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FAQs

WHAT CRITERIA ARE USED IN ACCEPTING A STUDENT FOR PLACEMENT?
Besides adequate academic preparation, a high degree of maturity is an essential prerequisite to placement with a criminal justice agency such as the Lawrence County Adult Probation and Parole Office. The following criteria are taken into account when considering prospective interns:
  • Students pursuing a course of study related to the field of human service.
  • Students should been in good academic standing at their respective college or university.
  • Interest in the field, maturity, and initiative are characteristics necessary for placement.
  • Logistical considerations should be give to transportation, potential interruptions in work schedules, lodging arrangements, etc.
The Office will select only those students prepared to accept the responsibility of internship in a serious and professional manner. Students will be promptly notified when a decision is made. When an internship will be provided, the original application shall be retained in the office files along with all appropriate correspondence. Arrangements will be made for the assignment and supervision of the student prior to reporting for placement.

Internships are limited to two (2) internships per semester.

WHAT ABOUT JOB SHADOWING?
The Office does not permit a student to "job shadow".

WILL I BE PAID OR RECEIVE COMPENSATION FOR MY EXPENSES?
The Office does not provide compensation or reimburse the student for any lodging or subsistence expenditures nor is it able to provide any stipends or reimbursements to either the student or the school.

WHAT IS THE DRESS CODE?
Interns are expected to dress in business attire at all times. Jeans, shorts, t-shirts, mid-drift tops, mini-skirts, flip-flops, etc are examples of unacceptable attire.

CONFIDENTIALITY
All records contained in the Adult Probation Office are confidential. All interns will sign a non-disclosure agreement as a condition of internship.