CCJS Internships

Students: Please read all the internship information on this site before contacting the Department with questions. Students interested in obtaining Internship credits or Internship placements for the Spring 2019 semester should contact Emily Asencio at or Pat Jackson at The CCJS A-B-C Internship Checklists, updated 1.21.19, answers many questions. See also this text list of the most frequently asked questions about internships.

Agencies: If you are interested in developing an internship please contact the coordinator and/or submit the intern position description online.

Popular forms

 CCJS A-B-C Internship Checklists
Internship Agreement Form Fillable
Internship Agreement Form Printed
Prospective Intern form
Internship Time Log
Internship Evaluation Form (pdf)
Incomplete Form for students unable to complete their Internship hours in their registered semester.


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Informational Meeting for CCJS students interested in CCJS 499

- Jan 28th: Stevenson 2065 (12:00-1:00pm)

- Jan 29th: Stevenson 2065 (12:00-1:00pm)

- Jan 30th: Stevenson 2065 (12:00-1:00pm)

- Jan 31st: Stevenson 2065 (12:00-1:00pm)


new NOTE DEADLINES FOR INTERNSHIPS!!! The priority date for submission of the Internship Agreement Form ( to the Coordinator is about Feb, 2, 2019. The very last possible date for submission to the Coordinator is Feb. 13, 2019 but please don't wait until that date if you can get it in earlier. NO EXCEPTIONS to the Feb. 13 deadline! If you are a graduating senior at the end of Spring 2019 you must complete the internship to complete your degree requirements.

Prospective Intern Form

newCCJS students who need to enroll in the internship Spring semester of 2019 or later are asked to fill out the Prospective Intern form. Fyi, there may well be additional internship vacancies available to students who complete this form that are not listed below.

Internship A-B-C Checklists

Get started thinking about internships and check boxes as you complete the steps. Figure out where you are in the process (step A, Beginning the Process; step B, Enrolling in & Beginning Your Internship; or step C, Completing Internship Requirements) and check items off. See the CCJS A-B-C Internship Checklists (these were revised 1.21.19).

Spring 2018 (and earlier) Interns; Fall 2018 interns

Students who were enrolled in CCJS 499 in Fall 2018 but did not complete their internship during the end of Fall of 2018 may submit their intern materials at any time within a year of the assignment of the incomplete. Submit these to Dr. Emily Asencio. There is no need to wait until the end of the semester. Moreover, if you took an incomplete in Fall 2018, you do NOT need to re-enroll in CCJS 499.

Students who took CCJS 499 Spring 2018 or earlier but did not complete their internship by the end of Spring of 2018 may submit their intern materials at any time within a year of the assignment of the incomplete. Submit these to Dr. Jackson ( There is no need to wait until the end of the semester.

Students with TBA internships: Your internship does not begin until your actual internship placement has been approved by your instructor--i.e., you must complete a new intern agreement form (a printable one is available online (, at the place you want to intern. A TBA internship will not satisfy this requirement. Failure to complete this requirement may well mean that you will not get credit for work toward your internship.

Be sure to routinely check your SSU email address for email about internships.

There are various important things to know about an internship:

  1. Students can NOT add CCJS 499 to their own schedule; University staff must do this for you. Students must have an approved Internship Agreement form ( to have CCJS 499 added to their schedule. During the Spring 2019 semester the internship agreement form should be submitted to a Coordinator on the dates noted above. Complete the Prospective Intern form to let the coordinator know of your internship interests. Failure to complete this form may make it very difficult for you to find an internship.
  2. Very Important for students with TBAs: if you find a possible intern placement, it will not count as an internship unless the coordinator recieves a revised, completed Internship Agreement Form (with both your and your supervisor's signatures). Failure to do this means you will not receive any credit for your internship. If there is anything you don't understand about this contact a coordinator immediately.
  3. Under the usual circumstances, you may need to set up an internship well in advance of the semester if you wish to finish it the same semester you enroll for it. If you are a graduating senior see a coordinator regardless of whether you have an internship for Spring 2019. Indicate you are a graduating senior.
  4. To Repeat: you need to have an internship agreement form signed by all parties (your supervisor at your internship placement, yourself, an Internship Coordinator) BEFORE beginning your internship hours (a TBA form does not count!). The printable internship agreement form is at The fillable PDF version is at
  5. If you do not complete your internship the semester you begin it, it should be completed within a year of the time an incomplete is assigned. If you are beyond that date please contact the intern coordinator who supervised your internship. That is Professor Jackson ( if you began your internship during Spring 2018 or before. Beginning Fall 2018 it is Professor Asencio. Grade changes in these situations beyond one year after an incomplete is assigned can only occur for serious and compelling reasons.
  6. You need to familiarize yourself with the CCJS Internship Requirements.
  1. Please complete the Prospective Intern form.
  2. Attend an informational/mandatory internship meeting at the beginning of the semester you plan to intern.
  3. The hours of service required to receive credit (CR/NC grading only): 4 units (x 45 hrs. per unit) = 180 hours.
  4. If you have previously registered for an internship and took an incomplete, you do not need to attend a meeting or register again.
  5. All students must provide their CCJS Internship site supervisor with the standard Internship Agreement Form (available online, noted above, or through the CCJS office on the vertical file in the hallway, or in many other departments that have internships), which must be signed by the student and their on-site supervisor near the bottom of the form before beginning the internship.
  6. The Internship Agreement Form (a printable one is here: must be submitted to an CCJS Intern Coordinator for signatures before beginning the internship. This signed form will then be used to add CCJS 499 to your class schedule. NOTE: Unless you have been notified otherwise (check your SSU email address), University staff add the internship to your class schedule. It is your responsibility to see that the units have been added to your courseload.
  7. If you are already enrolled in 16 units, the internship can be added without a petition.
  8. Students must maintain a reflective internship journal, which is completely separate from a log of activities/hours. Begin writing in it before you start your hours. See the discussion below on "Writing in Your Internship Journal."
  9. You must also maintain a record of your hours, such as records maintained at your internship placement, or an Internship Time Log. which should be provided to your CCJS faculty supervisor along with the summary paper discussed below (see #10).
  10. Upon completion of your internship, you must complete the Internship Evaluation Form. This form can be submitted online at this link (the easiest route) or you can download a pdf here or a Word document here. A copy of this form is placed in a binder so other students can read about your experiences.
  11. In addition, you must complete a 3-4 page typed and double spaced summary paper about the internship. The paper should summarily describe the experiences you have gained through the internship and your evaluation of it. The following information should be included in your summary paper:
      • what you did (briefly)
      • the goal(s) of the agency or sub unit within the agency where you worked
      • your assessment of how well the agency met or meets its goal(s)
      • your assessment of how the internship helped you with your career goals
      • your assessment of how your "real world" experiences compared to what you have learned at the University. To what extent do the two worlds "match"?
      • your assessment of the on-site supervision of your internship--that is, how well did the supervision provided fit with your ideas of what makes for good supervision?
      • Talk to the intern coordinator if it is not feasible or appropriate for you to complete these.

DUE DATE: Turn in your evaluation (see #9 above), journal (see #7 above), time log (see #8 above), and summary paper (see #10 above) by the last day of classes, or (if necessary) the last day of finals; you may also take an Incomplete if you can't complete the hours. If you wish to take an incomplete fill out a request for an incomplete. They are available in the department on the vertical file. If you do take an incomplete you do not need to register for the internship again; you merely make up the incomplete. Incompletes should be made up within a year. If you took an incomplete you may hand in your internship materials at any time--no need to wait until the end of the semester!


NOTE: If you need to submit your internship materials digitally and want to do so now, write to your faculty supervisor. For example, if you took an incomplete in a prior semester, you can submit them online by writing to your faculty supervisor.

Writing in Your Internship Journal (download in pdf)

Here are topics, issues, and questions that may help you to think and write about your internship experiences. Don't feel limited to these. If you have any doubt write to the coordinator.

Think and write about your internship experience at least once a week. It may be less if you are doing your internship over a two semester period, more often if you are interning more intensely. Write about your experiences after you are done for the day or early in the next day. Once you've established an internship journal, writing your summary paper will be much easier.
Most internships have strict rules about confidentiality, which is important. However, you can still write in your journal without disclosing personal names and identifiers of clients you serve.

Your journal is mainly about your feelings and thoughts during your internship.
Your journal is not an activity log. If you have questions about this, ask. Here are things to consider in your journal:

-What are the goals of your internship that you have learned so far? Is this what you wanted to do for your internship? Why did you choose this internship over other possibilities? Writing these down will help you evaluate whether you are successful later. Note any changes over time.

-What is, or what do you believe is, the formal purpose or role of the agency in which you are doing your internship? How does your role relate to that overall purpose? How do you feel about what your role is? Does it give you sufficient insight into the occupation or role that interests you? Again, note changes over time.

-Did you have any new experiences today or this week? Are you doing the same thing over and over? What did you learn about yourself and your ability to do this internship? What you actually did is relevant to write about only if it relates to  your thoughts about yourself and how you relate to this internship. Are you over- stimulated? Bored? How do you personally cope with these situations?

-Write about whether and/or how your internship experience is related to ideas that you have learned in your major coursework. If you can't think of any, where do you think your experiences would fit into a course?

-Identify what ideas you have about your internship that may differ from others in your workplace. How do you personally explain or understand these differences to yourself--your education, experience, age/generation, gender, race, personal interests, etc.?

-What kinds of communication skills does your internship require? Are you comfortable with these? Explain. How if at all do these differ from what is required in school or from other jobs that you have had?

-Write about your satisfaction with your supervisor(s). What, if anything, would you change about your relationship with him/her? Have you learned what type of supervision that you best learn from?

-Do you receive feedback on the job and, if so, how do you respond to it, both positive and negative? Is the way you take feedback working for you? Do you feel it would be different if you had a different kind of supervision?

-In your experiences with your supervisor(s), peers, or situations you encounter during your internship, do you ever feel that you are put in a position in which you could compromise your values? How do you deal with such situations? What do you think could be done to resolve them?

-Does your experience help you think about possible careers in this field or other fields? What are the pluses and minuses of this internship/job? How have your experiences helped you to decide on what career you will pursue, if they have at all? This may help you think of careers or aspects of them that you do want to pursue and others that you do not want.

-How do you feel about your contribution to your internship? Have you done a lot or a little? Do you feel your work has been appreciated or not?

-Do you have latitude to do things that you want at your internship? How do you feel about that? Do you feel that you have taken any initiative at your internship? Why or why not?

-Are your experiences consistent with the goals of your internship as you understand them?

Sonoma County has the highest rate of volunteering in California. The most frequent form of volunteering is done through schools or youth service. Source:; also see this local story. Here's the latest data on volunteering in the U.S. from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

You can find an internship in a variety of places and ways. (Like many rural counties, access to transportation is important to get to and from many internships. CCJS students spend about 20 minutes commuting to their placements; you can compare this to commutes for other Americans at this site.)


Here are specific opportunities available for CCJS majors and minors (please let us know of errors, additions or updates); some of these are also described again further below. You are not restricted to these possibilities.


  • Are you looking for experiences in government, including law, administration and specific areas. Go to the Government Internships in California web site, type in Santa Rosa, California (or your chosen city) as the location, and see what is available. Check back as the opportunities can change.
  • There are several interesting internships in Washington D.C. this Summer and Fall of 2018 that CCJS students may want to examine. See the listing of opportunities at this link. Of course positions with local legislators, city attorneys, and others are also possible. You can call them directly or search their web sites for information.
  • Legal Aid of Sonoma County (LASC) needs interns for Fall 2017. Motivated english or bilingual speakers welcome. Apply and have a rewarding internship. LASC is located in downtown Santa Rosa but they have expanded to the Family Justice Center. Contact: Ronit Rubinoff or Linda Cooney..
  • Attorney General Xavier Becerra 's San Francisco office may be recruiting for interns. See opportunities here and download the application at this link.
  • Marin County has many internship available in a wide range of areas, including law, probation, law enforcement, and elsewhere. Please contact Joy Fossett at if you are interested.
  • Law firms sometimes provide internships, e.g., Brayton & Purcell, at 1.800.765.7778. See the intern coordinator about others.
  • The Napa County Prosecutor's Office is continuing to accept applications for an intern to extend services to victims of violent crime.. Review their flyer at this link and contact  Yuka Kamiishi, Victim Services Manager, email:
  • In the past the San Francisco Bay Area Legal Aid might has had openings for an immigration internship at their San Francisco office. See their flyer for the position. Fluency in Spanish is required.
  • Title IX Office, Title IX Intern. Sonoma State University. Salazar Hall, Administration & Finance Wing. Phone: 707-664-3584.Intern supervisor: Jesse Andrews.To apply contact Jesse. General Description: See the flyer at
  • McCarthy Fellows Program internship, for students interested in political science, law or public policy. Also see their resources page.
  • HS-STEM Internship. U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Read this.
  • The Sonoma County Public Defender's Office is under new management and no longer accepts interns from SSU.
  • The American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California has Policy Department Internship positions relating to death penalty, police practices and racial justice. See the above flyer to learn how to apply. If you have questions contact Romy Ganschow, ACLU of Northern California, 39 Drumm Street, San Francisco, CA 94111 or via e-mail, His phone information is also available on the flyer.
  • Romelli Bail Bonds may have an opening. See their flyer. Apply by sending Dale Miller your resume as an attachment at You must have a valid drivers license and pass a background check.
  • Federal Internships. Here's a link to search for internships in the Federal Government, many of which are in Washington D.C.
  • WISH Internships are open for Fall 2018. Some premier internship positions require an extensive lead time and may have internal application deadlines. Students can apply online at Past Internship Placements have included those below and others:
    -U.S. Marshal Service
    -Pretrial Services Agency (PSA)
    -Children's Defense Fund
    -Homeland Security
    -Center for International Policy
    -The international Rescue Committee.
    Contact Sara McGregor or Lauren Korolevich for further information:
    Sara McGregor
    (202) 548-2720
    Lauren Korolevich
    (202) 548-2720
    Contact an intern coordinator if you are applying for these internships.
  • U.S. Postal Inspection Service. They have recently had openings in San Francisco--contact Meagan Bradley at if you are interested. Submit a resume and USPIS Intern Application to her directly if you are interested. They ask that the students have already completed 60 credits, can work at least 10 hours a week. Their area offices are in Richmond, Oakland, San Francisco, Stockton, Sacramento and San Jose. You must go through a background check, fingerprinting and drug testing. See their lengthy policy and forms at this link. Here is their general eligibility requirements for students.
  • Death Penalty Focus is a nonprofit advocacy group that seeks to abolish the death penalty. The volunteer and internship application form is available.

    Human Services
  • Verity needs interns for peer education and their crisis line now. E-mail them at this address or contact Sam at You will need to attend a training. They need men and women. For more information and to sign up email and call the Prevention Education Manager at 707-545-7270 x.13.
  • The Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Sonoma County is offering internships in a variety of locations. They have 28 Clubs throughout Sonoma County serving nearly 5,000 youth ages 6-18. This includes their Club @ Juvenile Hall, and their newly developed re-entry program REACH. Each Club location offers a perfect launching pad for student interns to explore their interests. This is an good possibility for students who want to work with at risk kids. For contact information for the entire agency go to Find their informative flyer at this link. Contact Megan Spackman for further information.
  • The CCJS Department is an official supporter of the Boys and Girls Club Valley of the Moon, which needs interns.
  • Girl Scouts Got Choices. GSGC has openings for the Program Instructor position in Sonoma County. The position is part time about 5-10 hours a week, facilitators will have to drive to different locations so reliable transportation is required, and anyone interested will have to have a background check and be cleared to enter the Juvenile Hall facilities. See the position description. Candidates should go to their website to apply for the position. Below are the steps:
    Go to
    Go to the Search button and search for "Careers"
    Select "Got Choices Program Instructor (Sonoma County)"
    Click "Apply"
  • If you have the interest and time to commit to being a mentor of at-risk kids or to working in a farm environment in support of animal assisted therapy and horticulture, please contact Carol Rathman at or Beth Karzes, Humane Education/Volunteer Coordinator at 707.577.1902 at email Beth Karzas. The Forget Me Not Farm Children's Services Program needs mentors as well as others. See their internship link here. Forget Me Not Farm has received several and varied federal and other grants and recognitions for their work. Their program matches foster children mentees with volunteer mentors. The Press Democrat highlighted the program in an article published January 12, 2010 and another in April of 2015. The 2010 story had accompanying video that showcased our teens and mentors at work. Click here to view the video.
  • CASA. Court Appointed Special Advocates of Sonoma County is advertising internships. See this advertisement through the Volunteer Center.
  • YWCA Sonoma County may need interns in several capacities; see this link. Contact Jess Lambert, Volunteer Coordinator, 707-303-8401, Their trainings begin at varied times but you need to have your intern paperwork completed before then. There are needs in a variety of areas, including Domestic Violence Services Program, at their hotline and confidential women's shelter. They are willing to work closely with interns for specific areas of interest, although many positions require interns to attend their domestic violence training that happens three times a year. Note: CCJS interns have played an important role in developing this internship.
  • The Girl Scouts of Northern California did have an intern opening. Women only. Review their flyer. Contact Debra Holden at this email address per the instructions. If the position is closed please let us know.
  • Juvenile Hall. Interns are needed to work with juveniles in a local juvenile hall. Contact Will Hartsough at, Program Director. Download the flyer here and the application here.
  • Kid Street Learning Center Charter School may need CCJS interns for Fall 2018. They are in the Railroad Square area of Santa Rosa. This school serves students who live in homeless shelters, children’s shelters, have parents who are currently in and out of incarceration or currently in rehab and have witnessed or been victim to physical, emotional or sexual abuse. The interns would work with nonviolent kids between the ages of 14 to 18 who are court referred and who are there to do community service. This is an after school program that meets five days a week and hours for interns are flexible. For more information call 707.525.9223 at the Kid Street Learning Center. Here is their older flyer for Fall 2014 but much of the information is still relevant, however.
  • California Youth Outreach, City of Santa Rosa. C. Y. O. City of Santa Rosa. Office Location: 69 Carillo St., Santa Rosa, CA Phone: (707) 843-5564. Ask for: Gustavo Mendoza.
  • Restorative Resources. This nonprofit's goal is to transform conflict, repair harm and build community working with juveniles and/or adults. They will train you and you contribute to their goal of implementing the theory of restorative justice where it is needed in the community. They would like you to do your internship over two semesters. Check out their web page, send a letter of interest and a brief resume (if you have one) to Jane Weil (
  • Circle of Sisters. Contact:  JoAnn Sotres at 707-525-5311 or
    Address:  1154 Montgomery Drive, Suite 6, Santa Rosa, CA 95405.
    Description:  Circle of Sisters is a non-profit, violence prevention agency that provides free afterschool programing for girls ages 9-14 in sites throughout Sonoma County.  Circle Mentors /Interns are responsible for assisting the program facilitators in implementation of program curriculum, mentor adolescent girls, help with homework, be available as chaperon support for field trips.  Circle Mentors/Interns must be culturally sensitive, positive role models and willing to participate in activities with adolescent girls. Length:  semester Hours per week:  2-4.
  • Habitat for Humanities may have an opening for you. Contact Misty Bastoni, email and office phone 707.578.7707 x 107, and see their information sheet at this link.
  • Leaders in Community Alternatives (LCA). They describe themselves as a "community-based criminal justice organization that has been providing alternatives to the correctional system for over 20 years, [which] offers a continuum of programs...tailored to the risks and needs of voluntary, pre-trial, and sentenced individuals. [They] are California’s leading provider of electronic monitoring." Students must be enrolled as a second semester junior, senior, or graduate student, have strong written and verbal communication skills, have an interest in working independently in a fast pace environment, and be computer literate. See their flyer here. For more information contact Julio Cazares in their San Francisco Office at 415.546.0603.
  • Sierra School of Sonoma County often has intern openings. Phone: 707-591-0716. Web:
  • Friends Outside is a Drop-In Center at the Sonoma County Main Adult Detention Center. Download their flyer at this link. Call Kate Jenkins at 707.526.7318. They like a two semester commitment.
  • Victor Treatment Centers in Santa Rosa has paid and unpaid internships. Willow Creek Treatment Center. Non-profit organization with seven residential homes in the Santa Rosa area. Has paid full-time, part-time and internship positions working with SED children and adolescents with a history of abuse, neglect, and multiple placement failures. Excellent training and experience. Go to Send resume and cover letter to: Kelly Hernandez, HR Mgr. at
  • Join Us Making Progress (JUMP). From Jenna Durney: "JUMP is the hub for volunteerism on campus and we have an amazing assortment of programs your students can get involved. Among some of our programs are Eco-Projects, Serving Dinner, Advocacy events, andTutoring and Mentoring Programs. In fact our Tutoring and Mentoring programs are in desperate need of volunteers. These programs have various levels of commitment. Students can volunteer for an hour and a half a week to 10 hours a week depending on the program.
    "Our mentoring programs target at risk you and children who are falling between the cracks of the education system. If any of your students are thinking of counseling, teaching, social work, oor anything that has to do with youth these programs are a great way to get experience and change a life. And for those students who aren't planning on working with children but love kids JUMP's Tutoring and Mentoring programs are an amazing way to connect with a child and with the community.
    "On a final note, JUMP is offering positions for Federal Work Study Students. If you know any students with Federal Work Study please let them know of this opportunity."
    If you are interested or have any questions contact Jenna Durney, the Director of SSU's Tutoring and Mentoring Programs, at 707.664.4277or email her at, phone: 707.664.4277.
  • Santa Rosa Parks and Recreation program. There are no opportunities available at this time.
  • The Family Connection, a Program of COTS (at, no longer offers internships due to budget cuts. We are very saddened to announce this.
  • Rohnert Park Youth & Family Services. Phone Kathy Vander Vennet at 584-2672. This used to involve supervising juveniles who have been diverted.

  • The City of Santa Rosa Police Department now posts Student Intern positions on the county personnel web site. At this time one is available at Apply ASAP. In addition to the internship posted above, they also have a volunteer program.
  • The Novato police department has paid internships. Here is the link to the latest flyer (Word) or flyer in pdf. Go to the City of Novato web site and learn how to apply. See this note for further information.
  • Petaluma Police Department. According to the volunteer/intern coordinator, Jennifer Parsons-Pritchard, the purpose of this internship is" to connect with all students who are exploring first responder environments as potential career paths. These students may be at any stage in their academic proces. See their flyer. For further information contact Jennifer Parsons-Pritchard, Volunteer Coordinator, Petaluma Police Department, Phone: 707-778-4458, email:
  • The Marin County Sheriff's Cadet/Law Enforcement has periodic internship recruitments. Please contact Joy Fossett at if you are interested. This is for students over 18 who are looking for a part time position in law enforcement, specifically in a local Sheriff's Office.
  • Sonoma County Sheriff's Department. They may have an opening. Fill out the application located here and email it to Sgt. Liana Whisler. See more below.
  • The Rohnert Park Department of Public Safety needs interns. This is a good place in which to learn about both police and fire as it is one of the few combined departments in California. Contact Professor Emily Asencio if you are interested. Do not contact RPPS directly.
  • SSU Police Services may be accepting intern applications. Interested students should contact Officer John Howard (email, phone: 664-4444) to apply.
  • Healdsburg Police Department. This department has a page that provides an intern contact. Apply very early as it is first come, first served. As they note: "College Intern: The Healdsburg Police Department offers two College Intern positions each year. The participating colleges are Santa Rosa Junior College and Sonoma State University. Each year we assist two students with their college credits by allowing them to work at the Police Department in a variety of assignments. This allows the student an opportunity to see what it is like to work in law enforcement. Students who are interested in applying for an intern position should contact Sgt. Jenkins at (707) 431-3163."
  • The Sonoma County Sheriff's Office, Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Unit advertises any internships they have through the Sonoma County personnel web site.
  • Sonoma County Fire and Emergency Services internships. Firefighting and other possibilities are located there.
  • Fairfield Police Department, Solano County. Find further information via this link: Fairfield Police Student Internship Program.
    • Sonoma County Sheriff's Department. Fill out the application located here and email it to Sgt. Liana Whisler. In the past intern duties have included:
      Brief Description: To assist program deputies, educators and library staff at both detention facilities. Volunteering in Inmate Programs and Services is an opportunity to have a positive impact on our incarcerated population by assisting in providing over 120 classes weekly to inmates in both the Main Adult Detention Facility and the North County Detention Facility. The management of such a large program requires a great volume of detailed paper work. Interns will have little direct contact with inmates, but may work inside Jail's secure perimeter.
      Job Description: Specific tasks and responsibilities of the intern:
      • Database Management; -Filing;
      • Researching school credits earned by Inmates that may be applied to reduced sentences;
      • Assisting general education teacher/art teacher preparing course materials, may assist in providing instruction to inmate;
      • Copying course materials;
      • Preparing/correcting correspondence class packets;
      • Creating forms, flyers promoting classes;
      • Fulfilling Inmate Request forms;
      • Write articles for "On the Inside," a newsletter developed by Programs staff for the 250 plus volunteers who work in our facilities providing programs for the inmates;
      • Checking library books for inmate messages and repairing damaged books.
        Qualifications: Required skills, abilities, education levels, or other qualifications necessary for the job: Over the age of 18. No history of drug or alcohol charges. Willingness to commit to a weekly schedule. Download the application here
        At the North County Detention Facility, a student with an interest/experience in horticulture, landscaping, nursery skills, etc. would be helpful. Contact Rick Stern (email: of the Sonoma County Office of Education about this. He will then put you in touch with Liana Whistler. Duties may include:
        • Assist designing plant display areas
        • Assist with planning the production/marketing of food production
        • Assist coordination with school gardens
        • Assist designing plant sign and plant brochure
        • Assist customers with plant selections
        • Assist planning and installing Demonstration Garden
        • Assist scheduling guest speakers
        • Develop curriculum and lesson plans.
      • Sonoma County Sheriff-Coroner advertises internships. Register online at the Sonoma County human resources web site. Be sure to find the job categories your interests fall into and request that you receive an email when they become available.
      • The Solano County District Attorney's Office Bureau of Investigation has previously had an opening for a Solano County resident student intern in various assignments including their Bad Check Program, Crime Victims Assistance Unit, the Subpoena Service Unit, the Discovery Unit or others. See their flyer and contact Brook Byerley.
  • Federal Probation, located in Santa Rosa, San Francisco or Oakland, may have a need for interns. Contact them directly if you are interested.
  • Sonoma County Probation Department. For information you must register with the Human Relations web site (as noted above); make sure you check "Internship" as a job category. When internships become available they email you. Their window for applying is very short.
  • San Francisco Adult Probation Department may need interns. Now they usually do that through paid Probation Aide positions (go to their web site for advertisements for those). If instructed to do so, complete both the application and background form.
  • Solano County Probation. Probation Intern. See their flyer, which lists the qualifications and detailed instructions for applying.
  • The Mendocino County Probation Department needs interns. Contact Jean Glentzer at 707.234.6900. The county intern page is at Interns experience different aspects of probation, get a chance to experience juvenile hall as well as juvenile and adult probation. They will observe and learn about the court process, report writing, field supervision, drug court, placement and our probation school collaborative. Internship work involves everything from filing and paperwork to observing and assisting probation officers with interviews, supervision and court work. Mendocino likes to give interns a chance to experience all aspects of probation to see if it is the type of work they would like to chose for a career. When they have finished their internship they should understand the role of probation within the court, the responsibilities to monitor behavior and compliance with court orders, protect the community and encourage and direct probationers to make positive change utilizing evidence based practices. We have a flexible schedule but ask to know in advance to prepare training. Residence near Ukiah would be helpful although it is not required.
  • The BI Napa County/GEO office often has openings, some paid, noted above..This is an entry level position working with probationers (drug screens, breathalyzers, reports for probation, checking participants in, assisting case managers, etc.). They can try emailing Patrese Scott at BI , Amanda Owen (noted above) or apply online at
  • Research Internship at NIDA. NIDA Summer Research Internship Program. The deadline is usually in early February.
  • Loryx Systems, located in So. San Francisco, collects data about probation, parole, pretrial, unsupervised (court probation) and alternatives to incarceration programs throughout the USA. It deals with software application support in the criminal justice system. The intern will do web research as well as phone contact to obtain various details (supervision populations, special programs, current systems, administrative contacts, etc.). For further information contact CCJS alumni Kevin Griffin, Loryx Systems, Inc., Phone: 650.872.5000 x114 or email him at:
  • Research Internships with the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) provides opportuniies for undergraduate students interested in a public policy career to work in a policy research environment. Intern projects are proposed by PPIC researchers and designed around a specific set of tasks and deliverables that can be accomplished within the term of the internship. PPIC has several internship positions available this year. For a full listing of the internship projects, please visit
    • Interns perform substantive research while at PPIC; applications are competitive; compensation is $16/hour. For full consideration, applications need to be received by early in March.
    • PEW Survey Research Center, survey research interns. Requires some background and experience in survey research.
  • A course in research methods is required for this research internship at ICPSR, in Ann Arbor, MI (Summer). Although it looks like this internship may not be funded at this moment (5.1.18) it may be in the future. Plan in advance. ICPSR is a wonderful program for those who enjoy and want to learn more about doing research in the social sciences. You have a faculty mentor and training in how to do research in one of the largest data centers in the world.