The Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Services seeks a Criminal Justice-MAT intern for Spring 2023 within our Criminal Justice Division. This position will work alongside the Correctional Services Treatment Coordinator and collaborate with various external stakeholders which include the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, Maryland Department of Health, Maryland Behavioral Health Administration, Operational Opioid Command Center, local correctional facilities, and other agencies involved in implementation of legislation seeking to enhance Medications for Opioid Use Disorder in correctional facilities throughout Maryland.
Primary functions of this internship will include supporting the implementation of the Opioid Use Disorder Examinations and Treatment program, assisting with the reporting of performance measures to various stakeholders, managing capacity building opportunities, and assisting in coordinating various workgroup meetings.
● Assist with the preparation and planning of regular meetings, which include the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, Operational Opioid Command Center, Maryland Behavioral Health Administration, and various Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) related working groups (50%)
● Support research and development of reports such as the Annual Opioid Use Disorder Examinations and Treatment Report and various workgroup findings and recommendations reports (20%)
● Review and summarize grant program activities as reported by grantees through the Operational Opioid Command Center (20%)
● Other tasks as assigned (10%)
The successful candidate will:
● Be enrolled in a Criminal Justice, social sciences, or a related program. ● Possess a demonstrated interest in criminal justice-related subjects including law enforcement, corrections, or substance use disorder.
● Have a strong desire to engage and learn about the criminal justice system.
● Possess excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills. ● Have experience working with government officials and stakeholders. ● Be detail-oriented.
● Have strong organizational skills.
● Program Dates: January 2023-May 2023, up to 30 hours per week.
● This 12-week program provides students interested in criminal justice with rewarding and substantive work assignments that contribute to the mission of the Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Services to improve public safety in Maryland.
● This program provides an opportunity to network with professionals from the Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Services, Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, Department of Health, Maryland Behavioral Health Administration, Operational Opioid Command Center, local corrections, and other agencies and others who will support professional growth and career interests.
● Learned outcomes or skills learned throughout this program include developing work habits and attitudes necessary for career success in the criminal justice field; receiving informal feedback and mentoring from the Correctional Services Treatment Coordinator; developing communication, interpersonal, and other critical skills necessary for success in the workforce; and building a record of professional work experience in the public sector.
● This position is located at 100 Community Place, Crownsville, MD 21032.
● For consideration, submit a resume, cover letter, writing sample (no more than two pages in length), as well as names and contact information for two references to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, October 21, 2022. Please indicate “Criminal Justice-MAT Intern” in the subject line.