Intern Program

Glossary of Terms
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SCDPPPS offers many exciting opportunities for students to apply their classroom knowledge in a professional setting. At this agency, you can give back to your community while enhancing your professional development.  The SCDPPPS Volunteer Intern Services Program can give you the opportunity to do both.

Participating in the Volunteer Intern Program gives students insight into future agency job opportunities while increasing their preparedness, prior to graduation, for the criminal justice, human resources, finance, IT and/or communications job market overall. We invite you to learn more about our program- and how interns can work with a state agency to better serve and protect the citizens of South Carolina.

View the Volunteer Intern Services Application

Job Functions**

  • Intern
  • Volunteer
  • Shadow

**Unless otherwise noted, these are unpaid positions

Program Responsibilities

  • Provide support to Probation and Parole Law Enforcement Officers
  • Provide support to Field Offices Support staff
  • Assist with offender office interviews
  • Attend court and administrative hearings, and assist with the
  • preparation of cases for court
  • Assist with conducting case reviews and various investigations
  • Prepare victim notifications
  • Data entry

The above duties may vary according to your placement in a specific location.

Program Requirements

  • Must be 17 years of age
  • Must provide three non-family references
  • Must pass criminal background check

Program Locations

County Offices located throughout the state

SCDPPPS Central Office- Columbia (293 Greystone Blvd, Columbia, SC)

Program Incentives

Volunteer and Interns have the ability to choose a location that is most relevant to the experience they are looking to achieve. SCDPPPS has offices in all 46 counties across the state, in addition to Central Office in Columbia. With a diverse staff and a variety of career paths, our agency is sure to have the proper internship opportunity that is the “right fit” for you.