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Student Intern (ID: 109995) 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


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, you will play a crucial role in supporting the Board's mission. Your responsibilities will include providing support to Board of Parole Commissioners and executive staff, implementing processes to fulfill the Board's statutory obligations, and conducting essential research. Additionally, you will be responsible for handling correspondences from government officials and the general public.

The internship requires a commitment of 8-20 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 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 well as other state agencies and public service entities. This exposure can prove invaluable for individuals interested in pursuing a career in the criminal justice and public service fields.

Degree Concentrations: Major in Criminal Justice, Correctional Studies, Human Services, Psychology, Public Justice, Sociology, Law, Homeland Security, Forensics, or Communications (Communications majors must be pursuing at minimum a Bachelors' and must have a minor in one of the 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: 4

Desired Candidate Profile

Preferred Standing Senior

Minimum Standing: Sophomore

Degree Concentrations: Communication Studies, Criminal Justice/Homeland Security, Human Services, Psychology/Psychiatry