Over the years we have been fortunate to have numerous students and volunteers work with us to gain hands-on experience, learn about community corrections and assist us in our work. It is our goal that students and volunteers will perform specific job responsibilities that lead to practical work experiences related to the field and explore a career within the criminal justice system.
Opportunities for Internships
- Parole/Probation Officer
Prepare written reports, recommendations, and perform professional probation and parole casework in the investigation, counseling, adjustment, rehabilitation, and re-integration of adult offenders to include the exercise of limited Peace Officer powers; and to do other work as required.
- Correction Officer
Maintain security and public safety while monitoring the daily work activities of offenders in a residential center; to provide security checks of facilities and offenders, and maintain records of offender activities; and to do other work as required.
Provide life skills counseling and case management services to assigned residents; to screen residents for admission; to conduct needs assessments and develop case plans; to maintain security in a residential center; and to do other work as required.
- Victim Services
Provide assistance to victims of felony and misdemeanor crimes; to act as a liaison between the victim, community corrections, prosecutors and the community; to provide support and information to victims on criminal justice procedures and post adjudication conviction; and to do other work as required.
- Community Service
Perform routine maintenance and cleaning of landscaped areas, recreation facilities and undeveloped grounds in parks owned, maintained or operated by the County.
- Entry-level positions: Community Corrections Aid, Community Corrections Tech and Admin Support Staff
Provide support to professionals in community service programs and projects that provide services to individuals with social economic, mental or physical disadvantages or who require supervision within the correctional system.
Application Process and Guidelines
- All applicants will need to complete an application, interview, reference checks, criminal history check and driving history check.
- No illegal drug use (including marijuana) in the past 5 years. Initial UA will be taken.
- All applicants must be at least 21 years of age at the time of their experience. Some considerations for those aged 18-20 may be made.
- After being accepted for a student/volunteer position, a full-time staff member will provide orientation regarding the Community Corrections Department's policies and procedures, training, supervision and evaluation.
- Student and volunteer positions are not entitled to any wages or any other remuneration or benefit in exchange for their time or the services they provide as a member of the program.
- All student and volunteer positions have flexible days/hours. It is expected that persons accepted into these positions will be reliable, dependable and will carry themselves professionally. The minimum time commitment is 6 months and 16 hours per week. Certificates of completion will be awarded after 6 months or 424 hours of work.
- All students and volunteers are accepted on a case by case basis.