About Our Internship Program
Our goal is to provide college students with a rewarding and challenging internship through direct experience that will be beneficial for the intern and the State Board of Pardons and Paroles. This is a great opportunity for an intern to work in a professional mentorship program while gaining experience in various departments within the agency.
Although there is no monetary compensation available for internships, interns may be eligible to earn credit hours. The number of credit hours an intern may be eligible to earn will be decided by the intern’s school. Usually, an internship with our agency is for a period of 10 weeks; however, alternate schedules may be arranged.
Most students interested in our internship program are pursuing degrees in Criminal Justice, Psychology, Sociology, Political Science, Public Administration or Pre-Law. However, if you are not pursuing a degree in one of these areas, you can still be considered for an internship with the following majors: Social Work, Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, Computer Information Systems, Economics, Journalism, Management, or Human Resources.
The Pardons and Paroles Internship Experience
The goal of our internship program is to provide broad knowledge of most positions within the State Board of Pardons and Paroles. Each intern will gain experience in every division and/or unit of the agency during the internship period. This will include working brief periods of time with Human Resources, Budget, Victim Services, the Clemency Division, and Field Services. By working in various units within the agency, the intern will develop insight and interest in specialty areas never before considered as possible career options.
Applicants must meet the following criteria:
- U.S. citizen or a lawful alien.
- Must be a junior, senior, or graduate level student in good standing at a 4-year accredited college/university with a minimum Grade Point Average (G.P.A.) of 2.5.
- Preferably majoring in Criminal Justice, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, Political Science or Public Administration, Pre-Law, Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, Economics, Journalism, Management, or Human Resources.
- Must be recommended by a faculty member.
- Have no criminal history of offenses involving moral turpitude or a pattern of disregard for public safety. Careful consideration will be given to any criminal history the applicant might have.
How to Apply
To be considered for an internship with our agency, students must submit an online internship application via this site prior to the semester they wish to intern. The application can be found by selecting the “Current Job Announcements” tab within this site and then selecting “Internship” from the list of vacancies.
If selected, the applicant will be contacted for an interview. Assignment of interns is based on the workload needs of the agency.