Objective: To gain insight into the Criminal Justice field pertaining to Parole. To gain familiarization with Parole and its affiliate agencies such as Department of Corrections, Sheriff’s Department, Massachusetts Trial Courts, Executive Office of Public Safety and Security.


  • Clerical duties such as photocopying and filing
  • Data entry
  • Computer skills, including internet research, Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel
  • Research projects
  • Keep accurate records and create written reports that clearly and accurately describe research findings
  • Build and maintain relationships with affiliate organizations

In addition to the above described duties, interns are encouraged to attend hearings, interact with staff, and visit correctional institutions (in accordance with facility rules and regulations). Successful candidates will be motivated and able to work on a variety of projects. Prospective interns should have strong communication and interpersonal skills; be eager to learn and contribute; and display a sincere interest in exploring a career in criminal justice, public service, social work, and/or law enforcement.

Desired Qualities: productive, motivated, and responsible individuals.

This unpaid internship is open only to undergraduates of sophomore standing or greater, who are of good academic standing. Candidates selected for an interview, must provide 2 references. The position requires a background check.

The Massachusetts Parole Board is committed to recruiting and retaining staff that reflects the diversity of the multicultural community we serve.

To apply, please send attached forms, resume and cover letter to:

Deirdre A. Dacey
Massachusetts Parole Board
12 Mercer Road
Natick, MA 01760

508-652-6801 (fax)

 Applications accepted via U.S. mail, email, or fax. Deadline for summer is March 31st.

Internship Application Form pdf format of Internship Application