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Student Intern (ID: 109916) for Summer 2024


DOCCS Collins Cor Facility

Middle Road
Collins, NY , NY 14034
E-Mail: Lenore.Jakiela@doccs.ny.gov
Phone: (716) 532-4588

Division/Unit: Alcohol Substance Abuse Trtmnt Pgm


Web Site: www.doccs.ny.gov(New Window)


Proposal Information


The student intern would work under the supervision of our Licensed Master Social Worker. Students would be afforded the rare opportunity to work in a correctional setting with the mental health and substance abuse population. Students would learn to administer substance abuse assessment tools, assess the incarcerated individual's risk of relapse, co-facilitate treatment and psychoeducational groups, work as a member of a multidisciplinary treatment team, learn about treatment and discharge planning; as well as various other clinical and case management duties. They will also become familiarized with the Criminal Justice System, from courts, to incarceration, and release to the community. They will also develop clinical skills and professionalism while maintaining ethical standards in the field.

Skills: Professionalism (attire, punctuality, ability to follow established policies, etc.); ability to maintain healthy boundaries with incarcerated individuals; Ability to address concerns through appropriate channels, with respect to functioning in a para-military environment (i.e. following chain of command); effective listening and motivational interviewing skills; willingness to be receptive and responsive to feedback; supportive of DOCCS Mission to improve public safety by providing a continuity of appropriate treatment services in safe and secure facilities where incarcerated individuals' needs are addressed, and they are prepared for release, followed by supportive services under community supervision to facilitate a successful completion of their sentence.

HOURS: 15-30 hours per week
Shift: 7:30am - 3:30pm / Monday-Friday



Professionalism (attire/punctuality/rule

Ability to maintain healthy boundaries

Ability to follow chain of command

Effective listening skills

Motivational interviewing skills


Internship Areas: Criminal Justice/Corrections, Human Services

Logistical Information

Payment? Unpaid

Number of Hours: 20 - 30

Location: Erie

Number of Interns Needed: 2

Desired Candidate Profile

Preferred Standing Graduate Student

Minimum Standing: Junior

Degree Concentrations: Counseling, Criminal Justice/Homeland Security, Human Services, Psychology/Psychiatry, Social Work