JET (Jail Education & Transitions) Masters Level Unpaid Intern
|Application or Registration Deadline:||03/30/2023|
|Opportunity Type:||Ongoing Volunteer Opportunity|
|Category:||Criminal Justice and Public Safety|
|Time Commitment & Minimum Age:||16-24 hours per week - 12 month minimum - firm.|
Boulder County Jail – Airport Rd., Boulder, CO
Are you interested in working with the incarcerated population, with an intention of creating positive change? Do you value a focus on Evidence Based Practices (EBPs) that effectively reduce recidivism among the criminal justice population? JET (Jail Education and Transitions) is based out of the Boulder County Jail in Boulder, CO. We are part of the Boulder County Department of Community Services, under the Division of CJS (Community Justice Services). Familiarize yourself with the JCS programs on the Boulder County website. bouldercounty.gov
Our programming in the jail is unique in that we incorporate both interns and volunteers to create a supportive environment for men and women who are ready to shift their lives. This involves case management, counseling, and group support so clients can work through both internal processes and prepare themselves on a foundational level to be successful when re-entering the community. We offer a combination of evidence-based practices while incorporating mindfulness and trauma-informed techniques into our Program.
JET is working to create a progressive environment where our clients get exposed to education, skills and support for re-entry needs as they prepare to transition to the community. As an intern, you would have the opportunity to do both individual and group work with our male and female adult clients. Individually your role would be as a support for our clientele who may be facing challenges with mental health and substance use issues. . Additionally, you would be given training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) based methods that have been proven effective in reducing anti-social behaviors among our population.
The JET Program has a fast-paced work environment, and we seek talented interns who crave learning new skills and aren’t afraid to tackle ever-evolving situations. As an intern you will get to work with a variety of staff here at the jail, while working on projects that help our program to grow.
Our ideal candidate is someone who walks into a room of people and makes a strong connection with those they encounter. Someone who is dedicated to supporting others with compassion and understanding. We seek a person who is not afraid to be themselves with a balance of confidence and humility.
|Duties and Responsibilities:||
What You Will Learn:
What We Require:
We value all volunteers and interns and go the extra mile to make sure you receive a meaningful learning experience.
|Qualifications and Requirements:||
Minimum age: 21
Ongoing Masters studies in:
or other related discipline in an accredited program
Ability to be in-person in the Boulder County jail.
Understanding of boundaries, trauma-informed protocols
Ability to work in structured team and independently
Good time management skills
|Training Dates and Information:||
Training will be scheduled at the beginning of the internship and ongoing.
firstname.lastname@example.org – 303.441.3718
|Unpaid Internship:||This is an Unpaid Internship|
Send an email of inquiry to Mary Eldred, Justice System Volunteer Coordinator: email@example.com. You will be sent an application link and instructions.
A screening interview, formal interview, background check, references and fingerprinting are required.