Probation/Parole Intern

North Carolina Department of Public Safety - Raeford, North Carolina

Sep 10, 2021

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Application Deadline:
Dec 31, 2021

Salary Information

Entry Level:
$$0 unpaid annual

Job Description

Community Corrections under the Department of Public Safety is responsible for the supervision of all adult offenders on probation, parole or post-release parole supervision and offenders who transfer to North Carolina from other states. Our mission is "to protect the safety of citizens in our communities throughout the state by providing viable alternatives and meaningful supervision to offenders placed in our custody. Our primary goal is to accomplish our mission by reaching an equal balance of control and treatment for offenders that will positively affect their behavior and lifestyle patterns.”

This internship is unpaid.

Internship Description

The Community Corrections Intern will have opportunities to experience each of the following:

Observe and assist with adult offender supervision in North Carolina;

Accompany Probation/Parole Officers during home visits;

Assist with offender office appointments to include verifying employment, conducting criminal record checks and completing assessments;

Assist with the preparation of violation reports, Orders for Arrest and modification orders;

Assist with compiling reports on offender activity, court intake process;

Attend probation violation hearings in both district and superior court, observe and participate in discussion and review of cases between the assigned Probation/Parole Officer and the Chief Probation/Parole Officer;

Assist Probation/Parole Officer with daily management of administrative duties and correspondence;

Assist the Chief Probation/Parole Officer with any special assignments and will work with Office Assistants, Judicial Service Coordinators and other district staff to observe their jobs and functions; and,

Observe and assist with conducting investigations.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies

Prior to acceptance into the program, the successful applicant must:

Pass a background check

Be a US or naturalized citizen

Participate in an interview

Include the following with this application:

Letter from your college advisor

Character reference letter

The letter from your advisor should confirm that you are attending school, are in good standing, you are a junior, senior or graduate student and eligible for an internship. If possible, your GPA should be included.

Preference will be given to students whose college/university requires this internship for course credit or graduation.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

For consideration, you must have a junior or senior level standing at an accredited college with a major in Criminal Justice, Correctional Services, Psychology, Social Work or other Human Services major and have at least a 2.5 GPA;


You must be pursuing a graduate degree in Criminal Justice, Correctional Services, Psychology, Social Work or other Human Services major and be in good standing with your accredited university.

Supplemental and Contact Information

Community Corrections will provide equal employment opportunity to all applicants for the internship program without regard to race, religion, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, disability, political affiliation/influence or sexual orientation. All selection decisions shall be based solely on job-related criteria and comply with all federal and state employment laws, regulations and policies and will be consistently applied to promote fairness, diversity and integrity.

The NC Department of Public Safety must adhere to the US Department of Justice Final Rule on the “National Standards to Prevent, Detect, and Respond to Prison Rape”. Click this link for information on hiring and promotion prohibition requirements for all positions in the NC Department of Public Safety: PREA Hiring and Promotion Prohibitions (Download PDF reader).

For questions specific to this posting, please contact Lori Millette at 919-324-1128 or

For technical issues with your application, please call the NEOGOV help line at 855-524-5627.

Job Requirements

  • Age: 18
  • Education: You are a junior, senior or graduate student and eligible for an internship at the college/university level
  • Experience: No experience

Contact Information

Kim Shaw

North Carolina Department of Public Safety
180 Sandhills Drive, Bldg. C
Raeford, North Carolina 28376
phone: 919-805-2353

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