Internships with the Colorado Department of Corrections



***Congratulations to Paige Fahrni, who completed her Criminal Justice Student Internship with the Colorado Springs office on May 6, 2024, during the Spring semester at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (UCCS). She graduates with her Bachelor’s Degree this month. She relayed her thanks to all the CDOC staff at the Colorado Springs Parole Office, who were helpful and welcoming, enabling her to have an informative and enjoyable experience. Ms. Fahrni is the 5th student intern from UCCS to complete the Department's newly standardized Student Intern Program since its establishment through the Recruitment Retention and Recognition Project in the Summer of 2023.***


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 serve 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. You may also contact us at doc_internships@state.co.us



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