are not accepting Applications for Interns at this time
S. Probation Office
District of North Carolina
U.S. Probation Office is a division of the U.S. District Court for the
Middle District of North Carolina. It is also part of a network of more
than 94 U.S. Probation Offices nationwide, including the Virgin Islands,
Puerto Rico, and Guam. This Court has four active Judges, one of whom is
the Chief Judge, who are appointed for life by the President of the United
States. Additionally, there is one Senior Judge and three full-time
Magistrate Judges. It is the Chief Judge who appoints all probation
officers employed in the Court. The U.S. Probation Office in the Middle
District of North Carolina is comprised of 24 counties, has eight offices,
and employs 42 probation officers and 21 support staff. Some of these
officers have graduate degrees in social work, counseling, psychology, or
a criminal justice related area. Their backgrounds allow us to apply a
multitude of resources and techniques in working with offenders. Probation
officers in this district supervise over 800 persons living in the
Piedmont, NC, area, and furnish the Court with over 400 pretrial and
presentence investigations per year. Offenses prosecuted in the U.S.
District Court range from petty crimes to major felonies. Defendants can
be first time offenders to individuals having extensive criminal records.
district is offering a hands-on opportunity for students or volunteers.
Applicants will come from various regions of the state to participate in
our program. Examples of their educational backgrounds include social
work, counseling, criminal justice, pre-law and law, government,
psychology, political science, and sociology.
are provided for students able to commit to at least one semester term
with a minimum of 20 hours per week and who have maintained a 2.0 overall
GPA. Only college juniors and seniors, graduate students, and law students
will be accepted in the program.
aim of the program is to provide students and volunteers with a broad
range of experiences in probation/supervised release caseloads and service
to the Court. It will introduce them to a federal correction agency where
they may apply the theories of case management through direct contact with
the clients under supervision and interaction with assigned probation
officers. The probation office will also benefit from the work performed
by the volunteer or intern.
the duties and other functions performed by volunteers and student
interns will be the following:
the probation officer when conducting home visits,
investigations, and other field contacts.
in the supervision of probationers and parolees on a
regular or informal basis under the direction of the
Court with a probation officer.
in the investigation and with the preparation of the
summaries, petitions, memoranda, and other correspondence
under the direction of the probation officer.
learning, and utilizing different case management
and developing community resources as needs dictate.
a special report (if required by the referring college or
in-house training seminars when appropriate.
internship will be successful without coordination between the
agency, student, and school. We encourage the studentís advisor
to meet with the coordinating probation officer in person at least
once each term. During the meeting, the studentís experience and
progress will be discussed. This forum should also be used as an
opportunity for the school representative to inform us of any
problems or changes in the studentís requirements.
for Acceptance and Training
may apply by filling out the application below and forwarding the
application found on the website to the designated coordinator
(see below for a list of coordinators).
must be received 60 days prior to the semester planned for the
Intern Program. The most qualified applicants will receive a
personal interview with our staff. A background investigation will
be conducted, and the student will be notified of his/her
acceptance. If accepted, the
volunteer or intern will be appointed by the Chief Judge as a
non-compensated U.S. Probation Officer or a non-compensated U.S.
Probation Officer Assistant, will be subject to the Code of
Conduct, and will be required to abide by confidentiality
more information contact the following coordinating Probation
Renigar, U.S. Probation Officer
N. Main St., Suite 447
631-5371 extension 34
the Winston Salem Pretrial Services Office
Karyn, U.S. Probation Officer
West Market St
the Greensboro Pretrial Services Office
Cameron, U.S. Probation Officer
O. Box 3327
served: Alamance, Guilford, and Rockingham
Whitley, U.S. Probation Officer
North Main Street, Suite 840
631-5111, ext. 18
served: Forsyth, Stokes, Surry, and Yadkin
Parrish, U.S. Probation Officer
Jake Alexander Boulevard, West, Suite 101
633-5762, ext. 105
served: Cabarrus, Davidson, Davie, Rowan, and Stanley;
Moore, Montgomery, Randolph, Richmond, and Scotland
Faison, U.S. Probation Officer
317-1997, ext. 114
served: Caswell, Chatham, Durham, Lee, Orange, and Person