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Posted by: Maricopa Lawyers on Dec 5, 2013

For students interested in studying the inner workings of different corrections systems throughout the state, the Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections offers an internship program that offers first-hand experience and an inside look into what it takes to become a meaningful agent within the facility.

The internship, although unpaid, offers students the chance to work inside classrooms with juvenile offenders and guides students through education development with the assistance of mentors and supervisors provided within the ADJC system. Not only are interns given the ability to learn more about the juvenile system, they are given the opportunity to care for and make real differences in the lives of delinquents within the department.

The Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections internship program may take place within the community corrections department, actual juvenile facilities, psychology departments, health and religious services, victim rights, and within the legal departments, depending on the student’s focus of study. These options make the ADJC internship program perfect for students looking for a career in clinical psychology, social work, juvenile corrections, social science research, and justice studies.

In order to apply for the internship, students must be at least 21 years of age, completed and cleared a formal background check (including fingerprinting), and attend an orientation and training program which are held in August of every year. Once the application has been submitted, applicants will be asked to schedule an interview appointment with a staff member of the ADJC.

For more information on the Arizona Department Juvenile Corrections facility and their internship program, be sure to check out AZDJC.gov!