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ATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives)
  •  ATF interns will be exposed to the career of a Federal special agent. ATF is charged with the mission of working with state and city law enforcement to reduce violent crime in our state. 
  • Interns will work daily with agents and police officers who conduct surveillances and purchases of contraband. 
  • Interns will also be exposed to the administrative requirements of federal law enforcement.
Please note that ATF requires that you apply two terms ahead of the term you want to do your internship.  If you are interested in interning with this agency, contact Dr. Danielle McGurrin before contacting ATF

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Enforcement and Removal Operations
*Please note, ICE requires an internship commitment of a 300 hours.
  • U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is the principal investigative arm of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the second-largest investigative agency in the federal government, employing more than 20,000 staff in all 50 states and in 47 foreign countries.
  • ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) identifies, arrests, and remove aliens from the United States who present a danger to national security or are a risk to public safety, as well as those who enter the United States illegally or otherwise undermine the integrity of our immigration laws and our border control efforts.  ERO upholds America’s immigration laws at, within, and beyond our borders. 
  • The student intern performs a variety of related duties and must decide on the best approach for each situation.  The actions to be taken differ and are determined by the work being performed. The employee selects and applies established procedures and methods. The factors to be considered are usually apparent or can be readily identified.  Routine questions may be required to clarify the kind of information sought or to determine appropriate action needed.  
  • Students are encouraged to view the ICE video prior to applying. Ask at CCJ reception to check out the DVD. 
  • For more information, see
Please note that ICE requires that you apply at least 12 weeks ahead of the term you want to do your internship. Deadline for applying for winter 2015 internship is 10/14/14.   
If you are interested in interning with this agency, contact Dr. Danielle McGurrin before contacting ICE
After meeting with Dr. McGurrin, please contact Mission Support Specialist Anna DeThomas at



 9/15/14—PLEASE NOTE:  OSP is not currently accepting interns

We have a wide variety of divisions in our office such as patrol, criminal, fish and wildlife, arson, lottery as well as sex offender registration.  So we can provide ample opportunities for a variety of interests. 

     8085 SE Deer Creek Ln
    Milwaukie OR 97222 
    PATROL OPERATIONS, Portland and Tualatin
    Rhonda Neighorn, Sex Offender Registration Specialist, 503 731-3020 x282,


    To apply:
    1.     Meet with Dr. McGurrin to discuss your interest and to prepare a letter of application
    2.     Dr. McGurrin will contact CCSO, and if you are an acceptable candidate, you will be invited to meet with a Community Service Officer
    3.     If the meeting with the CSO goes well, you will be asked to fill out a Statement of Personal History.  When that is completed, CCSO will begin a background investigation (may take 6-10 weeks)
    4.     If you pass the background investigation, you will fill out a legal form and then be sent to the division for your internship
    Please note:  there is a requirement that interns must be available for weekday work.  Be sure to clarify work schedule with CCSO before accepting an internship.

    Jenny Helms, Administrative Analyst, SR, 503 785-5162,

    • Intern Background checks/drug screens generally take about 10-12 weeks
    • Indicate your interest.  Eager for interns interested in crime analysis.
    Breanne Nelson, 360 397-6034,
    (Mailing address) (Street Address)
    PO Box 410 707 W. 13th
    Vancouver WA 98666 Vancouver WA 98660
    Cmdr Jeff Wood, Parole & Probation: 503-588-6824,
    Cmdr Eric Hlad, Enforcement: 503-540-8060,
    (Street Address) (Mailing Address)
    100 High St.   PO Box 14500
    Salem OR 97301 Salem OR 97309
    * MCSO offers Internships for summer term or as a direct referral from their agency.  Apply in March of 2015  for summer 2015 internships. 
    * MCSO places interns throughout the agency including assignments in the Law Enforcement, Corrections, and Business Services Divisions. Placement opportunities may include involvement with the Training Unit, Property Unit, River Patrol, Anti-Human Trafficking, Classification, Close Street Supervision, Facility Security, Law Enforcement or Support Records, Jail Programs, Planning and Research, and Fiscal units.
    * Applicants must consent to a thorough background check including fingerprinting, a review of criminal history, driving records, and personal references. All applicants must complete a personal interview and attend an orientation and training session prior to placement.  Please be aware that successful completion of a Background Investigation and orientation must be completed prior to site assignment. Allow a minimum of two months for this process to be completed.
    * The first part of the application process is to inquire online.   Follow the instructions on “How to Apply” on MCSO’s public webpage by scrolling to the section “Jobs and Volunteers” and clicking on “How do I become a volunteer at MCSO”:  Once they receive the inquiry and proceed with the application process,  they will send an email with the full MCSO Volunteer Application and supplemental documents.  
    Kellye Fetters, Admin Mgr for Sheriff Crabtree 503 434-7528; 
    535 N.E. 5th St., Rm 143
    McMinnville OR 97128-4595


    Background check required:  Allow time for background check to be completed.
    • A former intern said, “I really enjoyed interning with this department, the people are great and you get to be involved with some fun stuff.”
    4755 SW Griffith Dr
    Beaverton, OR 
    • We are a small agency of just 16 sworn personnel including the Chief. We are often short on staffing so volunteers, reserve officers, and student interns help us keep up with the work load. 
    • In the past, intern students have participated in documenting graffiti in the community, participated in ride-a-longs, helped with the police records projects, helped with an awards program, and attended crime prevention meetings. We can tailor the internship to fit the student's interests while helping us accomplish our goals. 
    • We request that the student be somewhat self-directed because constant supervision is not possible. We are available to give directions and answer questions but depend on the student to be able to take it from that point and move forward.
    Maria Aikin, 503-557-2798,
    Gladstone Police Department
    535 Portland Ave
    Gladstone OR 97027       

    Hillsboro Police Department is proud to partner with residents, businesses and other community partners to make Hillsboro a safe place to grow up, and to grow old.  Open volunteer opportunities can be be found at: 

    Volunteer’s must pass a background check and interview, they must also exhibit integrity, discretion, and good communication skills; willingness to work both in teams and independently; show inititative and be motivated. 

    For more information you may contact Shyvonne Williams, Desk: 503-681-5389, Email:

    • Are you looking for a meaningful internship with one of the best police departments in the Portland metropolitan area? The City of Lake Oswego offers an extraordinary opportunity to intern with our police department. Internship projects will vary according to department workload and interests of the student. If you enjoy working with the public and like solving problems while providing a superior level of customer service then this is the internship for you.
    • If they do not have a current opening, Capt. Jorgensen will keep your name on file in case a spot opens up.
    Capt. Dale Jorgensen, 503-635-0242, FAX: 503-699-7472
    380 A Avenue
    PO Box 369
    Lake Oswego OR 97034
    Open to interns any term.
    • Applicant will be required to complete a background check to include fingerprints to have access to sensitive governmental information.  Applicant also required to pass an interview with a panel of OCPD employees.
    • Opportunities to participate in the records division of the police department. Learn data entry, screen phone calls, contact citizens, assist the community service officers with required daily duties and work with the city code and parking enforcement officers.  Opportunity for ride a longs with patrol officers on all shifts and work with the detective unit.  Accepted applicants will be taught the law enforcement data system and become certified within the first month of training.
    • Oregon City Police Department is a Municipal agency with 43 sworn officers, 8 reserve officers and 10 non-sworn personnel.  The police department is responsible for the 32,200 citizen’s safety and security 24 hours a day.  The department houses police, records, property, community service officer, Municipal Court and Code.
    Detective Sergeant Justin Young
    503 657-4964 (office)
    503 496-1679 (desk,
    Oregon City Police Department
    320 Warner Milne Road
    Oregon City, OR  97045

    • All inquiries regarding any Portland Police Placement must go through Christopher Parra—see contact information below. 
    • Interns may find excellent opportunities throughout the Police Bureau.  
    • Having a professional attitude, an interest in law enforcement, and showing initiative are strong qualities an intern should possess if he or she wants a professional career in this arena.  
    • The Portland Police Bureau also has a Cadet program for college students, which potentially feeds into the Police Officer job.

    Christopher A. Parra
    Human Resources Business Partner
    Phone: (503) 823-0339
    1111 SW 2nd
    Portland, Oregon 97204.



    • An intern with the Troutdale Police Department typically works on special projects combining skills of computer literacy (word, excel, powerpoint), research and writing around the law enforcement needs of the department and the community.  
    • Some of the projects interns have worked on include neighborhood watch programming, policy and procedure review and web page revisions. 
    • Internships are not always available due to the size of the department and budgetary constraints, but individuals could contact the Administrative Sergeant (Sgt. Steven Bevens) to determine whether internships are available. 
    Sgt. Steven Bevens, Administrative Sergeant, 503 491-4008,
    Scott Anderson, Chief,
    234 SE Kendall Ct.
    Troutdale OR 97060-2099


    The goal of MHCC’s Department of Public Safety’s internship programs is to provide hands-on experience for criminal justice interns, allowing students to become involved in a professional atmosphere. The intern will work closely with the Lead Public Safety Officer providing research assistance and data collection on various safety projects and performs the duties below.
    There are several possible educational projects / combinations for interns to choose from:
    1. Shadow public safety officers and communications dispatcher officers and perform the duties of a campus watch program volunteer. These duties may include the following tasks:
    • Complete basic Incident Command System (ICS) 100 and 200 on-line training. 
    • Provides foot patrols in parking lots to assist in crime prevention. 
    • Notifies dispatch or other public safety personnel when emergency services are required. 
    • Enforces parking regulations and issues citations for parking violations and handicapped parking restrictions. 
    • Educates violators on Tobacco Free Policy and report violations to safety and security office. 
    • Provides directions and answer general questions from visitors and members of the college community. 
    • Provides escorts to individuals who would prefer not to walk alone on campus in the dark. 
    • Assists in crowd control management. 
    • Participate in Special Projects to improve department efficiency. 
    • Provides educational information to members in college community on crime prevention strategies. 
    • Assists in evacuating buildings or entire campus. Directs emergency services to the site of the emergency. 
    • Completes Daily Activity Reports before the end of each shift. 
    • Ensures compliance with the Safety and Security Department’s standard operating procedures, applicable federal, state, and local regulations, College regulations and Board policies as appropriate. 
    • Maintains the confidentiality of highly sensitive and confidential information. 
    • Provides excellent customer service and a welcoming, supportive, and respectful work environment. 
    2. Crime Pattern Analysis on MHCC’s Gresham, Maywood and Bruning Center campuses
    3. Safety and Security Assessment using Crime Prevention through Environmental Design fundamentals. 
    4. These projects may include collecting and analyzing information and submitting a written report of their findings, including:
    • Tables and charts of patterns identified 
    • Vulnerable areas for crimes identified 
    • Why the patterns occur 
    • Current applications of or lack of deterrents; and 
    • Recommendations to reduce crime and improve the safety and security on our campuses 
    5. Research and assist in writing a Criminal Justice Grant.
    Cherilyn Nederhiser, Lead Public Safety Officer, 503 491-6063,
    Wayne Feagle, Manager of Public Safety, 503 491-7399, 
    Mt Hood Community College
    26000 SE Stark Street
    Gresham Oregon 97030


    STANDARD INSURANCE COMPANY, Special Investigations Unit

    Will not be accepting fall 2014 interns; may be accepting for winter 2015

    SIU Investigator Intern activities may include the following:


    • Assist in investigations. Conduct online and other research to assist investigators and other personnel in investigating fraud, as well as claims and other insurance transactions.
    • Case load.  Managing a small caseload of low-complexity insurance fraud cases.  Involves analysis of policy and claim facts, devising investigative plans, executing plans, conducting online research, managing private investigators conducting field work and preparing cases for law enforcement. 
    • Developing resources.  Assist in identifying new online resources for the SIU’s intranet site, which is accessible to all company employees. 
    • Industry training. May participate in training courses offered by industry organizations such as the Oregon Chapter of the International Association of Special Investigation Units and the Oregon Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.
    • Company anti-fraud training.  As needed, assist in the preparation and delivery of anti-fraud training materials to integral anti-fraud personnel such as claim handlers and underwriters.
    • Communicating with law enforcement. As needed, contacting law enforcement agencies and departments of insurance to obtain case status information on previously on cases previously submitted.
    • The ideal candidate has a strong interest in insurance fraud, or more generally, white collar crime.  Individuals best suited are analytical, detail oriented, fast learners, persistent and independent.
    Mark Hesse, CFE, CIFI, Manager, Special Investigations Unit, (971) 321-6491
    900 SW Fifth Avenue
    Portland, OR 97204
    Special Investigations Unit Investigator Intern



    NCVLI is a national non-profit legal advocacy organization based at Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon.   NCVLI’s mission is to actively promote balance and fairness in the justice system through crime victim centered legal advocacy, education, and resource sharing.  NCVLI utilizes three tools to achieve this mission: legal advocacy, education & training, and public policy.  
    • Internship tasks vary depending on current programs, grants, organizational needs, and the student’s skills and interests.  
    • Past criminal justice interns with NCVLI have worked on projects such as building an online resource map for victims of crime, research and compilation of NCVLI’s e-digests of victims’ rights related news, assistance with the planning and facilitation of education and awareness raising events on victimization, among other tasks.  
    • This internship is an excellent learning opportunity for students interested in victimization, legal advocacy, education of criminal justice professionals, public policy, and learning more about the inner workings of non-profit organizations. 
    • Applicants must:
    • have an interest in issues affecting crime victims
    • have strong oral and written communication skills
    • be willing to undergo a criminal background check.  
    • Previous experience in the fields of law, victim’s services, and/or social services preferred but not required.
    Please meet with CCJ Internship Coordinator, Danielle McGurrin, before applying to the NCVLI internship.  No internships available fall 2014, but may have openings for winter & spring 2015—contact them in November 2014. Second, please submit a cover letter, resume, transcript, and writing sample of no more than 5 pages by fax to 866-301-8794 or by email to NCVLI at
    National Crime Victim Law Institute
    at Lewis & Clark Law School
    310 SW 4th Ave. Suite 540
    Portland, OR 97204
    • Availability of site:  apply 6 weeks prior to internship term.  If you are going to apply you need to provide:  unofficial transcripts, a cover letter/letter of interest, and a resume.    
    • Interns work side-by-side with officers; hands-on as much as possible
    • Will go to court, meet judges and other courthouse personnel
    • Experience with supervising defendants, case planning
    • May also do a tour of a local halfway house or treatment agency.   May also be able to participate in office functions and training if approved by the Chief.
    • First week will involve lots of reading to gain understanding of what they do:  manuals, periodicals, policies
    • Prospective interns may call Ms. Davenport for further explanation of internship and/or see their manual (available in URBN 550)
    • A good fit for our agency would be someone who can think fast on their feet, be able to work independently, and possess excellent writing skills.   It would probably be useful for the prospective intern to do some research about U.S. Pretrial Services--there is some misconception that they are somehow linked to "trials".  They are very similar to Probation Officers and therefore, would like to attract people who are interested in that field.  However, they do not limit or screen specifically for that when they accept interns.
    Lauren Davenport, Senior Pretrial Services Officer/ Internship Coordinator  503-326-8512
    440 U.S. Court House - 1000 S.W. 3rd Ave. - Portland OR 97204 
    • Students must complete questionnaire & include copy of transcript when applying.  GPA must be 2.75 or higher.
    • Interns become familiar with the role and function of the U.S. Probation Office in the District of Oregon, and to experience many of the tasks officers perform, including:  analyzing data, preparing reports, attending court hearings, interviewing offenders, and conducting office contacts.
    Wendie Legee, Training Coordinator:  503-326-8617,
    340 US Courthouse,
    1000 SW 3rd Ave
    Portland, OR 97204



    LEGAL-PUBLIC:  (Prosecutors, Public Defenders, 

    Defense Attorneys, Victim Assistance)

    • Interested in giving broad overview of operations.  Contact Natalie Otero to find out specifically what their needs are currently.
    • We've used interns in a variety of ways at the Columbia County Circuit Court, but mostly as support staff for grants. Our last intern maintained a list of victims of domestic violence and called them to see if there was anything the court could do to help them access needed services. We've used interns to support our drug court programs, mentoring the clients, ensuring they understand the requirements of drug court and verifying compliance. Our dependency drug court program is unique in the state in that we have client attend treatment and life skills training 4 days a week, from Monday thru Thursday, 9 am to 4 pm. The life skills training is run by local agencies volunteering their time and expertise so there is a lot of time spent nurturing the volunteers and finding suitable classes for free. Again, another possible use of interns.  The work is very "hands on" and allows the interns a chance to roll up their sleeves and really get involved in the community.
    Natalie Otero
    PH: (503) 397-2327, ext. 333
    FAX: (503) 397-3226
    230 Strand St. 
    St Helens, OR 97051
    Metropolitan Public Defender (MPD) is a private, non-profit law firm committed to providing high-quality criminal defense for indigent clients.
    630 SW Fifth, Suite 500
    Portland, OR 97204-1405
    What You Will Learn
    • Specific functions and responsibilities of District Attorneys, as well as learning  how Deputy District Attorneys and staff work together daily in various departments
    • Interns will observe court structure, practices and  the overall litigation process, as well as applying legal reasoning developed in the classroom to cases.
    • General knowledge of the working relationship between law enforcement, community programs, and the criminal justice system.
    • Interns will observe interactions between attorneys, police officers, and probation and parole officers and how it helps individual offenders within the criminal justice system.  
    • Additionally, interns will learn how prosecutors and law enforcement officers work together on preventative measures within the justice system to help at-risk youth.
    Nature of Work
    • Directly working with prosecutors on assembly of trial binders and assisting with case preparation.
    • Writing case summaries and memos for prosecutors.
    • Inputting and updating offender, witness, and victim information into county and law enforcement databases.
    • Observe court proceedings at Multnomah County Courthouse, as well as the Juvenile Justice Center.
    • Attend various community meetings dealing with partnerships between the District Attorney’s Office and community programs and initiatives.  
    • Direct observation and contact with court staff, law enforcement, probation and parole officers, victim advocates, judges, and defense attorneys.
    • Involvement in the collaborative approach of the District Attorney’s Office, law enforcement, and the community to address gang and youth gun violence.
    • Basic administrative duties.
    • Ability to self-start and work independently, with minimal supervision at times.
    • Attention to detail and strong organizational skills.
    • An overall general understanding of the criminal justice system.
    • Ability to follow professional and ethical guidelines.
    • Ability to pass a criminal background check and pre-employment, post-offer urine drug screen.
    • Multnomah County Courthouse (1021 SW Fourth Avenue, Portland, OR).
    • Juvenile Justice Center (1401 NE 68th Street, Portland, OR).
    • Portland Police Bureau (449 NE Emerson Street, Portland, OR).
    Internships are offered for Summer, Fall, Winter, and Spring quarters.  An eight credit internship requires a minimum of 200 hours.

    J. Eric Zimmerman
    PH: 503.823.5791
    • The Crime Victim Advocate Internship Program is designed to provide criminal justice system experience to students interested in advocating for crime victims in the prosecution of criminal cases.  Students work with victims of all types of crimes including property crime, domestic violence, child abuse, and sexual abuse among others to advocate for their participation in the criminal justice system.
    • We are a part of the Washington County District Attorney's Office and our goal is to support victims of crime as they move through the criminal justice system.  Our program allows victims to have someone by their side at every court event, helps victims access resources in the community, and educates victims on the court process and victim rights.
    • Interns perform a variety of tasks including notification of court events/case status, explaining the criminal justice system, referring victims to community resources, as well as providing court accompaniment to victims to grand jury and trial.  More detailed daily tasks for interns are described on our website t
    • Successful interns in our program are self-motivated, work well multi-tasking and in high stress situations, and are interested in learning about empowerment through the criminal justice process.
    Johanna Costa, Volunteer & Intern Coordinator
    PH: (503) 846-3495


    The purpose of the Beaverton B-SOBR Program is to help people establish and maintain a life free of alcohol and drug abuse.
    Interns have the opportunity to experience:
    • Case management
    • Crisis intervention
    • Develop/polish motivation interviewing skills
    • Participating in staff meetings and court reviews, clerking court cases for those convicted of DUII. The intern will learn court room procedures such as bail/release hearings, probation violations hearings, Pre-trial Sentencing hearings, and revocation hearings.
    Any potential intern who has an interest in data collection, research analysis, and statistics is a bonus.  Our program is structured using evidence based practices developed by  the NADCP (National Association of Drug Court Professionals) and we strive to meet the National and State standards

    Anyone with an interest in specialty courts, treatment, chemical dependency, and/or Drug Courts.
     *note: There is a Law enforcement component – but primary focus is on the court room procedures, case management, probation, and treatment.

    Jennifer Rivas
    Case Manager
    PH: 503 526-2369
    Beaverton Municipal Court


    Check website: for application process
    Lori Bell, Volunteer Coordinator (work hours Monday – Thursday), 503.655.8342 x7125,
    Clackamas County Juvenile Department
    2121 Kaen Road
    Oregon City OR 97045
    CLARK COUNTY – JUVENILE DEPARTMENT, Restorative Community Service Program
    • The Clark County Juvenile Court has adopted a philosophical set of principles and values known as Restorative Justice.  Restorative Justice is focused on meaningful outcomes for offenders, victims and the community.
    • Two different internship opportunities are available. Both options involve working directly with juvenile offenders.
    • One option is being part of a Community Accountability Board that meets with one youth at a time for a 30-45 minute restorative conversation about the harm committed and the steps needed to make amends. The outcome is a signed diversion contract the youth must successfully complete to make amends and to avoid a criminal record.
    • The second option is to work as a Community Mentor with youth, usually in groups, alongside community members on community service projects.  The focus is on giving service of value back to the community to make amends for harm done, and to provide an opportunity for youth to become connected with the community in a positive manner. Mentors act as a bridge between the youth and other community members.
    • A restorative response to crime focuses on what needs to be repaired, what needs to be healed and what needs to be learned. 
    Sean Scrivner, Restorative Justice Coordinator & Community Programs Supervisor
    360 397-2201 x4057
    Northwest Family Services
    Northwest Family Services, a non-profit organization in Portland founded in 1983, equips over 20,000 youths, teens, and adults each year.  NWFS provides in-school programming in nine school districts in the Portland metro and Clackamas area, equipping students with skills to make healthy and positive choices, such as avoiding drugs, alcohol, and gangs, creating positive goals, establishing healthy relationships, and doing well in school.  The Four Cities Peer Court project, a new program of NWFS, is a partnership involving the Multnomah County Juvenile Justice Department, police departments, and schools in Gresham, Troutdale, Fairview, and Wood Village. Peer Court acts as a diversion program that is designed to give youth ages 12-17 with first-time, low-level law violations a chance to repair harm and show accountability for their actions without involvement in the juvenile justice system.  Youth volunteers under the direction of professional attorneys work as defense attorney, prosecuting attorney, and jury. The youth jury decides what type of accountability fits for the law violation. In addition to the Peer Court, a Family Education Class and school-based, skill-building groups are part of this project.
    What is needed? 
    • Student interns who will work up to 20 hours per week to complete a number of specific assignments for the court and in the community. This can include organizing court dockets and preparing for court, scheduling volunteers, defendant interviews, other meetings as needed, management of confidential police records, originating and updating files for the court, as well as planning and teaching the ‘Cost of Crime’ class to defendants in the court. 
    • Community work can include volunteer recruitment, outreach events, presentations about the court, organizing community service projects, and planning peer court attorney trainings.
    Requirements are? 
    • Flexibility; court runs Monday or Thursday afternoons 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. twice a month, one Saturday morning a month, and the rest of the work hours can vary depending on the court schedule, but typically involve afternoon to early evening hours (1-6 pm). 
    • Must be willing to learn court rules and regulations as well as incorporate your understanding of individual student rights, due process issues, confidentiality and ethics in all of these efforts. 
    • Desired skills include good organization, ability to take initiative, willingness to learn new skills, and work independently while engaging in consultation. 
    • Our physical address is 18709 SE Stark St in Rockwood/Gresham area. 
    Rewards are? 
    • All interns receive a complete job evaluation, letter of recommendation, and lots of encouragement in their chosen field.  
    • Use bilingual Spanish-English skills.  
    • Interns have many opportunities to make great contacts in the community and do real work that matters to youth!
    Kim Harvey Trigoso, Program Manager: (503) 891-9065, (503) 546-6377
    c/o Northwest Family Services
    6200 SE King Rd
    Portland OR 97222


    We are a law firm only practicing immigration law. 
    • The intern will assist attorneys prepare removal (deportation cases), attend court, review documents and assist in U visa (victims of crime) applications. 
    • The intern will assist in preparing forms and track down police reports and court documents.  
    • An intern that is bilingual in English/Spanish is preferred.  
    • The intern may assist in detained cases at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, Washington, which will require a clean criminal record.
    Diana Bailey, prefer contact by email
    CASA FOR CHILDREN - Court Appointed Special Advocates
    CASA’s Mission statement:  We are advocates for the best interests of children who have been abused or neglected and are under the protection of the Juvenile Courts in Multnomah and Washington Counties in Oregon. Our purpose is to secure a safe and permanent family for each child as quickly as possible. We dedicate our resources to recruiting, training and supporting citizen volunteers in order to provide quality advocacy to as many children as we can.
    • CASA Volunteer- Requires a 2 year commitment and a 30 hour training course.  Volunteers are trained on issues regarding the Child Welfare System.  CASA Volunteers are appointed by a judge in Multnomah and Washington Counties, and advocate for the best interest of children who are in the foster care system. 
    • CASA Connect is an alternative program that offers volunteers various opportunities to contribute to CASA for Children as an organization.  
    • We will match volunteer interests with our agencies’ needs to create a positive exchange and experience.
    • Please note that interns who want to serve as CASA volunteers are also expected to commit to the full time period asked of any other CASA. It is not fair to the children being served for an intern to be a CASA for the course of their internship and then leave the child and case behind.
    Kristin Mabbott, Recruitment Coordinator, 503 988-4178,
    1401 NE 68th Ave
    Portland, OR 97213
    ALAN W. KARPINSKI, P.C. (Private criminal defense firm)
    Dan Martin, 503 721-0140,
    621 SW Alder, Portland, OR  97205
    STUDENT LEGAL SERVICES (SLS) AT Portland State University
    SLS  is a full service law office serving Portland State University students. SLS provides legal advice and advocacy on a wide range of issues, including bankruptcy, landlord/tenant issues, family law, consumer law and many more. In some cases we represent students in court or prepare them to advocate on their own behalf. Our mission is to encourage students’ full participation in their academic endeavors by helping navigate obstacles to fulfilling educational and career goals.  We pursue our mission through legal advice, representation, mentorship, community partnerships and education to empower student clients.  We select up to four interns each term to work in our office.  The deadline for application is one month before the start of each term.  If you see this posting after the deadline has passed, please call before applying to see if we still have openings.
    Interns generally sit in on intakes, create intake memoranda, work on assigned casework, assist SLS in its outreach efforts, and observe court proceedings.  Applicants for SLS internships should possess the following qualities: 
    • Excellent writing skills 
    • Professionalism and maturity 
    • An ability to maintain strict confidentiality 
    • Be committed self-starters and excellent at follow-through 
    • Knowledgeable of computer systems and software
    To apply, please complete our online application form found on our website and submit it together with your resume, a letter of interest and a writing sample to: 
    Amie Wexler, Staff Attorney
    503 725-4556, 



    • The Northwest Regional Re-entry Center (NWRRC) helps offenders make a safe and successful transition from prison to their communities. Working together with the Bureau of Prisons, United States Probation and Pretrial Services, and other community agencies, we serve up to 125 men and women in a transitional supervised environment. While in our program, these individuals are working to gain suitable employment, secure housing, and reunite with family.  NWRRC’s mission blends the social services and support aspects of re-entry with a corrections and law enforcement living environment.  
    • NWRRC’s internship program is a paid ($10 per hour) program which covers 20 hours per week over a 10-week term.  We offer two distinct options related to the responsibilities and duties to be assigned to the intern.  Selection of which option will be followed for any particular internship term will be a mutual decision including both the intern and NWRRC management.
    • Option 1 is structured as a rotation with the intern assigned to three of NWRRC’s functional departments for a period of several weeks in each area.  This rotation includes assignments as a resource technician, intern case manager, and security intern under the direct supervision of experienced personnel in each of these areas.  
    • Option 2 is a ten week internship during which the intern will be assigned to NWRRC’s Case Management group as an intern case manager.  Duties and responsibilities under this option will be similar to those of the intern case manager described above in option 1 however the intern will have the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the case management function than would be possible in the rotation internship program.
    • Key factors in the selection of an intern include:
    • a genuine interest in the services NWRRC performs and the multi-faceted mission combining both corrections and support,
    • strong verbal and written communication skills,
    • strong organizational, time management, and multi-tasking skills,
    • high ethical values,
    • self-confidence,
    • emotional and professional maturity, and
    • a record of successful academic performance.
    • Due to the nature of NWRRC’s programs, the intern will need to be available for work primarily in the afternoons or early evenings.  
    • Prior to beginning the internship, the candidate must complete a Bureau of Prisons background investigation and pre-hire drug screen.  This process requires approximately two weeks.
    • Resumes and letters of interest including current grade point average and a discussion of why you feel this internship opportunity is a good match with your career goals should be forwarded to Dave Rynd a minimum of 5 weeks prior to the beginning of the academic term.
    Dave Rynd, Fiscal and Human Resources Manager, 503 546-0470,
    6000 NE 80th Ave
    Portland, OR  97218


    Medium and minimum security for women.  
    Many possibilities but must make contact at least 1 1/2 months ahead of placement- requires special training.
    24499 SW Grahams Ferry Road
    Wilsonville, OR 97070
    • Interns, if selected, may work with correctional counselors, transitional coordinators, facility chaplains or contracted treatment providers to gain a working knowledge of correctional case management.
    • Interns will be expected to complete the training requirements set forth by the Department of Corrections concerning volunteers prior to a formal training opportunity at the institution.
    • Interns will be exposed to inmates and will be expected to comply with all facility security practices.
    • Interns should submit a formal letter of interest to the facility transitional services manager along with written endorsement from a sponsoring educator.
    • Intern candidates will undergo a formal interview/screening process and selections will be made based on limited opportunities available at Columbia River Correctional Institution and South Fork forest Camp.
    Elizabeth LaCarney, 503 280-6646 ext 226 
    9111 N.E. Sunderland Ave. - Portland OR 97211
    WESTCARE/Columbia River Correctional Institution 
    AIP Program Internship Opportunity
    Westcare’s Recovery in Progress (RIP) Alternative Incarceration Program (AIP) is a 61 bed program housed within the Department of Corrections Columbia River Correctional Institution (CRCI) in Northeast Portland.  The program provides intensive treatment for inmates who are at risk for recidivism.
    • The program consists of six months of intensive treatment within a therapeutic community in prison followed by three months of "transitional leave" which is spent in the same community that the inmate committed his crime. Participants who are deemed to have successfully completed the program receive early release from prison. 
    • Recovery in Progress utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Motivational Interviewing and therapeutic community which is supported by the main curriculum, “Criminal Conduct & Substance Abuse Treatment, Strategies for Self Improvement and Change,” by Harvey Milkman & Kenneth Wanberg. Inmates are subject to 14 hours of programing per day and are offered other curriculum based courses, anger management, relapse prevention, parenting and others to enhance the change process.
    • Internship opportunities are available in the CRCI/Westcare AIP program to individuals who are interested in Therapeutic Community and CBT therapies as a way to develop an inner change in criminal behavior.
    • General student responsibilities/duties during the internship include assisting in facilitating group therapy, clerical duties, and assisting counselors. Interns will have the opportunity to sit in on assessment and individual counseling appointments as opportunities allows.
    • Applicants will be selected on life experience and interest in the field of criminal rehabilitation and corrections. Basic understanding of Motivational Interviewing and CBT therapy basics are helpful. 
    • Applicants need to be able to pass a LEDS security check.  
    G.Todd Flynn, Lead Counselor 503-280-6646 ext. 318,
    Westcare, Columbia River Correctional Institution  
    MAC LAREN YOUTH CORRECTIONAL FACILITY  - State of Oregon Youth Authority
    Budgeted capacity: 186 beds
    Population Served:  Male sex offenders, violent offenders, and offenders with substance abuse issues.  Serves older juvenile offenders and the majority of the male Department of Corrections population.
    Rebecca Yazzie, Internship Coordinator, 503-981-9531, Ext. 565.
    2630 N. Pacific Highway
    Woodburn, OR 97071. 


    Trish Elmer, Supervisor, 503-655-8745,
    1024 Main St - Oregon City OR  97045-1022
    • The Victim Services Program provides validation, emotional support, information & referral, and crisis intervention services to crime victims of offenders soon to be released from incarceration, or currently on probation or parole. The program exists to inform victims of their rights and what to expect throughout the post-adjudication system, and to address the concerns victims have about an offender and their supervision. Program staff serves as liaisons between the victims and the Probation and Parole Officers, and other criminal justice and social service professionals.
    • Interns working within the Victim Services program will have the opportunity to work directly with victims of crime, particularly domestic violence crimes. We are especially interested in students with experience in creating Excel spreadsheets and graphs drawn from data we are collecting from DV crime victims.
    • Intern Duties and Responsibilities:  Will vary depending on the internship you create within the program. Some examples from past interns: developing a support group for domestic violence survivors, creating a handbook on understanding the post-adjudication process for crime victims, creating a county specific resource sheet on domestic violence, and reorganizing our resource file cabinet. We are in need of advocates to work directly with crime victims; we need a web site; we have data that needs analyzing, and we would like to develop a case management program for client files. The only limit to this internship is your imagination and the length of time you are able to commit to a project.  
    Patricia Barrera, MA, Coordinator, 503-655-8776   
    Clackamas County Community Correction
    1024 Main Street ? Oregon City, OR ? 97045
    • Background check required - after a completed release form is received processing is only a few days
    • Must sign a confidentiality agreement and get finger printed by Clark County Sheriff’s Office
    • Opportunities available in: Grants management, statistical analysis, data entry, policy/procedure, research, technical writing, probation program support
    • Internship coordinator = Tim Podhora 
    • Nature of agency = Law and justice administration, limited jurisdiction court system and misdemeanor probation.
    • General responsibilities/duties = depends on qualifications of the intern candidate - would attempt to match knowledge, skills and abilities with duties and ability to successfully complete tasks
    • MS Word, MS Excel required - Oracle financial systems & Crystal Reports query experience desirable
    • Would require a commitment to a regular part-time schedule (within normal business hours) equivalent to 0.2 - 0.25 FTE for a minimum of 10 weeks due to county investment. 
    Tim Podhora, MPA - Department Finance Manager, Clark County District Court Finance, 360.397.2424 x 5643,
    P.O. BOX 9806, Vancouver, WA 98666-8806
    COLUMBIA COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY JUSTICE, ADULT DIVISION AND JUVENILE DIVISION  (In 2012 the county merged the Adult and Juvenile Probation Departments under one umbrella)
    • Student will work with SR. Adult Probation/Parole officers in the areas of supervising felony and misdemeanor offenses.  The student will be assigned to the areas of Domestic Violence caseload, Sex Offender caseload, and Drug and property crime caseloads.  
    • The student will gain valuable experience of the beginning to end process of a probationer, gain a better vision of how all community partners including the Courts work together.  
    • Students who have aspirations of working in the field of Community Corrections will gain real working knowledge of the system. 
    • Interns are given the opportunity to intern in the Adult Probation Division, the Juvenile Probation Division, or a combination of both. 
    • Professional students only need apply.
    • Juvenile Division will be looking for one or two interns for winter 2014 term.
    Walt Pesterfield, Director, 503 366-4660, 
    901 Port Ave., St. Helens, OR 97051
    • Possible assignments: Juvenile or Adult Post Prison Supervision and Probation Units; limited placements available in Juvenile Custody Services. Minimum commitment is 8 hours a week for six months (no evening or weekend hours) Application deadlines: June 1 (Fall Term), Sept. 1 (Winter Term), Dec. 1 (Spring Term) March 1 (Summer Term.)
    • Apply online at
    • Job Description: Interns will generally work in our nationally recognized juvenile or adult parole, probation units assisting with case management of ex-offenders. Other opportunities are available in research, web design and administration, depending on skills and interest of applicants.
    • DCJ places preferential importance on recruiting interns who are bilingual or who have specialized knowledge of the types of clients DCJ serves from non-dominant cultural and social groups.
    Stephanie Bolson CVA, Volunteer and Intern Coordinator, 503-988-5634,  
    503 988-4132 (confidential fax)
    501 SE Hawthorne, Suite 250, Portland, OR 97214
    Our mission is to provide counseling, advocacy, education, and referral services that help liberate people from the effects of criminal harm, encourage healthy relationships, and promote a responsible community.
    • CCVS works to support victims, to advocate for human rights, to reduce the effects and risks of harm, to provide public education, and to facilitate a strong and healing community.  CCVS also partners closely with government and community partners to encourage a network of care.
    • The Center is a dynamic, creative, and evolving program; committed to the expansion of victims’ resources, the promotion of psychological and social health, and education for the community.
    Marci Nelson, CCVS Manager, (503)-846-3021,
    150 N. 1st St., Suite 200, MS 46, 
    Hillsboro OR 97124-3072
    Washington County's internship program follows a curriculum of training students in the day to day tasks, duties and responsibilities of a parole and probation officer.
    • In the first phase of training interns will be trained to navigate our data systems and how to interpret Court documents and compliance reports.  
    • They will then be assigned to provide support to the Low supervision team. In this phase of training they will learn to conduct a variety of administrative tasks such as preparing file reviews, schedule or reset appointments, case closures, bench requests and writing simple violation reports. 
    • Washington County parole and probation department has several teams that specialize in a variety of criminal behaviors including sex offenders, domestic violence offenders and the chronically mentally ill as well as those with chronic drug and alcohol dependency .Experienced  interns will be granted the opportunity to shadow a team of interest so that they may see how evidenced based practices such as motivational interviewing and assessment tools like the LSCMI are used to determine an appropriate case management plan.
    • Interns will learn to prioritize tasks and interventions based on the clients response to their conditions of supervision and their level of risk to reoffend. 
    • At some point in their internship interns may be granted the responsibility to mentor new interns for the purpose of practicing leadership skills as well as imparting the values of teamwork. 
    • Interns are welcomed to attend special in house training seminars when they become available. 
    • What we ask of our interns is that they be willing to submit to a background check and if accepted into our program be willing to participate in our program for at least 6 months with a minimum of 4 hours per week. (Be sure to talk to Dr. Danielle McGurrin about this requirement.)
    • Washington County intern program provides real experiences which can lead to entry level work in the field of corrections.
    • We welcome students who are focused and motivated and willing to work from the ground up.
    • Click on and then on "Volunteer and Intern." There you will be able to download our application and email it to Susan Ranger. Please do so by 11/30/14, and we will set up interviews after a criminal background check. Please indicate if you desire to work as an intern. Our intern/volunteer hours are sometime between 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. and, at this time, we do not offer opportunities during evenings or weekends. We look forward to hearing from you.
    • Contact: Susan Ranger, Supervisor (503) 846-3540,
    • Student interns shadow one jail deputy for the quarter. A minimum of 200 hours are required; we recommend 10 hours per week for 20 weeks.  (Please see Dr. McGurrin about these hours and their effect on your internship experience.)
    • Posts the student intern will experience:  Booking and intake, medical observation unit, inmate housing units, courtroom procedures, master control, and visiting lobby.
    • We invite students to participate whenever a Tactical Negotiation Team (TNT aka SWAT) scenario opportunity arises
    • This internship provides an excellent venue for future peace officers to learn how to communicate and work with an active criminal population. Search and handcuff procedures are included. 
    • Students must begin the application process at least 6-8 weeks prior to the term start date to allow time to guide students through our process.
    • For more information go to
    Sara Serna, Volunteer & Intern Resources Coordinator  503-846-2525-phone; 503-846-2733-fax,
    215 SW Adams Ave. MS32
    Hillsboro OR 97123
    • Students will begin by observing the assigned Parole and Probation Office (PPO), then progress into filing of important paperwork and familiarization with computer programs such as AS400, Word, Excel, and possibly LEDS.  
    • Students will then learn to write warrants and violation reports to the court, interview corrections offenders, and even accompany PPOs during home visitations of corrections offenders in the field.  
    • Students will also have the opportunity to attend probation violations hearings with the PPOs and learn about the current Yamhill County Court System. 
    • Students will learn how Parole and Probation Officers use both sanctions and incentives to guide correctional offenders toward long-term change and a pro-social lifestyle.  
    • Data analysis of outcome measures and learning about evidence-based practices will also be incorporated into students’ educational experience.
    Jessica Beach, Corrections Manager, 503 474-4942,
    Yamhill County Annex, 615 E. 6th St., McMinnville, OR 97128



    For 127 years, we’ve been helping Oregon’s children. We find children permanent homes through adoption and provide temporary safe places to stay through shelters and foster homes. We believe all children deserve loving, caring adults in their lives. To see this happen, Boys & Girls Aid provides innovative programs that impacts the well-being of children in need.
    • An intern will be a role model for young adolescent teens and young adults.  They should enjoy working with youth from all different backgrounds and be sensitive to issues being faced by youth in Foster Care, youth who may have some criminal history and youth who have experienced significant emotional or physical trauma. 
    • Volunteers should exhibit good role modeling, a positive attitude and non-judgmental character while interacting with youth.
    • Interns should have basic understanding of developmental stages of youth and precipitating factors. 
    • Interns must have the capability to occasionally be around agitated individuals, and not take behaviors of youth personally. 
    • Interns should offer support and empathy to youth having a difficult time and look to the Seneca Program Staff for additional guidance with managing difficult behaviors.
    For more information, contact our Inquiry team at 503-542-2301  or
    018 SW Boundary Court
    Portland, OR 97239-3939
    Girl Scouts Beyond Bars: Seeking year round student interns!
    Our program at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility began in 1997 and has been serving incarcerated mothers and their children since. We have visitations on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of every month at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility where mother and daughter reconnect while participating in Girl Scout programming. 
    • We have a constant need to transport girls to and from the facility as we are a year round program (including summers). Vehicles are rented for our interns and fuel is covered when funding is available. 
    • In addition to the experience of prison first hand; interns assist in implementing girl-only troop meetings outside of the prison, and mother-only meetings inside the prison where the women reside, and light office aide tasks which could include making phone calls to guardians of girls, completing research, attending recruitment fairs, developing curriculum, mail-outs, etc. 
    • While our central office is located in Portland, Oregon we have Service Centers in many cities including Portland, Eugene, Medford, Klamath Falls, and more. This access enables interns to work remotely from those sites closest to residence in coordination with the Program Coordinator for Girl Scouts Beyond Bars. We also have excellent training which is completed prior to working with girls and moms-every moment spent in conjunction is counted toward your curriculum hours for credit. If you are interested in serving a high need community of local families please contact:
    Cassandra Ross, Program Coordinator Girl Scouts Beyond Bars, 503-977-6815
    9620 SW Barbur Blvd
    Portland, Oregon 97219 (GSBB Troop 40060 now has a webpage! Interns can gain valuable information by viewing our site)
    Janus Youth Programs is a multi-service agency working with high risk youth in Oregon and SW Washington. 
    • Our programs include crisis intervention and emergency shelter designed to provide alternatives to detention for Multnomah County, long-term residential care for youth designated as juvenile sex offenders by Oregon Youth Authority or state DHS, and transitional/independent living programs for 17-24 year old young men returning to the community from closed-custody institutions. 
    • Each Janus program provides unique internship opportunities but placements are very limited and rarely available on an immediate basis. 
    • For more information about our programs, please see the Janus website ( 
    Dennis Morrow, Executive Director.
    To inquire about a potential internship opportunity, contact Dennis Morrow at .
    707 NE Couch St.
    Portland OR 97232   
    This position will work closely with the Executive Director of Urban Bridges in a non-profit youth organization and possibly teach or speak at 1 or more classes. 
    • They must love children of all ages, have a lot of patience and have no felony record.
    Patricia Feathers, Executive Director, 503 493-9436,
    3327 NE Broadway, Unit B
    Portland, OR  97232


    Better People is an established employment and counseling program solely dedicated to helping former offenders find, keep and excel in well-paying jobs with fair, decent employers.
    • Interns are welcome to discuss what experiences they are seeking with the agency and they will endeavor (if practical) to meet their requests.
    • Observing Orientations and providing assistance as needed on-going (getting packets ready, etc) and on occasion, if appropriate knowledge and skills are apparent, conducting an Orientation.
    • Observing Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT) classes on-going
    • Assisting a MRT facilitator by limitedly meeting with clients one-on-one (extensive training precedes this function by the facilitator)
    • Observing and assisting with Job Readiness classes. The Employment Trashing Specialist may assign duties related to the curriculum, e.g., resume development, etc.
    • Responding to letters from currently incarcerated individuals and others seeking program information.
    • Receiving training on inputting client data into our client database system (FIlemakerPro) and actually inputting pertinent client information
    • When possible, an intern may accompany a staff member as he or she conducts a presentation at a secured facility provided there is time to obtain security clearance for the intern.
    Clariner Boston, Exec. Director, please call her at 503-281-2663
    FAX: 503 281-2667
    3711 NE Martin Luther King Blvd
    Portland OR 97212 
    CLACKAMAS WOMEN'S SERVICES (Domestic and Sexual Violence Services)
    • Depending on one's interests, the internship opportunities are vast.  For example:  we have had interns help facilitate middle school girls groups; interns working at our emergency shelter location providing support to our participants and answering the crisis line; and interns assisting with development for CWS.
    • Special Requirements: Complete our 45hr Domestic Violence Advocacy training as a part of a direct-service internship (offered spring and fall; contact for information on the next training and to receive a volunteer application)
    • Additional qualities we look for in potential interns: Commitment to raising awareness about violence and our services; Ability to use patience and empathy in interactions with participants and to work in a team-based model; commitment to social change (ending violence against women and children)
    • For more information on different opportunities available and the application process, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator
    Kristin Schlotterbeck, Prevention Education and Youth Programs Coordinator
    503.722.2366 ext. 114,

    COMMUNITY MEDIATION SERVICES (Victim/Offender and Neighborhood/Community Disputes)
    Nancy Pionk, Manager: 1-360 334-5862, ext. 101,
    610 Esther St., P.O. Box 1995 - Vancouver, WA 98668-1995 
    • Prior approval needed from Dr. McGurrin
    • Program needs are always changing with regards to internships; prospective interns should contact Leslie Foren 503 235-5474. 
    • We do ask that students commit for at least 6 months with our agency as we invest a lot of time, money and energy into interns. 
    • The power of our volunteers and your donations will ensure that quality of life never depends on age.
    Leslie Foren, Executive Director: 503 595-7532 (direct line); 503-235-5474, 503 595-7599 fax,
    1411 SW Morrison St, Suite 290
    Portland OR 97205
    • Background check required and may take up to 4-6 weeks.
    • Opportunities for interns are to assist the Center's participants to access Criminal Justice system, help participants to go through the restraining order process. Interns will learn information about various agencies DA’s Office, Multnomah County Court, Legal Aid Services of Oregon, Department of Human Services, Portland Police Bureau DVRU, Multnomah County DVERT project, community-based victim services and will be working with representatives of these agencies on a daily basis, — talk with Karina Rutova, the Gateway Center’s Program Coordinator, to help match your desired experiences with what they have to offer.
    • The Center provides co-location of governmental and community based agencies and provides comprehensive services for victims of domestic violence.
    • Interns can be assigned to provide victim’s advocacy assistance, retrieve and interpret data from the OJIN website, provide over the phone information, assist participants during FAPA restraining order hearings.
    Karina Rutova, Program Coordinator. 503-988-6487
    10305 E Burnside
    Portland, OR 97216
    GOOD NEIGHBOR CENTER – (Homeless Shelter for Families with Children)
    The Good Neighbor Center is dedicated to providing safe emergency housing with supportive empowering services for families.  We work hard to make sure families are off the street and in safe housing.  Because of the generous support from our community, we are able to serve roughly 90 families each year. GNC can house nine families at a time and they can stay up to six weeks. Our goal is to help the families by providing them with guidance and resources to help gain stability and self-sufficiency. 
    • All Volunteers/Interns are subject to a background check for safety purposes and everyone MUST fill out a volunteer application and a confidentiality form before being assigned any duties.
    • The Volunteer Coordinator will be your primary contact for your intern position. While serving as an intern at the Good Neighbor Center, you will be treated as staff and asked to follow all staff guidelines.
    • All intern applications will be evaluated by the Volunteer Coordinator and the Executive Director. Decisions will be made according to availability, need for assistance and term requirements. You will be contacted after the evaluation by the Volunteer Coordinator and a meeting time will be scheduled to discuss internship opportunities.
    • As an intern, you will be asked to perform duties such as answering phones, greeting donors/volunteers, interacting with residents, waitlist management, intakes with families, dispensing meds, room checks, database input, county database input for court ordered community service, assistance with Life Skills classes and help designing curriculum.
    Heidi Anderson, Volunteer Coordinator,
    503-443-6084 x227
    Good Neighbor Center
    11130 S.W. Greenburg Rd.
    Tigard, Oregon 97223
    LONDER LEARNING CENTER (Dept. Of Community Justice-Multnomah County)
    Carole Scholl, Program Director: 503-988-6828,
    421 S.W. 5th Avenue - Portland OR 97204 
    CRIME VICTIM ADVOCACY IN CLARK COUNTY:  Lutheran Community Services Victim Advocacy Program
    It is our mission to empower victims of crime by educating them about their options, giving them choices and responding to crime victim needs in a way that will help them move forward with their life in a positive and healthy way.  The program provides services to victims of arson, burglary, fraud, identity theft, cyber crimes, child abuse, elder abuse, assault, robbery, kidnapping, missing persons, hate and bias crimes, gang violence, human trafficking, drunk or drugged driving, and homicide.  Our Victim Advocacy Program works to promote the restoration of a crime victim’s sense of safety, dignity, and personal power and it is our belief that victims of crime are able to make the best decisions for their lives/circumstances.  We are victim centered and services are specific, focused, and are driven by the choices of the individuals impacted by crime and the violence experienced.  We are constantly seeking new opportunities to expand restorative opportunities for victims/survivors, communities and offenders. 
    Volunteer/Intern Opportunities:
    The Crime Victim Advocacy Program is currently accepting applications for new interns/volunteers.  We are currently seeking volunteers to help with a number of projects associated with the program.  Projects might include:
    • Victim advocacy support: work within local communities in Clark County to create presentations in order to educate the community about victim rights and other crime related issues, such as child abuse, elder abuse, bullying, identity theft, etc. 
    • Outreach for the Crime Victim Advocacy program: find community partners - attend community meetings, meet with local religions leaders, educators, go to festivals, work with local businesses (etc.) to inform the community about our services.
    • Direct client support (requires a 30 hour training)
    • Grant writing/community financial support/recruiting donors/procuring donations
    Chosen Crime Victim Advocacy interns/volunteers will:  
    • Have a basic understanding of victim rights
    • Have a passion and basic understanding of restorative justice
    • Be extremely self-motivated and able to work independently on projects
    • Work well in groups
    • Have excellent communication skills
    • Be able and willing to take feedback
    • Display excellent accountability and initiative for completing tasks
    • Be committed to solving conflicts and problems from a restorative framework
    If you are interested in this opportunity or have project ideas that might align with this work, please contact Mindy Johnston for an application.
    Mindy Johnston, Crime Victim Advocate, 360-694-3644 x23,
    Lutheran Community Services Northwest
    3600 Main St, Suite 200, Vancouver, WA  98663
    Internships may be available starting spring term 2014—check with Dr. McGurrin before contacting NAMI
    NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve the quality of life for people with mental illness and their families through support, education, and advocacy. Please visit our website for more information.
    Duties and Responsibilities:
    • Attend Mental Health Court Meetings
    • Attend meetings and trainings for the CIT program (Crisis Intervention Training)
    • Research support resources for incarcerated families and individuals with mental illness 
    • Research list of legal resources for individuals living with mental illness
    • Outreach of NAMI resources to legal agencies
    • Interest in Mental Health Law
    • Excellent written and verbal communication
    • Excellent research skills
    • Ability to represent NAMI Multnomah to the community
    Working with us: the office environment is pleasant and well-organized, and is staffed by a caring and warm group of people.
    524 NE 52nd Avenue 
    Portland, Oregon 97213 


    The City of Portland's Crime Prevention Program's services are offered through the Office of Neighborhood Involvement and are designed to get neighbors involved in community policing efforts. The Crime Prevention Program Coordinators work closely with public safety activists, the Portland Police Bureau, community members, neighborhood associations and coalitions, state and county agencies, city bureaus, businesses, and local  social service providers to address crime and livability issues. The Crime Prevention Program focuses on preserving public safety and enhancing neighborhood livability to meet the needs of each neighborhood and business area.
    • The Crime Prevention Program assists the community in problem-solving projects relating to issues such as drug houses, youth gangs, graffiti, street drug dealing, prostitution, problem parks, problem liquor outlets and neighborhood "hot spots".
    • Interns for the Crime Prevention Program work on a variety of projects in the realm of public safety outreach and problem solving.  The Crime Prevention Program strives to not only provide interns with hands on learning opportunities, also but a chance to work on projects and community events that may of great interest to them.
    • Solid communication skills and basic computer skills are a must for this position.  Knowledge of Microsoft Office is a plus. The work schedule for this internship is flexible. 
    • To apply, contact Dr. McGurrin to discuss internship and then email a cover letter and resume to Mike Boyer.
    Mike Boyer, Crime Prevention Program Coordinator, 503-823-5852 
    Mailing:  1221 SW 4th Ave, Suite 110     Office:  202 NW 1st Ave
                   Portland, OR 97204            Portland, OR 97209
    Partnership for Safety and Justice (PSJ) is a statewide public safety advocacy organization based in Portland, Oregon. PSJ has a pioneering and provocative model - one that brings together all of the people most directly affected by crime, violence and the criminal justice system (survivors of crime, people convicted of crime, and the families of both) to advocate for a system that is more effective and just.  Through this holistic perspective, PSJ has a better understanding of needed system change.
    • Interns at Partnership for Safety and Justice would have the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of public safety issues and policies.  An internship with the Crime Survivors Program would entail research and writing -- for the web and possibly for print materials.  
    • Internship opportunities may also be available in other PSJ programs and campaigns, including the Prison Program, Beyond Barriers Program, Safety and Sentencing Program, and the Youth Justice Campaign.
    • A "good fit" as intern would be someone who works well independently and in a collaborative setting, and who wants to get some experience in the public policy arena.
    Kerry Naughton, Crime Survivors Program Director, 503 335-8449
    825 NE 20th, Suite 250
    Portland, OR  97232
    YWCA Clark County is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. Training is required and is offered three times a year in the Fall (Sept/Oct), Winter (Feb/March), and Spring (April/May). Interested students would be best prepared if they completed the training cycle that happens prior to the beginning of term in which they want to do their internship. CASA offers trainings on an ongoing basis.
    •  Interns are accepted in our SafeChoice, Sexual Assault, WORTH (Women Offenders) and CASA Programs on an ongoing basis. Internship opportunities in all other programs are posted on our website.
    • CASA stands for Court Appointed Special Advocate. CASA requires at least a one year commitment, completion of 25 hours of pre-service training, and CASA interns must be 21 years of age. CASAs represent the best interests of children in foster care by advocating for them in court. This internship educates students about child abuse and neglect, foster care, and the legal system.
    • The Sexual Assault Program serves child and adult survivors of sexual assault. Sexual Assault prefers a one-year commitment but will consider interns who can make a six-month commitment. Sexual Assault interns must be 20 years of age and complete 30 hours of pre-service training. Sexual Assault interns may be trained to answer the crisis line, provide support during post-assault medical exams, co-facilitate support groups, provide legal advocacy for families who press charges, and/or implement prevention curriculums in schools.
    • The SafeChoice Domestic Violence Program provides advocacy to survivors of domestic violence and their children. SafeChoice prefers a one-year commitment but will consider interns who can make a six-month commitment.  Interns must be over 18 years of age and complete 20 hours of pre-service training. SafeChoice interns may answer the crisis line, provide information and referral services to walk-in participants, prepare a safety plan with a survivor, assist with protection and restraining orders, co-facilitate support groups, and/or provide advocacy in Clark County’s only domestic violence shelter. Bilingual/Bicultural interns encouraged to apply.
    • WORTH stands for Women Offender’s Rehabilitation through Training and Help. WORTH asks for a six month commitment. Interns must be over 18 years of age and complete 12 hours of training during their term of service. WORTH interns visit women incarcerated in Clark County Jail every Tuesday from 1-3pm. The WORTH Program provides information about mental health and addiction services, housing, employment, and other resources to support the women with their transition back into the community. The maximum number of hours an intern can complete with the WORTH Program is 5 hours per week.
    All of these programs provide training, supervision, and direct service experience with survivors of violence. We are happy to work with the individual student's goals and are open to specific requests to learn more about a particular aspect of one of our programs.
    For more information and to download our application, please go to:
    Please include a brief overview of Portland State University’s internship requirements, including time frame, total number of hours needed, and supervision expectations. If you have questions or would like to submit an application, please contact 
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