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Student Intern (ID: 110049) for Summer 2024


DOCCS Greene Cor Facility

165 Plank Road
Coxsackie, NY , NY 12051
E-Mail: Melissa.Trostle@doccs.ny.cov
Phone: (518) 731-2741 Ext: 4322

Division/Unit: Program Services


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


Proposal Information


Interested students should be willing to work 15 - 22 1/2 hours weekly for an 8-10 week period. An internship in the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision will provide the student with a valuable, hands-on experience in a criminal justice setting. Student should meet minimum criteria as a Junior or Senior pursuing a bachelor's degree, with a major in community health and family studies, correctional studies, counseling, criminal justice, human services, psychology, public justice, social work, sociology, or vocational rehabilitation. Student will meet, interact, and work with professional staff in out Program Services area within Greene Correctional Facility. We offer many diverse settings which will provide the student with a background in Program Services, Community Supervision and Re-entry.

Goal of Position: To give the student an opportunity to compare theory and practice in the context of a supervised fieldwork experience. The practicum allows the students to integrate their classroom knowledge with the "real world" of the American system of justice. In this way, student will be able to make judgements about the relationship of the "real" and the "ideal," and explore how the system really works. The practicum experience affords the student an opportunity to made a critical assessment of themselves, their education, and the profession they are planning to pursue, Student will provide support and assistance to program staff by observing and participating in appropriate program activities, group counseling, and parole board preparation.

Duties and Tasks: Learning how to facilitate programs in a Correctional environment. Assisting staff with programming, case plans, parole, and community preparation. Ensuring that volunteers are in compliance with Department policies. Reviewing current programs, schedules, and offerings to make sure that the current needs are being met and as well as avoiding duplication of services. Creating opportunity and communication between facility staff and volunteers. Monitoring, screening, and tracking of volunteers including background checks, fingerprinting and orientations. Applicants should be computer literate, have excellent communication skills and be highly organized.



Computer literate

Excellent communication skills

Highly organized


Internship Areas: Criminal Justice/Corrections, Human Services

Logistical Information

Payment? Unpaid

Number of Hours: 20 - 30

Location: Greene

Number of Interns Needed: 2

Desired Candidate Profile

Preferred Standing Senior

Minimum Standing: Junior

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