Internships with the Colorado Department of Corrections

Internships currently available: Parole and Community Corrections / Clinical Services / Behavioral Health

Participating in a medical, behavioral health, or parole internship provides students with a multifaceted and invaluable learning experience, offering a comprehensive understanding of diverse aspects within the realms of healthcare and criminal justice. 

  • In the medical internship, students gain practical exposure to various medical disciplines, honing clinical skills, and developing a deep appreciation for patient care. 
  • The behavioral health component allows students to delve into the intricate field of mental health, fostering empathy and cultural competence as they work with individuals facing psychological challenges. 
  • The parole internship adds a unique dimension by exposing students to the intricacies of the criminal justice system, emphasizing rehabilitation and reintegration strategies. 

CDOC internships not only enriches students' knowledge but also hones their ability to navigate complex and sensitive situations. Additionally, the internship cultivates critical thinking, problem-solving, and communication skills, essential for professionals in these interconnected fields. Overall, this holistic internship experience equips students with a well-rounded skill set, preparing them to make meaningful contributions to the well-being of disadvantaged individuals, and serves the state and local communities in the medical, behavioral health, and criminal justice domains.

If you have any questions, please refer to our FAQ listing below (coming soon). You may also contact us at doc_internships@state.co.us

Map of CDOC Facilities & Parole Offices