Interns and volunteers

Student Intership Program

The purpose of the Community Corrections Internship Program is to orient a student to the career of a Probation/Parole Officer and to introduce the student to the criminal justice system, community corrections in North Carolina.  The Internship Program will provide work experiences which are closely related to the student's major field of study.  Community Corrections' expectation of the student is an open mind to the rehabilitation of an offender and professionalism toward the seriousness and responsibilities of the job.

The goals of the program are:

  • To provide the intern with a substantive challenging work experience that will expand their understanding of the Department of Public Safety, Community Corrections' goals and objectives;

  • To provide the intern with a realistic perspective of the complex nature of the role and responsibilities of Probation/Parole Officers;

  • To provide the intern with insight into the day-to-day activities of a Probation/Parole Officer;

  • To enable the intern to assess his/her skills and abilities against tasks of real-work situations;

  • To provide the intern a greater appreciation of knowledge gained in the classroom and a realization of the importance of that knowledge as it applies to the administration of criminal justice;

  • To provide the interning student with a sense of career orientation by creating a heightened sense of desire for their chosen field.

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Statement

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, or political affiliation/influence.  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.

Internship Brochure Student Evaluation
Intern Position Description Intern Attendance Record
College Intern Application Intern Guidebook

Volunteer Program

Community Corrections purpose for permitting volunteers is to orient an interested citizen and potential applicant to the career and activities of a Probation/Parole Officer and to introduce the individual to the criminal justice system as it pertains to community Corrections in North Carolina. 

Community Corrections staff will provide the volunteer:

  • with a realistic perspective of the complex nature of the role and responsibilities of Probation/Parole Officers; and,

  • insight into the day-to-day activities of a Probation/Parole Officer.

Community Corrections will provide equal opportunity to all prospective volunteers without regard to race, religion, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, disability, or political affiliation/influence.

Volunteer Guidelines


Probation/Parole Officer and Probation/Parole Associate

For more information on careers in Community Corrections - visit our Careers section.