Welcome to the Professional Internship Programs website for the Florida Department of Corrections!
As the largest agency in the state and the third largest corrections agency in the nation, the Florida Department of Corrections has more than 25,000 employees serving a critical need in society. We are responsible for the incarceration of more than 100,000 inmates in our correctional institutions and the supervision of more than 150,000 additional offenders in communities all across Florida. We strive to be a national pacesetter among government and criminal justice agencies and we are committed to successful re-entry and evidenced-based practices in correctional institutions, community corrections and central administration.
Interns with Chief of Staff Development Richard Bartzer (left), Secretary Ken Tucker (middle),
and Dr. Evelyn Ploumis-Devick (right).
Our internships provide students with a meaningful professional experiential learning opportunity within the field of corrections. Our staff works collectively with students to structure learning experiences that integrate knowledge and theory learned in the classroom with practical application and skills development in professional correctional work settings.
All placements require a commitment of a minimum of one academic semester/term and a minimum commitment of 20-30 hours per week, with the exception of Probation and Parole which requires a 40 hour per week commitment. Unless otherwise noticed, all of our internships are unpaid.
If you are interested in an internship opportunity with the Florida Department of Corrections, please explore this site to see what OPPORTUNITIES are available, and how to APPLY NOW.
The Florida Department of Corrections is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Certain veterans and spouses of veterans receive preference in employment
by the state as provided by Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, and are encouraged to apply.