CCJS Internships

Students: Please read all the internship information on this site before contacting the Department with questions. All remaining questions can be directed your internship coordinator, Professor Patrick Jackson. The CCJS A-B-C Internship Checklists answer many questions.

Agencies: If you are interested in developing an internship please contact Professor Jackson at jackson@sonoma.edu and/or submit the intern position description online.

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Fall 2014 Intern Meetings

newStudents wanting to learn about the CCJS internship program should come to one of two informational meetings being held the first week of classes. Students intending to intern Fall 2014 are required to attend one of these:

  • Tuesday, 12-12:50 International Hall 10 (the old student union main room).
  • Wednesday, 3-3:50 in Stevenson 2091 (2nd floor, across from the CCJS Department).

TBA Internships?

newPlease note that TBA internships will not be permitted in Fall 2014 unless you have permission from Professor Jackson. If you do not have an internship agreement form completed by Sept. 12 at the very latest (the priority date is 8/29), in general you will not be permitted to enroll in the internship. The exception is if you are going through a background check or there is some other reasonable basis.

Prospective Intern Form

newCCJS students who need to enroll in the internship Fall 2014 or later are required to fill out the Prospective Intern form. Fyi, there may well be additional internship vacancies available to students who complete this form that are not listed below.

Internship A-B-C Checklists

Get started thinking about internships and check boxes as you complete the steps. Figure out where you are in the process (step A, B or C) and check items off. The CCJS A-B-C Internship Checklists (these were revised in April, 2014).

Spring 2014 (and earlier) Interns

Students who did not complete their internship by the end of Spring 2014 may submit their intern materials at any time.

Students with TBA internships in Spring 2014 or earlier: Your internship does not begin until your actual internship placement has been approved by the intern coordinator--i.e., you must complete a new intern agreement form at the place you want to intern. A TBA internship form will not satisfy this requirement. Failure to complete this requirement means that you will not get credit for work toward your internship.

Be sure to routinely check your SSU email address for email about internships.

There are various important things to know about an internship:

  1. Students can NOT add CCJS 499 to their own schedule; CCJS staff must do this for you. Students must have an approved Internship Agreement form to have CCJS 499 added to their schedule. During the Fall 2014 semester the internship agreement form should be submitted to Professor Jackson before August 29 (Sept. 12 at the very latest)--please let him know that you are working on this. Complet the Prospective Intern Form to let Professor Jackson know of your internship interests. Failure to complete this form may make it very difficult for you to find an internship.
  2. After classes begin in Fall and Spring, apply for a Delphine Newman Internship Scholarship Application. You MUST attach a personal narrative for your application to be considered. There is a priority Deadline and a Final Deadline.
  3. Students with TBAs should be working with Professor Jackson to find an internship. NOTE: if you find a placement, it will not count as an internship unless Professor Jackson approves the internship agreement form in writing. TBA's will not be permitted during Fall 2014 unless they are needed for background clearances or a special circumstance. In the event a TBA is granted, your internship hours/internship do not begin until you have submitted a revised, completed Internship Agreement Form (with both your and your supervisor's signatures) to the Intern Coordinator. Failure to do this means you will not receive any credit for your internship. If there is anything you don't understand about this contact Professor Jackson immediately.
  4. Under the usual circumstances, you may need to set up an internship well in advance of the semester if you wish to finish it the same semester you enroll for it. If you are a graduating senior see Professor Jackson regardless of whether you have an internship for Spring 2014. Tell him you are a graduating senior.
  5. To Repeat: you need to have an internship agreement form signed by all parties (your supervisor at your internship placement, yourself, the Internship Coordinator) BEFORE beginning your internship hours (a TBA form does not count!).
  6. If you do not complete your internship the semester you begin it, it should be completed within a year of the time an incomplete is assigned.
  7. You need to familiarize yourself with the CCJS Internship Course Requirements (see below)
  1. Complete the Prospective Intern Form.
  2. The hours of service required to receive credit (CR/NC grading only): 4 units (x 45 hrs. per unit) = 180 hours.
  3. If you have previously registered for an internship and took an incomplete, you do not need to register again.
  4. All students must provide their CCJS Internship Supervisor with the standard Internship Agreement Form (available through the CCJS office on the vertical file in the hallway, or in many other departments that have internships), which must be signed by the student and their on-site supervisor near the bottom of the form before beginning the internship.
  5. The Internship Agreement Form must be submitted to the CCJS Intern Coordinator for signatures before beginning the internship. This signed form will then be used to add CCJS 499 to your class schedule. NOTE: Unless you have been notified otherwise (check your SSU email address), the CCJS Department will add the internship to your class schedule. It is your responsibility to see that the units have been added to your courseload.
  6. If you are already enrolled in 16 units and are a graduating senior, you can petititon to add the internship.
  7. Students must maintain an internship journal. Begin writing in it before you start your hours. See the discussion below on "Writing in Your Internship Journal."
  8. You must also maintain an Internship Time Log which should be provided to your CCJS faculty supervisor along with the summary paper discussed below (see #10).
  9. Fill out an Internship Evaluation Form. It is also online here (pdf) or here (a word document). A copy of this form is placed in a binder so other students can read about your experiences.
  10. In addition, you must complete a 3-4 page typed and double spaced summary paper about the internship. The paper should summarily describe the experiences you have gained through the internship and your evaluation of it. The following information should be included in your summary paper:
    • what you did (briefly)
    • the goal(s) of the agency or sub unit within the agency where you worked
    • your assessment of how well the agency met or meets its goal(s)
    • your assessment of how the internship helped you with your career goals
    • your assessment of how your "real world" experiences compared to what you have learned at the University. To what extent do the two worlds "match"?
    • your assessment of the on-site supervision of your internship--that is, how well did the supervision provided fit with your ideas of what makes for good supervision?
    • Talk to the instructor if it is not feasible or appropriate for you to complete these.

DUE DATE: Turn in your journal, time log, and summary paper by the last day of classes, or (if necessary) the last day of finals; you may also take an Incomplete if you can't complete the hours. If you wish to take an incomplete fill out a request for an incomplete. They are available in the department on the vertical file. If you do take an incomplete you do not need to register for the internship again; you merely make up the incomplete. Incompletes should be made up within a year.

These are topics, issues and questions that may help you to think and write about your your internship experience. Don't feel limited to these. Think and write about your internship experience every day you work. Write about them after you are done for the day or early in the next day. Once you've established an internship journal, writing your summary paper will be much easier.

  • What are the goals of your internship? Writing these down will help you evaluate whether you are successful later. Take note of any changes over time.
  • What is, or what do you believe is, the formal purpose or role of the agency in which you are doing your internship? How does your role relate to that overall purpose? Again, note changes over time.
  • Did you have any new experiences today or this week? What did you learn about yourself and your ability to do this internship?
  • Write about whether and/or how your internship experience is related to ideas that you have learned in your major coursework. If you can't think of any, where do you think your experiences would fit into a course?
  • Identify what ideas you have about your work that may differ from others in your workplace. How do you explain or understand these differences?
  • What kind of communication skills does your internship require? How are these similar to and/or different from what is required in school or from other jobs that you have had?
  • Write about your satisfaction with your supervisor(s). What, if anything, would you change about your relationship with him/her? Have you learned what type of supervision that you best learn from?
  • How do you respond to feedback on the job, both positive and negative?
  • In your experiences with your supervisor(s) or peers, have you ever felt that you were put in a position that compromised your values? How did you resolve it?
  • Have your experiences helped you to think about possible careers in this field or other fields? What are the pluses and minuses of this job? How have your experiences helped you to decide on what career you will pursue?
  • How do you feel about your contribution to your job? Have you done a lot or a little? Do you feel your work has been appreciated or not?
  • Are your actual experiences consistent with the goals of your internship?
Sonoma County has the highest rate of volunteering in California. The most frequent form of volunteering is done through schools or youth service. Source: http://civic.serve.gov/CA; also see this local story

You can find an internship in ba variety of places and ways.

 

Here are specific opportunities available for CCJS majors and minors (please let us know of errors, additions or updates); some of these are also described again further below:

  • newThe Girl Scouts of Northern California has an intern opening. Women only. Review their flyer. Contact Debra Holden at this email address per the instructions.
  • newKid Street Learning Center Charter School is interviewing CCJS students now for internships during Fall 2014. They are in the Railroad Square area of Santa Rosa. This school serves students who live in homeless shelters, children’s shelters, have parents who are currently in and out of incarceration or currently in rehab and have witnessed or been victim to physical, emotional or sexual abuse. The interns would work with nonviolent kids between the ages of 14 to 18 who are court referred and who are there to do community service. This is an after school program that meets five days a week and hours for interns are flexible. For more information call 707.525.9223 at the Kid Street Learning Center. Here is their flyer for Fall 2014.
  • newSonoma County Sheriff's Department. They have Immediate openings and are actively interviewing. Fill out the application located here and email it to Lt. Dave House. See more below.
  • newVerity, previously known as United Against Sexual Assault (UASA), needs interns. Here's their Summer 2014 flyer for crisis line counselors, which happens in June, along with a position description. Here are their Summer 2014 flyers for a group facilitator, juvenile hall, and prevention educator. Email them at this address. You will need to attend a training. They need men and women. For more information and to sign up email and call the Prevention Education Manager at 707-545-7270 x.13.
  • newThe Sonoma County Boys and Girls Club offers internships in a variety of locations. They have 28 Clubs throughout Sonoma County serving nearly 5,000 youth ages 6-18. This includes their Club @ Juvenile Hall, and their newly developed re-entry program REACH. Each Club location offers a perfect launching pad for student interns to explore their interests. This is an good possibility for students who want to work with at risk kids. Contact Shawna Brawley for further information (email: sbrawley@bgccsc.org). See their flyer at this link. For contact information for the entire agency go to http://www.bgccsc.org/contact.aspx.
  • The Marin County Sheriff's Cadet/Law Enforcement Intern position is open for applications with the Marin County Sheriff's Office. You may apply online at https://exchange.sonoma.edu/OWA/redir.aspx?C=GMGANdrLvEWdER8TTnY6OVoFD9I_-dAIL9L22HdEHEccnmD6OqYeTP8Xod35nsVRxbPCV7VyDjA.&URL=http%3a%2f%2fwww.jobaps.com%2fMarin%2fsup%2fb6666-14-02.asp%3fView%3d%23ClickToApply. This is for students over 18 who are looking for a part time position in law enforcement, specifically in a local Sheriff's Office. They will begin reviewing the applications soon and start the hiring process quickly. The initial hiring will be completed with a hiring date of no later than June 1, 2013.
  • Santa Rosa Police Department. This police department is now advertising an internship on the Sonoma County Personnel web site. See the post at http://agency.governmentjobs.com/srcity/default.cfm. They also have a volunteer program.
  • newWISH Internships are now open for summer 2014. The deadline for students to apply is March 15th. Some premier internship positions require an extensive lead time and may have internal application deadlines as early as February. Students can apply online at www.internshipsdc.com. Past Internship Placements this spring 2014 include (but are not limited too):
    -Interpol
    -U.S. Marshal Service
    -Pretrial Services Agency (PSA)
    -Children’s Defense Fund
    -Homeland Security
    -The international Rescue Committee.
    Contact Professor Jackson if you are applying for these internships.
  • newVictor Treatment Centers in Santa Rosa has paid and unpaid internships. Training begins Dec. 30, 2013.
  • newBI Inc. needs an intern in Santa Rosa or Napa. E-mail your resume to Amanda Owens.
  • Legal Aid of Sonoma County (LASC) needs interns for Spring 2014. Bilingual speakers welcome but anyone can apply and have a rewarding internship. LASC is located in downtown Santa Rosa but they have expanded to the Family Justice Center. Contact: Ronit Rubinoff or Linda Cooney.
  • newRestorative Resources. This agency's goal is to transform conflict, repair harm and build community working with juveniles and/or adults. They will train you and you contribute to their goal of implementing the theory of restorative justice where it is needed in the community. They would like you to do your internship over two semesters. Check out their web page, send a letter of interest and a brief résumé (if you have one) to project director Zach Whelan.
  • Friends Outside is a Drop-In Center at the Sonoma County Main Adult Detention Center. Download their flyer at this link. They may need CCJS majors for a two semester or longer commitment. Call Kate Jenkins at 707.526.7318. Their flyer says "They have flexible days and flexible hours.
  • newJuvenile Hall. Several interns are needed to work with juveniles in a local juvenile hall, beginning ASAP. Please complete the Prospective Intern Form to learn more about these.
  • newYWCA needs interns in several capacities; see this link. Contact Misty Bastoni, Volunteer Coordinator, 707-303-8401, mbastoni@ywcasc.org. Their trainings begin in July but you need to have your intern paperwork completed before then. See their flyer at this link.
  • SSU Police Services is not accepting applications for interns. Please direct all questions to Intern coordinator Karl Mortenson at: mortenso@sonoma.edu, phone: 707.664.4444.
    • Intern Duties: patrol the University Campus on foot and perform a variety of general duties.
    • Hours are flexible; interns are needed both for day and nighttime assignments.
    • Interns are immediately supervised by the shift sergeant or senior corporal/officer.
    • The overall intern program supervision is provided by the internship coordinator.
    • Desired qualities: Ability to read and write as a level appropriate to the duties of the position.
    • Ability to observe potentially hazardous conditions or activities.
    • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
    • Ability to work independently and make sound judgments.
    • Ability to maintain cooperative working relationships.
  • Sonoma County Fire and Emergency Services internships. Firefighting and other possibilities are located there.
  • Fairfield Police Department, Solano County. Find further information via this link: Fairfield Police Student Internship Program. However, if you are strongly interested in policing and this particular location works for you contact Professor Jackson directly.
  • Loryx Systems, located in So. San Francisco, collects data about probation, parole, pretrial, unsupervised (court probation) and alternatives to incarceration programs throughout the USA. It deals with software application support in the criminal justice system. The intern will do web research as well as phone contact to obtain various details (supervision populations, special programs, current systems, administrative contacts, etc.). For further information contact CCJS alumni Kevin Griffin, Loryx Systems, Inc., Phone: 650.872.5000 x114 or email him at: keving@loryxsystems.com.
  • San Francisco Adult Probation Department needs interns: CCJS students complete both the application and background form.
  • The Forget Me Not Farm Children's Services Program may have openings for interns and/or intern/mentors. See Professor Jackson or below.
  • Federal Probation, located in Santa Rosa or Oakland, may have a need for interns. Contact them directly or Prof. Jackson if you are interested.
  • YWCA Sonoma County. There are needs in a variety of areas, including Domestic Violence Services Program, at their hotline and confidential women's shelter. They are willing to work closely with interns for specific areas of interest, although many positions require interns to attend their domestic violence training that happens three times a year. Call Misty, the YWCA Volunteer Coordinator, at her direct line (707 303 8401). Their latest flyer in PDF may be helpful to you. Note: CCJS interns have played an important role in developing this internship.
  • California Youth Outreach, City of Santa Rosa. C. Y. O. City of Santa Rosa. Office Location: 69 Carillo St., Santa Rosa, CA Phone: (707) 843-5564. Ask for: Gustavo Mendoza.
  • Research Internships with the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) on realignment and jail capacity. There are two 2014 summer internships in San Francisco this summer. PPIC's Richard J. Riordan Summer Intern Program provides opportuniies for undergraduate students interested in a public policy career to work in a policy research environment. Intern projects are proposed by PPIC researchers and designed around a specific set of tasks and deliverables that can be accomplished within the term of the internship. PPIC has six internship positions available this year; in addition to these two projects we also have projects that will focus on education and health policy. For a full listing of the internship projects, please visit http://www.ppic.org/main/opportunities.asp
    • - Understanding Capacity and Operations in California’s County Jails (http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH08/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=PPIC&cws=1&rid=73)
    • - Public Safety Realignment: Multisite Project (http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH08/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=PPIC&cws=1&rid=68)
    All projects are fulltime positions and are based in San Francisco, from the beginning of June through end of August 2014. Interns perform substantive research while at PPIC; applications are competitive; compensation is $16/hour. For full consideration, applications need to be received by March 9, 2014.
  • Sierra School of Sonoma County often has intern openings. Phone: 707-591-0716. Web: www.sierra-school.com.
  • The Mendocino County Probation Department has need interns in the past. Interns experience different aspects of probation, get a chance to experience juvenile hall as well as juvenile and adult probation. They will observe and learn about the court process, report writing, field supervision, drug court, placement and our probation school collaborative. Internship work involves everything from filing and paperwork to observing and assisting probation officers with interviews, supervision and court work. Mendocino likes to give interns a chance to experience all aspects of probation to see if it is the type of work they would like to chose for a career. When they have finished their internship they should understand the role of probation within the court, the responsibilities to monitor behavior and compliance with court orders, protect the community and encourage and direct probationers to make positive change. We have a flexible schedule but ask to know in advance to prepare training. Residence near Ukiah would be helpful although it is not required. Contact Jean Glentzer at 707.463.5750.
  • Sonoma County Probation Department. For information you must register with the Human Relations web site (as noted above) and then go to http://www.jobaps.com/sonoma/sup/images/default.asp. When internships become available they will email you.
  • Romelli Bail Bonds might have an opening. See their flyer. Apply by sending Marie Miller your resume as an attachment at marie@romellibailbonds.com. You must have a valid drivers license and pass a background check.
  • Healdsburg Police Department. This department has a page that provides an intern contact. Apply very early. As they note: "College Intern: The Healdsburg Police Department offers two College Intern positions each year. The participating colleges are Santa Rosa Junior College and Sonoma State University. Each year we assist two students with their college credits by allowing them to work at the Police Department in a variety of assignments. This allows the student an opportunity to see what it is like to work in law enforcement. Students who are interested in applying for an intern position should contact Sgt. Jenkins at (707) 431-3163."
  • U.S. Postal Inspection Service. Contact Brook Robinson at BARobinson2@uspis.gov. They ask that the students have already completed 60 credits, can work at least 10 hours a week. Their area offices are in Richmond, Oakland, San Francisco, Stockton, Sacramento and San Jose. You must go through a background check, fingerprinting and drug testing. See their lengthy policy and forms at this link.
  • Various Sonoma County agencies. Internships get posted on the county web site that exists to advertise jobs and internships. If you have not registered at the Sonoma County Human Relations web site, do so now. Be sure to find the job categories your interests fall into and request that you receive an email when they become available.
  • The Sonoma County Sheriff's Office, Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Unit advertises any internships they have through the Sonoma County personnel web site noted above.
  • For Marin County Sheriff in general go to http://www.co.marin.ca.us/depts/hr/ccvol/interns.cfm. You may apply online via this link.
  • Target has various internships available. Download each of their flyers (one for executives, one for leaders). Email your resume with contact information to gili.ben-shlomo@target.com. Here's a link to Target's web site.\
  • The Napa County District Attorney's Office Victim Services Division in the past has invited intern/volunteer resumes, accompanied by a letter of interest.
  • Federal Internships. Here's a link to search for internships in the Federal Government, many of which are in Washington D.C.
  • Leaders in Community Alternatives (LCA). They describe themselves as a "community-based criminal justice organization that has been providing alternatives to the correctional system for over 20 years, [which] offers a continuum of programs...tailored to the risks and needs of voluntary, pre-trial, and sentenced individuals. [They] are California’s leading provider of electronic monitoring." Students must be enrolled as a second semester junior, senior, or graduate student, have strong written and verbal communication skills, have an interest in working independently in a fast pace environment, and be computer literate. See their flyer here. For more information contact Julio Cazares in their San Francisco Office at 415.546.0603.
  • Sonoma County Sheriff's Department. Fill out the application located here and email it to Lt. Dave House. In the past intern duties have included:
    Brief Description: To assist program deputies, educators and library staff at both detention facilities. Volunteering in Inmate Programs and Services is an opportunity to have a positive impact on our incarcerated population by assisting in providing over 120 classes weekly to inmates in both the Main Adult Detention Facility and the North County Detention Facility. The management of such a large program requires a great volume of detailed paper work. Interns will have little direct contact with inmates, but may work inside Jail's secure perimeter.
    Job Description: Specific tasks and responsibilities of the intern:
    • Database Management; -Filing;
    • Researching school credits earned by Inmates that may be applied to reduced sentences;
    • Assisting general education teacher/art teacher preparing course materials, may assist in providing instruction to inmate;
    • Copying course materials;
    • Preparing/correcting correspondence class packets;
    • Creating forms, flyers promoting classes;
    • Fulfilling Inmate Request forms;
    • Write articles for "On the Inside," a newsletter developed by Programs staff for the 250 plus volunteers who work in our facilities providing programs for the inmates;
    • Checking library books for inmate messages and repairing damaged books.

    Qualifications: Required skills, abilities, education levels, or other qualifications necessary for the job: Over the age of 18. No history of drug or alcohol charges. Willingness to commit to a weekly schedule. Download the application here

    At the North County Detention Facility, a student with an interest/experience in horticulture, landscaping, nursery skills, etc. would be helpful. Duties may include:
    • Assist designing plant display areas
    • Assist with planning the production/marketing of food production
    • Assist coordination with school gardens
    • Assist designing plant sign and plant brochure
    • Assist customers with plant selections
    • Assist planning and installing Demonstration Garden
    • Assist scheduling guest speakers
    • Develop curriculum and lesson plans.

  • The Forget Me Not Farm Children's Services Program needs mentors as well as others. Forget Me Not Farm received a federal grant award. Their program matches foster children mentees with volunteer mentors. The Press Democrat highlighted the program in an article published January 12, 2010 and accompanying video that showcased our teens and mentors at work. Click here to view the video.

    "Weekly I have the privilege of supporting the mentors and mentees as they work together sharing experiences and caring for the rescued animals at the Sonoma Humane Society. I witness our mentor/mentee matches growing and maturing into supportive relationships which provide the teens with confidence and increased self esteem. Through this Program, our mentees learn and grow each week gaining invaluable vocational training and life skills. These skills help prepare them for future employment and life challenges they will need as they become adults. Recently one of our mentees shared that her time spent with her mentor assisting the veterinary staff in the animal hospital was what she looked forward to the most each week."

    If you have the interest and time to commit to being a mentor of at-risk kids please contact Beth Karzes, Humane Education/Volunteer Coordinator at 707.577.1902 or email Beth Karzas.

  • Circle of Sisters. See their flyer and contact Jen Hyman at SRM-MB-CircleofSisters@stjoe.org (707.525.5300, x 3221). Further information:
    Address: 1450 Medical Center Dr., Ste. 3
    Rohnert Park, CA 94928
    Phone: 707.525.5300x3221
    Description: Site volunteers/interns are responsible for assisting program facilitators in preparation(s) for group. Circle of Sisters offers 9-12 school site placements; we also offer one administrative assistant position in our Santa Rosa office. Program sites run between the hours of 3-6 p.m. Time of program operation is site dependent. Groups are 2.5 hours long. Volunteers are encouraged to arrive at their assigned sites one half-hour early. Site openings are available in Santa Rosa, Rohnert Park, Guerneville, Petaluma, and Windsor.
    Intern duties: Volunteers/interns will mentor to adolescent girls, assist in curriculum implementation, and be available as chaperon support for field trips. Office volunteers/interns are responsible for assisting with program evaluations, working closely with community members to elicit support/create awareness about the program, and will assist in event coordination.
    Desired qualities: We are looking for volunteers who are culturally sensitive and who are willing to fully participate in-group activities/interact with the girls. We are seeking active listeners, willing to mentor to adolescent girls. Volunteers must be positive role models for the participants in our program.
    Length: semester
    Hours week: 3-6
    Circle of Sisters is a non-profit, violence-prevention agency that provides free after school programs for girls aged 10 to 14 in Sonoma County.
  • Sonoma County Sheriff-Coroner advertises internships. Register online at the Sonoma County human resources web site. Be sure to find the job categories your interests fall into and request that you receive an email when they become available.
  • The Solano County District Attorney's Office Bureau of Investigation has previously had an opening for a Solano County resident student intern in various assignments including their Bad Check Program, Crime Victims Assistance Unit, the Subpoena Service Unit, the Discovery Unit or others. See their flyer and contact Brook Byerley.
  • Join Us Making Progress (JUMP). From Jenna Durney: "JUMP is the hub for volunteerism on campus and we have an amazing assortment of programs your students can get involved. Among some of our programs are Eco-Projects, Serving Dinner, Advocacy events, andTutoring and Mentoring Programs. In fact our Tutoring and Mentoring programs are in desperate need of volunteers. These programs have various levels of commitment. Students can volunteer for an hour and a half a week to 10 hours a week depending on the program.

    "Our mentoring programs target at risk you and children who are falling between the cracks of the education system. If any of your students are thinking of counseling, teaching, social work, oor anything that has to do with youth these programs are a great way to get experience and change a life. And for those students who aren't planning on working with children but love kids JUMP's Tutoring and Mentoring programs are an amazing way to connect with a child and with the community.

    "On a final note, JUMP is offering positions for Federal Work Study Students. If you know any students with Federal Work Study please let them know of this opportunity."

    If you are interested or have any questions contact Jenna Durney, the Director of SSU's Tutoring and Mentoring Programs, at 707.664.4277or email her at ssu.kidschoice@gmail.com, phone: 707.664.4277.
  • U.S. Postal Inspector. (Noted above.) These positions will provide students with "exposure to experience in a federal criminal justice agency. It is expected that through observing and participating in the operation of the Agency, the student will acquire insights into the relationship between criminal justice theory as evolved in the academic setting and the applications of those theories in the community served by the Agency. " Take this link for further information. New contact person: Jason Chung: phone: (510) 558-4263 ; e-mail: jhchung@uspis.gov
  • Santa Rosa Parks and Recreation program. There are no opportunities available at this time.
  • McCarthy Fellows Program internship, for students interested in political science, law or public policy. Also see their resources page.
  • HS-STEM Internship for Summer 2012. U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Read this.
  • The Sonoma County Public Defender's Office is under new management and no longer accepts interns from SSU.
  • The American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California has Policy Department Internship positions relating to death penalty, police practices and racial justice. See the above flyer to learn how to apply. If you have questions contact Romy Ganschow, ACLU of Northern California, 39 Drumm Street, San Francisco, CA 94111 or via e-mail, rganschow@aclunc.org. His phone information is also available on the flyer.
  • The Family Connection, a Program of COTS (at www.cots-homeless.org), no longer offers internships due to budget cuts. We are very saddened to announce this.
  • Rohnert Park Youth & Family Services. Phone Kathy Vander Vennet at 584-2672. This mostly involves supervising juveniles who have been diverted.
  • Willow Creek Treatment Center. Non-profit organization with seven residential homes in the Santa Rosa area (noted above as Victor). Has paid full-time, part-time and internship positions working with SED children and adolescents with a history of abuse, neglect, and multiple placement failures. Excellent training and experience. Go to www.victor.org. Send resume and cover letter to: Kelly Hernandez, HR Mgr. at KHernandez@victor.org.
  • Attorney General Kamala Harris's San Francisco office may be recruiting for interns. See opportunities here and download the application at this link.
  • Law firms sometimes provide internships, e.g., Brayton & Purcell, at 1.800.765.7778. See Professor Jackson about others.
On campus you can also go to the