programme, for example. Send your CV and motivation letter to stageBV@nfi.nl.

If you are interested in an internship with the Management Support unit, you can apply if you are enrolled in a secretarial, communications or comprehensive security degree programme. Send your CV and motivation letter to stageBO@nfi.nl.