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City of New York Intern/Cares Coordinator in New York, New York

Job Description

The New York City Department of Probation (DOP) helps build stronger and safer communities by working with and supervising people on probation, fostering positive change in their decision-making and behavior, and expanding opportunities for them to successfully transition out of the criminal and juvenile justice systems through meaningful education, employment, health services, community and family engagement, and civic participation. We are located in every borough across the City and provide four core services –pre-sentence investigations, intake, diversion and probation supervision. In summary, DOP ensures that people who enter our system are supervised according to their risk level and receive the support and services they need to abide by the law and be an asset to their communities.

Juvenile Operations serves young people who have been arrested and are between the ages of 7 and 18 at the time of the alleged offense. A young person's disposition may include Probation supervision, which offers him or her chance to demonstrate an ability to function in the community, in part by making positive behavioral changes and developing better decision-making skills to avoid further delinquent activity.

The CARES Unit will organize and implement pro-social summer activities, trips and programming to all youth involved with probation, with a specifically targeted youth that present with risk factors on the YLS with needs for structured leisure time activities. The activities will aim to expand worldview and experiences of the youth. CARES is a program designed to introduce youth to the culture, arts, recreation, and education of NYC and the surrounding areas. Youth will experience programming that includes a wide array of activities such as interactive dance, fitness and artistic teachings, theatre performances, sporting events and instruction, visits to college campuses, restaurants, and museums. Activities and programming will operate citywide. These activities will expose youth to the world of arts and culture to nurture healthy existences within their communities.


  • Responsible for services delivery and program development by coordinating a wide range of positive activities, trips and lessons for all five boroughs.

  • Design and implement specific programming and curricula for leadership through arts and culture, health and wellness, and recreational activities that promote learning.

  • Schedule and maintain a calendar of daily activities including groups, organized games, team sports, free play, field trips and academic enrichment 'Maintain communication with staff when in the field.

  • Monitor and maintain standards of work to ensure appropriate supervision and programming are delivered. Ensure the safety and well-being of the youth by enforcing policies and procedures.

  • Build strong and positive relationships with youth ages 12-17.

  • Be a positive role model; "lead by example"; encourage educational success and appropriate behavior. Maintain a positive and respectful attitude.

  • Attend any mandatory meetings or orientations on and off-site Convey and enforce safely regulations at all times.

  • Collect and maintain comprehensive, up-to-date, and accurate records, including attendance Prepare weekly reports.


As of June of the Program year the prospective interne must be a student matriculated in a college or be a recent college graduate (winter/spring term of the Program year).

NOTE: Appointment to this title is only valid for the duration of the Program, June - August each year.

Additional Information

The City of New York is an inclusive equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.