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I had the opportunity to intern at a local law firm, Campana, Hoffa, Morrone & Lovecchio, P.C. Becoming an attorney is no easy task, so I felt this was the perfect opportunity to see if this would be a career I would really enjoy. Ultimately, it was a great experience; from day one I felt welcomed at the law firm and was able to participate in a lot more than I expected. I shadowed attorneys in court, in consultations, and speaking with clients in prison. I was able to see most aspects of this system, which was very exciting for me. There were days I was simply sitting around the office filing old cases, but there were also days I was sitting in on armed robbery preliminary hearings. Overall, this was an experience I will never forget and I am forever grateful to the staff and attorneys at Campana, Hoffa, Morrone & Lovecchio, P.C. for giving me this opportunity.
My internship was at PA Treatment & Healing (PATH). PATH is an alternative education school, as well as a day treatment facility for adolescent youth. PATH day treatment is the last community-based treatment for at-risk youth before they are placed in a residential facility. Most of my intern hours were with day treatment, but I did spend a few days in the school. Due to the clients that both programs serve, the environment is stressful and there is constant excitement, but this way you never have to worry about being bored. During my internship, I drafted a grant proposal, observed a custody trial, participated in day treatment, assisted staff members with their paperwork, and impacted young lives. What I enjoyed the most about my internship was my daily interaction with the youth and being able to build a relationship with them.
I was able to participate in an internship opportunity at the Lycoming County Juvenile Probation Office. This Internship provided me with the opportunity to supervise a caseload of about 15 different juveniles. While supervising these juveniles, I was able to attend several court hearings and visit many different treatment centers. The highlight of my experience would be mentoring a juvenile while he attempts to get his G.E.D. and being a positive influence in his life.
My name is Sean Saylor and I am a junior at Lycoming College. During the spring, I was given the opportunity to intern at the Lycoming County Juvenile Probation Office. This was a great experience and I recommend everyone does one at some point in college. While at this internship, I was able to supervise a small caseload of about 12 juveniles. Some of the duties I fulfilled were attending court hearings, traveling to different programs to visit juveniles, and assisting officers around the office with different tasks. The highlight of my internship was being able to help guide kids in the right direction and being a good role model in their lives.
Hello! My name is Emily Davies and I'm a criminal justice and psychology double major.
My internship experience at Lycoming Day Treatment involves working hands on with juvenile kids who have exhibited troubles coping at their regular schools. The Day Treatment facility uses a school and group therapy model to improve the coping skills of their students. The students are split into groups that will either be in a classroom setting, a group therapy setting or a cleaning crew setting. The classroom setting is equal to that of public schools, but the group therapy setting addresses problem behaviors and possible delinquent behaviors that the children struggled with in public school. I assist the Day Treatment counselors during the crew activities and the group therapy settings, while interacting with students and helping them learn educational, vocational, and therapeutic information.
My Fall 2010 internship at the Lycoming Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals was focused on shadowing the Humane Society Officer. The Humane Society Officer would show me the daily responsibilities of investigations, as well as, teach me how to obtain legal documentation and information necessary to pursue animal cruelty cases. While at my internship, I assisted in animal cruelty investigations, wild animal captures, endangered animal seizures, creating case narrative, and filing legal documents, such as, citations and search warrants.
During the spring semester of my senior year, I had the opportunity to intern at the Lycoming County Public Defender’s Office in downtown Williamsport. This internship allowed me to utilize the skill sets I’ve learned in the classroom and apply it in a real-life criminal justice setting. The most interesting part of this internship experience is walking to the Lycoming County Prison and having the responsibility to meet and discuss matters regarding client’s cases and assist these individuals as a real attorney would. I would strongly suggest this internship to anyone considering a possible career in law, as I myself am considering law school after graduation. You will get a true sense of what the field and the job is like on a day-to-day basis; after all, that is what an internship experience is all about and it is the experience I discovered while at the Public Defender’s Office.
My name is Meredith Brooks and this semester I was an intern at Ashler Manor in Muncy Pa. It is a residential home for teenage girls from all over PA. I worked with about 20 teenage girls, ages 14 - 18 who all ended up there for a variety of reasons. While working there this semester, I learned the ins and outs of case management along with how residential homes work. I learned many skills that I will use for every job that I take on. Ashler provides many different types of therapy along with doing all they can to make sure when the teenager is ready to be released that they are able to be reunified with their parents happily.
My name is Tim Hook and I am a senior majoring in criminal justice, with a minor in sociology. This semester I participated in an internship with the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General Bureau of Narcotics Investigation. I worked specifically with the Lycoming County Drug Task Force here in Williamsport. I was exposed to every aspect of being a narcotics agent. I participated in search warrants, interacted with numerous agencies, and sat in on countless interviews with confidential informants. I furthered my communication skills and gained confidence in working in the field. This internship has provided me with a vested interest in working with narcotics in my future law enforcement career.
The internship at Allenwood was a true example of an experience of a lifetime. The complex has a unique program that becomes everything that you make it. During my time there, I worked at both the USP and the LCI. I chose first to work in the USP as a case-manager and in receiving and discharge. Unit Management at the USP allowed me to work directly with the some of the worst criminals in the United States. I got to work with inmates from all around the world. I then moved to the LCI facility. During my time here, I worked directly with low level inmates. I found my self working much closer to the inmates at the LCI. I was given a full caseload and took part in running two investigations. My time at the prison was helpful and gave me an experience that a classroom could not. I recommend this internship to anyone who is willing look past the criminal. The internship taught me to treat people fair, firm, and consistent.
My name is Ethan Moore and I had the opportunity to work with the psychology department at the Lewisburg Penitentiary, a federal Bureau of Prison’s super-max facility. This is a federal prison that houses the most violent offenders in the federal prison system. I learned how to communicate with these inmates, how the prison system works, how homicide investigations are conducted within the walls of a penitentiary and how their-entry programs work. This was a very beneficial opportunity and I would strongly recommend this internship to anyone who is a criminal justice major.
Nina interned with the Public Defender’s Office in Williamsport. She worked directly with the defendants by interviewing them, documenting their sides of the story and also their alibis. She also helped the defendants write up their guilty colloquies. Nina worked with the public defenders by preparing them for their cases through a lot of research and investigative work behind the scenes. Nina sat in on trials with the public defenders and was the informant between the public defender and the defendant.
Nina really enjoyed working with the people, not as criminals, but as people who made mistakes. She was glad to have the opportunity to make a difference in these people’s lives by helping them through their trials. Nina had a great experience at the Public Defender’s Office and is leaning towards pursuing grad school after college.
Nicholas completed an internship United States Marshals Service in Williamsport in addition to the FLECT summer internship. He worked with the Deputy Marshal who heads the Middle District of Pennsylvania Fugitive Task Force, a unit charged with assisting state and local law enforcement agencies in capturing their most dangerous fugitives. Through his practicum Nicholas was able to participate in warrant-entry training and other types of exercises. The experience has helped Nicholas understand the complex duties of federal law enforcement agencies. After college, Nicholas plans on applying to several different federal law enforcement agencies and possibly attending graduate school.
Rebecca interned with Lycoming County's Juvenile Probation Office where she observed interactions between juveniles and the probation officers, and used that experience to work with juveniles on her own. Rebecca's internship also allowed her to visit multiple facilities designed to assist the probation office. She had the opportunity to participate in trainings, sit in on court hearings, and research information in order to update records in the office. Rebecca plans to enter the juvenile probation field or become a counselor in a juvenile facility as well as pursue her ACT 120 Municipal Law Enforcement Officer's certification.
One of her most memorable experiences from Lycoming is her internship because it gave her the chance to take what she learned from the classroom and apply it to the field. This increased her understanding about the Criminal Justice System and assured her that Lycoming's Criminal Justice program and her internship provided her with the knowledge she will need to be successful in the field.
Ben interned with the Williamsport Bureau of Police where he participated in ride alongs with different officers, engaged in evidence and property filings, and assisted the records department with various duties.
Ben plans to attend law school or be a municipal police officer. Ben named his internship with the bureau as his most memorable experience at the college, citing the firsthand look at the criminal justice system.
Sam’s favorite course was her practicum with the Lycoming County Public Defender’s Office because she got real world experience in a legal profession. After graduating, she plans to attend law school.