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Student Intern (ID: 109966) for Summer 2024


DOCCS Parole Board

1220 Washington Ave - Bldg 4
Albany, NY , NY 12226
E-Mail: Dannielle.Hille@doccs.ny.gov
Phone: (518) 473-6850

Division/Unit: Board of Parole Counsel's Office


Web Site: www.doccs.ny.gov/board-parole(New Window)


Proposal Information


The New York State Board of Parole is an independent governing body responsible for determining the eligibility of incarcerated individuals for release and imposing special conditions. Appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate, its members hold sole discretion over these matters.

As interns in this program, under the supervision of an attorney, you will play a crucial role in supporting the Board's mission. Your responsibilities will include applying their critical thinking, problem-solving, and communication skills to address legal challenges against the Board of Parole. You will be tasked with working to defend the Board's statutory obligations and conduct critical legal research. This internship aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of the parole process, covering everything from incarceration to release, including the appeals process and litigation.

The internship requires a commitment of 8 to 20 hours per week and will provide you with valuable insights into the inner workings of the NYS Board of Parole. You will have the opportunity to observe parole board interviews and if time permits, participate in a tour of a correctional facility. Furthermore, you will engage in routine interactions with the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision, along with private and public attorneys, the courts, other state agencies and public service entities. This exposure can prove invaluable for individuals interested in pursuing careers in the criminal justice and public service fields.



Critical thinking


Strong communication/writing skills


Working knowldg of MS Word, Excel, PwrPt


Internship Areas: Criminal Justice/Corrections, Legal Specialties

Logistical Information

Payment? Unpaid

Number of Hours: 20 - 30

Location: Albany

Number of Interns Needed: 4

Desired Candidate Profile

Preferred Standing Senior

Minimum Standing: Sophomore

Degree Concentrations: Criminal Justice/Homeland Security, Legal Studies