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Student Intern (ID: 109994) for Summer 2024


DOCCS Parole Board

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

Division/Unit: Board of Parole - FOIL


Web Site: https://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, you will play an crucial role in supporting the Board's mission. Your responsibilities will include critical thinking, problem-solving, and communication skills to analyze protected documents. You will be tasked with analyzing FOIL and other applicable statutes and applying them to your review of protected materials to determine what, if any, redactions should apply. Interns will also be tasked with implementing processes that support the Board's statutory obligations.

The internship requires a commitment of no less than 8 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 participate in a tour of a correctional facility. Furthermore, you will engage in routine interactions with the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS), as will as other state agencies and public service entities. This internship offers a unique opportunity to develop essential skills and contribute meaningfully to the parole board process and public safety initiatives.

Degree Concentrations: Major in Criminal Justice, Correctional Major in Criminal Justice, Correctional Studies, Public Justice, Law, Homeland Security, or Communications (Communications majors must have a minor in one of hte other listed fields).



Critical thinking


Strong communication/writing skills


Working knowldg of MS Word, Excel, PwrPt


Internship Areas: Criminal Justice/Corrections, Human Services, Legal Specialties

Logistical Information

Payment? Unpaid

Number of Hours: 20 - 30

Location: Albany

Number of Interns Needed: 2

Desired Candidate Profile

Preferred Standing Senior

Minimum Standing: Sophomore

Degree Concentrations: Communication Studies, Criminal Justice/Homeland Security, Legal Studies