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Student Intern (ID: 109954) for Summer 2024


DOCCS Collins Cor Facility

Middle Road
Collins, NY , NY 14034
E-Mail: Kelly.Vannote@doccs.ny.gov
Phone: (716) 532-4588 Ext: 4000

Division/Unit: Program Svs/Guidance & Counseling


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


Proposal Information


Student candidates will learn theory and practices specific to the areas Aggression Replacement Therapy (ART), Thinking for a Change & Motivational Interviewing, and Transitional Reentry Services & Parole. They will also become familiarized with the Therapeutic Community Model and how it it applied in the correctional setting. Students will observe and participate in therapeutic groups under the direct supervision of counseling staff. They will assist staff in completing initial assessments, risk assessments and participate in the development of treatment plans for inmate clients. 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 clients; ability to address concerns though appropriate channels, with respect to functioning in a para-military environment (i.e. following chain of command); effective listening skills; supportive of DOCCS Mission to improve public safety by providing a continuity of appropriate treatment services in safe and secure facilities where offenders' 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: 20-30 hours per week for one semester
Shift: 7:30am - 3:30pm, Monday - Friday
Location: Collins, NY (feasible commute within southern Erie, northern Chatauqua, northern Cattaraugus counties)



Professionalism (attire/punctuality/rule

Ability to maintain healthy boundaries

Ability to follow chain of command

Effective listening skills

Supportive of agency mission


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