Setting up your internship is your responsibility; the Department of Sociology does not arrange or facilitate placement. These organizations have contacted us and we are happy to pass the opportunities along to you. Please check this page often for new listings. Good luck!

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Victim Advocate Intern

Overview 

Responsible for assisting victims and their families by serving as a resource for immediate crisis intervention, referrals, and follow-up support. Works alongside Larimer County Sheriff’s deputies, investigators and other law enforcement agencies in Larimer and Weld County to meet the needs of victims in the field as well as in an office environment. This internship is one year long.

Responsibilities

The following statements are illustrative of the duties and responsibilities of the job. The organization retains the right to modify or change the duties and responsibilities of the job anytime.

  • Receives general supervision from the Victim Response Team
  • Provides advocacy, support and assistance to victims and witness(es)  of  victim right  crimes.
  • Provide awareness and education to victims of crime, which can include culturally sensitive services and financialcompensation.
  • Assesses immediate victim needs and provides referral and available services.
  • Acts as a liaison between victims and the criminal justice system.
  • Provides victims with information and support on bond hearings.
  • Ensures that victims are aware of their rights as provided by the Constitution of the State Colorado (C.R. 24-4 .1-302).
  • Exercises considerable independent judgment in giving out information and referring inquiries or information to the proper staff, agency, and others as
  • Assists with writing, administering and ensuring grant guidelines are
  • Compiles, summarizes, and maintains a variety of statistical report s.
  • Attends various monthly meetings. Attends Patrol briefings and area meetings as required or needed.
  • Part of a rotation of being on-call to provide 24-hour coverage, 365 days a year.
  • Exercises good organizational skills while demonstrating the ability to be detail-oriented in carrying out assigned t asks.
  • Work with the team to perform fund raising
  • Trains new advocates and maintains supplie
  • Provides training to outside agencies about the responsibilities of the Victim Response Team.
  • Networking with other agencies.
  • When a local declaration of emergency or disaster is declared by the Board of Commissioners, all Larimer County employees may be required to work as a Disaster Service Worker.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Perform duties independently without close supervision.
  • Exercise considerable tact and diplomacy in order to deal effectively with members of the public and other agency staff in a professional and helpful
  • Maintain sensitive and confidential information, beyond the normal scope of
  • Follow written and verbal
  • Communicate effectively verbally, in writing and via various forms of electronic media.
  • Organize material and present information clearly and concisely in verbal and written form.
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with other County employees and
  • Routine software and business applications including, but not limited to word processing, spreadsheets and presentation
  • English language, proper grammar, punctuation, and spelling – current business writing techniques.
  • Accounting calculations including interest, percentage, decimals, and
  • Read and comprehend department, County, State and Law rules, regulations, policies and standard operating
  • Accomplish the assigned workload in a timely manner and meet established performance standards and
  • Type a minimum of 40 words per minute.

Victim Response Team Coordinator, Sue Johnston: johnstsu@co.larimer.co.us, (970) 498-5149

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Institute for Research in the Social Sciences (IRISS)

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO 80523
iriss.colostate.edu

The Institute for Research in the Social Sciences is hiring hourly undergraduate research assistants. Our student assistants support a variety of projects that require social science research methods and analytics. Students should have some experience with social science research methods (e.g. interviews, focus groups, surveys) and/or analytics (e.g. thematic coding of qualitative responses, quantitative summary statistics, network analysis). Applications are available in Handshake, please see links below.

Undergraduate student link in Handshake: https://app.joinhandshake.com/jobs/4764961

IRISS will continue to hire on a rolling basis throughout the summer and school year. Please contact IRISS with questions: cla_iriss@colostate.edu

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City of Wheat Ridge Police Department

City Council Chambers at City Hall
7500 W. 29th Ave.

https://www.facebook.com/events/664242640749357/

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Deputy Probation Officer: 8th Judicial District Probation Department

Consider an internship as a Deputy Probation Officer with the 8th Judicial District Probation Department.  Our staff work hard to promote collaboration to foster probationer success and accountability.  We empower those affected by crime while supporting community well-being.

Our offices provide supervision for adult and juvenile clients placed on supervised probation and or Deferred sentences in Larimer and Jackson counties.  Our Department supervises the following programs: Pre-Sentence Investigations (PSIs), Alcohol Evaluations, Victim Assistance Coordination, Transfers Out of County and Out of State, Adult Regular Supervision, Juvenile Supervision, Adult and Juvenile Recovery Courts (Drug and DUI) and Specialized Supervision programs (LSIP/CCINT, Sex Offenders and Wellness/AIIM).  In addition to providing supervision our office provides in-house cognitive behavioral therapy groups such as MRT/Trauma MRT, Impact of Crime, Thinking for Change and a variety of life-skills programming.

Requirements:

  1. Students must attend an informational meeting and complete an application.
  2. Minimum age of 21 at the start of the placement
  3. Must not work over 40 hours a week if they are an employee (paid or unpaid) in any capacity of the State of Colorado, including state institutions of higher education
  4. Students must submit to and pass a criminal background check; individual interviews may be required prior to placement offer upon submission of application and background check
  5. Students must complete 3-day training provided by agency (details on training dates will be provided during informational meetings)

Duties:

The Deputy Probation Officers (DPO) Program allows interns and volunteers to work one-on-one with adult and juvenile offenders in a variety of probation services. These volunteer positions offer an excellent opportunity for citizens that are interested in exploring a career in the Criminal Justice System and/or those wanting to make a difference in their community.

DPO’s may supervise an adult or juvenile caseload of individuals who have been granted probation supervision to ensure court ordered compliance. Specific duties may include but are not limited to meet with adult defendants and juveniles, learn a variety of case management practices, staff cases, assist Probation Officers in writing Pre-Sentencing Investigations (PSI’s), alcohol evaluations, warrants, summons, terminations, extensions and special reports to the court.  Volunteers and interns receive assessment training, so they can complete Level of Service Inventories (LSI’s), case plans, and make referrals to treatment agencies.  Additional duties may include data entry, filing, case documentation, participation in unit meetings and trainings, and any other duties as assigned.  Probation Officers receive training relating to the application of Evidenced–Based Principles.  Deputy Probation Officers are expected to apply these principles when supervising clients, just as a Probation Officer would.

Requires Transportation: Personal transportation required

Type: Internship

Lifespan Focus: Adulthood, Adolescence

Concentrations: Prevention/ Intervention, Entrepreneur/ Leadership, General

Positions Available: 10 Positions Available

Contact Information

Contact Name: Jennifer Collom/Paula Gates

Email: jennifer.collom@judicial.state.co.us

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Deputy Probation Officer – 19th Judicial Probation Department

Weld County Probation oversees and provides supervision for adult and juvenile clients sentenced to Probation. Our department is comprised of Adult and Juvenile caseloads, Pre-Sentence Investigations (PSIs), Alcohol Evaluations, Victim Assistance Coordination, Transfers Out of County and Out of State, Treatment Courts and Specialized Supervision programs (LSIP/CCINT and Sex Offenders).

The Deputy Probation Officer program allows interns and volunteers to supervise an adult caseload to ensure court ordered compliance.   Specific duties may include but not limited to meeting with the client, case management, staffing cases, warrants, summons, extensions, terminations and collaboration with other professionals.

If you are interested in a hands on internship in order to explore your interest in the criminal justice system and/or becoming a probation officer, this is the internship for you.

Requirements:

  1. Be at least 18 years of age.
  2. Submit an application through the Colorado Judicial Website.
  3. Individual interviews will be conducted, if selected will submit to a criminal background check.
  4. If selected participate in a mandatory 2 day Intern Academy.
  5. Commit to 12 hours a week and semester long placement.

Contacts:

                Cori Buggeln, (970) 475-2873, cori.buggeln@judicial.state.co.us

                Nichole Tuttle, (970) 475-2818, nichole.tuttle@judicial.state.co.us

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CASA INTERN

JOB DESCRIPTION

Reports to: Program Director


Fall, spring or summer semester, 10-20 hours per week

PURPOSE:

Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Interns provide case management support for dependency and neglect cases referred to CASA of Larimer County (CLC). Interns support Case Supervisors with documentation of court hearings and reports. Interns assist with building support and increasing capacity for CLC’s mission and programs. This position is a part of the CASA Program team and reports to the Program Director.

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES: Case Management

  • Assists in entering and maintaining case files in Optima according to local and national program standards
  • Assists in editing and distributing court reports to all parties
  • Attends case related hearings
  • Effectively communicates with other agencies and professionals
  • Addresses concerns regarding child safety and policy compliance with urgency

Programmatic Support

    • Actively works to build and maintain positive relationships with community agencies and professionals and represents CASA of Larimer County in the community
    • Maintains confidentiality of case and volunteer information at all times
    • Participates as a team member to promote and raise awareness of CASA at fundraisers and other events
    • Assists with organizing and implementing volunteer training
    • Semester specific projects assigned as appropriate

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • University student currently working toward bachelor’s or master’s degree in related field
  • Strong organizational skills with attention to details and follow-through
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong computer and office skills
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively as a team member
  • Availability for evening and weekend hours as needed
  • Contingent on passing required background checks
  • Valid drivers’ license and current insurance required

DESIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Strong commitment to the CASA of Larimer County mission, vision and values
  • Knowledgeable about child abuse, neglect, substance abuse, cultural diversity and the child welfare 
system
  • Projects a positive image of self and organization
  • Enjoys working with people from diverse backgrounds

TRAINING PROVIDED and INTERN BENEFITS

    • First-hand observation of how dependency and neglect cases move through the court system
    • Exposure to a variety of services and professional disciplines
    • CASA pre-service curriculum
    • Trauma, trauma-informed care and secondary traumatic stress
    • Resume enhancement

COMPENSATION: 
This is an unpaid internship.

Qualified candidates should send ONE pdf with cover letter and resume to CASA of Larimer 
County at jen@casalarimer.com. 


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Homeward Alliance – Re-Entry Program Internship

Homeward Alliance operates a continuum of programs and initiatives for families, adults and seniors, such as basic needs, housing-focused case management, behavioral health and employment services. We are not only an alliance of services, but also an alliance of volunteers, donors, agency partners and other community stakeholders. We envision a community in which homelessness is rare, short-lived and non-recurring. 

What is Re-Entry? 

Homeward Alliance’s Work and Gain Education and Employment Skills (WAGEES) Re-entry Program exists to serve individuals exiting the criminal justice system, by providing them with wrap-around support so that participants can reach a level of sustainable self-sufficiency in their community. The program focuses on helping participants work on their mindset, employment/education goals and securing stable housing.

What our interns do

  • Make community connections o Specifically work with other local non-profits, community-based agencies, and criminal justice system 
  • Experience working with marginalized communities (People experiencing homelessness, justice- involved, mental and substance use) 
  • Experience with accessing community resources 
  • Work with case managers to connect clients to employment, housing and education 

If interested please email us with your name, contact information and why you are interested in interning with us! 

Kayla King, Re-Entry Program Manager: kayla@homewardalliance.org 

Jessie Warren, Re-Entry Case Manager: jessie@homewardalliance.org 

The Town of Nunn Police Department

The Town of Nunn Police Department is currently looking for Police Cadets/Interns for the Summer, Fall and Winter. These are volunteer positions which will allow Cadets to receive training and experience relevant to serving as a Sworn Police Officer in Northern Colorado.
Police Cadets assist Sworn Police Officers by participating in court services, community events and responding to and investigating lower priority patrol calls for service and city code enforcement.
Duties may include:
  • Police department service desk
  • Municipal court operations
  • City code violations
  • Vandalism investigation
  • Non-injury traffic collisions investigation
  • Clearing road hazards
  • Crowd control and traffic direction (special events and accident scenes)
  • Abandoned vehicles processing
  • Special event augmentation
  • Vehicle maintenance
  • Ride along patrol shifts
  • Assist sworn officers as required
All required uniforms and training are provided to Cadets, by the Town of Nunn Police Department.
Training events include:
  • Criminal Law and Investigation
  • Report Writing
  • Accident Investigation
  • First Aid/CPR
  • Emergency Vehicle Operations
  • HMMWV Vehicle Operations & Inclement Weather Response
  • Interviewing Persons
  • Arrest Control Tactics
  • Police Radio Training
  • Taser Training (Ages 21 & over)
  • Traffic Enforcement Training
  • Crime Scene Investigation Training
  • Court Operations
  • Patrol Operations
  • Tactical Foundation for New Police Officers
  • Cross Cultural Communication Certificate course
Interested in joining the Town of Nunn Police Department Cadet Program? Call Officer Shane Clarke, Special Programs and Operations Administrator at 970-893-0489 for application instructions.

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Boulder County Probation Department

About this Job

As a Deputy Probation Officer (DPO) volunteering in the 20th Judicial District Probation Department, you will begin by completing orientation and trainings in order to gain a skill set which allows for you be able to successfully work with probation officers and probation clients. These trainings include, but would not be limited to human resources/essential functions, motivational interviewing, criminogenic risk/need, assessments, probation and court records, criminal history, restorative justice, specialized populations and victim rights.

The function of the DPO Intake Unit is to meet with individuals in Boulder County who are sentenced to probation, conduct an interview and elicit information from the client in order to complete intake interviews which allow for Probation to appropriately pair the probationer with a probation officer. Volunteer DPO’s learn how to review police reports and criminal history, accurately assess client risk and need, conduct a client interview using motivational interviewing, navigate specific computer systems/programs, write and prepare court official documents and can observe court hearings. After a minimum of 3 months, and demonstrating proficiency within the unit, volunteers have the opportunity to work with individual probation officers for ongoing case management of probationers in an area of their choosing. Some options are: domestic violence, sex offender, mental health, treatment court, female specific programming, and juveniles. This position is hands on, both with other employees and clientele. We are a welcoming, open-minded, and innovative community.

About Boulder County Probation Department – Intake Unit

As a Deputy Probation Officer (DPO) volunteering in the 20th Judicial District Probation Department, you will begin by completing orientation and trainings in order to gain a skill set which allows for you be able to successfully work with probation officers and probation clients. These trainings include, but would not be limited to human resources/essential functions, motivational interviewing, criminogenic risk/need, assessments, probation and court records, criminal history, restorative justice, specialized populations and victim rights. The function of the DPO Intake Unit is to meet with individuals in Boulder County who are sentenced to probation, conduct an interview and elicit information from the client in order to complete intake interviews which allow for Probation to appropriately pair the probationer with a probation officer. Volunteer DPO’s learn how to review police reports and criminal history, accurately assess client risk and need, conduct a client interview using motivational interviewing, navigate specific computer systems/programs, write and prepare court official documents and can observe court hearings. After a minimum of 3 months, and demonstrating proficiency within the unit, volunteers can have the opportunity work with individual probation officers for ongoing case management of probationers in an area of their choosing. Some options are: Domestic violence, sex offender, mental health, treatment court, female specific programing, and juveniles. This position is hands on, both with other employees and clientele. We are a welcoming, open-minded, and innovative community. Requirements: A six-month minimum commitment is required, with a minimum of 8 hours a week, preferably split into 4-hour shifts throughout the week, with your ability to choose your hours between the Monday through Friday, 8 to 5 schedule.

Please Contact:

Maggie Raymor
Volunteer Coordinator
720.564.2581- office
720.454.0710- cell
Maggie.Raymor@judicial.state.co.us

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The Empowerment Program

Position: Intake Coordinator
Location: The Empowerment Program-1600 York St. Denver, CO 80206

The mission of the Empowerment Program is to provide education, employment assistance, health, housing referrals, and support services for women who are in disadvantaged positions due to incarceration, poverty, homelessness, HIV/AIDS infection, and/or involvement in the criminal justice system. Our goal is to decrease rates of recidivism by providing case management, support services, basic skills education, housing and resource coordination that can offer alternatives to habits and choices that may lead to criminal behaviors.

Position requirements include, but are not limited to:

  • Meet with new participants to conduct in-person or over-the-phone intakes so the participant may begin utilizing services
  • Recommend appropriate courses and activities for new participants
  • Attend weekly staff meetings
  • Collaborate with case managers to best serve new participants
  • Edit and provide feedback on intake materials
  • Assist staff in retaining participant engagement
  • Assist staff with occasional social media postings
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, ever changing environment
  • Regular availability during the week (M-F preferred)
  • Knowledge of basic computer programs (outlook, excel, word)
  • Understanding of trauma-informed approaches to care (preferred)

If interested, please email your resume and cover letter to Alyssa Montgomery (alyssa-montgomery@EmpowermentProgram.org).

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If you would like to list your internship on this page,
please contact Nefratiri Weeks at nefratiri.weeks@colostate.edu.