Marion County departments engage students from local colleges and universities in projects that provide technical and professional experience. Internships are limited, competitive, and may fill up fast! Apply early for placement. All internships are non-paid. Below are just a few of the internship opportunities available:
District Attorney's Office - Victim Assistance Program
Volunteers and student interns contribute significantly to the program, as either a day-shift Victim Advocate or as a Sexual Assault Response Advocate. Interns and volunteers complete the Victim Advocate training academy, which is held multiple times each year. Suggested areas of study for interns include, but are not limited to, Criminal Justice, Law, Psychology, or Sociology. Candidates will have a criminal background check and driving history check. For more information contact Janice Thompson at 503-588-5253.
Next training will begin on March 25, 2024
Deadline for VA Application is March 8, 2024.
Health and Human Services - Behavioral Health Division, IDD Services or Residential/Housing Support Services
Multiple positions available. Exact assignment is dependent upon experience and opportunities available at the time of placement. Please note that most Adult Behavioral Health Outpatient Services Social Work internships are offered only to students enrolled in a graduate program, and who are in the last year of their program. Counseling internship will vary by program/school. Use the Volunteer/Intern Application .
Health and Human Services - Public Health Division
Multiple positions available. Exact assignment is dependent upon experience and opportunities available at the time of placement. Please refer to the Public Health Internship Request Form below for more information on program areas.
PH Student Internship Request Fillable Form.docx
Research, Data and Evaluation Intern
Student will utilize the Juvenile Justice and Business Intelligence systems to generate a wide variety of department and community level reports to inform, direct and evaluate program services through data-driven decision making. The ideal candidate will be at least a Junior, with some college coursework in the areas of research, statistics, and/or juvenile justice/human services, and familiarity with relational databases. Use the Volunteer/Intern Application
to apply for an internship with our Juvenile Department.
Multiple positions available., including Parole & Probation, Operations, and Institutions. Exact assignment is dependent upon experience and opportunities available at the time of placement.
Apply for a Marion County Sheriff's Office Internship
Other internship positions will be considered. Please fill out a
Volunteer/Intern Application if none of the above fit your needs.
For more information contact:
Marion County Volunteer Services Coordinator
Phone: (503) 588-7990