Student Resources

From College to Career

Embark on a journey of discovery and investigation as you delve into the fascinating world of forensic science. This page is tailored specifically for students like you who are passionate about unraveling the mysteries that lie at the intersection of science and justice. Whether you’re just beginning your forensic science studies or looking to enhance your expertise, this hub is your go-to destination for valuable resources, guidance, and support.


We’re continuing to add more events just for students and young scientists early in their career! On Tuesday evening from 6:00 – 8:00pm, attend the Young Scientists’ Showcase where you’ll have the opportunity to present your work to your peers. Meet with fellow young scientists during the lunch breaks to discuss specific topics relevant to you.

We’ve also reduced the student rate to $495 to make attending more affordable with the option to defer payment to a later date.

Videos for Young Scientists

Watch how the field's newest scientists are shaping the future of forensic DNA. Plus resources and inspiration for current students.

Online Student Forum

Wondering what comes next after you graduate? Our Advisory Committee provides answers in this forum which is now available to watch on-demand.

Student Ambassador Program

Now accepting applications through May 5, 2024! Learn more about the program and requirements for application.

Start Your Job Search

View current job and internship postings in the field of forensic DNA. To share a listing, submit your job on our website.

Advice from Experts in the Field

Pearls of wisdom from past ISHI speakers for those just
starting out or looking to make a change.

PhDs: From Distressing to De-Stressing with former Student Ambassador, Mirna Ghemrawi

When searching for words “PhD” along with “stress”, hundreds if not thousands of articles, blogs and surveys pop-up discussing the effect of stress on PhD students. When success is mainly governed by the number of published papers, funding opportunities, professional meetings and research impact coupled with complications like visa status (for international students), society expectations, and fear from an uncertain future, a graduate student’s life has it’s share of stress. In fact, a survey by Nature reveals that 36% of graduate students (from a population of more than 6000 participants from around the world) asked for help to deal with their anxiety and depression. If this sounds familiar, click the link below where Mirna shares some tips for managing the stress in your life